Back to the same old question, asked this time in the USA, in an interesting, if not exactly surprising article from the New York Times.
The Second Shelf
On the Rules of Literary Fiction for Men and Women
By MEG WOLITZER
Published: March 30, 2012
If “The Marriage Plot,” by Jeffrey Eugenides, had been written by a woman yet still had the same title and wedding ring on its cover, would it have received a great deal of serious literary attention? Or would this novel (which I loved) have been relegated to “Women’s Fiction,” that close-quartered lower shelf where books emphasizing relationships and the interior lives of women are often relegated?………………
and so on. Nothing new here, just further confirmation, if we need it, that we are not imagining the unfair discrimination.