Are you reading too many books by straight white men? – Telegraph

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neil-gaiman:

neffiephoenix7:

Fellow book lovers, there is a petition going around to ban books written by authors who are both male and white…….This infuriates me how people actually have the gull to want to ban literature all cause of an authors race and gender..Never mind that these men have had such great and compelling female characters and inspired other forms of work in movies, books, and video games.This angers me so much for people in this day of age actually wanting this and no see it as blatantly sexist and racist

There isn’t any such ban being suggested. There was an online essay suggesting that people might want to try reading authors who weren’t male and white for a year — authors of colour, female authors, trans authors. I think it’s a great idea. It doesn’t say, never read another author who is white and male again. It says, take a year off and explore the shelves and authors you might never meet otherwise, and you may make some new friends.

Are you reading too many books by straight white men? – Telegraph

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