80 books no woman should read.

/80 books no woman should read.

This entire essay is quotable gold. Seriously. Go read it.

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  1. admiraljane 29th March, 2016 at 6:37 pm
  2. Vickie 30th March, 2016 at 9:52 am

    I tend to enjoy more books written by dudebros for dudebros… It’s so hard to be a feminist. :'(

    • Alis 30th March, 2016 at 10:32 am

      Confession: I’ve kind of had this problem as well, in that most of my favourite (pro) authors are male. Even when I consciously try to read more women, I often really really struggle to connect to the prose or the story.

      I’ve been trying to analyse why that might be, and particularly why I think it might be so in pro publishing but not, for argument’s sake, in fanfic (I still devour fic, most of which is written by women).

      Ultimately, I don’t think it’s something inherent in “women’s writing” so much as its a pipeline thing; there are overall less female authors in genres I like successfully commercially publishing things I want to read. Or its the old XKCD attribution thing; if I read a book I don’t like by a dude, I’ll attribute it to not liking that book, but if I read a book I don’t like by a woman, I attribute it to not liking books by women. Which is at least a bias I can try and overcome, now that I’m aware of it, I guess.

  3. mrchrisdangerfield 4th April, 2016 at 2:12 am

    Honestly… do as Alis says. READ IT! (more)

  4. stickfigurefairytales 9th April, 2016 at 8:22 pm

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