Sexism
"Are you sure you want to tackle such a difficult genre? Why not start with something like romance or fantasy?"

"Are you sure you want to tackle such a difficult genre? Why not start with something like romance or fantasy?"

"Have you considered using a pseudonym so people don't know you're a woman?"

"It must be nice to be able to work and be home with your children."

Because when a man writes, it is his job, but for a woman it is just a hobby, right?

Women writers from across the world are using the "ThingsOnlyWomenWritersHear" hashtag to share the cringe-worthy sexist comments they have to deal with regularly.

These comments - funny in a sad way - also reveal how women are often undervalued for the work they do, and their skills and hard work downplayed when compared to that of men.