I used to work for a woman who had been an agent… And I was asking her why there weren’t more women in general who were writers. And she said, “Well, I can tell you one thing which is that when I told men that their writing wasn’t good enough they would go out and prove me wrong. They would say, ‘Oh, I’ll show you.’ And when I told women their writing wasn’t good enough they’d believe me.”

Lindsay Doran, (on the Scriptnotes podcast)

(I thought this was interesting and infuriating and probably sadly true for too many people. -AK)