Why Readers like Gone with the Wind

Gone with the Wind is a novel about a woman who makes her own money, stands up to public opinion, survives great calamity, and preserves her right to her own inner life throughout several marriages and childbirth.

How incredibly shocking that it would be massively popular among the overwhelmingly female readers of novels. I have absolutely no explanation for this strange phenomenon.

P.S. This is in response to the big Twitter discussion of the book’s popularity.

11 thoughts on “Why Readers like Gone with the Wind”

      1. They’re definitely a little more “extreme” than many other partisan outlets, but it’s not like we’re talking about the Daily Stormer here or something. Totally nuts.

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        1. It’s very uncanny because I finished making this very point and mentioning the Daily Stormer to my husband and then opened the phone and saw your comment.

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          1. Facebook and Twitter are much bigger and more powerful. Size matters. Too much money at stake. Too much influence.

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    1. Tucker had a segment explaining what happened with The Federalist (video below). In short, “NBC News tries to shut down some competitors” using Google’s power. Both ZeroHedge and The Federalist were denounced as racist and Google took the bait. When Carlson asked Google, the company replied the two sites maintain “unmoderated comment sections.” As a result, The Federalist deleted its comment section entirely. Tucker draws attention to the irony of US Congress relieving Google from responsibility for content on its own platform (Big Tech protection law known as Section 230), while Google holds conservative sites responsible for their commenters’ writing.

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