Others Rant So We Don’t Have To

July 25th, 2004 · No Comments
by Booksquare

We pop into the Cupcake Series infrequently and think that’s a bad idea. Regular visits would mean we wouldn’t find lovely rants like this by accident. And with good reason — we remind you of one of the more inane (oh heck, flat out dumb) comments we’ve ever encountered:

[Charles] McGrath replied that he would welcome suggestions, but “our standards are so high that a great many writers—even published writers—don’t meet them.” As for the attention to male authors, he explained, “more books are written by men than by women.”

Men write more books than women? [Paula] Caplan and her co-author searched for evidence to support that claim, but found none. When asked for a source, McGrath did not reply.

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