Women Writers Injustice by: kyle baumgartner

What is a pen name?

A pen name is a pseudonym (or, in some cases, a variant form of a real name) adopted by an author and printed on the title page or by-line of his or her works in place of their "real" name.

Women who used pen names:

Women who used pen names: J.K. Rowling, The Brontë Sisters, Louisa May Alcott, Amantine Lucile, Aurore Dupin, Mary Ann Evans, Violet Paget, Karen Blixen, Katharine Burdekin, Alice Bradley, Sheldon June, Tarpé Mills, Etc

Why do women use Pen names?

Why indeed, well its actually quite simple, its because in this day in age some people just don't want to read something written by a women, for example, J.K Rowling used a pen name because her publisher told her that the harry potter books would sell better if people thought it was written by a man, so she chose to use the pen name J.K Rowling, her real name is Joanne Rowling, so the letter K is not even in her name. And I think that this is ridiculous, I think you should be able to put you real name on your work regardless of gender, age, race or anything else you can think of. And when I'm older I plan to do something about it, and you should to.

Thanks for listening!!!

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