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It’s a Brave New World–For Women — 2 Comments

  1. Hi,

    Glad you’ve had such success as a self-publisher. But I can’t understand why you would use “chick lit”? It’s such an asinine, deurogatory term. It’s like referring to James Baldwin as “n-word lit”. When you call yourself by the slurs your oppressor (White Men) uses, you are saying their bigotry is valid, it’s not.

    Read this: https://heartseamonkeys.blogspot.com/2009/08/dick-lit.html

    I call my stories what they are: literature, stories, fiction.

    Ursula LeGuin said something about ‘why wall yourself up inside a ghetto when you’re already in one?’

    Don’t make it any easier for misogynists in fiction literature than it already is. Keep your work hard-to-define fiction. Don’t volunteer to be put in a box.


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