Art Kavanagh

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@jayeless Good point about the apparent gap being partly because there are just more women readers generally. We could do with seeing the absolute numbers from the original study, not just percentages. But even allowing for that, I think it’s likely that men are disproportionally averse to reading books by women. I suspect that many men feel uncomfortable at being expected to identify with a woman character or female point of view. I also suspect that there really aren’t many books aimed at male teens: I believe that publishers consider them a very hard sell.