The theatre I work for just closed a new play, Shakespeare's Sister by Emma Whipday, which explores the life of the hypothesized Judith. Whipday's concept came from Virginia Woolf and her style was heavily influenced by Shakespeare in Love. I'm not sure what I was expecting going in -- something lighter, more on the Shakespeare in Love side … Continue reading Constant Vigilance
This can't be slacktivism. This can't be the only thing someone who cares about what's happening to our country does. But I don't think it's a meaningless gesture.
This past week, I've been taking a brief break from writing as a sort of brain-cleanse, now that the manuscript is off with Connor and my betas. As such, I've been letting television occupy my attention, and I wanted to pass some recommendations on to y'all: First up is one I actually watched a couple … Continue reading Two (Wonderfully Feminist) TV Recommendations
I read a comment on a Fantasy Faction article earlier today that made me sad. In an article about how women are systematically under-represented and under-marketed in the SF/F genres, some dudebro felt the need to comment asking, and I quote, "Honestly, who really cares if there aren’t as many female authors as male authors…?" … Continue reading Early Exposure to SF/F
First off, if you are somehow on the internet and not yet aware of the #YesAllWomen phenomenon going on over on Twitter, then you need to check it out. If you're a woman, you will probably feel some combination of depressed, heartened, proud, scared, and totally unsurprised by the stories being shared. If you're a … Continue reading Yes, All Women: Cultural Misogyny from a Writer’s Perspective
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)
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)
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