Men are praised and fêted for writing about the virgins they deflowered; the women they chased, seduced, and abandoned; the men they maimed or killed.
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Women are trivialized as superficial for writing about the consequences – hearts, bodies, and souls mangled and broken.
Dismissed for writing domestic soap opera, sob-stories, sentimental slop, tear-jerkers, romances, bodice rippers, chick-lit.
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The Patriarchy tells us that male experiences are significant, deep, and worthy material for an author.
Female experiences are insignificant, shallow, and immaterial.