Friday, November 13, 2009

Day of Action! - Protest Publishers Weekly's Zero Woman Author Top Ten List posts a call to action today to protest Publishers Weekly's inclusion of zero point zero, zero women authors in their Top Ten Books for 2009.  Please take your own action and be sure to talk back to

My action was a protest post on the Publishers Weekly website:

"No women in your top ten?! Please consider, what does this say about your ability to actually see, hear, or read other perspectives? No wonder there are such class, culture and gender divides in our world today. So much of the population simply gets ignored - systematically and in this case completely. You do not see their story as valid. This is tremendously damaging.

I urgently ask you to explore ways to think more deeply and creatively about this. I recommend watching a beautiful talk "The Danger of a Single Story" by Nigerian writer Chimamanda Adichie.

It may help you understand why the outrage at your list. I look forward to the dialogue. Paulette"

1 comment:

Kamy said...

You go Paulette -- thank you for lending your voice, and for taking the time to protest on the PW site. That is a powerful action. I hope you also post this on your SW page, so we can show our strength as a community too. Thank you for being there.
Warm best,