"The Sexes And The Guidelines" John Fitch IV Column

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Title

"The Sexes And The Guidelines" John Fitch IV Column

Description

In his column, Cormier rails against the suggestions of publishers that writers be more mindful of gender-linked language - a trend he sees as ridiculous and potentially dangerous to creativity as it could trigger excessive self-censorship. While he supports removing "ess" from poetess or Jewess as a decluttering of language, other changes appear clunky to him, like replacing "man" with "person" or demonizing descriptions of women by their physical traits.

Source

Fitchburg Sentinel

Publisher

Robert E. Cormier Collection at Fitchburg State University's Amelia V. Gallucci-Cirio Library

Date

1 October 1974

Contributor

AnnaMary L. Consalvo
Katharine Covino
Elise Takehana

Format

JPG, 8.5x14

Language

English

Citation

Robert Cormier , “"The Sexes And The Guidelines" John Fitch IV Column ,” Robert E. Cormier Archive Collection 3, accessed August 6, 2020, https://robertcormiertwistedintimacy.omeka.net/items/show/61.

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