In an interesting display of the blooming neoliberal tendency to turn the world into their self-defined “safe space,” an organization ironically named GAG (Gays Against Gentrification) has demanded the new Vancouver Women’s Library (VWL) ban books written by women.
The reasoning is presented in their introductory paragraph. The demands are due to “the ongoing violence against trans women, sex workers, and IBPOC (Indigenous, Black, and People of Colour),” and what they call, “settler-colonial violence”. But what connection a Women’s Library has to the violence anyone anywhere experiences remains to be seen, and is not detailed in their demands. As seasoned feminists know and center in their messaging, violence is perpetrated (in a large majority) by men. Furthermore, violent males aren’t taking their cues from women’s books and libraries.
If you go to the Vancouver Women's Library home page, linked below, you can make a donation.