Wednesday, October 05, 2005

The 'Chick-lit' Label: Demeaning or Empowering

The 'chick-lit' label: Demeaning or empowering
By LESLIE GRAY STREETER

Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

For a genre whose name recalls something as harmless as candy-coated gum, the term "chick-lit" sure has become divisive. While the term was coined by writer and University of Illinois at Chicago Professor Cris Mazza in a series of mid-1990s anthologies of alternative women's fiction, it's now commonly used to describe solidly commercial novels in the Bridget Jones's Diary vein. Read rest of article here.

2 comments:

  1. It's the cutesy name that bothers me most...

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  2. I guess they didn't have anything else to call it. But, I believe there's a whole new chick lit coming that will be even better!

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