- MY BRAIN IS A JERK: a post about writing with (and in spite of) perfectionism This link was pointed out to me by Janine Ballard over on Twitter and…yes. I’m not a creative writer, but I am a writer and man, my brain is such a jerk sometimes.
- There are almost no obituaries for Sylvia Plath This can be filed under “Ted Hughes ruins everything” or “Ted Hughes is why we can’t have nice things”.
- Kate Elliott on “Strong Female Characters”
- The Humanities Know (Part 2): Meaning Matters
- Repeat post on m/m and gender politics because not everyone got the memo
- Quit Fixing Introverts and Doing disservice to introversion As an introvert…argh. I do a pretty good job at pretending to be an extrovert at dayjob but when I get home, it’s all introvert all the time.
- Your Dates with Fictional Men I can’t decide which one is the funniest, because they’re all pretty good.
- Romance Novels for Feminists on the Wrinkle in Time graphic novel I reviewed this one here and it illuminated some things in the original text I hadn’t noticed–this review also finds some other things for the astute reader to be a bit o_O at.
- Dear Male Allies: Your Sexism Looks a Bit Like My Racism
- Can Heroes of One Size Fit All Readers?: How Heavyset Heroes Can Rock Your World I was so happy to see this post–I do need to look for more romances with pudgy heroes!
- N.K. Jemisin on The Unbearable Baggage of Orcing
- Liz McCausland starts a really interesting discussion on objectification that I’m still thinking about a week later.
- Seraphina, fullblood prejudice and pervasive racial passing “… my experience of prejudice is a myriad small things that made it clear that I was odd and unwelcome; and that I would argue is no less damaging/formative than the large burn-the-halfbreed/kill-the-abomination prejudice that is writ large across Seraphina.”
- Why Read Romance? This is a brilliant post from Susanna Kearsley on the perils of judging a book by its cover.
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