sexism

Animanga: Surprisingly Not A Man’s World

I am glad that I’ve never had to defend myself and what I love because of something so trivial as my gender expression. I can only hope that the entirety of fandom can grow to this point and further as dialogues surrounding hobbies and sexism continue to spring forth.

Who Killed My Little Pony?

I used to play with My Little Ponies. I hated dolls, kept my hair short, wouldn’t wear dresses, but even I was susceptible to the unbearable cuteness of My Little Pony. For a while I kept a sizeable stable of them at the foot of my bed. Imagine my shock when I found out that […]

TIME MACHINE: Past Popular Posts

Like the Omega 13 Device – but Better! Travel back in time up to seven days, not a paltry 13 seconds.  Why, 13 seconds doesn’t give you a chance to do much of anything beyond changing a single mistake.  Correct your own possible mistakes by reading some of these great posts you might have missed. […]

FEMME FATALES: The Most Overused Device in Modern SFF?

Of late, I’ve been reading a lot of articles that hint at a simmering feud between men and women in Science Fiction & Fantasy fandom. Accusations of Sexism and Misogyny have been flying. Some very antiquated, 19th Century chauvinism has been expressed. I find it all really worrisome. I don’t want to add fuel to […]

Popular Posts 6/1-6/8 2013

Have Literary Luddites Taken Over SFF Fandom?! Sexism and the SFWA Girl, You’re In the Army Now Crossroads: The Difficulty of Police Procedural Speculative Fiction No. 18 – C.J. Cherryh, The Faded Sun, and a World Building Ethos Characters: Clare of Claymore Deconstructing Horror: Haunted Houses The Joy of Reading Star Trek My top 10 […]

Girl, You’re In the Army Now

Why do authors write equal opportunities for women into fantasy worlds with pre-modern technologies and societies? Unless they are Terry Pratchett, they’re only making themselves look silly.

From the In Box 6/1/13

SFWA CONTROVERSY:  RESNICK & MALZBERG & ‘SEXIST’ COVERS Daniel M. Kimmel Announces BOFCA Facebook Page SFWA Controversy!!!  Authors Up in Arms! Pitchforks and Torches Heading for the Castle! In the immortal words of Dr. Venkman, famed parapsychologist and Ghost Buster: “Cats and dogs sleeping together!” – an affair of Biblical Proportion! SFWA, the writers organization […]

Understanding the Sexism of Fantasy

Thank you to Kate Elliott for her involvement with the inception and development of this post. One of the little pleasures of my life is that I have easy access to several of my favourite authors, who received a frantic Tweet from me the other day, pleading with them to provide me a topic for […]

I, Shebot

If this photo gives you the creeps, congratulations, you may be human. But in another few years, it may not be so easy to tell. And as usual, science fiction is largely to blame.