Category Archives: feminism

Book Selfie! With The Mammoth Book of SF Stories by Women

The Mammoth Book of SF Stories by Women, edited by Alex Dally MacFarlane, was published last month. Not sure when I’ll be able to get to reviewing it because mammoth, but wanted to commemorate the occasion somehow. So I tracked … Continue reading

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Girl Cooties in your FTL Drive!

Last week I wrote about the dearth of female protagonists in stories about time travel. This is somewhat less true for the cluster of subgenres with space as their setting — women rarely get to travel in time, but they … Continue reading

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I Want to be the Time-Traveler, Not His Wife

That the book title The Time Traveler’s Wife even exists speaks to a problem in a meta-sense. It’s telling that, right in the damn title of one of the most celebrated books of last decade, one of the most classic and … Continue reading

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Short Fiction Fridays: Fangirlgasm

I reviewed Phantasm Japan, a 2014 anthology edited by Nick Mamatas and Masumi Washington, on Skiffy and Fanty today, and this post title is the resultant completely unintentional bad pun that brings me shame, but I am constitutionally unable to … Continue reading

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5 SF/F Books That Ace the Bechdel Test

In case ya missed it, I guest blogged on Pornokitsch this last Friday. It occurred to me that we talk about whether media passes the Bechel test pretty frequently, but I’d never heard a discussion about media that makes an … Continue reading

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Pretty Like a Weight — Guest Post by Bee Sriduangkaew

“The fox’s hair is blue highlights and ringlets, her eyelashes dusted gold, her wide mouth lipsticked peach orange. Everything clashes. She is still breathtaking…” Almost without meaning to, when I wrote Scale-Bright I filled it with beautiful women. Some of … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Sansa

I’ve blogged before about why Sansa is my favorite character in Game of Thrones, and other people have blogged better in defense of her being a feminist character. Yesterday Anne Perry at Pornokitsch posted an excellent essay that I almost … Continue reading

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Dude authors I like.

It’s amazing, the responses you get, when you say that you read mostly women SF/F authors. It’s almost like the SF/F community bends over backwards to mansplain that reading mostly male authors is a signpost of simply reading quality fiction, … Continue reading

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Game of Thrones full of romance, sex, feelings.

I read this book Game of Thrones a while back and it was just so full of emotions and angst and romance that it’s icky. It opens with this scene that clearly indicates the brutality of the culture of Westeros, … Continue reading

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On Wiscon’s EPIC PHAIL.

Feminism is not just an ideology. It’s a responsibility. While we all screw up, because we are all socially conditioned by patriarchy and dismantling the bad paradigms we absorb takes work, by assigning your space with the label “feminist” you … Continue reading

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