History Main / MostWritersAreMale

8th Jun '17 7:20:12 PM mkmckoy
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-->-- '''Tracy Gill''', [[http://www.theonion.com/video/evangeline-lilly-wins-best-wet-t-shirt-fight-scene-14193 "Strong Women in Television Awards"]], ''[[Website/TheOnion Today Now, Onion News Network]]''

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-->-- '''Tracy Gill''', [[http://www.theonion.com/video/evangeline-lilly-wins-best-wet-t-shirt-fight-scene-14193 "Strong Women in Television Awards"]], ''[[Website/TheOnion Today Now, NOW!, Onion News Network]]''
8th Jun '17 6:12:20 PM mkmckoy
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->''"I think the problem with ComicBook/WonderWoman is that she's popular, but not really among the mainstream comics audience, for whom an unwavering symbol of female dominance is perhaps somewhat anxiety-inducing."''
-->-- '''[[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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->''"I think ->''"We chatted the problem with ComicBook/WonderWoman night away about how great it is that she's popular, but not really among the mainstream comics audience, for whom an unwavering symbol of female dominance is perhaps somewhat anxiety-inducing.characters can be sexy '''and''' tough, sexy '''and''' smart, sexy '''and''' professional ... It was a great night for women and for the men who write for them."''
-->-- '''[[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''
'''Tracy Gill''', [[http://www.theonion.com/video/evangeline-lilly-wins-best-wet-t-shirt-fight-scene-14193 "Strong Women in Television Awards"]], ''[[Website/TheOnion Today Now, Onion News Network]]''
22nd May '17 9:58:27 PM NocturneTheFox
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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 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 sex as well as characters whose 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.

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Naturally, as a consequence, the male voice is greater more greatly 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 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 sex as well as characters whose 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.
30th Mar '17 9:29:29 PM Josef5678
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->''"I think the problem with {{Wonder Woman}} is that she's popular, but 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}} ComicBook/WonderWoman is that she's popular, but not really among the mainstream comics audience, for whom an unwavering symbol of female dominance is perhaps somewhat anxiety-inducing."''
22nd Oct '16 3:52:22 PM Morgenthaler
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->''"I think the problem with {{Wonder Woman}} is that [[PeripheryDemographic she’s popular, but 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 she's popular, but not really among the mainstream comics audience]], audience, for whom an unwavering symbol of female dominance is perhaps somewhat anxiety-inducing."''
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.
sexes.
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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