What would you mother think?

This was an interesting little piece about the way we tend to try and reframe women writers into more traditional roles, but isn’t really limited to just them. The author is responding to the way that more often than not it’s her family and her personal life that ends up being discussed rather than her work. She observes that, “We don’t ask male artists to consider the consequences of their work, we don’t reframe them as fathers or boyfriends or sons. We don’t keep trying to pull them back down to earth, to admonish them, the way we do women.” While her piece is very one-sided it is interesting to consider how much this influences the way we approach others’ work.


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