Because all the great thinkers are men. Or something….
Posted on August 25, 2011
The University of East Anglia has just announced the line up for its Autumn Literary Festival. And guess what?
Here’s the list: Wilbur Smith; Gail Jones; David Lodge; Evan Davis; Richard Dawkins; Jeffrey Eugenides; Antony Beevor; Antonia Fraser, and Alan Hollinghurst.
Obviously I’ll be going to hear what Dawkins has to say. Or then again, maybe not.
Anyway, speaking of the disproportionate attention paid to/representation of men in the media, blokeosphere, cyber/digital world, literary world, the whole wide fucking world and universe – I know I’m a bit late with this, but did anyone go to this very important training seminar earlier this year: How to Deal With Bloggers? Featuring (wait for it) an all male cast of very very important and influential political bloggers: Iain Dale; Harry Cole; Laurence Durnan; Phil Hendren; Sunny Hundal, and Shane Greer…