Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Hardboiled Dames

Mari Hall (
Sun, 13 Jun 1999 09:38:07 -0500

Words from the Monastery wrote:
> As I've said before ... I don't see any reason why a genre cannot be "boys
> only" ... girls and boys don't only look different, but they think different
> too and a big part of being hardboiled is the mindset of the character ...
> an old school masculinity that a female writer can emulate, but a female
> character can only pull it off in drag ... equality is a nice thing when it
> comes to treatment, but to say a genre has to have it's female or male
> equivalent is ludicrous.

I have to sort-of agree. Even romance writer Tom Huff wrote under the name "Jennifer Wilde".

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