These Men Who Have Written Books Have Silenced My Own Ability to Write a Book

A lot of -isms -- racism, Islamism, feminism -- seem not so much concerned with lifting their Favored Groups up as knocking Disfavored Groups down.

Even if you're a racist or sexist, as leftist identity politics groups are (but we're not allowed to say that), shouldn't your focus be on giving a hand up to your own group, rather than hobbling the hated out-groups?


PS, in the time it took these idiots to turn all these books around, they could have written or mostly written the first draft of one chapter of a novel, with only 24 or so more to go.

Just like the way they enter Gender Studies departments to write endless autoethnographies about the barriers keeping women out of STEM programs, instead of, you know, just entering a STEM program and Defeating the STEM Patriarchy.

This seems to be a failing of those who use a religion as a means of bullying other people: They talk a lot about what other people should be doing (or not doing), and not so much doing (or not doing) those thing themselves.

But you do you, militant sexists. I'm sure the whining about not writing your novel will help conjure that novel into existence.

Posted by: Ace at 03:15 PM




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1 I'm so sick of the SJWs everywhere!

Posted by: PAgirlinNC at March 07, 2017 03:09 PM (/5WQL)

2 Nd

Posted by: Clay at March 07, 2017 03:10 PM (ohM5E)

3 So, women are too lazy to write many books?

I'm confused.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 07, 2017 03:10 PM (ul9CR)

4 Maybe next this bookstore can demonstrate the preciousness of life by throwing themselves off a bridge.

Posted by: Mega at March 07, 2017 03:10 PM (hHFOx)

5 I think I can afford not to shop there.

ThatsHowYouGotAmazon

Despite the Bezos Blog.

Posted by: JEM at March 07, 2017 03:11 PM (TppKb)

6
brb, destroyin my business

Posted by: Stupid Bookstore Owner at March 07, 2017 03:11 PM (Sw83N)

7 Um, aren't most book editors women???

Posted by: Lizzy at March 07, 2017 03:11 PM (NOIQH)

8 I'll bet those employees won't bitch about Obama getting $65M for a ghostwriter's memoirs.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at March 07, 2017 03:11 PM (1JnAL)

9 A lot of -isms -- racism, Islamism, feminism -- seem not so much concerned with lifting their Favored Groups up as knocking Disfavored Groups down.

--


This is the basic premise of all grievance studies.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at March 07, 2017 03:11 PM (KUaJL)

10 I didn't realize Ace was going to talk about botany.

rimshot.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at March 07, 2017 03:11 PM (hqZPQ)

11 I like decorating books with pictures.

Posted by: ALH at March 07, 2017 03:11 PM (uLuPn)

12 Terrific. Yet another embarrassing story of how my gender continues to beclown itself. Sigh.



Posted by: bluebell at March 07, 2017 03:12 PM (sBOL1)

13 Maybe they should be really brave next time and not use anything produced by The Patriarchy. Like the printing press, electric light, and indoor climate control.

Posted by: gwelf at March 07, 2017 03:12 PM (8u5U9)

14 These publishing houses we pay every day and keep in business, and profit off of, are like SO UNFAIR.

And stuff.

Posted by: Mega at March 07, 2017 03:12 PM (hHFOx)

15 Wow. Hope they got paper cuts

Posted by: Bigby's Typing Hands at March 07, 2017 03:12 PM (nMDnd)

16 Last female authored fiction book I read was Silas Marner. I think though J K Rowling should share her blessings with other female authors. It's only fair.

Posted by: Jack Sock at March 07, 2017 03:12 PM (jl269)

17
So is this a bookstore mainly aimed at women anyway? Because I wouldn't shop there, but hey they are free to market their wares anyway they want.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 07, 2017 03:12 PM (ODxAs)

18 What's the name of this place so I can make sure NOT
to buy used third-party through Amazon, Alibris, Allbookstores, etc from them?

Posted by: JEM at March 07, 2017 03:12 PM (TppKb)

19 This is the visual equivalent of silencing someone. Following Ace's argument, they can't come up with anything new or creative themselves, so they have to content themselves with silencing others.

Posted by: dwight at March 07, 2017 03:13 PM (iAl7a)

20 Dumbass

Posted by: Red Foreman at March 07, 2017 03:13 PM (zGttg)

21 It's not all about gender.

It's also about having the right Politically Correct Narrative in said novel and being able to guarantee book sales.

But mostly "guarantee books sales"

Which means... novels by normal people who are conservative go right to the bottom of the pile in favor of something ghost written for Oprah or George Clooney or Barack Obama.

Posted by: shibumi at March 07, 2017 03:13 PM (J5mC3)

22 Why does this remind me of something that the women's bookstore in "Portlandia" would do?

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at March 07, 2017 03:13 PM (1JnAL)

23
Frederic Bastiat would be so pleased...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 07, 2017 03:13 PM (v1g1+)

24 Did they put a little paper pussy-hat on all the womyn-scribed tomes?

Posted by: JEM at March 07, 2017 03:13 PM (TppKb)

25 Oi. Why are these SJW women so damn stupid? Don't they realize the majority of women are fairly sane and think they are idiots?

Posted by: IC at March 07, 2017 03:13 PM (a0IVu)

26 That looks like 6 tons of porn ready to pounce.

Posted by: Rick in SK at March 07, 2017 03:13 PM (FZYNt)

27 The Bindings also protect the books as well as advertise them.

...just pointing that out.

Posted by: garrett at March 07, 2017 03:13 PM (oXKWd)

28 Who invented the tampon? Earl Haas. Man.

Who invented the Maxi-Pad? Johnson & Johnson. Men.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 07, 2017 03:14 PM (ul9CR)

29 It's a sucker bet that someone turned around George Eliot's works.

Also, try going to the romance section and finding a book that's written under a male name. Note that I didn't say men didn't write them, just that they aren't written under male names.

Posted by: alexthechick - Parallama platoon ahoy! at March 07, 2017 03:14 PM (mf5HN)

30 16 Last female authored fiction book I read was Silas Marner. I think though J K Rowling should share her blessings with other female authors. It's only fair.
Posted by: Jack Sock at March 07, 2017 03:12 PM (jl269)
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I'm sure she'll get on that after she settles all those refugees in her many mansions.

Posted by: Independent George at March 07, 2017 03:14 PM (BDZWU)

31 These women are showcasing two very negative qualities...it'll come to me....

Posted by: Jane Austen at March 07, 2017 03:14 PM (hqZPQ)

32 Even if you're a racist or sexist, as leftist identity politics groups are (but we're not allowed to say that), shouldn't your focus be on giving a hand up to your own group, rather than hobbling the hated out-groups?




Why? Hobbling the hated out-groups is the only way your group pulls ahead and gets a bigger piece of the pie.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 07, 2017 03:14 PM (/B2KC)

33 Want me to flip them back and see if I get in trouble? Never been to this place but looking it up it's about 15 minutes from my house and potentially on the way home from work if I take an odd route.

Posted by: broseidon being a capitalist pigdog (yknow, working) at March 07, 2017 03:14 PM (oZ6kz)

34 Sure they turned all the book around, but take a wild guess who they are making take out the garbage tonight?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 07, 2017 03:14 PM (KlI/a)

35 Course now that I think more about it, books and book stores are pretty much dying anyway so I guess political theater keeps the fly corpses off the dust jacket

Posted by: Bigby's Typing Hands at March 07, 2017 03:14 PM (nMDnd)

36 looks like someone has too much time on their hands

Posted by: Rick in SK at March 07, 2017 03:14 PM (FZYNt)

37 Ace, this is a not so subtle hint for me to keep writing?

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 07, 2017 03:15 PM (GwOXV)

38 >>Just like the way they enter Gender Studies departments to write endless
autoethnographies about the barriers keeping women out of STEM
programs, instead of, you know, just entering a STEM program and
Defeating the STEM Patriarchy.



It's not about creating, it's about destroying what others have.
Geez, Ayn Rand had these people nailed down in "Atlas Shrugged." It's not fair that he's a bank manager and I'm not! Oh, the govt. will make me bank manager? (1 year later) It's not fair that people don't want to put their money in my bank because I lose it making bad loans. IT"S NOT FAIR. Waaaahhhhhh!!!!!

Wreckers. Feminist Wreckers.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 07, 2017 03:15 PM (NOIQH)

39 Who cares?

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at March 07, 2017 03:15 PM (le7jz)

40 O/T


OK wiki leaks says CIA often spoofs attacks to make them look like other agencies, aka the Russian, are doing the attack.



SOOO, the "Russian Hack" could actually be a CIA hack by Hillary moles?



Wonder if THIS angle will get some traction?

Posted by: Sam at March 07, 2017 03:15 PM (YPJrZ)

41 Late getting the joke..... Pouring the Bisquick. Nice Abraham Walking Dead reference.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at March 07, 2017 03:15 PM (2qHjF)

42 third-grade google-fu:

Loganberry Books, Cleveland.

Posted by: JEM at March 07, 2017 03:15 PM (TppKb)

43 You know who else tried to impose his view on the world and wrote a book?



/ Al Gore

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at March 07, 2017 03:15 PM (ZFUt7)

44 100-1 George Elliot and James Tiptree are turned backwards

Posted by: Saddam Who's Sane at March 07, 2017 03:15 PM (pvbx2)

45 Aren't publishing houses pretty much completely operated by progressives?
So, just like hollywood, there's incessant whining about some biased industry...run by fellow travelling progressives.

Posted by: gwelf at March 07, 2017 03:15 PM (8u5U9)

46 What did they do with "Caitlyn" Jenner's autobiography?

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 07, 2017 03:15 PM (ul9CR)

47 You know Gutenberg was a dude, right Ladies?

Posted by: garrett at March 07, 2017 03:15 PM (oXKWd)

48 Where does Obama's new and exciting book fit into all of this?

Posted by: washrivergal at March 07, 2017 03:15 PM (Ivjge)

49 Gender Studies Intern at Bookstore:

"George Sand, George Eliot...", turns backwards;

"Evelyn Waugh", displays prominently;

"J.K. Rowling", 'hey boss, what do I do with this one?'.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, gentleman cad at March 07, 2017 03:15 PM (gIRsn)

50 Receptionist: How do you write women so well?
Melvin Udall: I think of a man, and I take away reason and accountability.

Posted by: SmileyNh at March 07, 2017 03:15 PM (rgj9x)

51 This is the visual equivalent of silencing someone. Following Ace's argument, they can't come up with anything new or creative themselves, so they have to content themselves with silencing others.
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The logical response to this is simple: in said bookstore, browse a bit.

Pick up a book, a book by a white male author, and place it in front of the favored female books.

Do that several times. Totally screw up their display.

And leave without purchasing anything.

Posted by: shibumi at March 07, 2017 03:15 PM (J5mC3)

52 Me, I'm just a hater. People in general suck donkey ass. The Horde is a rare exception.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 07, 2017 03:16 PM (0mRoj)

53 How many women read on the toilet?

Ah Ha. Trick question. Women do not go #2. Thats my belief and I'm sticking to it.

Posted by: Jack Sock at March 07, 2017 03:16 PM (jl269)

54 #WritesOfMarch

Posted by: @votermom's phone at March 07, 2017 03:16 PM (36cUd)

55 "Posted by: JEM at March 07, 2017 03:12 PM (TppKb) "

Loganberry Books. But I doubt they have very much on Amazon - this place is right near Shaker Square and I've never even heard of it, despite living in Shaker Heights most of my life.

Posted by: broseidon being a capitalist pigdog (yknow, working) at March 07, 2017 03:16 PM (oZ6kz)

56 Of course an AoS thread about Barbra Streisand would wind getting blocked by work filters because of sex. Why wouldn't it?

Posted by: josephistan at March 07, 2017 03:16 PM (7HtZB)

57 Who cares?
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at March 07, 2017 03:15 PM (le7jz)

The poor dumb bastard trying to write a paper for History 101 tonight?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 07, 2017 03:16 PM (KlI/a)

58 >>It's a sucker bet that someone turned around George Eliot's works.


But not Evelyn Waugh's.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 07, 2017 03:16 PM (NOIQH)

59 Ha ha. We do the same thing. You buy book, but when it comes it is upside down.


Posted by: Amazon at March 07, 2017 03:16 PM (YPJrZ)

60 What is a bookstore?

Posted by: Jeff Bezos at March 07, 2017 03:16 PM (MUn2T)

61 Dam. Sorry Alex

Posted by: Saddam Who's Sane at March 07, 2017 03:17 PM (pvbx2)

62 Speaking of books, check out today's freebie and sale from smashwords

Posted by: @votermom's phone at March 07, 2017 03:17 PM (36cUd)

63 Also, try going to the romance section and finding a book that's written under a male name. Note that I didn't say men didn't write them, just that they aren't written under male names.
Posted by: alexthechick - Parallama platoon ahoy! at March 07, 2017 03:14 PM (mf5HN)

**********

You wouldn't buy a book with my name as the author?

Posted by: Buck Turgidson at March 07, 2017 03:17 PM (C+qQ0)

64 when it comes it is upside down.

May I have her number?

Posted by: A Bat at March 07, 2017 03:17 PM (ul9CR)

65 ROMANCE book...

Posted by: Buck Turgidson at March 07, 2017 03:17 PM (C+qQ0)

66 They should open up an Oral Histories Shop.

Posted by: garrett at March 07, 2017 03:17 PM (oXKWd)

67 Want me to flip them back and see if I get in trouble? Never been to this place but looking it up it's about 15 minutes from my house and potentially on the way home from work if I take an odd route.
--

see my post at #51

Posted by: shibumi at March 07, 2017 03:17 PM (J5mC3)

68 Seems like chicks are writing the vast majority of crap being written today

Posted by: NCKate at March 07, 2017 03:17 PM (fNMn+)

69 Do you know what would make a great book holder? Liz Claman's cleavage that's what.

Posted by: Under Fire at March 07, 2017 03:17 PM (ymRuQ)

70 Mary Shelley, "Gods, what twits abound in these parts in these dim days. Perhaps my monster, a modern day Prometheus, should have dare I say it female parts instead? Would that have made it more evocative? And called it Frankenboobs?"

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 07, 2017 03:17 PM (GwOXV)

71 I wonder if the SJW geniuses there turned George Sand & George Eliot to the wall?

Posted by: josephistan at March 07, 2017 03:18 PM (7HtZB)

72 I once wrote a book report on a book that I never read, got a b on it. It was bless the beasts and the children, obviously the teacher didn't read it also. I used to read a lot of classic sci-fi and the women writers would hide the fact that they were women so that they wouldn't be passed over by readers.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at March 07, 2017 03:18 PM (6Ll1u)

73 I would walk out and go to another book store to buy my books from non-lunatics if I walked in on that.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 07, 2017 03:18 PM (f5uaD)

74 You know Gutenberg was a dude, right Ladies?




Who, Steve? Duh.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 07, 2017 03:18 PM (/B2KC)

75 I'm an electrical engineer. I work with some female engineers. Most all of them are very sensible people, as most engineers are (we can't afford to be delusional, or shit blows up/falls down/comes apart). None I know would be caught dead at these shriek-fests.

Posted by: Jeffersonian at March 07, 2017 03:18 PM (+ttLq)

76 Loganberry Books. But I doubt they have very much on Amazon

Couple quick queries not chased down indicate they probably show up on Alibris and AbeBooks but not Amazon.

Posted by: JEM at March 07, 2017 03:19 PM (TppKb)

77 68 Seems like chicks are writing the vast majority of crap being written today
Posted by: NCKate at March 07, 2017 03:17 PM (fNMn+)
===

And they all seem to be dystopian novels with female protagonists.

Posted by: Independent George at March 07, 2017 03:19 PM (BDZWU)

78
Now all we need are one dozen intrepid males to go in there and pour many gallons of maple syrup over the shelves.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 07, 2017 03:19 PM (v1g1+)

79 what in the ever loving fuck does this shit prove? we're dumber and more intense thinking than the rest of the country? i see a going out of business sale starting next week. this is effin nuts. maybe they need more pancakes.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 07, 2017 03:19 PM (KP5rU)

80 J K Rowling has sold more books than all of them combined.

That store must not sell Patricia Cornwell, Anne rice, 9000 romance authors, ETC ETC ETC ETC. I'm being lazy about the authors. There are MANY!

Posted by: SmileyNh at March 07, 2017 03:19 PM (rgj9x)

81 Just when you think they can't possibly get stupider...they sink a drill into the Marianas Trench.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 07, 2017 03:20 PM (659DL)

82 Who, Steve? Duh.

Frankly, the Chicken Chronicles is one of my favorite movies ever, mainly because of who I saw it with and what happened afterward.

Posted by: JEM at March 07, 2017 03:20 PM (TppKb)

83 I once wrote a book report on a book that I never read, got a b on it. It was bless the beasts and the children, obviously the teacher didn't read it also. I used to read a lot of classic sci-fi and the women writers would hide the fact that they were women so that they wouldn't be passed over by readers.

----

I hated that book.

Bedwetters. ALL OF THEM.

And screw the buffalo. They are delicious.

Posted by: Bob From the NSA at March 07, 2017 03:20 PM (8XRCm)

84 Will this womyns bookstore be closed tomorrow to celebrate a day without womyns books?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 07, 2017 03:20 PM (IqV8l)

85
damn NSA sock.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 07, 2017 03:21 PM (8XRCm)

86 I wonder if the SJW geniuses there turned George Sand George Eliot to the wall?
--

A new mission for Broseiden: go to the bookstore, and find those authors. Take a picture of them placed backwords. Then... SJW Shame on Facebook.

Then mess up the displays by putting random male authored fiction in front of the female titles the are displayed.

Posted by: shibumi at March 07, 2017 03:21 PM (J5mC3)

87 Another collateral effect of Alpha POTUS is that boys of all persuasions have a legit unapologetic role model.

Posted by: kallisto at March 07, 2017 03:21 PM (nNdYv)

88 another ism ... environmentalism. Obama waited until the last day (or so) to xo it illegal to use lead ammo in parks. Trump reversed it, so HuffPo types are outraged "Evil Trumps hates environment" (or some such headline).

It was OK for Obama for 8 years, and very unpopular to make it illegal. But Obama scores points, and the headline just attacks Trump on lead ... have to find in the article that it was last minute by Obummer, and he consulted no one (except his political hacks).

The left gets a good chuckle over this crap, but I have to think more normal people figure out what liars they are each time they pull such a stunt.

Posted by: illiniwek at March 07, 2017 03:21 PM (BrMft)

89 I say we just get a bunch of giant pink dildos called Skippy the Wonder horse and then shove them up their asses...while granted I don't know how much impact it would have as far as making a political statement it would be fun as hell to watch the expressions on their faces as we shoved the dildos in...all without benefit of lube of course.

Posted by: southdakotaboy at March 07, 2017 03:21 PM (JaJ3u)

90 March 16 ...the US debt ceiling will be reached.

Posted by: Under Fire at March 07, 2017 03:21 PM (ymRuQ)

91 Posted by: shibumi at March 07, 2017 03:17 PM (J5mC3)

*****

Go for it, but don't let *my* internet encouragement lead you into writing a check your meatspace body can't cash.

i.e., do it, but be careful.

Posted by: Taco Shack at March 07, 2017 03:21 PM (C+qQ0)

92 I got news for you, if it wasn't for the toilet, there would be no books.

Posted by: George Costanza at March 07, 2017 03:21 PM (BDZWU)

93 Coming soon - The White Male Protected Class
( just going to take awhile after being on the bottom)

Posted by: Skip at March 07, 2017 03:21 PM (HDU3V)

94 Darn. I was looking forward to Shelves, A Moron's Guide.

Posted by: wth at March 07, 2017 03:21 PM (HgMAr)

95 I went to a bookstore like that once with some friends while bumming around (insert major northeastern city).

It was Lesbian Folksinging night. There was a lesbian folksinger. Singing folk songs, all about how she's a lesbian and how oppressed and misunderstood she was. To an audience of lesbians.

We weren't there long. Come to think of it, I'll bet EVERY night was Lesbian Folksinging Night there.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 07, 2017 03:22 PM (ul9CR)

96 what in the ever loving fuck does this shit prove? we're dumber and more intense thinking than the rest of the country? i see a going out of business sale starting next week. this is effin nuts. maybe they need more pancakes.
--

I think you meant "Lithium" not "pancakes."

Posted by: shibumi at March 07, 2017 03:22 PM (J5mC3)

97 68
Seems like chicks are writing the vast majority of crap being written today

Posted by: NCKate at March 07, 2017 03:17 PM (fNMn+)

Wait, ace is a chick?

I denounce myself

Posted by: Sam at March 07, 2017 03:22 PM (YPJrZ)

98 And they all seem to be dystopian novels with female protagonists.
Posted by: Independent George at March 07, 2017 03:19 PM (BDZWU)


So they plagiarized a bunch of Lifetime TV scripts?

Posted by: kallisto at March 07, 2017 03:22 PM (nNdYv)

99
If I walked by a bookstore window and noticed a bunch of books turned backwards i would assume some dumbass millenial who worked there can't manage to do a simple task like displaying books.

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at March 07, 2017 03:22 PM (lKyWE)

100 This is the most idiotic display I've ever seen. And I've seen a lot of idiotic displays lately.

Who the fuck cares whether a book is written by a man or a woman? It's what's inside, you ignorant twats.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 07, 2017 03:22 PM (tHwdc)

101 The debt ceiling is a masculine construct.

Seriously, I never met any women who worked in construction.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at March 07, 2017 03:22 PM (hqZPQ)

102 Feminists...the ISIS of the intellectual world.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 07, 2017 03:22 PM (659DL)

103 I'm so oppressed right now...

Posted by: J. K. Rowling at March 07, 2017 03:22 PM (rUIbB)

104 The late Ray Bradbury's essay comes to mind:

http://www.rjgeib.com/thoughts/451/451.html

Posted by: Curmudgeon at March 07, 2017 03:23 PM (ujg0T)

105
That leaves us with feminist masterpieces of

Twilight


50 Shades of Grey

Posted by: ThunderB at March 07, 2017 03:23 PM (fCT65)

106 Probably a publicity stunt, in reaction to ebooks.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at March 07, 2017 03:23 PM (vRcUp)

107 They aren't looking to move inventory, are they?

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Brings You Bladerunner: The Musical at March 07, 2017 03:23 PM (hLRSq)

108 This is how you get Harrison Bergeron.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 07, 2017 03:23 PM (wB8Tg)

109 Skip the Lithium, go pass Go, and use Electro-shock.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 07, 2017 03:23 PM (GwOXV)

110 We weren't there long. Come to think of it, I'll bet EVERY night was Lesbian Folksinging Night there.

Hey, I used to go watch all-girl punk bands in lesbian clubs way-back-when...

Posted by: JEM at March 07, 2017 03:23 PM (TppKb)

111
March 16 ...the US debt ceiling will be reached.
Posted by: Under Fire


How high is up?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 07, 2017 03:23 PM (IqV8l)

112 ThunderB, you forgot If you were a dinosaur.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 07, 2017 03:23 PM (GwOXV)

113 Down with the Patriotarchy!

Posted by: RestofNFLteams at March 07, 2017 03:23 PM (dZGNV)

114 Do women mainly write cookbooks?

Posted by: ALH at March 07, 2017 03:24 PM (uLuPn)

115 doesn't STEM stand for Science Technology Engineering Male?

Posted by: Mallfly Cloggenstein of Obamaland VT at March 07, 2017 03:24 PM (b7fwp)

116
Based on Babs Streisand's publicly confessed unhinging, I'm willing to bet that all the wymyn withdrawing their gracious selves from productive behavior tomorrow will be stuffing their pie holes with stacks of pancakes smothered under gallons of maple syrup.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 07, 2017 03:24 PM (v1g1+)

117 Darn. I was looking forward to Shelves, A Moron's Guide.

Don't be silly.

It's Shelves: It's Like Stairs for Stuff

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 07, 2017 03:24 PM (659DL)

118 Quote from earlier today:

There is no point crying about this attempt to shut down dissent and police both thoughts and speech. It's what converged organizations do; they are more interested in your submission than your business. Pointing out their double standards and hypocrisy will accomplish nothing; they know they are hypocrites and they consider it to be a virtue.

http://voxday.blogspot.com/2017/03/build-your-own-platforms.html?m=1

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at March 07, 2017 03:24 PM (aE5AH)

119

Of course the works of Jacqueline Suzanne and Oprah


Posted by: ThunderB at March 07, 2017 03:24 PM (fCT65)

120 >>another ism ... environmentalism. Obama waited until the last day (or
so) to xo it illegal to use lead ammo in parks. Trump reversed it, so
HuffPo types are outraged "Evil Trumps hates environment" (or some such
headline).


Clinton did this to GWBush re: drastically reduced level of acceptable arsenic in water on his last day in office (among other things). Oh, the outrage at W for reversing that.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 07, 2017 03:24 PM (NOIQH)

121 I bet they can't keep MeAgain's book from flying off the shelves.

Posted by: wth at March 07, 2017 03:25 PM (HgMAr)

122 will be stuffing their pie holes with stacks of pancakes smothered under gallons of maple syrup.

So Thursday will be Day With Heavier Women?

Posted by: JEM at March 07, 2017 03:25 PM (TppKb)

123 http://wordables.com/top-10-bestselling-authors-of-all-time/

3 of the top 5 selling Authors are Women! 5 of the top 10.

Does Shakespeare even count at number 1(joking)?

Posted by: SmileyNh at March 07, 2017 03:25 PM (rgj9x)

124 Want me to flip them back and see if I get in
trouble? Never been to this place but looking it up it's about 15
minutes from my house and potentially on the way home from work if I
take an odd route.

Posted by: broseidon

Walk in with a chocolate milk shake and a gyro. Proceed to pick up all the books. When they ask you to leave, tell them that gyros are your comfort food, and like a comfort pig, need to be allowed in the store.

Posted by: Bruce at March 07, 2017 03:25 PM (8ikIW)

125 No books not much use for shelves now is there?

Posted by: Skip at March 07, 2017 03:25 PM (HDU3V)

126 Interesting business model.

Yes, make a majority of the books harder for customers to find. Oh, and while you're at it . . . make sure the staff has to work harder to find specific books. Brilliant job!!!

Posted by: Shinjinrui at March 07, 2017 03:26 PM (h5hE3)

127 I suppose I could identify as a woman....


then they could read my book and feel all warm and cozy and stuff.

But, except for one brief mention, there is a distinct lack of pancakes in my novel.

It is a quandary.

Posted by: naturalfake at March 07, 2017 03:26 PM (vZ9Fw)

128 Clearly, we must send female authors to the camps until they relent and write books about subjects that don't interest them.

Posted by: Author Barbie, "Fiction is Hard!" at March 07, 2017 03:26 PM (Ndje9)

129

Goodness. I thought books were about the ideas inside them

Posted by: ThunderB at March 07, 2017 03:27 PM (fCT65)

130
No books not much use for shelves now is there?
Posted by: Skip at March 07, 2017 03:25 PM (HDU3V)


Displaying your awesome collection of action figures

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at March 07, 2017 03:27 PM (lKyWE)

131 Next up on Inside SJW, Women Metal Bands, and why there are so few.


Posted by: IP at March 07, 2017 03:27 PM (hUtue)

132 Clearly, we must send female authors to the camps until they relent and write books about subjects that don't interest them.

Posted by: Author Barbie, "Fiction is Hard!"



"Replacing A Water Pump In, Oh, Who Cares!"

Posted by: rickb223 at March 07, 2017 03:27 PM (/B2KC)

133 Was it something I said?

Posted by: militant sexist at March 07, 2017 03:27 PM (5gXZz)

134 Pretty sure they silenced the gay dudes, too.

And that is wrong.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 07, 2017 03:28 PM (B+qrE)

135 It sorta looks like the bookstore in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Posted by: Bigby's Typing Hands at March 07, 2017 03:28 PM (nMDnd)

136 So Thursday will be Day With Heavier Women?





Posted by: JEM at March 07, 2017 03:25 PM (TppKb)

It might be, if I make that Captain Crunch French toast.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 07, 2017 03:28 PM (tHwdc)

137 No books not much use for shelves now is there?




Good for holding pistols and ammo.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 07, 2017 03:28 PM (/B2KC)

138 And Sarah Hoyt writes on race and racism.

https://accordingtohoyt.com/2017/03/07/race-and-racism/

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 07, 2017 03:28 PM (GwOXV)

139 70 Frankenhooker.

Posted by: richard mcenroe at March 07, 2017 03:28 PM (gkxz4)

140 And they wonder why men aren't interested in them.

Posted by: ALH at March 07, 2017 03:28 PM (uLuPn)

141 You guys are thinking about way too much work to mess with it.

Just turn the rest of the books backwards. Far less effort and time, and they'll need to spend the entire day going through every book to figure out which ones to turn back.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at March 07, 2017 03:28 PM (KUaJL)

142 "Replacing A Water Pump In, Oh, Who Cares!"

Posted by: rickb223 at March 07, 2017 03:27 PM (/B2KC)
"Cars Need Oil?"

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at March 07, 2017 03:28 PM (hqZPQ)

143
I freaking TOLD you not to teach the women folk to read and write.

Next thing you know... they are gonna want shoes.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 07, 2017 03:28 PM (8XRCm)

144 Other than books by Ayn Rand, there really hasn't been a great or essential book written by a woman and certainly nothing that could enter the canon of great western literature or thought.

Posted by: Kreplach at March 07, 2017 03:29 PM (Gh/jd)

145 We will be burning all the books.

Posted by: Trumpenhitler at March 07, 2017 03:29 PM (ymRuQ)

146 Just how does this CISnormative bitch know the gender of any of these authors?

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at March 07, 2017 03:29 PM (97XyN)

147 Seriously, I never met any women who worked in construction.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at March 07, 2017 03:22 PM (hqZPQ)
..............

They spend far too much time in the porta-potties.

Posted by: wth at March 07, 2017 03:29 PM (HgMAr)

148 I freaking TOLD you not to teach the women folk to read and write.

Next thing you know... they are gonna want shoes.



And the vote!

Posted by: rickb223 at March 07, 2017 03:29 PM (/B2KC)

149 123
http://wordables.com/top-10-bestselling-authors-of-all-time/



3 of the top 5 selling Authors are Women! 5 of the top 10.


Does Shakespeare even count at number 1(joking)?

Posted by: SmileyNh at March 07, 2017 03:25 PM (rgj9x)

So good ole "King James" as in the King James Bible didn't make this list?

#fakenews

Posted by: Sam at March 07, 2017 03:29 PM (YPJrZ)

150 But, except for one brief mention, there is a distinct lack of pancakes in my novel.
It is a quandary.

Posted by: naturalfake at March 07, 2017 03:26 PM


A quandary, or are you just waffling?

Posted by: Johnny Cake at March 07, 2017 03:30 PM (DMUuz)

151 146 Just how does this CISnormative bitch know the gender of any of these authors?

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at March 07, 2017 03:29 PM (97XyN)

Maybe you have to turn them upside down to check. Like with dogs.

Posted by: ALH at March 07, 2017 03:30 PM (uLuPn)

152 No books not much use for shelves now is there?

Posted by: Skip at March 07, 2017 03:25 PM (HDU3V)





Displaying your awesome collection of action figures fat Barbie dolls.

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at March 07, 2017 03:27 PM (lKyWE)

FIFY

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 07, 2017 03:30 PM (tHwdc)

153 I am sure this is all Trump's fault - books turned around on shelves, Streisand bloating up on pancakes, Hillary Clinton wearing nothing but a tea cozy.


We have no choice. Trump must be impeached. It is the only sane conservative response.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Brings You Bladerunner: The Musical at March 07, 2017 03:30 PM (hLRSq)

154 130
No books not much use for shelves now is there?
Posted by: Skip at March 07, 2017 03:25 PM (HDU3V)


Displaying your awesome collection of action figures
Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at March 07, 2017 03:27 PM (lKyWE)

Embrace the power of "and" - coming soon to a book thread near you.

Posted by: josephistan at March 07, 2017 03:30 PM (7HtZB)

155 Other than books by Ayn Rand, there really hasn't been a great or essential book written by a woman and certainly nothing that could enter the canon of great western literature or thought

+++

Q manuscript

Posted by: Bigby's Typing Hands at March 07, 2017 03:30 PM (nMDnd)

156 >>I think though J K Rowling should share her blessings with other female authors. It's only fair.

Combine Rowling with the female authors who wrote Twilight, Hunger Games, and 50 Shades, and that's like 90% of the book market.

Posted by: Cave Johnson at March 07, 2017 03:30 PM (ugfki)

157 OK wiki leaks says CIA often spoofs attacks to make them look like other agencies, aka the Russian, are doing the attack.

SOOO, the "Russian Hack" could actually be a CIA hack by Hillary moles?

Wonder if THIS angle will get some traction?

Posted by: Sam at March 07, 2017 03:15 PM (YPJrZ)


Probably not since everybody has been saying it since the whole DNC hack was announced.

Because these SOOOPER SECRET hackers, who are so awesome that only superduper smart hackers could have conducted the attack, forgot and left behind a Russian name in the metadata of a Word document.

Because despite being superduper smart, were also kind of dumb.



Posted by: blaster at March 07, 2017 03:30 PM (tewYv)

158 Like with dogs.
Posted by: ALH at March 07, 2017 03:30 PM (uLuPn)
____________________________


and chickens

Posted by: IP at March 07, 2017 03:30 PM (hUtue)

159 "Pretty sure they silenced the gay dudes, too."

How did they achieve that little miracle?

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Brings You Bladerunner: The Musical at March 07, 2017 03:31 PM (hLRSq)

160 "Replacing A Water Pump In, Oh, Who Cares!"

Posted by: rickb223 at March 07, 2017 03:27 PM (/B2KC)
"Cars Need Oil?"
Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at March 07, 2017 03:28 PM (hqZPQ)

-----

It *just* doing that yesterday.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 07, 2017 03:31 PM (8XRCm)

161 If books were a one day deal from submittal to publishing you could do it tomorrow, there won't be any Leftist females at the book publishing office.

Posted by: Skip at March 07, 2017 03:31 PM (HDU3V)

162 So good ole "King James" as in the King James Bible didn't make this list?

#fakenews


Posted by: Sam at March 07, 2017 03:29 PM (YPJrZ)

I'm in the market for a King James Bible. Apparently it's the bomb.

Posted by: Achmed the Dead Terrorist at March 07, 2017 03:32 PM (tHwdc)

163 Clinton did this to GWBush re: drastically reduced level of acceptable arsenic in water on his last day in office (among other things). Oh, the outrage at W for reversing that.
Posted by: Lizzy at March 07, 2017 03:24 PM (NOIQH)



The "dramatic rollbacks" of regulations that saved millions of children according to the MSM.

Regulations slated to take effect in 20 years and cost about a trillion dollars apiece to implement.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at March 07, 2017 03:32 PM (1JnAL)

164 Goodness. I thought books were about the ideas inside them

Posted by: ThunderB at March 07, 2017 03:27 PM (fCT65)


Silly goose! The books you have on the shelf are there for what is written on the spine and how it reflects on the worthiness of the owner! Not the content!

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Brings You Bladerunner: The Musical at March 07, 2017 03:32 PM (hLRSq)

165 What did they do with "Caitlyn" Jenner's autobiography?
Posted by: WhatWhatWhat

They turned it around too, but they cut off the binding and glued to the other side.

Posted by: Clay at March 07, 2017 03:32 PM (ohM5E)

166 Who the fuck cares whether a book is written by a man or a woman? It's what's inside, you ignorant twats.
---

Goodness. I thought books were about the ideas inside them
--

Tsk, tsk, tsk.

People, we live in a world ruled by emotionally unstable liberals.

What is inside does not matter at all.

Substance is utterly irrelevant.

It's what's on the surface is the only thing that counts.

Like... transgenders. They're biologically one sex and claim they are the other. In libtardworld, Style (what they say they are) always wins ove what Substance (biological reality. )

Another example: Did you know that men get periods? There's a childrens coloring book that states just that.

Objective reality (is a book good) is meaningless compared to subjective reality (does this book parrot my strange fantasy based beliefs?)

Posted by: shibumi at March 07, 2017 03:32 PM (J5mC3)

167 @165 Threadwinner

Posted by: blaster at March 07, 2017 03:32 PM (tewYv)

168 Peas and corn, peas and corn.

Posted by: The green giant at March 07, 2017 03:33 PM (5gXZz)

169
Did you ever imagine in 1987 that we'd still be putting up with this -ism bullshit in the "futuristic" year of 2017?


It's almost 2020, for fark's sake!!

Twenty Twenty!!

And we're still living episodes of farking Maude!

Posted by: Stupid Bookstore Owner at March 07, 2017 03:33 PM (Sw83N)

170 Anyone made the painfully obvious mansplaining STEM joke yet?

Posted by: Chupacabra at March 07, 2017 03:33 PM (Smm/k)

171 You wouldn't buy a book with my name as the author?
Posted by: Buck Turgidson at March 07, 2017 03:17 PM (C+qQ0)



Well, I would.

Bookstore story time!

Right when the Brokeback Mountain movie was coming out, I was at a bookstore buying that week's allotment of yaoi. As I was checking out, the cashier said all knowingly "Ah Brokeback manga" and he obviously thought he was being all supportive and whatnot.

I went still and mute for a second because there was a woman with a child a register over and thus I could not begin screaming. The guy must have seen the look of horror on my face because he was all did I say something wrong.

And that's when I informed the store, in increasing volume and pitch, just how homophobic is the Brokeback Mountain novella because it's not a novel at least Carrie had the decency to make it obvious that the newspaper stuff was slammed in there to make it novel length as opposed to the clear padding in Brokeback not that it was ever good in the first place and did I mention that the book hates its characters and they are horrible human beings and the ending is flat out idiotic and it is not queer positive in any of the way and saying it is is insulting and do not even get me started on how Annie Proulx however it is you say her name and I refuse to learn because she doesn't deserve it is no kind of feminist and both she and her work are immensely overrated and if the author hates her characters so will I and that's not deep it's stupid and

When I paused for breath the guy was all oh thank God I thought I was the only one who hated her. And then we bonded over how people mistake nihilism for depth and he sold me the next couple of volumes in one of the series I was reading that weren't supposed to go on display until the next week.

I managed not to swear in front of the child though I think the arm flailing scared it a bit.

Posted by: alexthechick - Parallama platoon ahoy! at March 07, 2017 03:33 PM (mf5HN)

172 It must have taken them hours just to turn over the James Patterson alone.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 07, 2017 03:33 PM (4YGWz)

173 Wait sorry meant J not Q

Posted by: Bigby's Typing Hands at March 07, 2017 03:33 PM (nMDnd)

174 Women Metal Bands, and why there are so few.

Vixen.

Yeah, I know they weren't really metal, but the video to Living on the Edge of a Broken Heart gives cause for a dispensation of the rules.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 07, 2017 03:34 PM (B+qrE)

175 142 Zsa Zsa: "Iz zis our new electrizical car, darling?"

Posted by: Author Barbie, at March 07, 2017 03:34 PM (Ndje9)

176 44 chapters of how to pump up a tire. consesus, fuck it, run it flat, or find some neanderthal to pump it.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 07, 2017 03:34 PM (KP5rU)

177 See the story today about the new book Toni the Tampon? The author wants you to know men have periods too, I'm confused because the Stones told me Only Women Bleed.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at March 07, 2017 03:35 PM (6Ll1u)

178 I thought bookstores wanted to sell books? How does this accomplish that goal?

Posted by: Tradd at March 07, 2017 03:35 PM (GSJcT)

179 Late, but Jesus...

The virtue signaling.

Where does it end? What small act by some person craving attention for their goodness is going to finally tip the scales within the leftist community to, "Wow, I suddenly see how dumb this whole enterprise is."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 07, 2017 03:35 PM (mC1ZI)

180 Give it up for the eight well-adjusted employees who flipped 10k books in a frenzied two-hour hate process. The Bolsheviks were less dedicated.

Posted by: Based Stick Moron at March 07, 2017 03:35 PM (ismre)

181 Late, but Jesus...




Que?

Posted by: rickb223 at March 07, 2017 03:35 PM (/B2KC)

182 155 Other than books by Ayn Rand, there really hasn't been a great or essential book written by a woman and certainly nothing that could enter the canon of great western literature or thought

+++

Q manuscript
Posted by: Bigby's Typing Hands at March 07, 2017 03:30 PM (nMDnd)





Oh they write some great chick lit.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at March 07, 2017 03:36 PM (TdMsT)

183 I went still and mute for a second because there was a woman with a child a register over and thus I could not begin screaming.

-----

We all get soft as we age.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 07, 2017 03:36 PM (8XRCm)

184
We as human beings today are crap.

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at March 07, 2017 03:36 PM (Sw83N)

185 Other notable thing is, you can just tell without checking that it's a bunch of white girls did that

Posted by: Bigby's Typing Hands at March 07, 2017 03:36 PM (nMDnd)

186 "Maybe they should be really brave next time and not use anything
produced by The Patriarchy. Like the printing press, electric light, and
indoor climate control."

Zombie Carl Djerassi called while you were out. Something about the "birth control pill"? He said he'd call back.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 07, 2017 03:36 PM (noWW6)

187 And speaking about plugging in: https://goo.gl/dnNHes

I'm sure we will soon have Bluetooth-enabled USB-port overlays in the same fashion that folks have been making overlays to steal card info from gas station and supermarket credit card terminals...

Posted by: JEM at March 07, 2017 03:36 PM (TppKb)

188 >>Other than books by Ayn Rand, there really hasn't been a great or essential book written by a woman and certainly nothing that could enter the canon of great western literature or thought


Fuck You, Buddy.

Posted by: Judy Blume at March 07, 2017 03:36 PM (oXKWd)

189 @atc I did not understand any of that and please do not explain it to me.

Posted by: blaster at March 07, 2017 03:36 PM (tewYv)

190 Posted by: alexthechick - Parallama platoon ahoy! at March 07, 2017 03:33 PM (mf5HN)


What is your emotional reaction to scones?

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Brings You Bladerunner: The Musical at March 07, 2017 03:36 PM (hLRSq)

191 Sandwiches, and Other Tools of Male Oppression

Posted by: now on Amazon at March 07, 2017 03:36 PM (HgMAr)

192 177; wasn't that alice cooper?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 07, 2017 03:36 PM (KP5rU)

193 Seriously, I never met any women who worked in construction.


Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at March 07, 2017 03:22 PM

Au Contraire . . .


Even tried Red Man once. That shit is nasty.

Posted by: Infidel at March 07, 2017 03:36 PM (uKRys)

194 The author wants you to know men have periods too, I'm confused because the Stones told me Only Women Bleed.




Never trust anything that bleeds for seven days and doesn't die.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 07, 2017 03:37 PM (/B2KC)

195 What's the name of this place?
====

"Women and Women First"

Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at March 07, 2017 03:37 PM (6TED6)

196 >>We all get soft as we age.


Not around children, I don't.

Posted by: Harry Reid at March 07, 2017 03:37 PM (oXKWd)

197 Zombie Carl Djerassi called while you were out. Something about the "birth control pill"? He said he'd call back.

If I hadn't invented the back seat they wouldn't be getting pregnant anyway.

Posted by: Zombie Karl Benz at March 07, 2017 03:37 PM (TppKb)

198 164 Goodness. I thought books were about the ideas inside them

Posted by: ThunderB at March 07, 2017 03:27 PM (fCT65)


Silly goose! The books you have on the shelf are there for what is written on the spine and how it reflects on the worthiness of the owner! Not the content!
Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Brings You Bladerunner: The Musical at March 07, 2017 03:32 PM (hLRSq)

======================

"It's all about the ideas! Of course it is! Unless it's written by a white cis-male. Then it should be shunned and ignored for equality. Why yes, I have read The Communist Manifesto, and I love it. Why do you ask?"
-Very smart college student who's struggling with their core classes but acing that gender studies course

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 07, 2017 03:37 PM (mC1ZI)

199 114
Do women mainly write cookbooks?

No, romance, mysteries, true crime garbage, and probably half of children's lit.

Posted by: Wendy at March 07, 2017 03:37 PM (bpemY)

200 We as human beings today are crap

+++

Weak times make hard men or something like that

Posted by: Bigby's Typing Hands at March 07, 2017 03:38 PM (nMDnd)

201 So, I hear tomorrow is a Day Without Wymyn. I hope every single scrunt who doesn't show up for work to make a stupid statement loses her damned job.

That goes for Mika, too. (Have no idea if she's going to "work" tomorrow or not.)

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 07, 2017 03:38 PM (PY9jH)

202 Seriously, I never met any women who worked in construction.


Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at March 07, 2017 03:22 PM

-----

I have a couple working on the crews.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 07, 2017 03:38 PM (8XRCm)

203 Do women mainly write cookbooks?


Hello! Betty Freaking Crocker??????

Posted by: IP at March 07, 2017 03:38 PM (hUtue)

204 Anyone else reminded of the "Portlandia" sketch with Steve Buscemi trapped in a feminist bookstore?

Posted by: josephistan at March 07, 2017 03:38 PM (7HtZB)

205 Anything you can do, I can do better!

As long as you are forbidden to do it.

Posted by: Teh Wymyns at March 07, 2017 03:38 PM (QM5S2)

206 How To Get Your Tire Changed, and 100 More Reasons For Breast Enhancement

Posted by: now on Amazon at March 07, 2017 03:38 PM (HgMAr)

207 And then we bonded over how people mistake nihilism for depth
==

That's what she said.

Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at March 07, 2017 03:38 PM (6TED6)

208 I have a cookbook from Julia Child and Jacques Pepin.

Do I have to cut it in half?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 07, 2017 03:38 PM (B+qrE)

209 OT, from ZeroHedge:

"Evidence mounts showing CIA FBI knew about catastrophic weaknesses in the most-used smartphones in America, but kept them open -- to spy."

/sighs, and decides to spend the evening building a faraday cage to house her cell phone when it's turned off.

Posted by: shibumi at March 07, 2017 03:38 PM (J5mC3)

210 Amity Shlaes is a good author.

Posted by: Infidel at March 07, 2017 03:38 PM (uKRys)

211 What is your emotional reaction to scones?
Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Brings You Bladerunner: The Musical at March 07, 2017 03:36 PM (hLRSq)



Yes, please.

Posted by: alexthechick - Parallama platoon ahoy! at March 07, 2017 03:38 PM (mf5HN)

212 I don't know if this is my fault or what, but every time I load AOSHQ (or the comments) in my browser, after about 30 or 40 seconds an audio commercial autoplays. Very annoying.

Could be video too but I can't find it if it is.

Posted by: Sphynx at March 07, 2017 03:39 PM (OZmbA)

213 there is a distinct lack of pancakes in my novel.

You can't have any of mine.

Posted by: Babs Streisand, "On A Clear Day, You Can See IHOP" at March 07, 2017 03:39 PM (Ndje9)

214 179 Late, but Jesus...

The virtue signaling.

Where does it end? What small act by some person craving attention for their goodness is going to finally tip the scales within the leftist community to, "Wow, I suddenly see how dumb this whole enterprise is."
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 07, 2017 03:35 PM (mC1ZI)




The virtue-signalers need to thoroughly exhaust themselves first. And they are making a remarkable start in doing just that.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at March 07, 2017 03:39 PM (TdMsT)

215 Zsa Zsa: "Iz zis our new electrizical car, darling?"

Posted by: Author Barbie, at March 07, 2017 03:34 PM (Ndje9)

Eva made gaskets out of pancakes in Green Acres.

Posted by: Achmed the Dead Terrorist at March 07, 2017 03:39 PM (tHwdc)

216 201: she probably recorded tomorrows' crying jag today. it's all good.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 07, 2017 03:39 PM (KP5rU)

217 Judy Blume holy shit that cunt gave me all kinds of nightmares

Posted by: Bigby's Typing Hands at March 07, 2017 03:39 PM (nMDnd)

218 How To Get Your Tire Changed, and 100 More Reasons For Breast Enhancement

Word. A smile helps too.

Posted by: JEM at March 07, 2017 03:39 PM (TppKb)

219 Yo!

Posted by: Yo! at March 07, 2017 03:39 PM (GwIKd)

220 Why don't they just burn the male books? It's what they really want.

Posted by: Poe at March 07, 2017 03:39 PM (AA+dC)

221 /off dead terrorist sock

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 07, 2017 03:40 PM (tHwdc)

222 See? This is the problem with letting them out of the kitchen.

*dodges 'ette-flung frying pans*


Anyone see that helpful app that shows you ladies how many times you have been victimized in a day, unwittingly?

http://www.businessinsider.com/this-app-says-it-measures-how-many- times-women-are-interrupted-by-men-2017-3

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March 07, 2017 03:40 PM (GX63o)

223
'Cause the wimmens are busy fetching sandwiches and beer for the lazy ass men writers.

Posted by: Sphynx at March 07, 2017 03:40 PM (OZmbA)

224 Do women mainly write cookbooks?


Hello! Betty Freaking Crocker??????




Her son, the chef, wrote it.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 07, 2017 03:40 PM (/B2KC)

225 I will eat scones but I will not have them with tea. I have them with coffee like an American, dammit.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 07, 2017 03:40 PM (ul9CR)

226 What is your emotional reaction to scones?

Jesus saves, but Esposito scores on the rebound!

Posted by: JEM at March 07, 2017 03:40 PM (TppKb)

227 Is this a good time to mention that JJ Sefton got name-checked on American Thinker this morning?


Because he did.




Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at March 07, 2017 03:40 PM (6TED6)

228 Yes, please.

Posted by: alexthechick - Parallama platoon ahoy! at March 07, 2017 03:38 PM (mf5HN)


On the way via USB.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Brings You Bladerunner: The Musical at March 07, 2017 03:40 PM (hLRSq)

229 @kreplach: Contributions by lady authors are limited, sure, but try looking up i.e. Dorothy Sayers. Also, Lengle's A Wrinkle In Time is one of the all-time great young adult novels. There are others.

Posted by: Sporkatus at March 07, 2017 03:41 PM (eXSOZ)

230 Posted by: alexthechick - Parallama platoon ahoy! at March 07, 2017 03:33 PM

Poetry.

And I'm still laughing at the parallama thing. It's a long story.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 07, 2017 03:41 PM (p+Wdc)

231
It's almost 2020 and we've got, what, iphones??


Do you know what year the Liberty I launched in the Planet of the Apes (1963)? 1972.

Do you know what year Buck Rogers (1979 tv show) left Earth? 1987.

Do you know what year Marty McFly (1985) went to in the future with flying cars? 2015.

But the Left has us so bogged down with their -ism bullshit that they ruined our Future.


Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at March 07, 2017 03:41 PM (Sw83N)

232 Anyone else reminded of the "Portlandia" sketch with Steve Buscemi trapped in a feminist bookstore?

++

No.

Posted by: Bigby's Typing Hands at March 07, 2017 03:41 PM (nMDnd)

233 My new book will be out soon
Mushroom Farming In Your Vag and Gormet Meals.

Posted by: Lena Dunham at March 07, 2017 03:41 PM (ymRuQ)

234 I caught this in the news today and had a chuckle (re: Ben Carson nontrovercy):

"Certainly," Obama explained, "it wasn't easy for those of African heritage who had not come here voluntarily and yet in their own way were immigrants themselves. There was discrimination and hardship and poverty."

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 07, 2017 03:41 PM (ODxAs)

235 "Just like the way they enter Gender Studies departments to write endless
autoethnographies about the barriers keeping women out of STEM
programs, instead of, you know, just entering a STEM program and
Defeating the STEM Patriarchy."

Or my current favorite, the feminista educrats having quietly redefined STEM as STEAM, where the A stands for "Arts".

So that wymmyn teachers who couldn't hack actual STEM courses, but who were tops at collage-making and finger-painting, are able to get their mitts on funding originally meant for science and math instruction.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 07, 2017 03:41 PM (noWW6)

236 220 Why don't they just burn the male books? It's what they really want.
Posted by: Poe at March 07, 2017 03:39 PM (AA+dC)

You know the SJWs will be hosting book burnings before the year is out.

Posted by: josephistan at March 07, 2017 03:41 PM (7HtZB)

237
Weak times make hard men or something like that
Posted by: Bigby's Typing Hands at March 07, 2017 03:38 PM (nMDnd)

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Hard times create strong men.
Strong men create good times.
Good times create weak men.
Weak men create hard times.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 07, 2017 03:41 PM (8XRCm)

238 I managed not to swear in front of the child though I think the arm flailing scared it a bit.

Posted by: alexthechick - Parallama platoon ahoy! at March 07, 2017 03:33 PM (mf5HN)


heh

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 07, 2017 03:41 PM (PY9jH)

239 Did you know that men get periods?
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Big phucking deal. I want ampersands.

Posted by: RioBravo at March 07, 2017 03:41 PM (SsblQ)

240 217 Judy Blume holy shit that cunt gave me all kinds of nightmares

Are you There, God? It's Me, Mar-OHMYGODIMBLEEDINGALLOVERTHEPLACE

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 07, 2017 03:41 PM (ul9CR)

241 Seriously, I never met any women who worked in construction.


I have....tons of em.

They are WAY more worried about making a living than they are about "male privilege" or whatever nonsense the left is pushing these days.

They know how to handle a man that goes over the line, and their response has absolutely nothing to do with safe spaces for anyone involved.

Posted by: FITP at March 07, 2017 03:41 PM (tnR19)

242 Her son, the chef, wrote it.
Posted by: rickb223 at March 07, 2017 03:40 PM (/B2KC)
__________________________


of course HE did, who'd have published it otherwise. /s

Posted by: IP at March 07, 2017 03:41 PM (hUtue)

243
Did they turn around the books of black male authors? Because that would be racist. How about if the author is a gay male? That would be homophobic. Those broads better start turning some of those books around and dust the shelves while they're at it

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 07, 2017 03:42 PM (493sH)

244 Yaoi? *sigh*

My Little Yaoi Bronie

*thud*

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 07, 2017 03:42 PM (GwOXV)

245 Obvious or not-so-obvious question:

How do those assholes at the bookstore KNOW for sure the author is male or female? It's not uncommon for women to write under a man's name and vice versa.

Does anyone think they actually took the time to research this?

Posted by: bicentennialguy at March 07, 2017 03:42 PM (vg8iE)

246 Today I bought 3 books authored by women and one by a man. The sex of the authors had nothing to do with my purchases--because, wait for it:

I READ WHAT I ENJOY!

The three female authors are proven quantities, but, the guy is a new one for me and I did the purchase to participate in Larry Correia's Book Bomb for the author today.

Sheesh, instead of pointless stunts like this do constructive things to help authors.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes, who is now luxuriating in vast pools of winning! at March 07, 2017 03:42 PM (kXoT0)

247 They didn't turn around any books authored by a female. I assume Dreams of My Father wasn't turned around. And any book authored by Tony Romo.

Posted by: Jack Sock at March 07, 2017 03:42 PM (jl269)

248 Also, Tuchmann for good or for ill *has* had a huge impact on historical literature.

Posted by: Sporkatus at March 07, 2017 03:42 PM (eXSOZ)

249 Good times create weak men

Good Times created a denim hat and a catchphrase.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 07, 2017 03:42 PM (ul9CR)

250 Other than books by Ayn Rand, there really hasn't been a great or essential book written by a woman and certainly nothing that could enter the canon of great western literature or thought.

Posted by: Kreplach at March 07, 2017 03:29 PM (Gh/jd)



Now, now.

I believe the best writing of Flannery O'Connor and Muriel Spark, easily stand up to and equal in quality the best writing of 20th Century males.

Flannery O'Connor is probably already part of 20th Century canon for American authors anyway.

Posted by: naturalfake at March 07, 2017 03:42 PM (vZ9Fw)

251 Ok, the assistant AG that handled all FISA warrants resigned on Oct 12, 2016 and office on Oct 15.

His name is John Carlin.

I consider this highly suspicious considering the time frame of the second FISA request.

Posted by: MAGA at March 07, 2017 03:43 PM (A4HOq)

252 I caught "Outnumbered" today and they were mocking Mika's breakdown.

And OMG Mika was watching (!?!) and gave them a talking to via email or something. Like, "I was NOT CRYING!!!!!!!!"

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 07, 2017 03:43 PM (PY9jH)

253 *noms scones*

We all get soft as we age.
Posted by: fixerupper at March 07, 2017 03:36 PM (8XRCm)


I do try not to swear in public because it's just rude and I make particular efforts not to do so around children because that shit's just wrong.


Which means, my friends being my friends, that they do their best to turn me into that Bill Cosby sketch about how he thought his dad was stupid

But that's just I He It They What the Why you

You know, that kind of stuff.

Posted by: alexthechick - Parallama platoon ahoy! at March 07, 2017 03:43 PM (mf5HN)

254
I was in the 6th grade when the Shuttle went on its first mission.

The year 2000 was like so futuristic.

Let's just say that when I got to the year 2000 I was underwhelmed. I had no idea that in 2001 we'd be watching 7th century religious barbarians bringing down the Twin Towers.

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at March 07, 2017 03:43 PM (Sw83N)

255
Women can't write 'cause Romney's got 'em all locked up in binders.

Posted by: Sphynx at March 07, 2017 03:43 PM (OZmbA)

256 Big phucking deal. I want ampersands.
Posted by: RioBravo




Psssst. &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

Posted by: rickb223 at March 07, 2017 03:43 PM (/B2KC)

257 235 "Just like the way they enter Gender Studies departments to write endless
autoethnographies about the barriers keeping women out of STEM
programs, instead of, you know, just entering a STEM program and
Defeating the STEM Patriarchy."

Or my current favorite, the feminista educrats having quietly redefined STEM as STEAM, where the A stands for "Arts".

So that wymmyn teachers who couldn't hack actual STEM courses, but who were tops at collage-making and finger-painting, are able to get their mitts on funding originally meant for science and math instruction.
Posted by: torquewrench at March 07, 2017 03:41 PM (noWW6)

====================

STEM programs go out of their way to appeal to women candidates for positions.

Deans are as progressive as any administrator in any university on average. They not only "need" to fill those quotas of female and minority positions, they really want to.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 07, 2017 03:43 PM (mC1ZI)

258 Judy Blume holy shit that cunt gave me all kinds of nightmares
--

Young Shibumi's reaction to Judy Blume novels:

"Really? Some girl wants to get her period? REALLY? This is stupid"

/young Shibumi heads to science fiction section and picks up something by Ray Bradbury or Arthur C. Clarke.

Posted by: shibumi at March 07, 2017 03:44 PM (J5mC3)

259 252 I caught "Outnumbered" today and they were mocking Mika's breakdown.

Heh. I'll check out the vid when FNC posts it!

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 07, 2017 03:44 PM (ul9CR)

260 Latest headline is that James Comey is backing out of SXSW. Am I supposed to know what that is?

Posted by: Independent George at March 07, 2017 03:44 PM (BDZWU)

261 245 Obvious or not-so-obvious question:

How do those assholes at the bookstore KNOW for sure the author is male or female? It's not uncommon for women to write under a man's name and vice versa.

Does anyone think they actually took the time to research this?
Posted by: bicentennialguy at March 07, 2017 03:42 PM (vg8iE)

==================

Are they assuming genders?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 07, 2017 03:44 PM (mC1ZI)

262 Women are over-represented in and by the publishing world.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 07, 2017 03:44 PM (oVJmc)

263 Boy books have a penis
Girl books have a vagina

Posted by: wth at March 07, 2017 03:44 PM (HgMAr)

264 Instead of this latest stunt or read only books by, women, gays, minority.... they should just burn books by people they don't like, which is what they really want to do.

You know, just like Hitler.

Posted by: Ripley at March 07, 2017 03:44 PM (1BQGO)

265 A lot of -isms -- racism, Islamism, feminism -- seem not so much concerned with lifting their Favored Groups up as knocking Disfavored Groups down.

Leftism is about revenge.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 07, 2017 03:44 PM (oVJmc)

266 Good times create weak men

Good Times created a denim hat and a catchphrase.




Dy-no-mite!

Posted by: rickb223 at March 07, 2017 03:45 PM (/B2KC)

267 I did the book-bomb today, too. Interesting premise for a book, so worth a shot.

Posted by: Chupacabra at March 07, 2017 03:45 PM (Smm/k)

268 South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference
Festivals celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music
industries. March 10-19, 2017 | Austin, TX.

Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at March 07, 2017 03:45 PM (6TED6)

269 Yaoi? *sigh*
My Little Yaoi Bronie
*thud*


Posted by: Anna Puma at March 07, 2017 03:42 PM


I shouldn't ask, should I?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 07, 2017 03:45 PM (p+Wdc)

270
2016 was the year of black lives matter in the USA.

How did that happen??

I already know what 2025 will be like. It'll be like this. It'll be like Today.

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at March 07, 2017 03:45 PM (Sw83N)

271 There was a Hot iron worker gal on this job I did in Hollywood, she slowed the job down in her tight white T-shirt up on the roof getting all sweaty and shit. What was I talking about?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at March 07, 2017 03:45 PM (6Ll1u)

272 I can't understand the logic of the "women's movement" bitching that women are "strong" and "empowered" and can "do anything a man can do, only better", but then turn around and treat them as if they complete idiots unable to fend for themselves.

My experiences with women have taught me that this is NOT true.

Posted by: FITP at March 07, 2017 03:45 PM (tnR19)

273 I READ WHAT I ENJOY!
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THIS.

Posted by: shibumi at March 07, 2017 03:45 PM (J5mC3)

274 262 Women are over-represented in and by the publishing world.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 07, 2017 03:44 PM (oVJmc)

=====================

I went through the agent game a few months ago for one of my novels.

90% of the agents are women.

100% of all agents want books about "underrepresented voices" in scifi and fantasy books.

It's making it hard for a straight white man to make it in the publishing world. I'd almost call it discrimination.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 07, 2017 03:46 PM (mC1ZI)

275 No no no Judy blume wrote books about how bad other kids had it abuse divorce etc

You're like holy shit this can get worse!

Posted by: Bigby's Typing Hands at March 07, 2017 03:46 PM (nMDnd)

276 What is your emotional reaction to scones?
Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Brings You Bladerunner: The Musical at March 07, 2017 03:36 PM (hLRSq)


Yes, please.
Posted by: alexthechick - Parallama platoon ahoy! at March 07, 2017 03:38 PM (mf5HN)


A local bakery started making fresh English muffins.

My goodness they are a nice way to start the morning with orange marmalade and hot coffee.

Posted by: naturalfake at March 07, 2017 03:46 PM (vZ9Fw)

277 273 I READ WHAT I ENJOY!
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THIS.
Posted by: shibumi at March 07, 2017 03:45 PM (J5mC3)

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Whatever advances the patriarchy, my friends.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 07, 2017 03:46 PM (mC1ZI)

278 This seems like the time to point out that no one made the owner of the store buy all of those books by icky icky men.

If there is some kind of gender imbalance, it's due to the choice of which authors to stock.

Now. A challenge.

Go to the YA section. Turn over all the books written by women. Now turn over all the books written by men but who feature a female protagonist.

Oh. Look. There's, what, three books written by men with a male protagonist left?

Posted by: alexthechick - Parallama platoon ahoy! at March 07, 2017 03:46 PM (mf5HN)

279 203
Do women mainly write cookbooks?


Hello! Betty Freaking Crocker??????

Hello! She's a trademark.

Posted by: Pillsbury Dough Boy at March 07, 2017 03:47 PM (bpemY)

280 144 Other than books by Ayn Rand, there really hasn't been a great or essential book written by a woman and certainly nothing that could enter the canon of great western literature or thought.
Kreplach, dude, Saint Teresa of Avila: The Interior Castle The Way of Perfection. Doctor of The Church

Posted by: whatmeworry? at March 07, 2017 03:47 PM (dZGNV)

281 243
Did they turn around the books of black male authors? Because that would be racist. How about if the author is a gay male? That would be homophobic. Those broads better start turning some of those books around and dust the shelves while they're at it
Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 07, 2017 03:42 PM (493sH)

And sammiches, they need to make lots and lots of sammiches!

Posted by: Killerdog at March 07, 2017 03:47 PM (5gXZz)

282 Doesn't this photo just show that the bookstore orders far more books by male authors than by female authors?

Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 07, 2017 03:47 PM (kakA9)

283 Latest headline is that James Comey is backing out of SXSW. Am I supposed to know what that is?



South by Southwest. Arts & music extravaganza in Austin, Tx.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 07, 2017 03:47 PM (/B2KC)

284 A few threads down in the Open Thread... Oregon Muse was talking about the Spock/Kirk love affair fics and MPPPP was talking about the Crusher-Troi ones....

And then there was the mention of Rule 34 on the Flintstones.

*thud*

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 07, 2017 03:47 PM (GwOXV)

285 I shouldn't ask, should I?
Considering "yaoi" is Japanese for "comics/cartoons of teh gheysecks" and "Bronie"/"Brony" is re: male fans of My Little Pony, there is no good place that's going.

Posted by: Sporkatus at March 07, 2017 03:47 PM (eXSOZ)

286 You know, that kind of stuff.
Posted by: alexthechick - Parallama platoon ahoy! at March 07, 2017 03:43 PM (mf5HN)

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I hear you.

I have a hard time with the cursing in public thing.

Growing up with brothers on a farm, running lumberyards for a living, and now a general contractor has NOT helped my propensity for cuss.

Sometimes Ill let it slip and not even realize it. My wife once noted that I needed "to work on my cussing".

Aparently, "Why? I thought I was was pretty fooking good at it." is *not* the correct response.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 07, 2017 03:47 PM (8XRCm)

287 I'll confess to something.

*looks around*

When Sandra Lee was in her heyday on the Food Network, hawking doctored up pudding cups as actual desserts and scaring everyone to death with overwrought "tablescapes," I *may* have turned copies of her magazine around backwards in a store or *cough* two.

*shifty eyes*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 07, 2017 03:47 PM (PY9jH)

288 278 This seems like the time to point out that no one made the owner of the store buy all of those books by icky icky men.

If there is some kind of gender imbalance, it's due to the choice of which authors to stock.

Now. A challenge.

Go to the YA section. Turn over all the books written by women. Now turn over all the books written by men but who feature a female protagonist.

Oh. Look. There's, what, three books written by men with a male protagonist left?

Posted by: alexthechick - Parallama platoon ahoy! at March 07, 2017 03:46 PM (mf5HN)

======================

"You're telling me."

*kicks sand at feet at the thought of my unpublished novels just collecting digital dust on my hard drive*

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 07, 2017 03:48 PM (mC1ZI)

289 To Kill A Mockingbird

Gone With The Wind

Posted by: MAGA at March 07, 2017 03:48 PM (A4HOq)

290
You know how they travel in time on TV and the Timeline gets screwed up and changes the course of history and the right course of history gets derailed?

There is no way we are on the right timeline.

The Left derailed us from our rightful course of history.

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at March 07, 2017 03:48 PM (Sw83N)

291 Odds they carry any Florence King, Flannery O'Connor or Willa Cather? Minimal.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llamabutcher at March 07, 2017 03:48 PM (bE6x+)

292 Any woman who can spell Java will have 10 job offers upon graduation. The women in STEM glass ceiling is the biggest Bulls hit out there. Companies trip over themselves to hire women in tech.

Posted by: #neverskankles at March 07, 2017 03:48 PM (+G0k0)

293 Jane D'Oh...you monster.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 07, 2017 03:49 PM (B+qrE)

294 Hopefully Correia gets the second Black Sword book done soon; I really want to see where that series goes.

Posted by: Chupacabra at March 07, 2017 03:49 PM (Smm/k)

295 289 To Kill A Mockingbird

Gone With The Wind
Posted by: MAGA at March 07, 2017 03:48 PM (A4HOq)

=====================

Is there zero love for Jane Austen in the Horde?

Come on...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 07, 2017 03:49 PM (mC1ZI)

296 South by Southwest. Arts & music extravaganza in Austin, Tx.
====

Does Comey have a band?

Posted by: Geronimo Stilton at March 07, 2017 03:49 PM (10LGw)

297 I used to sneak-read my sister's Little House books when I was a young lad, but only the good parts, like building log cabins and Indian attacks and bear attacks and stuff.

The books were a lot grittier than the anodyne TV version. But still, I would have got beat out of the 'hood if anyone caught me.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 07, 2017 03:49 PM (ul9CR)

298 My goodness they are a nice way to start the morning with orange marmalade and hot coffee.


Marmalard is a sneaky fucker.

Posted by: eleven at March 07, 2017 03:49 PM (fYChk)

299 It's a bookstore, for Christ sake, we might as well call them coelacanths, since I wasn't aware that any had survived. However, this one did manage to wrangle some free publicity, even from AoSHQ.

Posted by: DFCtomm at March 07, 2017 03:49 PM (qjg65)

300 Just like the way they enter Gender Studies departments to write endless autoethnographies about the barriers keeping women out of STEM programs, instead of, you know, just entering a STEM program and Defeating the STEM Patriarchy.

This is so stupid, I can't believe it. I have female cousins and a niece who are engineers and chemists. This isn't all recent either. I have female cousins who went into chemistry and engineering back in the seventies. When I was in college '68-'72 there was a girl in engineering on my dorm floor and another who was going for CPA.

Far from being barriers keeping women out of STEM, they are being actively encouraged in these fields.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 07, 2017 03:50 PM (+lVUW)

301 215 Eva made gaskets out of pancakes in Green Acres.

That was Petticoat Junction: The Mechanical Woman.

Posted by: Mr. Heeny Wore An Itsy Bitsy etc. at March 07, 2017 03:50 PM (Ndje9)

302 I think the bookstore needs a special place to put female-authored books. They could call, I dunno, the "remainder bin."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 07, 2017 03:50 PM (SRKgf)

303 260 Latest headline is that James Comey is backing out of SXSW. Am I supposed to know what that is?
Posted by: Independent George at March 07, 2017 03:44 PM (BDZWU)

It's an Austin art & music fest. So of course the freaking FBI Director should be a featured guest.

Posted by: josephistan at March 07, 2017 03:50 PM (7HtZB)

304 I can't understand the logic of the "women's movement" bitching that women are "strong" and "empowered" and can "do anything a man can do, only better", but then turn around and treat them as if they complete idiots unable to fend for themselves.

My experiences with women have taught me that this is NOT true.
---

I work in a very male dominated field. When I started in the late 80's, the ratio was probably 25 to 1.

Over the years, I've worked with a lot of feminist I can do anything a man can do but better women. They are angry liberals who MUST prove a point. Can they? No, they cannot. Women have a different muscle/ fat ratio than men, and there are certain physical tasks women cannot do. However... the women I know.. persisted.

And the men we work with despise them and will NOT help them.

Personally, I think we all have our strengths and weaknesses, and value the men I work with. I help them, and when needed, they help me willingly. And we have a positive relationship.




Posted by: shibumi at March 07, 2017 03:50 PM (J5mC3)

305 49,
Gender Studies Intern at Bookstore:



"George Sand, George Eliot...", turns backwards;



"Evelyn Waugh", displays prominently;



"J.K. Rowling", 'hey boss, what do I do with this one?'.


In science fiction, a couple of my favorites would confuse them too.

James Tiptree and CJ Cherryth.

Posted by: geoffb5 at March 07, 2017 03:50 PM (d3wbb)

306 >>Is this a good time to mention that JJ Sefton got name-checked on American Thinker this morning?

Link?



Also, chances they didn't touch Alexis de Tocqueville?

Posted by: Lizzy at March 07, 2017 03:51 PM (NOIQH)

307 I've always wondered the same thing - what is the perceived barrier for a woman, any woman, writing and publishing a novel? The public will buy them. Publishers will publish them. Heck, you could even self-publish. All you have to do it write the damn thing.

That and make me a sammich. Do the sammich thing first though.

Posted by: George Orwell's Ghost at March 07, 2017 03:51 PM (UgF8H)

308 Let's not forget, Mika is a published author. Something called "Know Your Value." Alternate title, GRLLLLL POWER, DAMMIT! *SOB!!*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 07, 2017 03:51 PM (PY9jH)

309 Would you mind talking a little louder?

Posted by: Your Samsung TV at March 07, 2017 03:51 PM (3OAG2)

310 >>>Oh. Look. There's, what, three books written by men with a male protagonist left?

They'd all be from the Rangers Apprentice.

Posted by: Max Power at March 07, 2017 03:51 PM (q177U)

311 *kicks sand at feet at the thought of my unpublished novels just collecting digital dust on my hard drive*
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 07, 2017 03:48 PM (mC1ZI)



Self-publish.

Sarah Hoyt had a very interesting discussion about how TPTB in publishing houses decided that cozy mysteries were just not to be read because they were just not important literature but the market will be heard and thus cozies were churned out as "craft" mysteries. She wrote three about a furniture restorer and then held off until the rights reverted to pick up the series again and she's self publishing all of them.

Posted by: alexthechick - Parallama platoon ahoy! at March 07, 2017 03:52 PM (mf5HN)

312 Don't be joking with those construction worker women about getting hammered and drilled.

Posted by: wth at March 07, 2017 03:52 PM (HgMAr)

313 308 Let's not forget, Mika is a published author. Something called "Know Your Value." Alternate title, GRLLLLL POWER, DAMMIT! *SOB!!*
Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 07, 2017 03:51 PM (PY9jH)

I wrote a book too!

Posted by: MeAgain Kelly at March 07, 2017 03:52 PM (7HtZB)

314 289 To Kill A Mockingbird

Gone With The Wind
Posted by: MAGA at March 07, 2017 03:48 PM (A4HOq)

( exchange of pass phrase )

Maxwell Smart : Who wrote Little Women?

Agent: The book or the screen play?

Maxwell Smart: There was a book?

Posted by: Jack Sock at March 07, 2017 03:52 PM (jl269)

315 WHAT IF SOME OF THOSE "MALE" AUTHORS NOW IDENTIFY AS FEMALE? OR GENDERQUEER?


WHAT THEN, HUH?

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at March 07, 2017 03:52 PM (oAY8z)

316
Latest headline is that James Comey is backing out of SXSW. Am I supposed to know what that is?
Posted by: Independent George at March 07, 2017 03:44 PM (BDZWU)


It's a music festival in Austin

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at March 07, 2017 03:52 PM (lKyWE)

317 Is this a good time to mention that JJ Sefton got name-checked on American Thinker this morning?

Link?



Also, chances they didn't touch Alexis de Tocqueville?
Posted by: Lizzy at March 07, 2017 03:51 PM (NOIQH)

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Ever notice that stuff never happens to Masturbatin Pete??

Posted by: fixerupper at March 07, 2017 03:53 PM (8XRCm)

318 Yep, go around the publishing gatekeepers. Self publish.

http://astore.amazon.com/aoshq-20/detail/B014BTSEYO

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 07, 2017 03:53 PM (GwOXV)

319 I'm fat! How is this helping me?

Posted by: Barbra Streisand at March 07, 2017 03:53 PM (RFeQD)

320
USATwoday

SXSW organizers announced Monday that former Vice President Joe Biden
will be speaking at the mammoth tech-film-music gathering in Austin
this month.
Talk about good timing.

Yeah. Really dodged a bullet there.
Just six weeks into the
administration of President Trump, the tech and media universe is still
deciperhing how the new administration will impact the future of
technology and startups.


Yeah Joey B. will straighten that right out for you. Not to mention how to spell 'deciphering'.

Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at March 07, 2017 03:53 PM (6TED6)

321 This Evelyn Waugh....she hot?

Posted by: eleven at March 07, 2017 03:53 PM (fYChk)

322 Any woman who can spell Java will have 10 job offers upon graduation. The women in STEM glass ceiling is the biggest Bulls hit out there. Companies trip over themselves to hire women in tech.
Posted by: #neverskankles at March 07, 2017 03:48 PM (+G0k0)

Yeah, I have a cousin (once removed) who was a high school cheerleader and she is a math whiz, so she became an actuary and has passed all her exams. She was working in CT and her Mom, my cousin, got cancer, so she went in to see her bosses and told them she was moving to Texas so that she would only be one flight instead of four away from her Mom. The bosses said No. She said "Fine, my resume goes out this afternoon and I will have a job with a relo package by EOB tomorrw." Bosses said, "Let's not be hasty, which of our Texas offices did you want?"

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes, who is now luxuriating in vast pools of winning! at March 07, 2017 03:54 PM (kXoT0)

323 I'm writing a new book-
I've Got My Daddy's Ear And You Don't

Posted by: Ivanka at March 07, 2017 03:54 PM (ymRuQ)

324 It's like a skit straight out of Portandia.

Posted by: Honeybunny at March 07, 2017 03:54 PM (3jpFR)

325 291 Odds they carry any Florence King, Flannery O'Connor or Willa Cather? Minimal.
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llamabutcher at March 07, 2017 03:48 PM (bE6x+)

===================

Mmmm....Flannery O'Connor.

South Gothic Catholic. So rare.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 07, 2017 03:54 PM (mC1ZI)

326 I've Got My Daddy's Ear And You Don't
Posted by: Ivanka at March 07, 2017 03:54 PM (ymRuQ)

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Heh.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 07, 2017 03:55 PM (8XRCm)

327 Notice the description of he book store says it is an all female staff and it took eight of them to turn the male authored books around.

Why just do that? Why not have a book burning outside on the sidewalk? Burn every book written by a man so that no one can read them. Won't the world be a better place?

These are the harridans who end up going on a walkabout with their beta male in Afghanistan to see the countryside. Or to Sudan , etc. to work with the tribes there to create jobs sewing purses or socks or some such 1st world yuppie venture and think that the only reason these women in these countries are oppressed is because they don't know how to sew or knit and with just enough money, they too can become industrial engineers in their country.

They have no idea how absolutely free they are here and have no appreciation for when men protect them.

Posted by: Jen at March 07, 2017 03:55 PM (K7A0z)

328 Personally, I think we all have our strengths and weaknesses, and value the men I work with. I help them, and when needed, they help me willingly. And we have a positive relationship.

Posted by: shibumi



As it should be.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 07, 2017 03:55 PM (/B2KC)

329 I like Andre Norton. I probably say that too much.

Posted by: eleven at March 07, 2017 03:55 PM (fYChk)

330 Odds of them having de Tocqueville < 0

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at March 07, 2017 03:56 PM (oAY8z)

331 And OMG Mika was watching (!?!) and gave them a talking to via email or something. Like, "I was NOT CRYING!!!!!!!!"
Posted by: Jane D'oh

Give Mika a plate of pancakes.

She will get better.

Posted by: Barbra Streisand at March 07, 2017 03:56 PM (RFeQD)

332 I wonder what kind of sales are going on down at the buggy whip store.

Posted by: broseidon being a capitalist pigdog (yknow, working) at March 07, 2017 03:56 PM (oZ6kz)

333 She said "Fine, my resume goes out this afternoon and I will have a job with a relo package by EOB tomorrw." Bosses said, "Let's not be hasty, which of our Texas offices did you want?"
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Pretty clear signal that the bosses are willing to negotiate a raise in salary, too. I've got to start trying stuff like that.

Posted by: Geronimo Stilton at March 07, 2017 03:56 PM (10LGw)

334 311
Self-publish.

Sarah Hoyt had a very interesting discussion about how TPTB in publishing houses decided that cozy mysteries were just not to be read because they were just not important literature but the market will be heard and thus cozies were churned out as "craft" mysteries. She wrote three about a furniture restorer and then held off until the rights reverted to pick up the series again and she's self publishing all of them.

Posted by: alexthechick - Parallama platoon ahoy! at March 07, 2017 03:52 PM (mf5HN)

=======================

I did with my first book.

It didn't really net me anything so I'm reticent about doing it again.

I think that I need an actual editor, to be honest. I can critically read my books up to a certain point, and then objectivity just goes out the window.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 07, 2017 03:56 PM (mC1ZI)

335 This story was a running skit on the show Portlandia. Funny as a comedy skit. Sad as a real world thing.

Posted by: #neverskankles at March 07, 2017 03:57 PM (+G0k0)

336 25 Oi. Why are these SJW women so damn stupid? Don't they realize the majority of women are fairly sane and think they are idiots?
Posted by: IC


The media leads people to believe that women are all whiny liberals. I have 2 sisters and we are all conservative. Go look at photos of the crowds at the Trump rallies. He drew a lot of women.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 07, 2017 03:57 PM (+lVUW)

337 Publishing is a BUSINESS...

If Women writers sold well, they would be published... simple as that...

This is once again the Left attempting to Legislate WHAT WE LIKE...

Like the crap about Fat Women being pretty... or Michelle Obama being Gorgeous... or small cars being popular enough to drive sales..

Or that Feminine Males are Men...

I've never looked it up, but I'll bet half of books sold, are sold to WOMEN.... sooooo....

Posted by: Don Q. at March 07, 2017 03:57 PM (NgKpN)

338 Most of the overpraised scribblings clogging up the bestseller charts are written by 'women.'

Let a man write things as bad as Twilight and Fifty Shades and see how many millions they make.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 07, 2017 03:57 PM (oVJmc)

339 Quick name the top earning authors of all time, just the top ten.

Here, I'll do it for you
1. Agatha Christie
2. William Shakespeare
3. Barbara Cartland
4. Danielle Steele
5. Harold Robbins
6. Georges Simenon
7. Sidney Sheldon
8. Ednid Blyton
9. J.K. Rowling
10. Dr Seuss

Hmm of the top 10, 5 are women, and of the top 5, 3 are women. One of them lived 400 years ago.

In fact in the last 20 years, the best selling authors have largely been women; Rowling, Stephanie Meyer, E.L. James, etc.

Here's the top 10 selling authors of the last 10 years:

1 J K Rowling 29,084,999 225.9m
2 Roger Hargreaves 14,163,141 26.6m
3 Dan Brown 13,372,007 74.1m
4 Jacqueline Wilson 12,673,148 69.9m
5 Terry Pratchett 10,455,397 77.2m
6 John Grisham 9,862,998 65.9m
7 Richard Parsons 9,561,776 49.2m
8 Danielle Steel 9,119,149 51m
9 James Patterson 8,172,647 53.8m
10 Enid Blyton 7,910,758 31.2m

Four of them are women, and the number one is a woman.

The truth is, women are not underrepesented in writing, and in fact dominate publishing and literary agencies.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 07, 2017 03:57 PM (39g3+)

340 I'm writing a new book-
I've Got My Daddy's Ear And You Don't

Posted by: Ivanka at March 07, 2017 03:54 PM (ymRuQ)
..................

Mine's called:
I've Got My Daddy's Nose And You Don't

Posted by: Babs Streisand at March 07, 2017 03:58 PM (HgMAr)

341 Evelyn Waugh is a dude.

Posted by: Ivanka at March 07, 2017 03:58 PM (ymRuQ)

342 I've always wondered the same thing - what is the perceived barrier for a woman, any woman, writing and publishing a novel? The public will buy them. Publishers will publish them. Heck, you could even self-publish. All you have to do it write the damn thing.
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Sorry. No.

Female here who has been trying to get an agent for a year or so. The novel in question has an underlying (definitely not overt at all) Christian theme and does not address any of these topics:

-lesbianism
-gay marriage
-transgenderism
-Bush hate
-conservative hate
-discrimination
-Patriarchy hate

So.. it's not interesting to agents.

Also... it really helps if you're a celebrity or related to a celebrity. Or have already written a best seller.

Those two things are more important than gender or content IMHO.

Posted by: shibumi at March 07, 2017 03:58 PM (J5mC3)

343 Daniel Steele's books are all on prominent display I suppose.

Probably a lot in the romance section are also being properly displayed. All those paperback covers with artwork of bulked up men rescuing the womens from eminent peril.

The irony is so think you could cut it with Fabio's boner.

Posted by: Dang at March 07, 2017 03:58 PM (8b+oT)

344 'The Art of the Sammich'

I'd read it.

Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at March 07, 2017 03:58 PM (6TED6)

345 339 The truth is, women are not underrepesented in writing, and in fact dominate publishing and literary agencies.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 07, 2017 03:57 PM (39g3+)

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The are at all of the gateways to publishing houses too.

Most literary agents are women.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 07, 2017 03:59 PM (mC1ZI)

346 341 Evelyn Waugh is a dude.
Posted by: Ivanka at March 07, 2017 03:58 PM (ymRuQ)

=====================

Black Mischief is kind of hilarious.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 07, 2017 03:59 PM (mC1ZI)

347 Boobs.

All of them.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at March 07, 2017 03:59 PM (xJa6I)

348 STEM programs go out of their way to appeal to women candidates for positions.



Deans are as progressive as any administrator in any university on
average. They not only "need" to fill those quotas of female and
minority positions, they really want to.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 07, 2017 03:43 PM (mC1ZI)

"Chemistry and Engineering News," the trade rag of the American Chemical Society, has an apparently never-ending series of articles about "Women in Chemistry" and how to advance "More Women in Chemistry." Written by ... women who obviously washed out of chemistry into half-assed science journalism, and are none-too-pleased about it. Guess the patriarchy got 'em.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 07, 2017 04:00 PM (SRKgf)

349 Anyone send a link of this to Toni over at Baen? You remember Toni don't you? Great editor that the Hugos decided to snub.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 07, 2017 04:00 PM (GwOXV)

350 Getting a writing contract as a woman is easier than as a man for two reasons: this kind of BS "equality" push, and women controlling publishing, and pushing their own gender. Chick Lit is a big seller, and women authors dominate that. Look at what publishers are asking for, and what agents want from writers, its female-focused stuff (romances, etc).

What they do not want is even more significant: superheroes, cowboys, cops, detectives, fantasy, etc. Male-typical and male-interest writing they want no part of.

I know this, because I spent years trying to find an agent and reach out to publishers. Eventually I figured out that I was better off self-publishing, even though I got interest and some nibbles from agents.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 07, 2017 04:00 PM (39g3+)

351 Posted by: Jen at March 07, 2017 03:55 PM (K7A0z)

More? These books are ordered BY the store (if its not a chain...)...

Thus, its those who RUN the damn store that are deciding what is on the shelf...

Posted by: Don Q. at March 07, 2017 04:00 PM (NgKpN)

352 Can you please at least turn that OTHER bitch around?

Posted by: Emily Bronte at March 07, 2017 04:00 PM (TppKb)

353 Four of them are women, and the number one is a woman.

The truth is, women are not underrepesented in writing, and in fact dominate publishing and literary agencies.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor

Don't confuse me with facts, or I'll just eat more pancakes!

It's feelings that matter!!! Pass the syrup!!

Posted by: Barbra Streisand at March 07, 2017 04:00 PM (RFeQD)

354 342 So.. it's not interesting to agents.

Also... it really helps if you're a celebrity or related to a celebrity. Or have already written a best seller.

Those two things are more important than gender or content IMHO.
Posted by: shibumi at March 07, 2017 03:58 PM (J5mC3)

======================

"I'm looking for novels that give voice to under represented voices, i.e. gay, lesbian, black, etc..."

Very common sentence in literary agent profiles.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 07, 2017 04:01 PM (mC1ZI)

355 Is this book turning deal part of a dumb contest?

Posted by: Seems legit at March 07, 2017 04:01 PM (U+nHb)

356 When everyone is a victim, no one is.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at March 07, 2017 04:01 PM (vg8iE)

357 I guess what I'm trying to say is this is as big a reasty pile of warthog shit as the "girls get ignored in school" lie being pushed in the 90s and developing modern educational philosophy now in schools.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 07, 2017 04:02 PM (39g3+)

358 Evelyn Waugh is a dude.

Strickly dickly, or Chick with dickly?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 07, 2017 04:02 PM (oVJmc)

359 I'm going to go and ask them if they have any books by Acton Bell.

Posted by: broseidon being a capitalist pigdog (yknow, working) at March 07, 2017 04:02 PM (oZ6kz)

360 I prefer used bookstores. They're less political and much more browsable.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Brings You Bladerunner: The Musical at March 07, 2017 04:02 PM (hLRSq)

361 Mother crap!! I've been waiting 2 weeks for my pizza cheat day and the fucking Italian restuarnt is closed because of the feminist day without wymyns day. I've been planning this for two weeks!!!

Aaaarrrrrrggggghhhhhhh!!!!!

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at March 07, 2017 04:02 PM (2qHjF)

362 So does this have something to do with Youtube adding a "#HER VOICE IS MY VOICE" icon next to their logo today?

Posted by: Dan K. at March 07, 2017 04:02 PM (UROJb)

363 I have a woman boss who is significantly younger and less qualified than I am. But she was hired by her boss, also woman. Grrrl power.

Meh. My job is pretty good, and I personally like my female boss, and she does a semi-decent job despite being under qualified. I've had worse. I have tried to look out for her, and support her. And she is getting better after 6 months on the job - I fear she will never be "great" (she doesn't have the technical skills), but she can definitely be good enough, which is all most of us can ever hope for.

So, by all means feminists, explain this misogyny thing of which you speak. These words...seem strange to my ears...

Posted by: George Orwell's Ghost at March 07, 2017 04:02 PM (UgF8H)

364 Go look at photos of the crowds at the Trump rallies. He drew a lot of women.
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He certainly had a knack for grabbing women supporters and keeping them attracted.

Posted by: RioBravo at March 07, 2017 04:02 PM (SsblQ)

365 Just six weeks into the administration of President Trump, the tech and media universe is still deciperhing how the new administration will impact the future of technology and startups.

Yeah Joey B. will straighten that right out for you. Not to mention how to spell 'deciphering'.

Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at March 07, 2017 03:53 PM (6TED6)





Should be a good time. Joey can tell them of how FDR would do his fireside chats on TV and they'll have no idea who FDR was

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 07, 2017 04:03 PM (493sH)

366 "I'm looking for novels that give voice to under represented voices, i.e. gay, lesbian, black, etc..."

Wife watched 'Moonlight' the other night while I was, uh, probably bitching here.

It was pure MEGO for her and she was too drowsy to turn off the TV when she was done. "Uh, nothing really".

Posted by: JEM at March 07, 2017 04:03 PM (TppKb)

367 Look at what publishers are asking for





Whip me, beat me, spank me oh sparkly one?

Posted by: rickb223 at March 07, 2017 04:03 PM (/B2KC)

368 I write science fiction. Mostly about Jupiter.

Posted by: Cher at March 07, 2017 04:03 PM (HgMAr)

369 When these bitches say they want equality with men, what they mean is equality with upper-class, well-educated men.

They don't want to be welders, plumbers, electricians, truck drivers, garbage men, etc., etc., etc.--jobs that make you sweat and ache at the end of the day.

And they sure as fuck aren't interested in the equality of criminality, drug abuse, heart attacks, early deaths and suicide that men get to share far more of.


Posted by: RoyalOil at March 07, 2017 04:03 PM (AmMfi)

370 My ex told me that her and the gals at work were passing around some smutty book between themselves, and that the sex with the husband's had never been better. It was good for me, don't know if it was a masterpiece. But I didn't care.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at March 07, 2017 04:03 PM (6Ll1u)

371 250 Other than books by Ayn Rand, there really hasn't been a great or essential book written by a woman and certainly nothing that could enter the canon of great western literature or thought.

Posted by: Kreplach at March 07, 2017 03:29 PM (Gh/jd)


Now, now.

I believe the best writing of Flannery O'Connor and Muriel Spark, easily stand up to and equal in quality the best writing of 20th Century males.

Flannery O'Connor is probably already part of 20th Century canon for American authors anyway.

Gah, I never could stand O'Conner. I always thought she was a self hating southerner who did her best to convince the rest of the country that the south was inhabited exclusively by sociopaths, grifters, and imbeciles.

Posted by: Clay at March 07, 2017 04:03 PM (ohM5E)

372 Brideshead Revisited was originally going to be titled Brideshead 2: The Quickening.

Posted by: broseidon being a capitalist pigdog (yknow, working) at March 07, 2017 04:03 PM (oZ6kz)

373 Try the histories, forsooth! Ye all read the same old comedies and tragedies. Even I'm tired of that whiny Danish villein.

C'mon, the histories aren't so bad. That Falstaff - he was sure a proto-Moron. Wenches, cakes and ale! Richard III was pretty badass, right? My kingdom for a horse! No?

Fine then. Go read A Midsummer Night's Dream again. It's about drugs, you know.

Posted by: Willy Shake Spear at March 07, 2017 04:04 PM (ul9CR)

374 New thread.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes, who is now luxuriating in vast pools of winning! at March 07, 2017 04:04 PM (kXoT0)

375 "I'm looking for novels that give voice to under represented voices, i.e. gay, lesbian, black, etc..."

Yep. They're looking for boutique 'diversity' writers and topics. In a sense, I don't blame them, because that's what publishers are looking for so they are trying to match up their clients with sales.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 07, 2017 04:04 PM (39g3+)

376 Ah, this is OK. It's the characters that count, not the authors.

Posted by: Mandingo! at March 07, 2017 04:04 PM (97XyN)

377 I'm so sick of the SJWs everywhere!

And, they ARE everywhere.
My wife and i thought we had ended a long search for a conservative, evangelical congregation w/traditional music in worship.
I'll go ahead and out 'em: Presbyterian CHurch in America.
(NOT the PC USA, a whackadoodle lib congregation.)
At this year's session, they approved "social justice" as a platform.
The guy who planted 3 churches in Manhattan, and is now going into seminary instruction, Tim Keller, is wondering about a "trap door" for muzzies to enter heaven.
The progs are everywhere...

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at March 07, 2017 04:04 PM (ty7RM)

378 Chick Lit is a big seller, and women authors dominate that. Look at what publishers are asking for, and what agents want from writers, its female-focused stuff (romances, etc).
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Agreed. But most of that stuff is completely vapid and tiresome, and not every writer wants to cater to brainless liberal women with the IQ of a box of rocks.

The publishing houses and agents don't want anything new; they want something guaranteed to sell. If you're a female and have something that isn't bland chick lit, well, they're not interested.

/all abou the guaranteed Benjamins...

Posted by: shibumi at March 07, 2017 04:05 PM (J5mC3)

379 This is exactly what I needed, Ace.

I did NaNoWriMo last year. I buddied with a bunch of leftist women I knew from Facebook.

Now, I'm hoping to wrap up my first draft either today or tomorrow. All the lefty girls I buddied with either gave up halfway through the month or "put their work aside" after they managed to cross the 50K barrier, and they're back to griping about Trump on Facebook.

Posted by: Ex-liberal at March 07, 2017 04:05 PM (XLZh6)

380 "I'm looking for novels that give voice to under represented voices, i.e. gay, lesbian, black, etc..."


Conservatives?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 07, 2017 04:05 PM (oVJmc)

381 There are many good female authors out there. Mainly the ones who don't write about how they're oppressed nonentities.

Posted by: JEM at March 07, 2017 04:05 PM (TppKb)

382 Progressivism 101:

1. There is only 1 pie to share.
2. The pie must be either cut into smaller pieces or pieces taken from 1 person to give to another.
3. No cookies want do. They are right there on the shelf but NO COOKIES, PIE.
4. Same goes for cake, scones, cupcakes, etc.
5. Yes there is flour, shortening, butter, and many fillings to make another pie...but seee rule 1. There is only 1 pie.

Posted by: Richard Hennigan at March 07, 2017 04:06 PM (8ihgz)

383 Evelyn Waugh is a moron's moron. Trust me on this. Guy is brilliant.

Posted by: George Orwell's Ghost at March 07, 2017 04:06 PM (UgF8H)

384 371 250 Other than books by Ayn Rand, there really hasn't been a great or essential book written by a woman and certainly nothing that could enter the canon of great western literature or thought.

Posted by: Kreplach at March 07, 2017 03:29 PM (Gh/jd)
[i/]

Christina Hoff Sommers?

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at March 07, 2017 04:06 PM (oAY8z)

385 Other than books by Ayn Rand, there really hasn't been a great or essential book written by a woman and certainly nothing that could enter the canon of great western literature or thought.

Posted by: Kreplach at March 07, 2017 03:29 PM (Gh/jd)

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley ... Frankenstein....

Posted by: Don Q. at March 07, 2017 04:06 PM (NgKpN)

386 oh shart

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at March 07, 2017 04:07 PM (oAY8z)

387 The truth is, women are not underrepesented in writing, and in fact dominate publishing and literary agencies.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 07, 2017 03:57 PM (39g3+)


Objective truth is a patriarchal construct. If women are not oppressed then their unhappiness is due to their own decisions, and that means personal responsibility, and that means agonizing self-recrimination, and that means calling over girl-friends, and everyone sharing a good cry, and then several quarts of cherry ice cream, and then further guilt for lacking self-control, which leads to pancakes, and then more pancakes, and then the jeans won't button, and then HOLY SH*T! Does the scale actually say that? and then more agony, and then anger as they pummel their soft, yielding flesh into those jeans, and in between painful short gasps for air and listening to organs becoming strangled they focus like a laser on the true source of the problem.

Men.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Brings You Bladerunner: The Musical at March 07, 2017 04:08 PM (hLRSq)

388 172 It must have taken them hours just to turn over the James Patterson alone.
Posted by: weft cut-loop


The ones he wrote himself, or the ones he has others write, and he puts his name on the cover?

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 07, 2017 04:09 PM (+lVUW)

389 I have been partial to Willa Cather.

Posted by: George Orwell's Ghost at March 07, 2017 04:09 PM (UgF8H)

390 Men are from Mars
Women are from Venus

Cher is from Jupiter
Because she is stupider

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at March 07, 2017 04:09 PM (oAY8z)

391 375 "I'm looking for novels that give voice to under represented voices, i.e. gay, lesbian, black, etc..."

Yep. They're looking for boutique 'diversity' writers and topics. In a sense, I don't blame them, because that's what publishers are looking for so they are trying to match up their clients with sales.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 07, 2017 04:04 PM (39g3+)

======================

Seems to me that they're actively trying to make genres like sci fi and fantasy, which have traditionally appealed more to men than to women, more selective in their appeal.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 07, 2017 04:09 PM (mC1ZI)

392 Agreed. But most of that stuff is completely vapid and tiresome, and not every writer wants to cater to brainless liberal women with the IQ of a box of rocks.

Correct, and if you're a more creative, independent think and especially not leftist, you're going to run into walls. Again I understand agents; they have to sell books to get paid and its hard to get publishers to pick up writers in this market so they are looking for books they absolutely love and that they know an editor will buy.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 07, 2017 04:11 PM (39g3+)

393 I am sure this is all Trump's fault - books turned
around on shelves, Streisand bloating up on pancakes, Hillary Clinton
wearing nothing but a tea cozy.


We have no choice. Trump must be impeached. It is the only sane conservative response.
Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Brings You Bladerunner: The Musical at March 07, 2017 03:30 PM


It's even worster. Lena Dunham is losing weight because of Trump.

Is there nothing he can't do?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at March 07, 2017 04:12 PM (DMUuz)

394 Anyway, when I was young my favorite author was Walter Farley, who wrote "The Black Stallion" and other books about horses. Does that make me a traitor to my gender?

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 07, 2017 04:12 PM (+lVUW)

395 Personally, I think we all have our strengths and weaknesses

Agreed Shibumi and I don't mean to indicate that women, in general, can do the same physical labor as a man (the biggest reason they should NOT be in combat in my opinion.

But the ones who CAN, DO and the ones who can't find other accommodations. Truth is I've been lifting stuff for women all my days.....hell, I was taught to do that (I know, I know patriarchy etc etc).

My only point is that, like all leftists, they want it both ways......either women CAN do anything a man can do a should just put up or shut up, or you CAN'T and need to come back here to the planet earth and get out of the damn twilight zone.

I'm not a writer like (it seems) everyone else at Ace's place is, so I know I don't communicate as efficiently as some....but mostly its just the double standard from the left that pisses me off and I think is why (especially) young, white males are freaking confused as hell as to who they are supposed to be.

Btw...I've had some aunts that could work ANY man under the table...and out drink them too.

Posted by: FITP at March 07, 2017 04:12 PM (tnR19)

396 My boss is a woman. She's really great. Knows her stuff and she's a great boss. I've had good and bad among both genders.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Takin' My Time on my Ride at March 07, 2017 04:12 PM (ul9CR)

397 damn NSA sock.
Posted by: fixerupper at March 07, 2017 03:21 PM (8XRCm)

*****

Idk, I thought it was funnier as bob...

Posted by: Toddler at March 07, 2017 04:13 PM (sSvCP)

398 392 Agreed. But most of that stuff is completely vapid and tiresome, and not every writer wants to cater to brainless liberal women with the IQ of a box of rocks.

Correct, and if you're a more creative, independent think and especially not leftist, you're going to run into walls. Again I understand agents; they have to sell books to get paid and its hard to get publishers to pick up writers in this market so they are looking for books they absolutely love and that they know an editor will buy.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 07, 2017 04:11 PM (39g3+)

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Do you still self-publish?

How do you promote and market your books?

I'm thinking of going this route again, and I may need a bit of advice.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 07, 2017 04:13 PM (mC1ZI)

399 Think of all the $$ they'd save on rent if they'd just drag the ladies books around in a little red wagon.

Posted by: jd at March 07, 2017 04:14 PM (+evAm)

400 Correct, and if you're a more creative, independent think and especially not leftist, you're going to run into walls. Again I understand agents; they have to sell books to get paid and its hard to get publishers to pick up writers in this market so they are looking for books they absolutely love and that they know an editor will buy.
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Which, in the end, is why almost 100% of the fiction I read is either from men who are dead or from current writers not living in the US or the UK.

/for a good read, check out "A Wild Sheep Chase." IMHO, it doesn't even have a solid genre, and is absolutely amazing

Posted by: shibumi at March 07, 2017 04:14 PM (J5mC3)

401 Yes I still self pub. Marketing is a pain, because I have no money to spend on it so I use a lot of word of mouth and trying to attract attention on social media. I wish I could break through, even a few hundred bucks a month would be a huge step up for me. But I am doing the best I can.

Seems to me that they're actively trying to make genres like sci fi and fantasy, which have traditionally appealed more to men than to women, more selective in their appeal.

I think that for at least some, that is the case.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 07, 2017 04:15 PM (39g3+)

402 401 Yes I still self pub. Marketing is a pain, because I have no money to spend on it so I use a lot of word of mouth and trying to attract attention on social media. I wish I could break through, even a few hundred bucks a month would be a huge step up for me. But I am doing the best I can.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 07, 2017 04:15 PM (39g3+)

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That's the one thing that I simply just don't want to do. It's not in my nature to sell.

I've never liked it, but if I'm ever going to actually get people to buy my fantasy novels, I may need to go down that route.

Character building. Gotta frame it that way.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 07, 2017 04:16 PM (mC1ZI)

403 I'm not a writer like (it seems) everyone else at Ace's place is, so I know I don't communicate as efficiently as some....but mostly its just the double standard from the left that pisses me off and I think is why (especially) young, white males are freaking confused as hell as to who they are supposed to be.
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I hate the double standard as well. I hate the fact that I work with angry women who will tell a guy off for helping her. I can't imagine how hard it is right now being a young man or a normal young woman. Or a parent to that young man or woman.

In their push to create their own totalitarian utopia, liberals have really messed up the world for everyone. At least in my mind.


Posted by: shibumi at March 07, 2017 04:19 PM (J5mC3)

404 Anyway, when I was young my favorite author was Walter Farley, who wrote "The Black Stallion" and other books about horses. Does that make me a traitor to my gender?
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OMG. I loved those books with a passion.

And I still have them in my basement in a box. Just don't have the heart to give them away.

I also loved science fiction growing up, so I'm pretty sure I'm a gender traitor.

Posted by: shibumi at March 07, 2017 04:21 PM (J5mC3)

405 found this interesting: https://pushingrubberdownhill.com/2016/10/08/how-to-publish-a-book-on-amazon/

dude (surprise!) reveals secrets of self-publishing.

Posted by: jd at March 07, 2017 04:21 PM (+evAm)

406 European nationalism is blood and soil. American nationalism is ideas and culture.

Posted by: dagny at March 07, 2017 04:26 PM (Mc+44)

407 I've never liked it, but if I'm ever going to actually get people to buy my fantasy novels, I may need to go down that route.

Its like doing interviews as a sports star. Not the favorite part of the job, not why you got into it, and not what your passion is. But you gotta do it.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 07, 2017 04:33 PM (39g3+)

408 Ryan and his henchmen are presently lying to the country.

Posted by: Under Fire at March 07, 2017 04:44 PM (ymRuQ)

409 It's getting to the point where a male author has to use a female pseudonym to sell his work. Kind of like the 19th century, when women writers supposedly had to use a male pen name.

*Spits*

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 07, 2017 04:47 PM (Dg36k)

410 I hate the fact that I work with angry women who will tell a guy off for helping her

Well, I'm not sure where you live, but that doesn't usually happen here

Posted by: FITP at March 07, 2017 04:59 PM (tnR19)

411 This is the same complaint when awards season comes around. Why so many <not my favored group> movies being made.

Hey, buttercup, go make a flippin' movie starring only your peeps. It's easier now than ever in history.

Posted by: jd at March 07, 2017 05:04 PM (+evAm)

412 They turned all the male author books around? even the collected works of Chuck Tingle??!

Posted by: Bob in Houston-Vast Right Wing Basket of deplorable! at March 07, 2017 05:16 PM (XRxxn)

413 Is tomorrow the day without women day?

Posted by: simplemind at March 07, 2017 05:21 PM (xVRrG)

414 This is LIBRARY!




Some studying Asian.

Posted by: NZ Frank withanM2 at March 07, 2017 05:35 PM (bgJ0E)

415 Yet a disproportionate number of publishing editors are women.

And this male had to self-publish his novel. Maybe I should posture and play the victim.

Posted by: WannabeAnglican at March 07, 2017 06:35 PM (5Hluh)

416 What if some of those male authors "identify" as female?

Posted by: Aggle at March 07, 2017 07:44 PM (J6DrC)

417 I read a book once because it contained knowledge...

I was unaware during the entirety of the study as to what genitals the author had.

Wasn't gender studies, so it didn't seem relevant.

Posted by: Captain Oblivious at March 07, 2017 09:09 PM (0EFmf)

418 Funny thing. Women must be biased against women authors. huffpo ran an article in 2014 affirming that women rad far more than do men.

Posted by: jeff at March 08, 2017 06:01 AM (h1Ia1)

419 "read" not "rad" duh

Posted by: jeff at March 08, 2017 06:02 AM (h1Ia1)

420 The deal is, what has taken us (women) so long? The reason is that men and women have been willing partners in life to raise children, maintain hearth and home, and prepare for future events as a family unit. It is feminists who deny the reality and general success of human history through the family. Women were every bit as unsupportive of other women stepping outside cultural norms as were men. Even today when finally subjected to female leadership after 43 years in a male-centric industry, the insecurity, hatefulness, and pure spite was something I never experienced from men. The worst that occurred from a few of them was arrogance and limited expectations. Most of the guys were thrilled and relieved by my job skills, very supportive and happy to leave me to it. The relief came from the arcane nature of my department rules generated and evolving from antique government regulations. They didn't have to worry about it because I took care of everything.

Posted by: Anna Mac at March 08, 2017 10:14 AM (xujfC)

421 Last female authored fiction book I read was Silas Marner. I think though J K Rowling should share her blessings with other female authors. It's only fair.
Posted by: Jack Sock at March 07, 2017 03:12 PM

I remember, a few years ago, when she came out with her first book after concluding the Harry Potter series, some poor SJW was whining, "Hasn't this woman made enough money?"

Posted by: Michael at March 08, 2017 10:56 AM (N8T6d)

422 I'm tempted to go in and ask them to help me find a specific (male-authored) book. After six or seven hours of turning books around to find it, just tell them, 'Never mind, I'll go to Amazon.'

Posted by: Ruffin at March 08, 2017 11:22 AM (EIWKm)

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