1. Exquisite Tweets from @dys_morphia

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    My favorite typo: literary cannon. Basically you take all the terrible Great White Men writers and load them in and shoot them at the sun.

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    I accidentally a wall of text about sexism in the literary canon.

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    If money were no object I would go back to school and get an MFA.

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    But nobody's going to fund a poetry MFA and nobody's gonna look at my resume and think oh wise choice 3 years off work in your 30s for MFA.

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    I have so much more to say about the parallel between canonizing men's novels in what started as a frivolous genre for ladies and >

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    > the ways some professions become more prestigious by kicking out women, or less prestigious by allowing women.

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    Women have to be kept out of the Serious Novel because if we allow women into the Serious Novel it will stop being Serious

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    Because anything where women are allowed becomes devalued, because of the taint of it being associated with women.

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    Women are frivolous. Therefore anything women do is frivolous. Therefore if we allow women into anything Serious it becomes frivolous.

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    Some professions that lost prestige by allowing women: teacher, secretary, nurse.

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    Some professions that gained prestige by deliberately excluding women: doctor, computer programmer, novelist.

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    One more thing: a place where a lot of really amazing writing by women is hidden right now is fanfiction.

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    Is fanfiction considered frivolous because so many women write it, or are women accepted in fanfiction because it's still frivolous?

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    That's mostly a rhetorical question and I don't know the answer and I don't know if it's possible to find out.

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    And one more thing after that: I think dismissing fanfiction out of hand does have a sexist component.

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    It is no accident that one of the most popular and accepted pieces of fanfiction, HPMOR, is written by a man.

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    This is not to say HPMOR isn't very enjoyable and one of the better pieces of fanfic out there. Just disproportionately well regarded.

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