Of late she's been one of the most passionate voices for gender equity in literature. She talks about how women who write about women and family issues get classified as writing "lighter books" AKA chick lit (a term she embraces) about things only women could possibly care about, but when men tackle the same topics they are about "the world" and are treated with more respect.
Same shit happens with movies. Women who make movies about families are making chick flicks, and men who make movies about families are making masterpieces. (ie The Descendants)
It's great that Jennifer Weiner keeps talking about this. She can do it because she is a best selling writer.
Here she is on the CBS Morning Show.