What Women?

Horror writer Maura McHugh, on discovering that women were practically absent from the special issue of SFX Magazine covering horror films and books, contacted the editor of the magazine and got a reply that was even worse than the magazine itself. Worst of all was the assertion, related by a woman acquaintance of the editor’s who supposedly works in horror, that horror doesn’t have a lot of women fans really. Once again, we’re faced with the cultural myth that women don’t like certain things, which ignores the cold, hard statistics that women buy most of the fiction out there and make up the majority of film audiences, including for the popular areas of science fiction, fantasy and horror.  You can check out McHugh’s encounter at her blog, below:

http://splinister.com/blog/?postid=586

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  1. After reading your post, I thought your thoughts were very simple but as I kept reading on, I do see you have a point. Keep on writing, I will keep on coming by to read your new content.

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