What happens if you score bug blogs for various characters and crunch them through a phylogenetic analysis?
Although Morgan’s exercise was tongue-in-cheek, he did uncover a pattern worthy of further exploration:
The last thing I want to comment on is the huge skew between male and female insect bloggers. Of the 58 blogs where I could determine the author’s sex, only 28% of them were written solely by women. Even more concerning perhaps is that 38% of these women bloggers choose to remain anonymous, while not a single male blogger chose to stay private! With studies consistently showing that women are hard pressed in academia and the work place, I wonder if a desire to remain anonymous is a side affect or perhaps defense against further discrimination.