This is kind of misleading. She did say it was years ago...
Gail Simone commented on Marvel editor Andy Schmidt's observation that not enough women writers are trying to break into comics, as the reason why Marvel has so few women writers.
Gail writes, "I think it's more likely that aspiring female writers know that Marvel isn't their best shot.
"I like Marvel. I have a lot of friends at Marvel. But there is definitely a Howard Stern/partytime/fratboy/strip club element.
"Again, I like Marvel. But when I was there, it was INEVITABLE that every female who left or was let go would be referred to as a 'crazy bitch' at some point. I don't blame any one person for it, but it is something that could bite them in the ass if they're not careful.
"And on the flipside, big kudos to editors like Mike Marts who could NOT have been more gracious and welcoming. And Joe Quesada has been nothing but nice to me as well. It's not the individuals, it's just sort of an institutionalized faux 'badboys' environment, to my mind.
"As a final caveat, let me add that it's been some years since I was there and it all may have changed since then."
Kinda Ironic....DC get's questioned all the time on the lack of minority charactors in their books and now marvel is being shown here as not having enough female writers.
Now my question is,when will we have a pro-species writer law. Why not let dogs and cats write. Lassie could do it.....and he was a BIG FUCKING COLLIE
I am going to go run into the wall now.
Maybe it has something to do with the fact that there really are no A-list female heroes at Marvel.
The first person to mention Jessica Jones gets a boot to each nad.
Originally Posted by Jef UK
who said I was joking??
But does that necessarily mean anything? I would be willing to bet that they'd refer to male writers that left similarly, only using gender-specific nouns."Again, I like Marvel. But when I was there, it was INEVITABLE that every female who left or was let go would be referred to as a 'crazy bitch' at some point. I don't blame any one person for it, but it is something that could bite them in the ass if they're not careful.
That said, I think she may be on to something. That's definitely the vibe I sort of get with Marvel (can you imagine a female writing writing an Ultimate book, for example).