Thursday, October 16, 2014
What? Rare Women Preppers?
So I get around to finally checking my email. Something I am notoriously bad about doing as many people know. Anyway I have the usual emails in there about adding advertising links, paying for guest posts and content yadda yadda...
Then I come across one advertising links to various Female or Women oriented survival and prepper websites and webcasts. The body of the message says something about how Women are not adequately represented on the web for outdoors, homesteading, survivalist and prepper oriented sites and we should rectify that situation...?
Ok. Now I will admit they have a point. There are in fact few actual Prepper/Homesteading/Survivalist sites out there oriented towards or written by Women. I know of some that are worthwhile and useful because you will find them linked off my site either to the right or the left. I am sure there are more than a couple I don't know about too but I am always on the look out for them.
That important fact being pointed out however the number of sites claiming to be within that genre written by Women far outpaces the number of Male oriented sites by a huge amount. I even went on a little jaunt through the sites I don't directly link to to see how many claim to be self sufficient, prepper or Homesteading oriented and if they are Male or Female authored or written. I counted almost a 4 to 1 ratio of Women to Men oriented sites.
I got to read about their recipes and how they threaten innocent passersby with their carry pistols. I know all about their trips to the doctor or what drapes go with a statue of some amphibian they like. All useful stuff I guess but nothing that answered my question.
How can anyone proclaim Women are anything but over represented in the World Wide Web of survival, homesteading or prepping blogs and sites? I mean I see them everywhere.
Now let me repeat here I am NOT bashing this fact only questioning the premise of this email I received is all.
I simply do not understand it.
I did wonder if maybe the Women are only getting paid 75 cents for every dollar the Men Bloggers are getting? :)
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!