Wednesday, July 16, 2014

What about "manfiction"?

Seeing offense where none exists, Marianne Kavanagh asks, Chick Lit! Why not 'DickLit'? Then she continues, 

"What's wrong with the word 'chick lit'? It's just a label. Shorthand. Maybe. Or maybe it's another way of putting women down."

Yes--we all know that the goal of everything is to put women down. Haven't you heard? There's a global conspiracy.

To begin with, the term "Dick lit" is crude. (The actual female equivalent would be "vagina lit"-- but let's not go there.)

There is, however, a more civilized equivalent term, "manfiction". And Stephen King, whose progressive credentials are well established, wrote an online essay about it a few years ago.