Female authors have always struggled to be taken objectively, for this reason and others far more oppressive in the past they have used pen names, often male. Still today many use pen names or initials in the hopes of being judged fairly. It is a funny thing, since reading is one of the best things that we can do to learn critical thinking, compassion, empathy and imagination. Why should marketing and sexism detract from precious books and thought?
Here is to the excellent authors mentioned, and those that could not fit in the song, and to books themselves, our dearest friends, the books!
Please enjoy this song and video, and let us know who your favorite authors are!