Kevin McVeigh

Kevin McVeigh

  • Commented on Where Have All the Women Gone?
    A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right, and raises at first a formidable outcry in defense of custom. - Thomas Paine, Common Sense. Still true 240 years on....
  • Commented on Where Have All the Women Gone?
    Just a thought in the "if you want me to read your work, you need to write the things I want to read",comments. Isn't that the entire point here. These various women *are* writing all sorts of different types of...
  • Commented on Where Have All the Women Gone?
    When one person went into NEMS music store asking for a record called 'My Bonnie'the owner said sorry, never heard of it. When a lot of people asked him, Brian Epstein went looking and launched The Beatles....
  • Commented on Where Have All the Women Gone?
    Why are you more likely to buy a book you don't like by a female author? Trying to be more aware of the women out there and looking at their books doesn't mean you will pick up any more good...
  • Commented on Where Have All the Women Gone?
    Here's another aspect of invisibility. I can find in my local chain bookstore great sff novels by Angela Carter, Sarah Hall, Susannah Clarke, Karen Joy Fowler, Helen Oyeyemi, Liz Jensen, Margaret Atwood etc. but not one of these are on...
  • Commented on Where Have All the Women Gone?
    But as I pointed out, you're much more likely to have a male author put in front of you than a female author. So you're probably picking up and putting down a disproportionate number of books by men. That's even...
  • Commented on Where Have All the Women Gone?
    What is your basis for asserting that different literature has different gender bias? Isn't it socialization that tells us that 'real' men don't wear pink, read romance, etc, rather than something inherent about a colour or genre? An example of...
  • Commented on Where Have All the Women Gone?
    As the aforementioned 'nice man' I recognise the irony in my exchange with Judith earlier. I have for some time now actively sought to promote women authors in my blog, in conversation, at cons etc. It is demonstrably true that...
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