The Romance Apologia Scale
Last week I wrote about my own reader bias. When Mike Cane first confronted me with his incredulity that I rarely read male authors, my first response was a defensive one and an apologetic one. No, I don’t read solely female authors. But I think my first response should have been “why not?” because the fact is, I get plenty of penis point of view and always have. I’ve been through 7 years of post secondary education. I remember in philosophy class that my professor called the cadre of philosophers DWEBS - Dead White English Boys. The entirety of my education was dominated by men. The only female professors I had was in history (she was a women’s history specialist) and in contracts in law school. My bosses have all been male. I would venture that 85% of the opinions I read are authored by men. Judges on the bench? Largely white and male. The penis and its thought process is everywhere - i.e., Viagra is covered by insurance but birth control is not.
Keep reading down for the Quiz.
Surely Answer 4 was inspired by me!
(And here I be, with not only Dear Author in this blog's bookmarks, but writers Ann Somerville and Zoe Winters too!)