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Male/Female Spec-Fic Author Representation in an Australian Bookshop


Another audio/video mash post, due to my brain no longer being the ultimate controller of my hands! Anyway, after seeing a series of posts by Mary Robinette Kowal about the disparity between Male and Female representation on Spec-Fic shelves in US Airport bookstores, I decided to do a bit of a look in my own local bookstore. Turns out, it's not just the US Airports that aren't giving fair representation! Also, why changes in gender representation in bookstores are disconcerting for Australian Fantasy readers that grew up reading in the 80's and 90's...


EDIT: You can now check out Mary Robinette Kowal's survey results at her blog here.