A Limited Reading

“I think that women’s writing can tend to get read in a more limited way than men. Like, I think sometimes when men write about private feeling, it’s seen as exploratory or daring, and when women write about private feeling it’s seen as limited or in the vein of a kind of circumscribed emotional writing. So I think there can be a shame in the confessional that uniquely attaches to women that doesn’t attach in the same way to men.”

— Leslie Jamison and Roxane Gay talked to Salon’s Michele Filgate about the current “golden age” of female essayists and said some very smart things, because they are smart. [Salon]

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