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?