12/11/15

Sexist dismissal of women as artists and the assumption of sexual entitlement over them that is necessary to make something like rape okay in our culture—and it very much is okay in our culture—are not separated by vast chasms of principles. Look here, they are two paragraphs of the same story, separated by only a keystroke. When I said, I’m a writer, Stephen heard, I’m a girl.

Read more of this intense and vocal essay by Claire Vaye Watkins, entitled “On Pandering.” What are your thoughts?

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