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Clipart depicting two women. Left, a woman is bent double and struggling under a huge stack of books. Right, a woman stands on her tiptoes to add another book to the top of the stack.

Hypocriticisms: Double Standards in Literature No. 3

Welcome back to Hypocritisms, the series in which we list a few double standards we find in literature! If you’ve ever read a book, you might have noticed that sometimes there are some double standards.  All kinds. It’s not limited to gender roles or sexuality. Just like in real life, you see discrimination for aspectsContinue reading “Hypocriticisms: Double Standards in Literature No. 3”

Clipart depicting two women. Left, a woman is bent double and struggling under a huge stack of books. Right, a woman stands on her tiptoes to add another book to the top of the stack.

Hypocriticisms: Double Standards in Literature No. 2

Welcome back to Hypocritisms, the series in which we list a few double standards we find in literature! If you’ve ever read a book, you might have noticed that sometimes there are some double standards.  All kinds. It’s not limited to gender roles or sexuality. Just like in real life, you see discrimination for aspectsContinue reading “Hypocriticisms: Double Standards in Literature No. 2”

2 by 4 panels with alternating yellow and blue background, each with a hand holding a book. Top row, left to right: against a yellow background, two hands with purple sleeves hold a green-covered book; against a blue background, a hand with an orange sleeve holds an open book, thumb in the center crease of the pages; against a yellow background, a hand with a brown sleeve holds a thick, closed book so the viewer sees the pages rather than the spine; against a blue background, a hand wearing a dark blue sleeve holds a closed orange and gold book. Bottom row, left to right: against a blue background, hands with yellow sleeves is opening the cover of a purple and gold book; against a yellow background, hands with dark purple sleeves are holding open a book with a purple ribbon bookmark; against a blue background, a hand with purple sleeve is holding two stacked books, the top with black and gold cover and the bottom with green and white cover; against a yellow background, a hand with a pink sleeve is turning the page of an open book. Source: https://www.readitforward.com/essay/article/books-people-reread/

Opinion: “Fake” Diversity in Literature

I’m going to preface my opinion by saying this post is not going to be one of those blogs that vilifies the practice of diversifying characters, or claims that Black Indigenous Person of Color (BIPOC) diversity “replaces” or “displaces” white characters. Mostly because that sentiment ignores power dynamics, history, and root causes of practices thatContinue reading “Opinion: “Fake” Diversity in Literature”

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