I wanted to include "white, hetero-normative" in the title, but it seemed to be a bit too long.
Wikipedia has recently started moving American authors that are women into their own category: "American Women Authors". They are no longer listed under "American Authors", because women need their own separate category apparently. You can't be both an American woman author and an American author apparently.
In honor of that, I decided to compile a list of questions that genre men are never asked and will never be asked (yes, I'm sure it has been done before, but I feel like doing it again). However, it's perfectly fine to ask a genre woman (with some adjustments, namely switching "masculine" with "feminine/feminist" and obviously "man" with "woman"). Note: I haven't included race or sexual orientation due to genre being overwhelmingly white hetero-normative men. Also, this list is meant to include authors, filmmakers, and other artists who work in scifi/fantasy/horror. Feel free to include to add to the list in the comments.
So, without further ado...
Questions No Genre Man Will Ever Be Asked
* What's it like being a man working in genre?
*Do you ever worry about your work being construed as anti-masculine?
*If your work flops, do you think it will make things more difficult for other men?
*How do you feel about other men working in this field? Do things get catty or is it more like a brotherhood?
*Genre seems to be incredibly anti-man (some might even use the term exploitative). Why do you work in it?
*People don't normally expect this kind of violence from men. Do you worry about the kind of example your setting? (Okay, I know. Men are asked about the violence in their work too. However, there is a double-standard there. It's more acceptable for men to include violence in their work whereas when a woman does it, they're almost always asked about it, especially if the violence is perpetrated by a woman)
BONUS: Rejections Men Will Never Hear
*You're too masculine to write serious fantasy/horror/scifi. Maybe if you just use your initials or a penname, you could sell it.
*People won't read/watch fantasy/horror/scifi that's been written/directed by a man
*There are too many white hetero-normative male characters in your story. Nobody wants to read that.
*If you included more romance and less genre, then you'd easily find a market.
*Can't you put a vampire in it?