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Some Notes on Sexism and Reviews

By posted at 10:00 am on October 13, 2012 1

Breaking Up with God author Sarah Sentilles responds to some of her memoir’s critics. “Reviewers’ words about my book,” she writes, “demonstrate how sexism shapes responses to women’s writing, in particular women’s writing about God.”





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One Response to “Some Notes on Sexism and Reviews”

  1. Johanna van Zanten
    at 1:19 pm on October 13, 2012

    Hi,
    I am so glad this essay was posted. It confirms my suspicions I have had for a while.
    For example, I have had difficulty getting a review from some male reviewers as the excuse is that my novel is about a woman’s experience. Since when is that a problem? I read all books whether the protagonist is male or female, written by a man or a woman, as literature is literature regardless of the author or material. Thanks again.
    Johanna van Zanten

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