And I quote…
I shit you not, this is an exact quote from a member of a book club I attended last night, regarding the author of the book in question*:
Is she gay? Because she’s not married.
Um. What? And then, because that wasn’t inane enough, several other book club members nodded in agreement. Whether she is or she isn’t gay simply is not the question. The question is how being single ever became conflated with being gay. A mystery for the ages.
*The author and the book shall remain nameless. The book club member too, but only because I don’t know her name. Otherwise I would totally call her ass out.