Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Institutional patriarchy

It is ironic that the more generous and ecumenical reading habits of women (who are the majority of fiction readers) should diminish the status of writing about women, but that’s institutional patriarchy for you. If women had any idea that just by watching other women play basketball in significant numbers they could really screw TV programming sideways, thousands of years of male dominance would be on shaky ground.

--Kevin Guilfoile, Nox v. Next commentary


  1. Change that from basketball to football and the sane would be true of the UK as well. Now the question is how to set about it?

  2. Anonymous8:22 PM

    Isn't it fun following these book playoffs? I'll betcha Freedom wins top slot.


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