Corine Lesnes' Big Picture is one of our favorite blogs. Check out this entry on the globalization of "chick lit"!. The quote from Mallory Young says it all [translation mine]:
Countries formerly without "chick lit" have finally succumbed at once to the feminist joy of freedom and the post-feminist joys of comsumerism.But wait! There's even CHRISTIAN chick lit! The literary equivalent of Diet ZIMA! All of the Jesus, none of the sex! Succumb to the post-feminist, all-American joys of consumerism AND the infantile need to cling to Invisible Grandpa's slave religion!