Random observation on the gender of support…

It’s no secret I view the world through a gendered lens. It’s like my brain is hardwired to see disparity; like the time I noticed the male gender bias in Facebook gifs, or the time I started following a domestic violence awareness organisation, then started thinking, hang on a minute, something feels off, so I dug a little deeper, did some analysis to make sure I wasn’t imagining it and discovered the organisation was a cleverly disguised MRA page.

Lately, I’ve been noticing the gender of support. When fellow writers ask for editorial help it’s always women who step forward. I don't think I’ve ever seen a man volunteer to help another writer in this way. Even when, like today, the support seeker is male, and writing on a topic dominated by males.

Fellow writers, what’s your experience?

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