Two Feet + One Mouth = Naipaul

by marionroach on June 14, 2011

SOMETIMES THE NEWS is simply too stupid to be ignored. Don’t agree? Did you read what the writer V.S. Naipual said recently about women writers? No? You should. He said that no women writer is his equal. He did. Not even Jane Austen, he claimed.

Yes he did. And after you stop laughing right out loud at his inane, self-serving remarks, you might, like I did, get just the eeensiest bit pissed off.

Not one to ever burn any book ever (except that one algebra text book after squeaking by in high school; really it was more a celebration than a bonfire), I’m thinking up uses for my considerable collection of Naipul books. As padding between the air conditioner and the window sill, perhaps? As a step stool, to reach high up on my shelves to get to the truly great writers? Open, on the floor, as a bathmat, to absorb my castoffs from the shower?

Got ideas, sisters? I’m making a list. And you know how we love those.


{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Jane Eason-Purdue June 14, 2011 at 12:26 pm

What a tool. Thanks for listening.

marionroach June 14, 2011 at 6:41 pm

Love that expression. Thanks, sister.

Karen M. June 15, 2011 at 7:24 am

Obviously delusional. Reminds me of some of my old graduate profs. Woman writer? Isn’t that an oxymoron? Thank goodness for the most part attitudes like that have changed. Apparently though all of the dinosaurs are not yet extinct And yes, Jane. He is a tool! Good call.

Mary Ann June 21, 2011 at 2:42 pm

Litter box liner.

Estyn August 22, 2011 at 8:23 am

Oh for pete’s sake!

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