The books world is sexist and a one day promotion isn’t enough to fix it
For International Women’s Day, Waterstones has given over its website front page to female authors. This is welcome, but it’s far from enough
I was blown away by the statistics in this article by Danuta Kean, and heartbroken by them as well. While women dominate book buying and book rating in the UK, men dominate both the books being reviewed as well as the reviewers. Kean asks if that matters, and gives the answer.
It’s sad that one genre that is dominated by female authors – Romance – is one that is mocked and sneered at in a way that men’s books aren’t. We have ‘chicklit‘ but not ‘blokelit‘, and ‘women’s fiction‘ but not ‘men’s fiction‘. Why is that?
Any way. Do read the article, it very enlightening and informing.