Hello. It is 2011 and women who write are still not treated the same as men.
Maybe the first issue would be categorizing them as “female authors” instead of just authors.
While the questions were clearly female-centric, Tierce and Irving both stressed the fact that they aren’t looking for any special sort of recognition for what they do. What they are really asking for is that we kind of try to forget about the author’s sex when we’re reading and maybe, possibly, pay attention to the actual talent that lies on those pages.
“I think it is specifically important to honor all the best writing, and to not intentionally, accidentally, or thematically exclude women from examination for that category.”
Other people you should consider taking more seriously:
2. African-American writers
3. Women in every other field of work