When I read this article, I was struck by how frustrating it is that we are so determined to “gender” books. I would never tell a young girl that she might not like a book, because it is a boy– and that is because, for me, it doesn’t matter… why should it matter in the inverse? A great story– even if it deals with strong female leads, is still a great story.
This article reminded me of a quote from Tina Fey:
That night’s show was watched by ten million people, so I guess that director at The Second City who said the audience “didn’t want to see a sketch with two women” can go s*** in his hat. [Bossypants, 2011]