Tag Archives: Writers

What do the numbers say? VIDA’s annual count of the gender gap in publishing

Tweet In 2011, one of my classmates from Sarah Lawrence penned an open letter to The New Yorker, blasting them for their then abysmal record of publishing women’s voices. She shared her letter on our closed email listserv and received curious pushback from some of my male classmates. When I say curious pushback, it was more [...]
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Welcome Katherine!

TweetI am beyond excited to welcome Katherine Cross as our newest guest writer. I’ve been a fan of Katherine’s nerdy brilliance for a while. She’s had writing at Feministing before, but now she’ll be joining us on a more regular basis. Here’s some more info about her: Katherine Cross is a pizza loving feminist sociologist, [...]
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Quote of the Day: “People only say I’m angry because I’m black and I’m a woman.”

TweetNovelist Jamaica Kincaid offers some #realtalk in response to a question about the role of anger and humor in her writing in a recent interview at The American Reader. People only say I’m angry because I’m black and I’m a woman. But all sorts of people write with strong feeling, the way I do. But [...]
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Quick hit: 90 Days, 90 Reasons

TweetYou know it’s getting really mcreally real out there in this election season when writers I know and love get to organizing websites and breaking down policy points on why Obama is good for women (and all of us). Here’s George Saunders: Think about that for a second: Obama is saying that a gay woman [...]
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Publishing’s perpetual problem with women among many other things.

TweetIn the wake of the Jonah Lehrer controversy, Roxanne Gay wonders if  the publishing industry coddles young male writers and unpacks the fascination with our boy genius narrative: Lehrer’s success and this current humiliation, how far he had to fall, is a symptom of a much bigger problem, one that is systemic, one that continues to consistently [...]
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