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Feminine tosh

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V.S.Naipaul stirred a hornet’s nest with his recent comments on women writers. What is ironical is not so much the nature of the comments themselves – “when she became a writer, lo and behold, it was all this feminine tosh,” but the defense offered by Alex Clark, a (female) literary journalist – “Is he really saying that writers such as Hilary Mantel, AS Byatt, Iris Murdoch are sentimental or write feminine tosh?

Grow up lady. ‘We are the same as you” is not the same as “we are as good as you” and you are never going to win your equality battle by agreeing in advance that feminine is tosh or even that something could be “feminine tosh”.

Written by El Presidente

June 3, 2011 at 1:17 pm

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