Go google for yourself!
These are givens so am not going to pander so don’t @ me with ypur whitesplaining and mansplaining
And if you missed the appalling, shameful results of the report on #GenderPayGap in publishing, I suggest you go look it up
To exist is to resist, yes.
But to exist in these two industries as a WoC is to also have a target placed on our backs, fronts and between the eyes!
1.This is not quite Indian (because war correspondents can’t be brown women?)
2. The protagonist is not very maternal (yeah, that’s the point!?)
4. We already have woman war correspondent book of the year (this one is my absolute favourite)
5. The protagonist (yes a woman and of colour) is not likeable (funny how this never applied to Lolita!)
And don’t forget this is actually a professional product under development not some wanker at the pub!
I remember leaving more than one indy feeling humiliated by the treatment I received from the bookseller!
Because algorithms may be implicitly racist but they won’t actively humiliate you to get you of their pristine bookshops!
Then hired a less qualified white man anyway?
He apologised on the phone but I knew I would turn that job down even if offered to me
I raised a fuss, got a tiny bit of teaching relief but then stopped applying for grants. It takes too much time and energy to fight this shit on all fronts
Guess what? Still not eligible
Guess who is habitually not asked to be on PhD supervision panels FOR NOVELS!!
‘Students are intimidated by your reputation so it is hard for them to work with you.’
Never mind my huge bloody undergrad teaching load (who btw excel and publish regularly)
I feel bad for the students but......
Besides, it isn’t just me. It is a whole lot of us in this leaky, creaking boat. So it means nothing if one of us gets to be safe