Wikipedia Ghettoizes Women Novelists

There are American novelists, and then there are American women novelists – at least according to Wikipedia, where outrage has been building over the quiet categorization of major names such as Harper Lee (pictured) according to their gender. Wikipedia has a category for “American novelists,” but it runs to so many names that the site has said “pages in this category should be moved to subcategories where applicable”. Yesterday, the authors – and females – Amanda Filipacchi and Elissa Schappell noticed that editors had begun moving women “one by one, alphabetically, from the ‘American novelists’ category to the ‘American women novelists’ subcategory,” wrote Filipacchi.

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