- Time to pick a side. N.K. Jemisin reflects upon the fallout from her Continuum GOH speech.
This is about SFF, and SFWA, and what these near-constant cycles of offense-and-outrage-and-offense-again really mean. If I may be melodramatic, all this anger and discussion reflects a struggle for the soul of the organization, which is in turn reflective of a greater struggle for the soul of the genre, and that overall struggle taking place globally.
- #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen: women of color’s issue with digital feminism and Q&A With #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen Creator Mikki Kendall
- Yes, this IS ABOUT RACE
- Now Collecting: Hugo Schwyzer Apologists
- Safer spaces within feminism
- Bleacher Report’s Bustle: Bryan Goldberg’s new website for women. Yes, I am totally aware of the irony of linking to this article after linking to a piece on Bustle. I contain multitudes.
- How the word ‘troll’ has been redefined by the powerful
Their responses to what they call “trolling” often seem less about combating abuse than reasserting their role as gatekeeper, to restore to themselves the right to decide who gets to speak in public and who doesn’t. It is what US academic Susan Herbst calls “the strategic use of civility”.
- Do Not Link allows you to ethically criticize bad content
- Women to Read: New Voices This is a wonderful list.
- Disability in Science Fiction: Cover Talk (excerpt from introduction)
- Disability Horror in “My Sweet Audrina” I thought this was interesting, I’m not sure I agree with everything in it. It’s also been 25 years since I read the book, too. There’s also this amazing essay from Ann Patty, the editor at Pocket who acquired Flowers in the Attic.
- Shit Book Snobs Say: Translations
- Cultural capital in space and print
- Dorothy L. Sayers, Gaudy Night
A partnership of equals, an implicit promise that she should never subsume herself in him, an unending right to a life of the mind. It’s far more touching than a single phrase in a dead language has any right to be.
- Generation X gets really old: How do slackers have a midlife crisis?
- Stop Pretending That Poor Skills are Something You Invented, Hipsters Not everything in this article is something I’m familiar with but enough of it is that it really resonates.
- Stefan Raets on James Gunn’s Transcendental.
I’m guessing she’ll be one of, if not the only female character in the novel, maybe like the Wife of Bath in the Canterbury Tales. Or Smurfette, of course.
- “In the Bugger Tunnels of Planet Eros: Gay Sex and Death in the Science Fiction of Orson Scott Card,” by Kate Bonin
- Orson Scott Card Worries About Obama Turning “Urban Gangs” Into His Personal Police Force The mainstream media is so adorably behind the curve when it comes to OSC.
- Authors, Bloggers, and Plagiarism…Oh My! My reaction: a listless whatever.
- Racial Profiling Lives On
- First bone tools suggest Neanderthals taught us skills
- Sarah Rees Brennan on why her characters look the way they do
- I Hate Strong Female Characters
- When Social Media CEOs Abet Stalking
- When brands fire shots on Twitter, things can get sassy
- Own Heinlein’s Bed! Complete with built-in tissue dispenser! Which I am pretending are ONLY FOR SNEEZING.
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She dabbles in writing speculative fiction and poetry, but non-fiction is her bread and butter. She’s known for her coverage of various issues within genre around sexism and harassment, and can be found on Twitter as @eilatan.
With Annalee Flower Horne, she is a co-founder of the intersectional geek blog, The Bias.