Does this necessarily imply discrimination?

Date: 2016-01-08 05:44 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
From your charts I see that women write more about women and men right more about men, which is natural: write what you know and stuff. Is there evidence that there is actual discrimination going on? Maybe it’s just that there are more male SF writers than there are female ones, so a man is more likely to win an award as a result. Then the proper solution is not to put pressure on award bodies (who probably just pick what they honestly think are best works) but to encourage more women (of any variety), trans-men and others to write science fiction.

This actually brings me to another problem: what is the “fair” representation of protagonist genders? Is it proportional to the real-life population? Log-proportional? Just equal?

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