My VO friends of the female gender tell me that parity in voice-over opportunities is close, but not quite there. They don’t seem to be comforted by the typical response that “…well it’s a lot better than it used to be a few years ago…!”
While that’s true, it’s still not where it should be, and you wouldn’t like it either.
Still, there do seem to be certain voice jobs that lend themselves to one gender over the other…and the reasons may be more organically fundamental than you ever suspected.
Read: About the Brain | Why Machine Voiceovers Are Usually Female, by Michael Bromberg over at BQB (Best Quality Blogs). He makes a lot of sense.