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Elsa Sjunneson-Henry is the Managing Editor of Fireside Fiction, a literary magazine which publishes a variety of things, lots of which are SF.

Her essay on the task, and the metaphor, of "blind reading," does a great job explaining why the phrase "blind reading" is unhelpful

http://firesidefiction.com/blind-reading

Here's a taste:
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Within an industry such as this where words are our trade and pens our weapons of choice, I ride into battle against the language of ableism on an almost daily basis.

Fireside has had several submissions periods so far this year, and I’m the blind assistant editor administering something the business has a name for: blind reading.

Except the only person who’s reading blind is me.

Everyone else is anonymously reading submissions.

If you think this shift in language doesn’t matter, let’s consider some other examples.

Blind to information.

Blind to the truth.

Blind to their pain.

Blind to the names of the writers.quote ends
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