I hate the term ‘Women’s Fiction’. What is it supposed to mean, I wonder? Are all women meant to like chick-lit and rom-coms? (I rarely do). Are we not meant to enjoy thrillers? (I often do). Is our taste in reading material somehow defined by our gender? I think not. Am I alone in resenting the implication that all I should be interested in is romance, domestic life, and children?
We don’t have a genre called ‘Men’s Fiction’. Why not? Because men read all kinds of stuff.
Well, here’s the thing – so do women – or this woman, at least.
The term ‘women’s fiction’ is meaningless, insulting, patronising, and it’s time it was binned.