@DarwinBabe well these two things really;
" It’s not always OK if a straight white woman writes the story of a queer Indigenous man, because when was the last time you heard a queer Indigenous man tell his own story?"
Here it feels that she is saying that the story of an indigenous queer man would just be that and nothing more? Also, if it was an indigenous queer man telling his own story, than that wouldn’t be fiction would it?
Further on she says;
" The opening of a city’s writers festival could have been graced by any of the brilliant writers and thinkers who challenge us to be more. To be uncomfortable."
But the writer of the article WAS challenged and made to feel uncomfortable, thats what the introduction to the article is saying - and she chose to walk away from being challenged and made to feel uncomfortable.
But again, I don’t want to sound like I’m sticking up or agreeing with Lionel Schriver - just thought it might be an interesting article share. I’d like to know your thoughts on it.