It doesn’t matter. The brilliant MC Hogarth sums up.
“…and I find… that I don’t care. Because oppression only matters if people have power over you. These days, I don’t have to care if editors don’t like stories by women, or Hispanics, or conservatives. I can just go to Amazon, publish them myself, and find all the readers who do want those things. Or who don’t care and just like the stories I can tell.
It is deeply refreshing to me—empowering, relaxing—to realize that I don’t have to care about what editors, publishers, gatekeepers think of my politics, my religion, my skin color, my ethnicity, my gender, my orientation. They can’t stop me anymore.”