Art for women. It's a tricky term, but we all know what it means: He's Just Not That into You, Eat Pray Love, Jane Eyre. And its place in our culture is tricky too. It's derided both as silly/inconsequential/precious and occasionally as dangerous, a sign of women's enslavement to notions of romance.
But this post by Brendan Tapley at slate.com, entitled "How Downton Abbey Cured My Broken Heart," is a rare look at the power of this kind of art. In it, Tapley reclaims for his sex the primacy of love in life and art, the dignity of such storytelling, and its power.