As part of a project that aims to highlight hidden sexist content, Associació Espai i Lleure reviewed the characters in hundreds of children's books, whether or not they speak and what roles they perform. The group found that 30% of the books were highly sexist, had strong stereotypes and were, in its opinion, of no pedagogical value.
Marion Turner’s book is the first full biography of Chaucer for a generation, and the first written by a woman. “There’s been a long tradition of almost toxically masculine biographies. I would not say that is true of all biographies, and not of more recent ones, but there are lots which have really focused on a chummy masculine response to Chaucer,” the academic said.