Consider that reading has become a mostly female pastime and that males are being better served by other media: the web, film, gaming. Of course publishers will skew toward the most profitable audience. Otherwise the world is still chasing the golden demographic of the ‘young male.’ If male writers could better serve that readership it would explode.
We’re only marginalized if we accept that status. What troubles me is the seemingly high number of younger male suicides: David Foster Wallace, Alexander McQueen, plus older men such as Spalding Grey and Hunter S. Thompson, not to mention ‘accidental’ deaths like Heath Ledger and Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Is Chuck Palahniuk really bringing up the tragic suicides and overdoses of famous men to argue that men aren’t central enough in writing. Wow, that sure is sensitive to those people and their families.
I’m pretty confident that Alexander McQueen would not be OK being named dropped in a conversation about men being marginalized…
JFC, now I know what kelsium was talking about a few days ago
Are you fucking kidding me with this
well cool not reading Chuck Palahniuk anymore