An e-book noobie in the woods, I excitedly trip over to the to see what free offerings might be available for such poor folk as I. A nasty surprise alurks:
Under “Fiction”, I see a category that interests me: “Adventure”. At the same level, another is called “Men’s Adventure”.
I look in vain for a “Women’s Adventure” equivalent. What the hell, Android Market?!
Looking at the books within the two categories—
“Adventure”, welcoming men, women, or children, and
“Men’s Adventure”, to which only men are invited—
What the hell, Android Market?!
I like all four of those authors! Particularly Follett and Smith. Just to make certain, I check down between my legs: Yup. A fine, fine innie. Definitely not an outie.
Books Android Market thinks no women should read:
Books Android Market thinks women should stick to:
Understand, though, men are welcome to read these, too–this is, after all, not a “Women’s” category. Perhaps the higher-brow offerings in this grouping are intended for the men, or to improve our naturally-feebler minds, and the children’s books are intended for women and children.
F*ck you right back, Android Market. Yours Truly, Outlier Babe.Just for the record, Life of Pi is one of my favorite books, but I also love a trashy getaway as much as the next gal. How dare Android Market try to limit my choices by how I stand or sit to urinate, and how dare they, fifty years after the 60’s, be boldly, brazenly offering a “Men’s” category of anything other than undergarments? It gets me ill. It really does.