Embracing our Sentimental Inferiority

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Well female blogging buddies, we’ve been put in our place. After all,  Nobel Laureate VS. Naipul claims that “no woman writer could ever be his literary equal.” For more specifics about this story, check out this blog post at NPR.

It’s good to know that, simply by nature of being a woman, I am incapable of achieving literary heights.  It’s comforting to know that I don’t have to express intelligent thoughts or write anything requiring thought of my readers. After all, I am only a woman so I have nothing worthwhile to offer our society.

Would anyone else like to join me in thanking this “wonderful” man for clarifying it all for me? I’m going to rush out and buy his books immediately, so that I can absorb all of his manly wisdom that has put me back in my place.


10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mrs. H.
    Jun 02, 2011 @ 19:02:16

    Well, what a relief! I’ll just go ahead and delete the whole diss, in that case. Good to know I don’t need to work hard. Tra-la!


    • Woman Wielding Words
      Jun 02, 2011 @ 19:40:38

      You might as well, because I’m sure the only thing coming out of your pretty little head is fluff. (And if you take that seriously I’m going to come beat the crap out of you!)


  2. Taochild
    Jun 02, 2011 @ 19:15:24

    Damn! Does that mean I have to “man up” and take the burden of writing of the shoulders of you poor defenseless woman? Wouldn’t want you guys to break your nails for no good reason!

    I wonder it it is possible to get myself legally declared non-male.


  3. jgavinallan
    Jun 02, 2011 @ 20:26:00

    I guess he knows about my people…I’m certain he could write about the Bru and the waters of the Xepon.

    I fear he thus protest too much…



  4. nrhatch
    Jun 02, 2011 @ 21:12:39

    He’s just embracing his sentimental side ~ reminiscing about the “good old days” when women “knew their place.”


  5. Christine Grote
    Jun 03, 2011 @ 13:04:34

    Awww. I wouldn’t worry about it. Consider the source.


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