Women's history month promotion sees bookshop 'silence men's voices'

Loganberry Books in Ohio has reorganised its fiction section so all titles by male writers now have their spines facing the wallA bookshop in Ohio has made a graphic illustration of the position of female writers by leaving only books by women visible to its customers. The change, made to mark women’s history month, has provoked an angry reaction in some quarters, with accusations of sexism and censorship.Eight members of staff at Loganberry Books in Cleveland turned the spines and covers of books by men to face the wall in the shop’s 10,000-title fiction section. Harriett Logan, the bookstore’s founder and owner, told the website Heat Street the intention was to illustrate how women’s voices were drowned out. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2017-03-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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