We're all readers!
an article from Laura Miller in Salon that confirms a few truisms: that publishing has a high percentage of women working in the industry (although it would be interesting to know how many women are at the very top), and that more women read books than men—although the gap narrows when non-fiction is taken into account. But how depressing it is that the one book that Miller cites as being "for men" is a book about wrestling! Plus, the article is remarkably free of actual statistics and facts.
Anyway, as someone who works for a gender-balanced company (although owned by two white guys—one of whom is me!), I guess I'd like to believe that if something is well-written and insightful enough then both sexes should feel it can speak to them. Comment away, either here or at Salon
, where the outrage is predictably ad feminam and extreme.