- Women do not write 'small' 'domesticated' books. So what if the traditional cozy doesn't have zombie dismemberment, it can still be well-written and it can still deal with important 'universal' issues surrounding the human condition. Just because there's a picture of a cat with a ball of yarn on the front does not mean the book has to be marginalized as 'chick-mystery-lit'.
- Romance does not equal brainlessness or crappy writing.
- There are no inherent gender traits in writing. Just because I'm a woman doesn't mean I write emotions well and action scenes badly. I may write a traditional historical mystery but that doesn't mean that (as a woman) I couldn't write a gruesome, psychologically disturbing book (Val McDermid, anyone?) .
- White men don't write better books...
The final point seems spurious to me...but in light of PW's list...I guess I had to say it.