Dude author discovers women can write
Plus: 'rowdy millennials in Camille Paglia T-shirts,' a milestone for my next book, and more in my weekend roundup.
Welcome to my roundup of what I’m watching, reading, and celebrating this weekend. I’ve got some good stuff for you—everything from an analysis of The Bachelor as a sporting event to a personal confession about Camille Paglia.
This guy spark a backlash on BookTok by vowing to read one book a day by a woman author until his own book (a novel about “manic pixie e-girls”) hits the New York Times bestseller list. Why women authors? In his own words, he realized that he mostly read books by men and wanted to fix this “personal blindspot.”
A preference for books by men is not an individual quirk. The sexism behind that preference can’t be fixed by speed-reading a bunch of books by women in hopes of elevating your own career as a male author.