This is a lie. It is based on Facebook "likes." Facebook "likes" are not indicative of anything. White knight Brett Schenker flat out lies (hoping to get laid) by putting up a post with a couple of graphs to make it look real & everyone just started quoting his headline. First one website repeats the lie. Then another, until Time Magazine states it as fact, but it isn't. This woozle was even repeated in a video that I linked to.
He tried to spread this lie in 2011 but it was only "25% of the self-identified comic reading population is female" so how did the "self-identified" jump up from 25%? What happened after 2011? Thor & Captain America were in theaters. That's right, the movies starring mr. long haired 6-pack abs & mr. short haired 6-pack abs. So girls clicked "like" to see more abs.
I don't know how many times it has to be repeated that Facebook "likes" do not equal purchases or customers or in this case, readers. The BBC proved "likes" are meaningless. When DC got the Nielsen Company to help get real numbers for the New 52 they found that DC New 52 customers were 93% male. Not even close!! Corporations know "likes" are meaningless.
Even this feminist had to admit that comic book readership is actually 90% male when she looked at real numbers. But the fake geek girl & mangina controlled media won't report that. Instead they will continue lying & spreading this woozle that it's almost half girls. That is a lie, & corporations know better than to market items to people who do not spend money. Facebook "likes" do not equal sales.
Based on hard numbers derived from actual research, most girls don't read comics. Sure, some do, but not a lot. They may like the abs, I mean movies & they may like the attention, I mean conventions - but most don't really enjoy reading about the Emotional Spectrum or Terrigen Mists.
Some reasonable girls know this & some girls can explain why:
"Most comic books are aimed at boys, are serious, and have a focus on superpowers. Most popular webcomics are character-driven and have to do with the characters’ lifestyles, or observations about science or philosophy, and almost all of them could be clumped into the broad category of “humor.” While I know plenty of women who genuinely love to read about superheroes, I think that, generally, most women prefer to read (and write) about how characters interact with one another, and not how they’re gonna pulverize each other."
This is in contrast with the morons at The Mary Stupid. They claim to like comic books but they want to change the way superheroines are drawn, & change their costumes & change the stories & change this & change that...
If all you want to do is change something into a completely different thing, then you don't actually like that original thing. You just like the idea in your head of what it should be, not what it is right now, what it actually is. So some girl who says she likes comics but then wants to change every single thing about it, does not actually like comics. She wants to change the very thing that makes a comic book, a comic book. She wants to change it into a YA novel but comic books are not YA novels, they are comic books.
The girls at the mary stupid complain about DC all the time, but that corporation did real research & they know where the money is.
Money talks, BS walks.