10 essential books from the last 25 years includes only one book written by a woman, White Teeth by Zadie Smith.
Top 10 Sidekicks in Literature, one Hermione from Harry Potter, only mentioned in conduction with other male sidekick.
10 authors against adjectives. Women apparently have no feelings about adjectives.
Surprisingly, women actually garner four spots in a Flavorpill list. Sadly, it’s in the Literature’s 10 best-dressed authors. Women also garner 3 spots in another list, Literature’s 10 best-dressed characters.
Of the 10 of the best summer novels, three of them are penned by woman. It’s pathetic that when I see three women in a list of ten I think the list isn’t too bad. But you know what? Well, I can’t find a stat on the ratio of men to women in MFA creative writing programs. Damn. But I can tell you, circumstantially, that I’ve taken classes at The Loft (a well-regarded literary center) on and off since 2003 and without a doubt the majority of my classmates have been women. Such an overwhelming majority are female that I would even venture to guess it’s something like 2 women for every one man.
Five women actually make the list for 10 essential illness memoirs.
It seems that according to Flavorpill women are good at writing about their fragility and fashion.
10 Seminal Books for world travelers, only one is written by a woman (Isabella L. Bird).
8 authors you should read before college, and according to the sexist list maker the only woman you need bother with is Sylvia Plath. Spend the rest of the time reading the dudes.
10 classic stories of suburban ennui includes only one woman, A.M. Homes.
Though Flavorpill claims there are 10 women writers we love you can’t really tell that from their literary lists, can you?