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Hen Lit Dismissed as "Clever Marketing Ploy"
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Monday, November 14, 2005
Women's lives are reflected in 'chick lit' genre
I love how the genre is spreading and is beginning to encompass a new voice for women's fiction. But, as the article mentions, one of the problems with hen lit is that the genre title alone is disparaging and the individual book titles all sound so angry or unenticing. But not only are women in general disparaged, including their fiction, but older women are denigrated even more. I think it's time to fight back. Show what real live women are all about - no matter their age. How do we do that? I don't know exactly but I'm willing to sound the battle cry. :) In the meantime, we just keep writing. And maybe our numbers will speak for themselves. And we'll leave our mark on women's fiction in general.