We don’t normally get too caught up in the whirlwinds of the media, regardless of how pressing or scintillating the subject may be. Today, though, the subject is one we at Portrait discuss often and have very strong feelings about. Not all of us are feminists, not all of us believe in the innate goodness of human beings and not all of us are in agreement about what makes good writing. But we do all believe in playing this game. Why? Because we do agree that it is not always possible to know the gender of the author of good writing. The statements made by V.S. Naipaul will receive no comment here. That would be silly, at best.
But I do challenge you to take the quiz linked to above. No matter what you believe. You’ll find you might teach yourself a thing or two.