The war on linkspam (28 June 2013)

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Thanks to everyone who suggested links.

8 thoughts on “The war on linkspam (28 June 2013)

  1. d2k

    PLEASE STOP TOUCHING MY BREASTS, AND OTHER THINGS I SAY AT CONS
    by Carrie Cuinn

    http://carriecuinn.com/2013/06/30/please-stop-touching-my-breasts-and-other-things-i-say-at-cons/

    Not only do we–as writers, and women–have to deal with sexism, and the agressive insistence from some men that we all just settle down, but we also have to deal with being harassed at conventions where we’re supposed to be fans, writers, editors, and publishers. Worse, because so often it goes unreported, many people’s response has been, “I didn’t know that happened.” How can you stop something we don’t talk about? So, okay, let’s talk about the details.

  2. E. P.

    Hello Linkspam Experts,
    Can you recommend a resource for finding new-to-me sci-fi / fantasy authors? My tastes can be narrow, er, selective, so recommendations from friends and goodreads users doesn’t always cut it.

    I’d love to see a database where the object fields include information that archives of amateur writing have been including for years; sub-genre, authors with whom the author is stylistically similar, prevalence of romance, level of graphic-ness regarding sex, violence level, triggers, Bechdel score, the level of pro-active will that the heroines exhibit in their own lives, the level of female oppression the author has assumed must be present in a fantasy world, etc. (Ok, I may have added a few of those myself.)

    Does a reference like this exist? Can I search it with boolean combinations of my preferred values for the fields?

    Thanks,
    E. P.

    1. Dorothea

      Your best move might be to go to your local public library and ask who their top SFF librarian is. Not only are public librarians very accustomed to readers-advisory questions, they will have reference books and specialized databases specific to this kind of question to fall back on.

  3. d2k

    I’ve got a question for the Geek Feminism community. I’m looking for information on “positive diversity statements”* in job listings: (1) the impact of adding language to a job listing that positively states that women and other marginalized groups are welcome and encouraged to apply, and (2) good examples or guidelines wording such a statement.

    *I know there’s a name for this but it’s evading me right now, which is stymieing my search engine efforts.

    I greatly appreciate any pointers. Thanks.

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