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'Subversive, heretical and exploring difference'

28 January 2013

 'I'd like to say - if it seems relevant - that I'm a woman writer, but as long as I'm allowed to explain for me, that still means being subversive, heretical, and exploring difference.' She is uncomfortable with gender-based writing 'As though men write one kind of writing and women write another, which is nonsense...' 'And I think there are also lots of young women who are terrified of it, and they think it means ugly women with hairy armpits who Hate Men. That's because their mothers are reading the Daily Mail and that's what the Daily Mail's telling you.' 

Michele Roberts, author of Ignorance