Why Do I Care? (On gender disparity and the Star Wars VII casting news)

The Star Wars VII casting news has caused a lot of disappointment and not a small bit of outrage on the internet today, largely related to its lack of diversity. And a lot of that is focused on the fact that of all the newly introduced cast members, exactly one is female. This stings. I'm not … Continue reading Why Do I Care? (On gender disparity and the Star Wars VII casting news)

I will see a division

Reading "SFF in Conversation: Women Write SFF" by guest blogger Andrea K Höst over at The Book Smugglers kicked me in the pants to do something I've been meaning to do for a while -- actually tally up all of my books and see what the male-female ratio is. So. My shelves as they currently … Continue reading I will see a division

Book Meme (with bonus matching game and sociopolitical commentary)

So, I stole this meme from Facebook, but decided to post it here because I wanted more of a chance to pontificate about these books -- specifically, what sort of a reader and writer I think they've turned me into. List 10 books that have stayed with you in some way. Don't take more than … Continue reading Book Meme (with bonus matching game and sociopolitical commentary)

On David Gilmour

Just a quick note regarding the ongoing David "I only teach real manly manly men, no homos, no lady bits, you understand?" Gilmour controversy -- this post by Anne Thériault is one of the best things I've read on it so far. So go read it. Because the thing is, if you're not a cis white straight male, … Continue reading On David Gilmour