There's been a buzz created amongst writers by the Atlantic's recently article about woman dominating YA. What people are noticing is the disparity in female to male writers of almost every other genre.
It's a well documented fact that the differences between men and women go beyond our physical bodies. Here are some states:
Women still 30% less than men.
Women still are responsible fore 97% of child care with men contributing approximately 3%. (This is up from the longstanding 1%)
Men are more likely to have a good job (52%) than woman (37%).
There are many ways more to compare, but I want to keep this short. There's a plethora of information on the internet to satiate those who want more, because this is a long way to say I use my initials instead of my first name because of the genres I write most in.
Mariel R. is an ESL teacher, horse trainer, writer, editor, sporadic blogger, and lover of beer. She lives in South Korea with two cats, three horses, a German Shepherd and 17 chickens.
Bear (Gom in Korean) then (above) now (below)
Geumbi (Goldy in English) R.I.P February, 23, 2018