In spite of being shunned by most literary reviews, do women actually have better writing chops than men?
It’s an odd question — one we wish were irrelevant. But it’s a sad truth that ever since novel-writing was a thing, women have been using pen names to mask their gender lest their prestige or sales suffer.
But a new poll conducted by Grammarly suggests that, if George Eliot were alive today, she might be better off sticking with her given name as a byline. When asked a slew of questions regarding perceived differences in writing technique and quality based on gender, over 3,000 respondents indicated that they believe women are superior penman.
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