Quote of the Day

[Trigger warning.]

"Dead, brutalised women sell books, dead men don't. Nor do dead children or geriatrics."—An unnamed publisher of crime fiction, in response being questioned why the jacket of a book featured "a female corpse [though] the victim in the story was actually a man."

The quote is taken from a story about Jessica Mann, "an award-winning author who reviews crime fiction for the Literary Review," but is refusing to review new crime fiction novels because they have become "so violently and graphically anti-women."

I find it interesting, however, than Mann claims the sharp increase in "sadistic misogyny ... cannot be attributed to an anti-feminist backlash because the most inventive fiction of this kind is written by women," as though no women ever participate in the Patriarchy, especially when ("There is a general feeling that women writers are less important than male writers and what can save and propel them on to the bestseller list is if they produce at least one novel with very graphic violence in it to establish their credibility and prove they are not girly") they are richly rewarded for their collusion.

[H/T to Shaker InfamousQBert.]

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