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14th Dec '14 2:15:42 PM ThePhantom
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Naturally, as a consequence, the male voice is greater represented in media than the female voice, and the audience respectively will be assumed primarily male. Main character ensembles will typically be composed of primarily males, with a TokenGirl thrown in for good measure. Due to people usually understanding their own gender better than the other, said girl tends to be based on relatively stereotypical notions. Thus, TheChick is a prevalent character type. Being unable to develop characters of a different gender as well as characters whose gender matches the writers', many times the female characters end up being FlatCharacter DamselInDistress types. This also explains the presence of characterisation tropes such as LineageComesFromTheFather or NeverASelfMadeWoman.

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Naturally, as a consequence, the male voice is greater represented in media than the female voice, and the audience respectively will be assumed primarily male. Main character ensembles will typically be composed of primarily males, with a TokenGirl thrown in for good measure. Due to people usually understanding their own gender sex better than the other, said girl tends to be based on relatively stereotypical notions. Thus, TheChick is a prevalent character type. Being unable to develop characters of a different gender sex as well as characters whose gender sex matches the writers', many times the female characters end up being FlatCharacter DamselInDistress types. This also explains the presence of characterisation tropes such as LineageComesFromTheFather or NeverASelfMadeWoman.



Of course, for skilled writers, their gender will not affect their ability to write a cast with well-developed female characters as well as male characters, or appeal to a female demographic. They will write their female characters as actual people rather than including them because they have to or to make an {{Anvilicious}} point, and while {{Fanservice}} is not necessarily absent, it tends to be more realistic and appealing to both genders.

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Of course, for skilled writers, their gender sex will not affect their ability to write a cast with well-developed female characters as well as male characters, or appeal to a female demographic. They will write their female characters as actual people rather than including them because they have to or to make an {{Anvilicious}} point, and while {{Fanservice}} is not necessarily absent, it tends to be more realistic and appealing to both genders.
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3rd Jun '14 5:32:50 PM Jeduthun
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Some women writers go so far as to adopt a masculine PenName-- a MoustacheDePlume-- in the belief (or [[ExecutiveMeddling their publishers' belief]]) that this will make them more marketable, especially in traditionally "male-oriented" genres. It's hard to say for sure whether that fact proves or disproves this trope; either way, there's probably an element of SelfFulfillingProphecy involved. (And on the other hand, to be fair, male writers have been known to take female pen names when writing for the romance market, for instance.)

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Some women writers go so far as to adopt a masculine PenName-- a MoustacheDePlume-- in the belief (or [[ExecutiveMeddling their publishers' belief]]) that this will make them more marketable, especially in traditionally "male-oriented" genres. It's hard to say for sure whether that fact proves or disproves this trope; either way, there's probably an element of SelfFulfillingProphecy involved. (And on the other hand, to be fair, male writers have been known to take female pen names when writing for the [[GirlShowGhetto romance market, market]], for instance.)
3rd Jun '14 5:22:26 PM Jeduthun
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Some women writers go so far as to adopt a masculine PenName-- a MoustacheDePlume-- in the belief (or [[ExecutiveMeddling their publishers' belief]]) that this will make them more marketable, especially in traditionally "male-oriented" genres. It's hard to say for sure whether that fact proves or disproves this trope; either way, there's probably an element of SelfFulfillingProphecy involved. (And on the other hand, to be fair, male writers have been known to take female pen names when writing for the romance market, for instance.)



One of the major causes of MenAreGenericWomenAreSpecial. Caused by WriteWhatYouKnow. See also MostGamersAreMale and GirlShowGhetto. For another type of disproportionate representation in media, see YouHaveToHaveJews.

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One of the major causes of MenAreGenericWomenAreSpecial. Caused by WriteWhatYouKnow. See also MostGamersAreMale and GirlShowGhetto. For another type of disproportionate representation in media, see YouHaveToHaveJews. Compare MostWritersAreWriters.
21st May '14 6:44:17 PM MrGuy
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->''"I think the problem with {{Wonder Woman}} is that she’s popular, but [[MisaimedFandom not really among the mainstream comics audience]], for whom an unwavering symbol of female dominance is perhaps somewhat anxiety-inducing."''

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->''"I think the problem with {{Wonder Woman}} is that [[PeripheryDemographic she’s popular, but [[MisaimedFandom not really among the mainstream comics audience]], for whom an unwavering symbol of female dominance is perhaps somewhat anxiety-inducing."''
18th Apr '14 1:12:27 PM MarkLungo
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One of the major causes of MenAreGenericWomenAreSpecial. Caused by WriteWhatYouKnow. See also MostGamersAreMale and GirlShowGhetto. For another type of disproportionate representation in media, see YouHaveToHaveJews.

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One of the major causes of MenAreGenericWomenAreSpecial. Caused by WriteWhatYouKnow. See also MostGamersAreMale and GirlShowGhetto. For another type of disproportionate representation in media, see YouHaveToHaveJews.YouHaveToHaveJews.
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24th Dec '13 1:52:32 AM johnnyfog
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->''"Your {{Wonder Woman}} book is, I think, the first major book about the character to have been written. Why do you think that such a popular character has been more or less ignored by writers?"''\\\
''"Because, as some comics writer or another suggested, the superhero comics audience is primarily made up of emotionally subnormal middle-aged men."''

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->''"Your ->''"I think the problem with {{Wonder Woman}} book is, I think, the first major book about the character to have been written. Why do you think is that such a popular character has been more or less ignored by writers?"''\\\
''"Because, as some
she’s popular, but [[MisaimedFandom not really among the mainstream comics writer or another suggested, the superhero comics audience audience]], for whom an unwavering symbol of female dominance is primarily made up of emotionally subnormal middle-aged men.perhaps somewhat anxiety-inducing."''



One of the major causes of MenAreGenericWomenAreSpecial. Caused by WriteWhatYouKnow. See also MostGamersAreMale and GirlShowGhetto. For another type of disproportionate representation in media, see YouHaveToHaveJews.

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One of the major causes of MenAreGenericWomenAreSpecial. Caused by WriteWhatYouKnow. See also MostGamersAreMale and GirlShowGhetto. For another type of disproportionate representation in media, see YouHaveToHaveJews.
24th Dec '13 1:50:52 AM johnnyfog
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-->-- '''[[http://mindlessones.com/2013/12/21/i-should-hope-my-writing-appalls-and-horrifies-you-the-phil-sandifer-interview/#more-29803 Phil Sandifer]] on ''A Golden Thread''

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-->-- '''[[http://mindlessones.com/2013/12/21/i-should-hope-my-writing-appalls-and-horrifies-you-the-phil-sandifer-interview/#more-29803 Phil Sandifer]] Sandifer]]''' on ''A Golden Thread''
24th Dec '13 1:50:37 AM johnnyfog
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\n->''"Your {{Wonder Woman}} book is, I think, the first major book about the character to have been written. Why do you think that such a popular character has been more or less ignored by writers?"''\\\
''"Because, as some comics writer or another suggested, the superhero comics audience is primarily made up of emotionally subnormal middle-aged men."''
-->-- '''[[http://mindlessones.com/2013/12/21/i-should-hope-my-writing-appalls-and-horrifies-you-the-phil-sandifer-interview/#more-29803 Phil Sandifer]] on ''A Golden Thread''



13th Jun '13 12:58:28 PM thatonedude
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->''"If my writers knew how to appeal to girls, they wouldn't be writers."''
-->--'''Krusty the Clown''', ''TheSimpsons'', "Once Upon a Time in Springfield"

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->''"If my writers knew how to appeal to girls, they wouldn't be writers."''
-->--'''Krusty the Clown''', ''TheSimpsons'', "Once Upon a Time in Springfield"

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