Wednesday, April 23, 2003

From the In Box: Read But Dead XI

In response to an entry published earlier today, Nick comments:

Boys are discouraged to read by their peers and environment. It's just not "manly" enough. They're also discouraged from asking questions, it being better to be independent and self-sufficient. Having doubts about yourself and seeking answers in magazines is not something one can be seen doing.

An interesting point, especially given this article from the Toronto Star. Philip Marchand reports that less than 20% of people who buy novels are men -- and that most boys stop reading fiction at the age of 12 or 13.

Is it true that men read less than women?

Thanks to MobyLives.

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