Science Fiction/Fantasy organizations, such as conventions, writer’s groups and others have all had to reckon with diversity and inclusion issues in recent years, as well as with blowback from folks who feel it’s perfectly fine for their organizations to stay lily white, and excuse it by saying that they’d have to cater to “special interests”… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #635 – Diversity and Accountability
So, Bitch magazine had an interview with Nina MacLaughlin where she talked about how it dawned on her one day that nearly every story in Ovid’s Metamorphoses is about rape or attempted rape. She’s right. It’s always couched in terms of “deflowered her,” or “then she knew his love,” or some shit like that. But… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #620 – Review: Wake, Siren by Nina MacLaughlin
Guys, there is a lot going on. First, I’ll try to quit gushing about the lack of migraines. But it feels like a miracle right now. So it’s going to slip in. Also, given my last post, let me reassure you that you guys are my only sponsors. I’m just really happy to see a… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #593 – So Many…
I am about to make someone super unhappy. Because in addition to my, I’m sure, original unsatisfactory to them response, I am about to dissect their comment here to really get into the meat of several assumptions they make and why they’re wrong. Ok, first, the comment in question: My problem is that what I… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #574 – Gatekeeping, Internalized Misogyny, and You
For the love of little green apples!!!!! That’s something my grandmother used to say, in order to avoid swearing around us when we were kids. So, one of the deleted scenes from the Captain Marvel movie is when the skeezy biker guy hits on her, he “asks” her to smile, walks up, invades her space,… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #568 – Oh, Captain Marvel’s a Villain is she?
So, Bluestockings has told a friend of mine that she intends to issue a public apology, so standby for a link to that when it happens. But I did want to crosspost this. Bluestockings.ca just published a blog post talking about how femme people don’t have a place in nerd culture. This is… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #517 – What the Shit did I just Read?