ABSTRACT  A recent survey among high school teachers of French literature revealed curriculum syllabuses composed almost exclusively of male-authored literary works; data showed a ratio of thirty-nine male to one female-authored text. This paper defends the incorporation of renowned French women writers into the curriculum and suggests an implementation proposal for high school or college French literature courses which includes a list of noted works by French women authors and a sample guide for ideas and techniques to stimulate thoughts, questions, and interpretations.