“Why are there so many women in this class?”
“It was overwritten, boring, and I didn’t like it.”
“I just didn’t care for any of it.”
“Well, I’m not a woman so maybe women like that kind of thing. You know love and that.”
[while workshopping a short story written by a female classmate] “Your writing is soft, and so I didn’t understand a lot of it. If you want male readers it has to be harder.” [to which I responded in my head, “that’s what she said.”]
“Don’t you know anything about Vietnam? If you’d have been in Vietnam you’d have understood the significance of that line.” [He said this to me because he had some questions about the feedback I had written on his story]
Poor Vodo. I swear the outspoken, unbalanced, and offensive are drawn to his classes.