In thinking about women's representation in the literary world - and the commercial world - we really badly need a better genre title than "chick lit". ("Commercial Women's Fiction" as Anita Heiss' work was described at Write Around the Murray last year, just doesn't quite cut it.)
ETA: So now there's a post about this on mamamia.com.au - well, not on the name of chick lit but whether one should feel ashamed of reading it. Which, on the one hand I understand - I've written about my enjoyment of romance fiction, but not about the fact that my girlfriend has a tendency to tease me about every romance I read. On the other, I've read girl's school stories on the Melbourne trams, without hiding the book cover. I have little sympathy for the publication of "adult" covers for John Marsden's' "Tomorrow" series and the "Harry Potter" books. I have a high tolerance for public comment on my reading tastes.