Trac Changes: On Coverflipping, Misogyny, and, Oh Yeah—How You and I Are Part of the Problem

Trac Changes: On Coverflipping, Misogyny, and, Oh Yeah—How You and I Are Part of the Problem

An interesting interpretation of the “coverflipping” thing that I agree with, and which is written with more intelligence and self-awareness than I could ever contribute.

“…how about teaching our boys that there’s no shame in female or feminine things?”

EXACTLY.

About Kate Sparkes

Kate Sparkes was born in Hamilton, Ontario, but now resides in Newfoundland, where she tries not to talk too much about the dragons she sees in the fog. She lives with a Mountie, two kids who take turns playing Jeckyll and Hyde, two cats, and one chihuahua. USA Today bestselling author of the Bound Trilogy (mature YA Fantasy) and Into Elurien, writing dark, decadent, and deadly Urban Fantasy as Tanith Frost. www.katesparkes.com www.tanithfrost.com View all posts by Kate Sparkes

One response to “Trac Changes: On Coverflipping, Misogyny, and, Oh Yeah—How You and I Are Part of the Problem

  • L. Marie

    I particularly loved this line: “binary thinking and stereotyped assumptions about what is masculine and what is feminine.” She hit the nail on the head with that. Boys have asked me, “Is this a girl book?” As if they couldn’t possibly be interested. (And this about Divergent.) They use the same tone reserved for “chick flick.” I don’t think the words, “Is this a boy book?” have ever crossed my lips. Why can’t a book just be “a book” and a movie “a movie”?

    I appreciated the fact that some of my male coworkers went to the theater to see the adaptation of a Jane Austen book. They admitted that they enjoyed it. (Yes, their wives suggested the film. But they didn’t whine about it.)

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