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Vilja Reads

I'm a student, so I don't have nearly as much time for leisure reading as I'd like. If I manage to read an entire course book instead of just the assigned chapters, I'll review that here, too.

I may be a little behind the times here.

Any thoughts on K. Tempest Bradford's challenge to read no straight white cis men for a year


I'd have to specify that as nothing by people who as far as I know could be straight white cis men. Sexuality and cis status aren't always covered in the author blurb. Even so, I'd have a ton to read. And honestly, if I didn't have to read books for school, I'd probably manage it without even thinking.


I checked this, because one of the side effects of living in a sexist society is that when a group is 50% women, women are seen to dominate. According to my shelf, of the last sixty books I read, not counting mandatory reading, 17 were by men, and one had male and female contributors. I don't know the sexual orientation or cis status of most of those men, and for many I don't know their race - but when I do know, they're white, cis and heterosexual.


To make this into a real challenge for me, I'd have to break it into segments. Say, 5 books by non-white men, 5 by trans men, 5 by non-binary trans people, 5 by non-heterosexual men, 5 by disabled people, 5 by non-white women. Because reading white non-heterosexual women would be completely within my comfort zone.