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What Is Your Sex
Female
30%
 30%  [ 65 ]
Male
65%
 65%  [ 138 ]
Other
3%
 3%  [ 7 ]
Total Votes : 210

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EireformContinent



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 4:12 am Reply with quote
Surprisingly? I'd say that most fandoms are male-domiated.
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ZepysGirl



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:53 am Reply with quote
Nunky wrote:
There's a surprisingly larger number of males on here... I'm a girl. xD

EireformContinent wrote:
Surprisingly? I'd say that most fandoms are male-domiated.


It depends on where you go on the internet, really. This link has a list of other websites' demographics. At the female end of the spectrum, there's Pinterest (80% Female, 20% Male) and Fanfiction.net (80% Female, 20% Male). I can't find demographics for AO3, but I bet it's similar. Tumblr (60% Female, 40% Male) and Twitter (60% Female, 40% Male) are still female-dominated, but to a lesser extent. And, given the nature of those websites, it's perfectly possible for a user to have different personal gender statistics. For example, I've realized that I pretty much only follow other women on tumblr, making my experience seem much more female-dominated.

For more middle ground, there's LiveJournal (55% Female, 45% Male), Facebook (55% Female, 45% Male), and Youtube (55% Female, 45% Male). Then going into some more male-dominated websites, there's Reddit (35% Female, 65% Male) and 4chan (35% Female, 65% Male). This forum seems to skew 30% Female, 70% Male, which is actually pretty polarized.

I don't know. When I think of "fandom places," I think of LiveJournal, tumblr, or fanfic sites like FF.net or AO3. Going by that, fandom is more female-dominated for me. I guess people who hang out in other locations (a friend of mine gets all his MLP stuff from Reddit) tend to see it another way.

(If we're talking about IRL events, NYCC 2012 and SDCC 2012 were both 40% Female, 60% Male, and those numbers are getting closer every year. My own college anime club is close to a 50/50 split, with females slightly in the lead currently--- and almost all of the officers are female.)


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EireformContinent



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:35 pm Reply with quote
For me Net is an extension of real life and here I see the disproportions. When it comes to convents and clubs there are usually male-dominated, at least in Europe. Proportions in M&A fandom are quite equal, but usually due to high percentage of teenage girls- the old guard is definitely a male bastion. It's even worse when it comes to Star Wars/Tolkienists/Board Games- males, males, males. Guys also seem to be more dedicated to buying stuff and participate in events.

IMHO it's because the social pressure- we can deny, that we don't mind it at all, but the truth is that girls are required to quickly become grown up and sensible, while for boys there's a larger acceptance for childish behaviour.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:36 am Reply with quote
i don't know how i managed it, but i accidentally chose female instead of male
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EireformContinent



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:28 pm Reply with quote
With current progress of the surgery that's not a problem.
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vashna



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:33 pm Reply with quote
One of the things I've noticed about the fandom is that role-playing sites are rather skewed towards female players. I guess that's because freeform role-playing resembles fan fiction so much. I guess that I shouldn't admit that I would take an interest in that sort of thing, but it's out there now. Anyway, though, the majority of role-play authors that I'm familiar with have been female. Embarassed
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egoist
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:13 am Reply with quote
Twice a day. Oh damn I confuse this question every single time.
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Psycho 101
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:49 pm Reply with quote
Your left and right hand don't count. Wink
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Ignatz



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:29 pm Reply with quote
Yet, being able to do it with left hand is quite the achievement.
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A Mystery
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:09 pm Reply with quote
Depends, if you're lefthanded...
The percentages seem to be quite stable. Men dominate this forum, in numbers at least.
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Surrender Artist
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:10 pm Reply with quote
Psycho 101 wrote:
Your left and right hand don't count. Wink


But the relationship has been so fulfilling!
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egoist
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 5:00 am Reply with quote
Left.
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trilaan



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:11 am Reply with quote
Nose.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:46 pm Reply with quote
trilaan wrote:
Nose.
It fits in there? Shocked
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partysmores



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:07 pm Reply with quote
I thought this was going to be a sex life thread. Darn it, I had a witty comment planned about my right hand too...
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