A poll on fandom involvement and femslash

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Title: A poll on fandom involvement and femslash
Creator: thenewhope
Date(s): August 23rd, 2006
Medium: online
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Topic: Fanfiction, Femslash
External Links: a poll on fandom involvement and femslash, Archived version
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A poll on fandom involvement and femslash was a poll issued by thenewhope within the femslash community on livejournal.

Poll

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 Open to: All, detailed results viewable to: None. Participants: 311

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%)