Effetto Jane Austen

Il parlamentare conservatore Boris Johnson (ex direttore dello Spectator e ministro ombra dell’Istruzione) ha un blog e una rubrica sul Telegraph. L’altro giorno si è occupato della femminizzazione della lettura, chiedendosi perché le donne siano così attratte da romanzi e fiction (nel senso di storie inventate).

The reason women devour so much fiction is that it is the only place where they can find a certain idea of masculinity. It is a spirit that has been regulated out of the workplace and banished from the classroom.

Women turn to fiction, I would guess, because it is the last reservation for men who are neither violent thugs nor politically correct weeds, where a girl can still get her bodice ripped without the bodice ripper being locked up.

Boris Johnson