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How to Suppress Women's Writing
How to Suppress Women's Writing | Joanna Russ
If certain people are not suppose to have the ability to produce 'great' literature, and if this supposition is one of the means used to keep such people in their place, the ideal situation (socially speaking) is one in which such people are prevented from producing any literature at all.
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llwheeler
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I loved seeing people's posts yesterday for #internationalwomensday

I meant to post something too but work was super busy and completely took my energy. So here's my post now, a small selection of women authors from my shelves. I've read the stack on the left, the stack on the right is still tbr.

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cdreincarnate
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This book is amazing and so well written. Russ is a white woman, so she focuses on the suppression of white women‘s writing, but touches on the fact that a lot of the same techniques are used to suppress the works of people of color and homosexuals (and artists and composers, in addition to writers). Her author‘s note is fully worth reading, as she provides a list of recommended books by black women.

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Lauredhel
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Lauredhel
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This book still could have been written yesterday.

Lauredhel (Currently re reading for the Galactic Suburbia podcast read along, if you wish to join in.) 9mo
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LaurenReads
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Just read this excerpt and now I need to read the whole book that is apparently still relevant 30 years later.... https://lithub.com/how-to-suppress-womens-writing-she-only-wrote-one-good-book/ #tbr

Weaponxgirl Yup, can't believe these conversations are still going on in such a demeaning way. Makes me even more determined to read mostly books by anyone other than a straight white man 1y
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Kelly
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One more passage because I've never once considered this and my (very liberal) lib arts college taught these women in exactly this way.

brendanmleonard This is a fantastic book; it came up again in my life in a debate about fan fiction. I need to read it again! 2y
Kelly @brendanmleonard I am glad I picked it up. So good and disgustingly STILL relevant on so many levels. 2y
balletbookworm Okay, I think I need to read this. 📚 2y
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Kelly
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So good I am reading with a pen.

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Kelly
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A friend raved about how relevant this still was today so I'm cocooning for the evening with my journal and tea.

pocketmermaid Love the mug! 2y
elkeo_TheBookDragon Love the pillows 😍😍 2y
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Baileythebookworm
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I found a copy of this, finally, in a bookstore near Cleveland and it is WRECKING ME. Written in 1983, could have been published today and not been one iota less relevant.

jessberk13 I have the same tote bag!! 2y
Baileythebookworm @jessica It's a great bag! I get so many compliments on it 2y
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