On my drive today, I heard an interesting piece of news from BBC radio. V.S. Naipaul was reported to have said that women writers are no equal to him. In one article written about his dismissive diatribe against female writers, he reportedly said that after a paragraph or two, he knows whether the author is a woman or not, particularly citing Jane Austen as sentimental and possessing a "narrow world view." I can't even begin to comprehend this.
It got me thinking that colored men have complained about the injustice and inequity between them and their white counterparts. Yet when given the chance, some of them take part in the same degradation by putting down women.
Shame on you, Mr. Naipaul.
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