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

So youre a mommy blogger and other ridiculous ThingsOnlyWomenWritersHear
Features Sexism Friday, April 21, 2017 - 16:32

"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. 

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