#MeToo, Literature, and the Enshrinement of the Male Genius

In the #MeToo era, powerful male writers continue to escape the consequences of their abuse.

Junot Díaz (left) and David Foster Wallace (right). Photo Illustration; Image Sources: Youtube, Steve Liss / The Life Images Collection / Getty

And suddenly, the focus is no longer on the women he has abused, but on him, the victim of his own thoughts, desires, passions — the victim of his own genius.

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