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Wikipedia's Sexism Toward Female Novelists (+ some great advice on an antidote)
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Julia Fierro
April 2013
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Julia Fierro
April 2013

Many of you may have heard the disturbing revelation about "Wikipedia's Sexism Toward Female Novelists" as discussed in the NYTimes by Amanda Filipacchi.

Wikipedia users are taking women novelists off the list of "American Novelists" and reclassifying them as "American Women Novelists."

The writer and critic, as well as Vanity Fair columnist and co-founder of Tin House, Elissa Schappell, a great inspiration to many women writers like myself, has this smart advice in response to the practice of Wikipedia users ghettoizing American women novelists:

Turn to the woman writer next to you. Introduce yourself. Now, ask her about herself. "Have you had any books published? Where? When? Any awards? Any distinguishing scars? Where are you from?"

Now, go to Wikipedia and write a Wikipedia entry for your favorite female writer.

Write, drink, repeat. Write, drink, repeat.


Don't forget to share this advice with all your women writer BFFs... 

Together, we are simply unstoppable.

Let's be friends

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