- Color Lines gives us The Ultimate 21st Century People of Color Sci-Fi List
It seems that when it comes to sci-fi, cultural experiences of the melanin-inclined are merely reserved for exotic backdrop (ahem, “Stargate”) and half-assed tokenization (ahem, the horrible Mandarin in “Firefly”). [...] This is for all the disappointed moviegoers who felt the title “Minority Report” was misleading.
- Forbes lists The 10 Most Powerful Women Authors The list only counts living authors, but includes both Pulitzer-Prize winners and bestsellers
- on privilege denial within disability:
If the only time you bring up being
not abledis when someone calls you out on being ableist, this may apply to you.
- An Open Letter to Courtney Martin, an Editor at Feministing.Com:
To offer a
reviewon a feminist Web site of Octavia Butler’s work without discussing, in depth, her contribution to feminism in general and black feminism specifically is to do the legacy of Octavia Butler a tremendous disservice.
- (Warning: extensive anti-women/feminist statements quoted, some advocating violence.) How to choose the absolutely wrong person to write about girls and D&D — the title really says it all. The article in question has since been removed.
- On Geekdom and Privilege: Sympathy For The “Pretty’?:
All of which is not to say that celebrities or
hotpeople can never be members of the community. In calling herself
a history geek,Campanella herself seems to fit the definition of a geek ally: she has some geeky interests, and she believes in evolution (thank goodness), but it’s not like she chose to cosplay Wonder Woman for the swimsuit competition, either.
- Ann Leckie: Wiscon-Related Thoughts pt 1:
But we still do it, ourselves. Some portions of the eternal
what’s really science fictiondebate seem focused on excluding pears and oranges from our basket on the grounds that they’re not really fruit. Except no definition that excludes oranges and pears will also include every sort of apple.
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