2) gender and sexuality
The vast majority of fans participating in the survey (96%) identified as female. Many participants identified as heterosexual (68%), but a significant portion of participants (32%) identified as non-heterosexual, including the 23% of participants that identified themselves as bisexual. That’s roughly a third of participants identifying as something other than straight.
— From Fandom Then/Now: The Participants
I’ve got a few different things I’m wondering about this and I’d love to get your thoughts.
- First, what do you make of this data? Is there anything else you think we should pay attention to here?
- Also, how much does this match with your experience of fans and fandoms today?
- Finally, how do you feel about surveys collecting this kind of information about fans? Do we need this kind of data? Is it useful?
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