But What Does it Mean?
I’m not questioning the statistics provided. They seem entirely credible. Though I’m not sure the sample is actually sufficiently randomized that you could take this number and say it exactly represents the entire blogosphere. But it’s ballpark at least.
No, the problem here is I’m not sure what this really means. Without knowing at least some of the reasons behind the disparity (and there are several obvious ones that spring to mind) it’s hard to really process the information in a useful fashion.
Is there even a problem here? Maybe?
We can establish from the sample that there are more male reviewers than female and that inevitably leads to an imbalance in overall reviews.
But what should blog reviewers be required to attempt some level of balance in this area? And if so to what purpose?
I don’t have percentages for male and female authors in the science fiction and fantasy genres. Perhaps that would put this more in perspective?
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