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a poll on fandom involvement and femslash

some of the recent discussion and wank has got me wondering about femslash fandom's demographics. I figured the easiest way to get some of my questions answered was to present them to the fandom in a clear, bias free way. and so, this poll.

do not answer this poll if you are not somehow involved or interested in femslash fandom. I'm interested in hearing from members of the fandom, whether they be active BNFs or quiet lurkers no one has ever heard of before. I'm not interested in having the numbers thrown off by answers from people completely outside of the fandom.

a few of the questions contained within deal with topics that might be sensitive to some people, and as such the poll results are viewable only to me. I promise not to share any responses with others - I myself am only interested in the larger picture that will be painted by throwing everyone's response together. please answer truthfully, and only skip questions if you absolutely must.

the poll will be up for a week or so. after that, I'll compile all the stats, whip up some shiny charts and make another post here.

thanks, and be sure and pimp this to all your femslash loving friends!

Poll #804326 femslash stats

Sex?

Female
286(92.0%)
Male
20(6.4%)
Yes please (or, I wish not to answer)
5(1.6%)

What sexual orientation do you most identify with?

Gay
5(1.6%)
Lesbian
107(34.6%)
Straight (women)
45(14.6%)
Straight (men)
17(5.5%)
Bisexual (women)
119(38.5%)
Bisexual (men)
5(1.6%)
other
11(3.6%)

What age bracket do you fall in to?

12 and under
0(0.0%)
13 - 17
32(10.3%)
18 - 22
114(36.7%)
23 - 27
77(24.8%)
28 - 32
42(13.5%)
33 - 37
22(7.1%)
38 - 42
15(4.8%)
43 - 50
7(2.3%)
50 and above
2(0.6%)

How long have you been involved in fandom?

Less than 1 year
7(2.3%)
1 year
20(6.4%)
2 years
28(9.0%)
3 years
22(7.1%)
4 years
32(10.3%)
5 years
46(14.8%)
6 years
31(10.0%)
7 years
34(10.9%)
8 years
25(8.0%)
9 years
12(3.9%)
10 years
23(7.4%)
11 - 12 years
12(3.9%)
13 - 14 years
8(2.6%)
More than 15 years
11(3.5%)

Where was your first fandom involvement based?

Livejournal
46(14.9%)
YahooGroups style mailstrings
68(22.1%)
Fanfiction.net style automated archiving sites
44(14.3%)
Fandom/pairing specific websites
69(22.4%)
Fandom/pairing specific message boards
40(13.0%)
Television Without Pity
11(3.6%)
Web based fanzines
2(0.6%)
Print based fanzines
16(5.2%)
Multifandom message boards
12(3.9%)

How long have you been involved in fandom on livejournal?

Less than 1 year
45(14.5%)
1 year
38(12.3%)
2 years
76(24.5%)
3 years
73(23.5%)
4 years
45(14.5%)
5 years
29(9.4%)
6 years
4(1.3%)

Are you currently involved in fandom off livejournal?

Yes
174(55.9%)
No
137(44.1%)

If yes, where?

YahooGroups style mailstrings
13(7.6%)
Fanfiction.net style automated archiving sites
17(9.9%)
Fandom/pairing specific websites
9(5.2%)
Fandom/pairing specific message boards
8(4.7%)
Television Without Pity
5(2.9%)
Web based fanzines
0(0.0%)
Print based fanzines
1(0.6%)
Multifandom message boards
2(1.2%)

What is the main way you participate in fandom?

As a writer
87(28.2%)
As a reader
193(62.5%)
As an artist
8(2.6%)
As a vidder
7(2.3%)
As a community creator/maintianer or website owner
14(4.5%)

What genre are you primarily involved with?

Femslash
164(55.0%)
Het
19(6.4%)
Slash
91(30.5%)
Gen
24(8.1%)

What do you identify as?

Femslasher
132(42.6%)
Slasher
61(19.7%)
Het fan
2(0.6%)
Gen fan
10(3.2%)
Other
105(33.9%)

If you identify as a femslasher and/or are primarily involved in femslash, what do you also read?

Slash
13(6.5%)
Het
18(9.0%)
Gen
15(7.5%)
None
24(12.1%)

What do you call it?

Femslash
195(65.9%)
Girlslash
30(10.1%)
Femmeslash
27(9.1%)
f/f
21(7.1%)
Saffic
6(2.0%)
Yuri
6(2.0%)
Alternative
0(0.0%)
Other
11(3.7%)
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