I know this thread is old but for anyone who's still interested in this subject there's an academic book on the subject by Dunja Brill called: "Goth Culture: Gender, Sexuality & Style". http://www.amazon.co.uk/Goth-Culture-Gender-Sexuality-Style/dp/1845207688/ref=sr_1_9?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1310392456&sr=1-9
I haven't read it yet but intend to. It looks like an interesting book. Goths interviewed in the book are from Germany, the UK and US.
: Hi to any readers,
: I'm doing an essay for my sociology unit and
: am trying to dig up some info.
: From my general interest in the subculture
: over the last few years I get the impression
: that females play a large role in shaping
: the culture. Many goth sites, such as this
: one, seem to be maintained by women.
: I was wondering whether there is a divide in
: the culture between guys stuff and girls
: stuff, or is it that neither gender having
: significantly more influence then the other?
: Are there macho/chauvinistic (traditional
: male values) branches of goth where women
: are marginalised?
: Thanks in advance,