Category Archives: Geekdom

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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Schrodinger’s douchecanoe.

I’ve been making a lot of lady geek friends lately, which is turning out great so far. For the foreseeable future I am just Not That Interested in making friends with male geeks. I’ve made a couple of dudely acquaintances, … Continue reading

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How to fail gracefully.

Alternate title: “Serious Feminist Thoughts, Apropros of Sexism in SF/F This Week.” *** I’ve been thinking about all the events in genre conversation in which some dude says something totally sexist, gets called on it, doubles down, mansplains how it’s … Continue reading

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Irreverent feminist thoughts, apropros of sexism in SF/F this week.

So, if you’re going to sling around gendered slurs like “pussy” or slut-shame women whether using specific terms like “whore” or condoning rape apologia or making nasty vague insinuations, might I offer a proposal? If you’re going to be all … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Hugo Nominations + We Have a Plan.

There’s been lots of back-and-forth on the Internet lately regarding this year’s Hugo nominations. I’ve read a few versions of both arguments and I’m not taking any sides, except that I hate to see allies cannibalize each other, and I’m … Continue reading

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Last night I went to the bookstore and had a sad.

I recently read some articles that indicated that there’s a major discrepancy regarding marketing for books written by men and books written by women. For instance, women’s books are far less likely to be reviewed by major outlets than men’s … Continue reading

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Manic Pixie March.

Assorted links for your perusal: “Boys Will Be Boys, and Girls Will Be Accomodating” — on how sexism in childhood book promotion hurts both girls and boys. “I Am Of The Muscogee Creek Nation In Oklahoma, And Christina Fallin Should … Continue reading

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Vagina Fiction.

Today I was asked to define vagina fiction, the term I use for the type of books that I generally prefer to read. “Bourgeois chick lit,” was my prompt reply. When asked for something more specific, I added “books of … Continue reading

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On Being Geeky, Disabled, and Also Kinda Smokin’.

I have a guest post, “On being geeky, disabled, and also kinda smokin’,” up today on GeekFeminism, a pretty cool blog that deals with intersectional feminism and all things geeky.

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Brief Thoughts on the 2013 Nebula Award Finalists + Two Free Novellas from Tor.

I am very pleased with this year’s Nebula Finalists. I see at least three authors of color, two LGBT authors, and every single category for text-based works is majority women. I’m proud of the SFWA for the direction that they’re … Continue reading

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