IN what way? Surely it would be be better for women to push for more fairness in the traditional awards area rather than a push with the "We have an award too." method. I really think it counterproductive.
Gaimen said "We are in a period of change." Well, we've been in a period of change all my 82 years (only I don't remember the first couple). He's too young to understand that.
The change for women has been dramatic during my lifetime, but I don't intend to debate all that.
"Good reading is the only test of good writing" Robertson Davies.A voice from the attic 1960
Push for more fairness? Oh, yeah, that works. Let's all lobby The Eighteen (the members of the Academy responsible for nominating and voting on the Nobel Prize in Literature) to look at more women's work. After all, a whole ONE-SIXTH of them are women, so surely they're interested in equal representation.
Or we could push for fairness by calling out the New York Times book reviewers for reviewing more work by men -- oh, wait, Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Weiner did that.
Or we can say, "Hey, we're not going to let a bunch of men pandering to other men be the exclusive arbiters of taste." THAT is how it helps.