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Commemorating the women who fought for the vote; what next for the Democratic Party in the US? It can be fun, terrible, exciting, hard — the adjectives used to describe it are endless.A study was undertaken on this result by Professor Jenny Hartley, of Roehampton University in London, and she concluded that the men were less patient about length, and less empathetic about subject matter compared with the women, while being gallantly anxious not to dismiss any writer out of hand.Meanwhile, the women were unfazed by length or by eliminating a book, but valued humanity in subject matter highly, as well as an ability to share a book.But this guide was created to help you navigate your way through all those adjectives and shed the only light you’ll ever need on an otherwise confusing, strenuous experience.
Last year, the London Review Of Books used 29 women reviewers compared with 155 men, and reviewed 58 books by women as opposed to 163 by men.
I have lost count of the women who have come up at book events for a signed copy of one of my novels and said: ‘I shouldn’t be doing this, but this book is just my treat for me.’ It’s as if they are admitting to a shameful indulgence.
I am not a fan of quotas as they can so easily be patronising and exploited for the wrong ends, but sometimes I think they are necessary – in this case to educate both sexes to recognise that the quality of books themselves is not a matter of gender, even if the way that books are read cannot help but be gender-affected to some degree.
Even that academic bastion, the Times Literary Supplement, managed to allot only a quarter of its annual 1,314 reviews to books by women.
Bookshop windows favour books by men, as do arts programmes and literary festivals. It also ignores a statistical fact: more than 67 per cent of books sold in the UK are bought by women.