Saturday, October 14, 2017
A woman in the English department here wrote a YA novel. Before it was even published it was attacked by people on Goodreads for what they thought it would be: presumably it would feature a "white savior" plot of some kind. Kirkus pulled a positive review of the book due to this pressure, even though the review was written by someone in the demographics that should supposedly be offended. It got negative, one star reviews on Goodreads from people who confessed openly that they had never read the book! This is typical of the censorious environment in which we live.