I’m actually so scared of writing discussion posts. . .
B when reading a post from Beth @ Reading Every Night about why there are more female protagonists than male protagonists in YA and while commenting I mentioned how I find that like there are few male protagonists, there are also very few male / boy YA book bloggers. And I want to talk about this.
Is it literally just ME that doesn’t know any book bloggers?I seriously cannot remember the last time that I came across a boy book blogger.
There are definitely boys out there that read YA, there are popular YA Booktubers to prove this, but I feel that YA is such a stereotyped book genre, like boys have to read sci-fi and girls have to read fluffy contemporary books about lurrrveee. LIKE. NO. We’re not living in 1450.
So, why aren’t there BOY bloggers? (IDK) Does it matter that there are very little? (I THINK SO) Where are they? (WHO KNOWS) Is there something that’s stopping BOYS from blogging? (IDK LET’S DEBATE)
Is it because BLOGGING IN GENERAL is stereotyped for GIRLS? I get that there are male / boy YouTubers, but —like blogging—there is a hugeeeee amount of WHAT you can YouTube about (what is his even called???).
I don’t even see that many BOY BLOGGERS. What is stopping boys from blogging?
Right now I’m literally thinking that “OMG WHAT IF ALL THE BOY BLOGGERS ARE IN ONE COMMUNITY AND ALL THE GIRLS ARE IN ANOTHER” because I really DO NOT SEE BOY BLOGGERS. ( I know TWO)
It cannot be that BOYS DO NOT LIKE BLOGGING as there are BOY BLOGGERS.
Book blogging is FOR ANYONE.
Blogging is FOR ANYONE.
Again. . . is it the stereotype that GIRLS blog and BOYS DON’T?
IS IT THAT YA IS STEREOTYPED FOR JUST GIRLS?
No where in the title “Young Adult Books” does it say “young-adult-female books” or am I missing something that everyone already knows?
I think that there are so little BOY readers that I know. In school there was TWO boys THAT LIKED READING in my year. One, read YA books and this was fabulous. But he moved away. . . . and the other boy??? HE ONLY LIKES GAME OF THRONES // ASOIAF.
I would respect this opinion, if he actually read other books. But he doesn’t. And he refuses to even try other books.
I’ve spoken to this person (let’s call him Z), and Z talk me that he thought that other books were too “wishy-washy” and that the Song Of Ice And Fire Series were for boys. . . NOW EXCUSE ME AS I FUME IN ANGER. Whenever I read a contemporary book he said that it looked “trashy” and whenever I read fantasy that wasn’t in the ASOIAF series, he said that it looked “cheap” and “shitty” when Z KNEW NOTHING ABOUT THEM.
Now. . . I think that HIS opinion has been INFLUENCED by the stereotype that YA is for girls and is “trashy” WHEN IT IS NOT. URG.
WHY. ALL. THE. STEREOTYPES?
GO AWAY, STEREOTYPES!
So. . . I did some more research. . . (i.e. I typed “book blogger” into the reader Search thingy) and. . . ALL* THE BLOGS THAT CAME UP WERE FEMALE BLOGGERS.
How is this??
*like the first 50 and then I gave up in sadness.
Do you think that there should be more boy book bloggers? Do you know of any book bloggers? Is it just ME that knows literally NO boy book bloggers? Do YOU think that it matters that there are very little BOY bloggers? LET ME KNOW!