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This story is a fine example of the logical fallacies of modern gender thinking.
Read the article. It picks apart this analysis and that analysis of how authors have structured their stories (male speakers, female speakers, male villains, female villains) actively looking for sexist slight.
It’s as if at least one variable is ‘gender’ in an issue, then you can be certain that the new wave of gender thinkers and feminists (in fact, the terms are mutually interchangeable) will chose THAT as being the core cause, rather than one of many variables.
In this case, considering it was the list of Top 100 Childrens books bought, it’s like accusing Levi’s of being ‘size-ist’ because they sold more size 40 jeans than any other.
It is utterly ludicrous and typical of the logical fallacies that are rife from new feminism and gender studies for the last generation.
Of course, how feminists will respond to balance the ‘clearly-born-of-active-oppression’ tally we shall have to wait and see.
Will the efforts to enforce the desired outcome from this outrageous ‘scientific discovery of rampant sexism’ on both book authorship AND sales take feminism and the confused gender studies brigade to whole new levels of effort to socially engineer and manipulate? Quite possibly.