Let’s talk about sex, shall we? Get your mind out of the gutter, pervs. I’m referring to gender.
I heard an interesting interview on NPR the other day. An expert on leadership talked about the expectations employees have of female managers. Female leaders are expected to be nurturing, understanding and have a softer touch. In short, employees expect their female bosses to be mothers. If a woman doesn’t meet this expectation, she is considered a bitch or trying too hard.
And like everything, it got me thinking about writing. Do readers have similar expectations for authors? In other words, if a woman writes about violence or a man writes about love, do the rules change? Discuss.
Also, be sure to check out the excellent entries at the Clarity of Night contest. This is going to be a tough one.