"This is upsetting from a democratic perspective," Ann-Sofie Ohlander, a professor emeritus from Örebro University, told the newspaper. "There is a big risk that young women won't care about history because it's not about them."
The newspaper says that all of the books were written to accord with a new national curriculum which took effect in 2011. That curriculum calls for greater emphasis on gender equality in instruction.
Representatives from the various publishers said that they were aware of the misbalance and faced some challenges in trying to emphasize the histories of women. Other book publishers say that while they can spotlight women's perspectives, it often happens generally without specifying historical individuals.