80 books no woman should read. 80 Books No Woman Should ReadA few years ago, Esquire put together a list that keeps rising from the dead like a zombie to haunt the Internet. It embodies the whole mission of that magazine so far as I can tell. The magazine’s…This entire essay is quotable gold. Seriously. Go read it. Alis 2018-04-27T13:58:50+00:00 29th March, 2016|Tags: books, culture|5 Comments 5 Comments admiraljane 29th March, 2016 at 6:37 pm 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. mrchrisdangerfield 4th April, 2016 at 2:12 am Honestly… do as Alis says. READ IT! (more) stickfigurefairytales 9th April, 2016 at 8:22 pm Comments are closed.