RE: Sexism, Twitter and Giant Insects

One last thing on the whole Andrew Smith fiasco.  Maggie Stiefvater said it best on twitter.

The author who said that Maggie was “more familiar with manly car things” was a female author.  It’s also a pretty benign comment that probably wasn’t meant to be sexist but could be taken as that, just as Smith’s comments were.  It goes both ways.  That’s why we have to talk about.  Sexism has become such a part of culture that we don’t even truly realize we do it.

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