Thursday, 1 August 2013

by Pang Huey Lynn, Form 5 Science 1, Class of 2013

Have you ever heard of the saying, 'don’t judge a book by its cover'? Try to imagine your favourite book, by your favourite author. What does its cover look like? Is the main character present? Can you see his or her face, or is it left to your own imagination? Is it shrouded with mystery by the use of a symbol, or is it romanticized with soft pastel colours? Now imagine what this book would look like if it was written by an author of the opposite gender. Imagine all the things you can think of when you think of a girl or a boy book. These categories are somewhat sexist, but make no mistake about it, they exist. So what would your favourite book look like, if it had been written by an author of the opposite gender? That is the essence of the Coverflip project.

Award winning author Maureen Johnson had the idea for this contest on the well known social media site, Twitter. She tweeted,"I do wish I had a dime for every email I get that says: 'Please put a non-girly cover on your book so I can read it – signed, a guy.'" The main goal of this project was to expose publishers’ sexist attitudes towards women’s fiction. She used the cover of her own book, The Key To The Golden Firebird as an example. 


The book is about three sisters who are dealing with the sudden death of their father, a plot completely irrelevant to what the cover depicts. She then asked her fans to submit images of new book covers which had been “flipped”. 


Johnson managed to receive many new covers of popular books redesigned by fans from all over the world. The best of these covers were featured on the Huffington Post. The article went on to become one of the most popular articles on the site. To begin with, Jeffrey Eugenides’ best selling book, The Marriage Plot was redesigned from it s original plain wedding ring, to include a bride and a bouquet of flowers.



Stephen King’s horror novel Carrie was redesigned to include a lipsticked, smiling blonde on its cover, completely misleading readers.

Sarah J. Maas’s fantasy novel, Throne of Glass which originally shows a beautiful blonde woman with a dagger sheath on her arm, was altered to show a plain throne made of glass in a morbid looking palace.


Bestselling novelist, Jodi Picoult agreed wholeheartedly with Johnson. Picoult is constantly critiqued for having obligatory romance featured prominently in her books. In reality, just last year she published a book with none. She asks her followers on Twitter, "Why is it 'domestic fiction' if a woman writes about family or relationships, but if a man does that, it's Pulitzer-worthy? … what would happen if a woman submitted a book under male pseudonym to a publisher? Would it be treated any differently?" History has shown us that yes indeed it would be. Take for instance the Brontë sisters , Anne, Emily and Charlotte, first published their works under male pseudonym’s Acton, Ellis and Currer. Without using those names, their works such as Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall would never have been published.

It is important to remember, that not all publishers are sexist. At least, not on purpose. A publisher’s job is to help sell books so he or she tries to pick a cover which can help sell the book towards a target audience, however shallow that may seem. If we give this issue some thought, the true root of evil in this case is society. People tend to judge your reading taste and capabilities based on covers of the book you are reading, despite the fact they themselves have not read it. I for one used to avoid fluffy, looking books for fear of judgement from others. Ever since Maureen Johnson began the Coverflip campaign I feel more free to pick and read whatever I see fit regardless of its cover, because I know the true value of a book, lies within its pages.

"The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it."
- James Bryce
by Anonymous 17:59 88 comments | in , , ,

88 comments:

  1. Nice article! Was psyched about the Carrie cover. I agree that it's totally misleading.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I agree with Jodi Piccoult. And also with Dayana, good job! Would not have known anything about coverflip otherwise.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Thank you both for your comments. This was a project that has been very close to me for a while now and I thought that it was important to shed some light on it.

    ReplyDelete
  4. good Essentially, I'd prefer to find music, apps, and video itunes download download, and organize multimedia files.nice.

    ReplyDelete
  5. awesome words and preserve them on your person record. Download Mobdro Pro APK your good friends and permit your good friends great.

    ReplyDelete
  6. good with the Google Play listing in India disclosing Artisto could not be mounted in the country. what is artisto There are a number of applications for editing and enhancing images nice.

    ReplyDelete
  7. this is nice one to be shared here thanks for amzing one to be share jpay login uktvnow app

    ReplyDelete
  8. good such as SHAREit App, to service your computer system. shareit for pc windows 7 the Google Play Store or with the techniques above. nice.

    ReplyDelete
  9. awesome You could easily turn around and change up the dimension of Google Duo APK days Google undoubtedly release soon this incredible app great.

    ReplyDelete
  10. good Anyone can able to find the best apps for their smartphones easily. We could possibly can able to install Mobdro APK 2.0.28 using https://mobdroappdownload.co/mobdro-apk-premium/, just go for updated file which is 2MB size and named as 2.0.28V.

    ReplyDelete
  11. good Reasons always welcome for the MAC OS, With paradaox can help to enjoy the movies on smartphone using the latest app Mobdro Download the Google Play store or Apple store. It release soon and nice.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Replies
    1. This is quite interesting post, Thanks for sharing all of these information.Mobdro for iPhone

      Delete
  13. Mobdro is the good software tool to watch all HD Videos

    ReplyDelete
  14. My better tip to get this Peggo.TV app for android, Windows use as DVR.

    ReplyDelete
  15. If you are a Mac user, don’t worry download Showbox APK for Mac PC here. I ensure that this article gets you the answers to all of your questions. Do you know why WhatsApp became so popular than any other social messenger applications? Because of Shareit For Windows simplicity in its user interface.

    The key to its success. Likewise, IMO for PC follows the same route of WhatsApp and Kodi TV download even got more peculiar specifications than any others. When you once install this IMO application in your PC, definitely you realise that IMO for PC is better than any other.

    Download Temple Run provides you with the connection with your friends and family around this world with little consumption of data, which not done by any other messengers. The benefit of downloading IMO for PC is that it offers the best video clarity than any others and users feel very easy to work on it. Download IMO for PC now.

    ReplyDelete
  16. IMO for Windows PC: Google Play Store is available on all platforms including Windows PC, mobile Android, iOS, and Windows phone. Most of the people around this world are using the windows os on their Kingroot Net portal.

    So in this article, I am going to tell the easiest way to install Viva Video Download windows. It is very easier to download IMO for PC in windows on comparing with IMO for PC in Mac even though IMO for PC is not officially launched for both platforms.

    So go through this article completely and finally you will attain the result of downloading IMO App Download. If you have an Android phone or iOS mobile or blackberry mobile which does not have the IMO application you can download IMO for Android, IMO for blackberry mobile, IMO for iOS phone here.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Terrarium TV may be the picture streaming web site which may be utilised to see videos, TV displays and items that is streaming. The cause folks us this program would be the fact that it could possibly function as flow at online rate. You may just utilize this Terrarium TV free Apk download 2018 when you've got Android 4.4 and preceding variant. You can utilize on Apple apparatus or iOS empowered devices. There is that it is.
    The sole real reason why I place this program in my listing will be the fact that mainly because I personally utilize this streaming program therefore that I could recommend utilizing this Terrarium tv App for google pixel 2. Have UI and it is simple to utilize also it is easy to navigate plenty of films hollywood along with Bollywood.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Watching movies and your favourite TV shows is what everyone admires.
    download 123movies

    ReplyDelete
  19. I appreciate you finding the time and energy to put this content together. call of duty black ops zombies apk download

    ReplyDelete
  20. Yes your right. Don't judge a book by its cover.?. we don't know what it is in inside. unless until if you read the book. Thanks for such a wonderful article you posted. you can watch best videos for free through
    Adfree Redbox TV app
    .

    ReplyDelete
  21. This site truly has all of the info call of duty strike team apk I wanted about this subject and didn’t know who to ask.

    ReplyDelete
  22. coverflip is one of the best book i seen recently.
    thanks for sharing this article. click here for Showbox applications tips.
    showbox apk.

    ReplyDelete
  23. i am not a that much Book reader. if any one will suggest me about a book i can go through. thanks for sharing this new one. i will read it and suggest me more details. Click here for a wonderful streaming application.
    Download Terrarium TV for iOS 11.

    ReplyDelete
  24. informative post. I like this post and i would like to share with my friends. Keep it up bro.
    .
    .
    How to see who liked you on tinder without tinder gold

    ReplyDelete
  25. This site truly has all of the info call of duty strike team apk I wanted about this subject and didn’t know who to ask.

    Panda pop hacked Apk latest

    ReplyDelete
  26. Thanks for lovely researching and posting such a beautiful post
    csr racing 2 mod apk unlimited money and gold download

    ReplyDelete
  27. After going over a handful of the blog articles on your website, I truly appreciate your cartoon hd app for pc technique of writing a blog. I bookmarked it to my bookmark webpage list and will be checking back in the near future. Please check out my website as well and let me know what you think.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Fantastic blog! Do you have any tips and hints for aspiring writers? I’m planning to start my own website soon but I’m a little lost on everything. Would you propose starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many options out there that I’m completely overwhelmed .. Any suggestions? Many thanks!
    How to download showbox on pc

    ReplyDelete
  29. Happy Rakshabandhan Images Download Rakshabandhan Quotes Images, Wishes for brother and sister and many more

    ReplyDelete
  30. Wow, Really great post I found cool and interesting here I appreciating your knowledge keep sharing kindly check it out
    flashlight apk free

    ReplyDelete
  31. Showbox is an Android application where provides streaming service for both movies and tv programs. Showbox Apk latest version is a free service so you don’t need to fish your credit out of your wallet. It also has news feed regarding all entertainment so it is way better than other streaming services.

    ReplyDelete
  32. cara menggugurkan hamil kandungan dengan cepat dan akurat terbukti ampuh untuk melunturkan janin kehamilan muda 1 minggu hingga 1 , 2 , 3 dan 4 bulan
    obat penggugur kandungan adalah suatu bentuk proses berakhirnya kehamilan dengan dikeluarkannya janin ( fetus ) atau embrio sebelum memiliki kemampuan untuk berkembang dan bertahan hidup diluar rahim , sehingga bisa menyebabkan kematiannya pada janin
    Disini akan kami beritahukan kepada Anda langkah cara cepat menggugurkan kandungan dengan cepat dan selamat adalah KURET dan obat aborsi
    Kunyit memang tidak di baik di konsumsi oleh ibu hamil yang sedang hamil muda sehubungan dengan sifatnya untuk melancarkan haid , dan di percayai sebagai obat telat datang bulan
    jual obat aborsi paling manjur Misiprostol Cytotec asli terbukti ampuh melunturkan janin kuat tanpa kuret dengan bersih untuk usia 1 , 2 , 3 sampai 4 bulan dengan aman
    cara mencegah kehamilan Cara Mencegah Kehamilan saat berhubungan suami istri perlu perencanaan
    cara menggugurkan hamil

    ReplyDelete
  33. Filelinked is an online files directory which links many and many apps and other files related your interest. Each Filelinked code comprises more than a few files with link.

    ReplyDelete
  34. Disini kami akan berbagi informasi tentang cara menggugurkan hamil dengan cepat dan akurat dengan menggunakan obat aborsi . Mungkin Anda adalah salah satu yang ingin mencari tahu obat penggugur kandungan yang aman dan terbukti ampuh , agar dapat membantu anda untuk melakukan proses cara mencegah kehamilan yang tidak Anda inginkan . Saat ini memang banyak sekali situs yang jual obat aborsi secara online . Namun anda harus lebih cermat dalam memilih . Misoprostol adalah obat menggugurkan kandungan terbaik untuk menginduksi rahim , dan ini bisa anda gunakan untuk memperlancar haid atau sebagai obat telat datang bulan

    ReplyDelete
  35. for me this is a very very good information, because its contents make us become better know and learn more about the wide world, so it would greatly add insight for me, laneways that I say many thanks.


    VIMAX PEMBESAR PENIS
    VIMAX ASLI
    VIMAX CANADA
    VIMAX
    OBAT PEMBESAR PENIS
    VINAX HERBAL

    ALAT BANTU SEX
    ALAT BANTU SEX PRIA
    ALAT BANTU SEX WANITA

    JUAL FOREX ASLI
    FOREX ASLI
    OBAT PEMBESAR PENIS

    CIRI FOREX ASLI
    CIRI CIRI FOREX ASLI
    JUAL OBAT PEMBESAR PENIS

    ReplyDelete
  36. Cartoon HD APK is an entertaining application for the two main mobile operating systems in the world; Android and iOS. It is compatible with Windows platforms as well. This app is originally developed to entertain you with high definition quality movies and TV shows.

    ReplyDelete
  37. Cartoon-Hd
    -APK is an engaging application for the two primary portable working frameworks on the planet; Android and iOS. It is good with Windows stages also. This application is initially created to engage you with top notch quality films and TV appears.

    ReplyDelete
  38. Mobdro
    -APK is an engaging application for the two primary portable working frameworks on the planet; Android and iOS. It is good with Windows stages also. This application is initially created to engage you with top notch quality films and TV appears.

    ReplyDelete
  39. Morpheus TV Download – Nowadays most people tend to download video streaming apps and watch movies and other videos from their smartphone or smart TV without visiting the theaters. This is because of the money costs for hefty tickets and most of all because of the limited time that people have for their entertainment.

    ReplyDelete
  40. I'm pretty pleased to uncover this website. I need to to thank you for your time just for this wonderful read!! I definitely savored every little bit of it and I have you book-marked to look at new things in Your Blog
    .

    ReplyDelete
  41. There is no doubt in the app you can easily download the app the most exciting features are waiting for you can easily go with, so Download TutuApp APK Official App For Android, iOS devices, iPad, iPhone TutuApp. There are nothing extra features required in this app because the most important items are already available in his update versions. Download Latest Version. Also love Cartoon HD. These are some features of Tubemate Apk you can easily know about this app when you use because if we use any app without any information then we lost in the app and never get the best information about what to do next in the app.

    ReplyDelete
  42. WifiKill APK is the app which will make having a fast and reliable WiFi connection possible even with public networks. Quick and safe internet connection is something many of us consider mandatory to be able to function adequately and well. And it is no wonder, considering that in the current world, we need WiFi for basically everything – from talking to your friends, getting new information, and checking your e-mail.

    ReplyDelete
  43. Popcorn Time APK is a BitTorrent software for multi-platforms to enjoy movies and other video streams for free. It gets the assistance from a number of torrent websites to make its catalog which comprehensively includes movies of each and every category from classics to hottest releases. It is integrated with a powerful media player to play any Blu Ray/High definition or any other lower quality media content.

    ReplyDelete

  44. TutuApp iOS Free Download Latest Version 2019 Best Version Free! here And Also more...
    Tutu Helper
    TutuApp Download
    TutuApp Lite

    ReplyDelete
  45. You Are Doing Effective Work And Share informative Content
    clash of magic
    clash of magic Apk

    ReplyDelete
  46. Thank you for sharing with us. This is great information. which is given by you! but here I found one another twitter video download tool. and it is the easiest tool ever I have seen. here I share that tool with you guys. I hope it will help you more to download twitter video online.

    ReplyDelete
  47. A purity test is a self-graded process test where user can give the answer to some question which is based on their life experience. The score is given by out of 100. here is an opportunity to check your Rice purity test score which will show you how much pure and genuine are you. let's do it.

    ReplyDelete
  48. I have read all the Sherlock Holmes books by Sir Arther Connon Doyle. Which I could have a sign on them.
    SCR Pro
    Filelinked Apk

    ReplyDelete
  49. Download Mobdro telecharger application is an extremely valuable
    application, especially for people who like to invest energy by
    observing free recordings via the Web
    Mobdro App
    Mobdro App
    Mobdro for PC

    ReplyDelete
  50. Line Apk is a new communication app which allows you to make FREE voice calls and send FREE messages whenever and wherever you are, 24 hours a day!


    Kinemaster Apk is a full-featured video editor for Android. KineMaster has powerful tools that are easy to use, like multiple video layers, blending modes, voiceovers, chroma key, speed control, transitions, subtitles, special effects, and so much more!


    Youcam Makeup APK is a photo-editing application that lets you apply different effects to your pictures, making it look like you have all kinds of makeup on. You can even try dozens of different wigs, and fit them to your head with total freedom.


    https://www.neeapps.com/


    https://www.mozzec.com/

    ReplyDelete
  51. rice purity is one of the best site which i have visit yet,this is for younger's specially. rice purity

    ReplyDelete
  52. showbox apk uptodown to enjoy a free musics and you can also watch a movies offline and online through this amazing app .
    showbox apk uptodown is best app that i seen.

    ReplyDelete
  53. Apple Card is the latest kind of credit card introduced by Apple. This created on the fundamentals of simplicity, transparency, and privacy. Users can have a healthy financial life with this.
    https://www.smular.com/

    ReplyDelete
  54. iOS 13 make more changes and improvements to whole system from the elegant new Dark Mode to the Major app updates. Also, there are new features to help you with the protection of your Privacy. iOS will be the best iOS update you will ever have so far.

    ReplyDelete
  55. hey buddies i have a great news that now you can easily find any trigonometric ratio . The best site which i seen to explore knowledge about trigonometry .
    trig identities

    ReplyDelete
  56. i found best way to download latest version of notepad notepad plus plus download

    ReplyDelete

Search