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"Apparently dinosaurs still roam the earth. They're all at Publishers Weekly," Lette told The Independent On Sunday.
"This list proves that the only support women authors get is from our Wonderbras."
Lionel Shriver, the prize-winning author of We Need to Talk About Kevin, believed publishing took men more seriously than women.
"Female writing is regarded as second tier; there is a default assumption that men are the heavy hitters," she said.
Originally posted by Dark Ghost
...But it is becoming more common now to turn a blind eye away from reason and reality in this politically correct society of ours. We no longer are allowed to call the best the best, the worst the worst, the funny the funny, the sad the sad. We need to include all sexes, genders, religions, races, ethnicities, skin colours when making any official announcements. We must be sensitive to the needs and feelings of everyone before saying anything or awarding anything.
The magazine's reviews director, Louisa Ermelino, said it had "disturbed us" that the list was all male, but gender and genre were ignored in the selection process.
"As women make up 90 per cent of the fiction-buying public, perhaps we should make a point and girl-cott male authors until our work is given the same critical acclaim and public backing."
Down with Bipeds!
Originally posted by Tiger5
reply to post by EarthFallingApart
Kathy Lette's books are hilarious. We should perhaps consider that she is but one person and not damn a whole movement. After all most of the social changes that women have seen have been the result of their own agitation as feminists or at least feminist supporting idividuals.
Perhaps we should use Adolph Hitler to damn all Germans. Or jim jones to Damn all Americans! or Xtians or dark haired men or Bipeds......