Legit Lady Writers on the Gender Gap

Hello. It is 2011 and women who write are still not treated the same as men.

The Huffington Post talks to Merritt Tierce and Apricot Irving, two of the six winners of the Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Awards, about some of the issues still troubling female authors today.

Maybe the first issue would be categorizing them as “female authors” instead of just authors.

Merritt Tierce via The Dallas Observe

While the questions were clearly female-centric, Tierce and Irving both stressed the fact that they aren’t looking for any special sort of recognition for what they do. What they are really asking for is that we kind of try to forget about the author’s sex when we’re reading and maybe, possibly, pay attention to the actual talent that lies on those pages.

“I think it is specifically important to honor all the best writing, and to not intentionally, accidentally, or thematically exclude women from examination for that category.”

Other people you should consider taking more seriously:
1. Poets
2. African-American writers
3. Women in every other field of work

Original story: Prize-Winning Female Authors Respond to Questions About Gender Gap

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One thought on “Legit Lady Writers on the Gender Gap

  1. 1. Five links
    2. All links were used accurately
    3. Yes
    4. The front-load had a strong lede and helped me understand what post was about right away.
    5. Visually I would have liked the body paragraph split into two.

    “While the questions were clearly female-centric, Tierce and Irving both stressed the fact that they aren’t looking for any special sort of recognition for what they do.

    What they are really asking for is that we kind of try to forget about the author’s sex when we’re reading and maybe, possibly, pay attention to the actual talent that lies on those pages.”

    Only because it looks like the reader has ‘too much’ to read. Instead of concise short paragraphs.

    6.Yes, the numbering was a little confusing. I’m not sure if I would have used bullets at all.
    7. Yes.
    8. Overall, I think you did a great job!

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