Is there such a thing as a woman reader? Is it possible to say that women read differently from men? Or, for that matter, that women write differently from men? Or even that men write differently about women than they do about men? And if any, or all of these is/are the case, who is different, and how, and, as impor¬tant, why? Would it then follow that we would need to employ different criteria to analyse women’s writing; or that women readers (or perhaps we should say feminist readers) would need different criteria from non-feminist or non-women readers?
Jan-Feb 1987, volume 11, No 1