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“American women novelists” segregated by Wikipedia

Wikipedia editors have started quietly moving female authors out of the "American novelists" category and into a newly-created sub-category for "American women novelists," with the intention, it seems, of creating an"American novelists" page comprised entirely of men. There is currently no corollary sub-category for "American men novelists."

As American (woman) novelist Amanda Filipacchi explained in the New York Times on Wednesday, the process has so far affected women writers whose last names begin with A or B, but others have been moved as well:

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