The sensitivity stereotype

I used the term ‘sensitivity readers’ for the first time the other day, and I immediately felt angry at myself. It’s a concept (or service) that I’ve been involved in for a few years now, and yet only recently have I learned of the now well-established title of the ‘sensitivity reader’ in the publishing world. Personally, in describing the role in this way, I think we are doing it a huge disservice and inadvertently playing into the ‘snowflake’ narrative.

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