Where Are the Women?

Where Are the Women? November 28, 2012

A representative sample of this blog’s commenters.

I’ve noticed something over the past few days. Almost no women are commenting on this blog.

While it’s impossible to know for sure (because commenters can use whatever name or initials they like), by my count over the last week, only one out of sixteen comments comes from a woman.

That depresses me. So do the insights into those who’ve liked my Facebook page:

So I wonder if you can tell me, why is this blog’s readership so heavily male? Is it the subject matter? Is it the debates in the comment section? Is it my style of writing?

Women readers, I’m particularly interested in your thoughts.

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