Reuired reading for veryone whether you re a woman man geek a non geek or just simply human This book will make you angry and frustrated but with good reason It will make you want to rage against the machine and the man and society and make you want to get off your butt to change the world Kameron Hurley sheds light on all the things one should *be angry about but also lets you know that all is not lost This collection will allow you take a *angry
About But Also Lets You Know That All Is Not but also lets you know that all is not This collection will allow you take a back and reassess the world the media and the people around you So much to think about Highly highly recommend it Footnotes Get your footnotes hereThese footnotes annoy me A lot As in if there are 22 footnotes labelled 1 they should at least be at the bottom of the page And if not at the bottom of the page perhaps an annotated bibliography at the back rather than just a citation Maybe a URL shortener PleaseAND SO I give you the current links valid until they re deleted or modified in shamePART I LEVEL UP1 Bury Your Gays1 The Spoon Theory by Christine MiserandinoPART II GEEK1 Dale Cooper1 Clarion s 2014 Literary Pin up Calendar2 Courtesans and Fishcakes The Consuming Passions of Classical Athens3 Do the successful get a free pass1 Joan Slonczewski but it was the bio linked1 Sideways2 Young Adult3 An Unseemly Emotion PW Talks with Claire Messud4 On Persistence And The Long Con Of Being A Successful Writer by Kameron Hurley5 Not Here to Make Friends by Roxane Gay1 Wonder Maul Doll2 The Women of Our Occupation3 Why I Write Masculine Stories by Paul S Kemp1 Blood Rites Origins and History of the Passions of War by Barbara Ehrenreich1 Some Men Are More Monstrous Than Others On True Detective s Men Monsters2 One Bloke to Rule Us All Depictions of Hegemony in Snowpiercer vs Guardians of the Galaxy1 The Science of Storytelling Why Telling a Story is the Most Powerful Way to Activate Our Brains by Leo Widrich1 Books About Women Don t Win Big Awards Some Data by Nicola GriffithPART III LET S GET PERSONAL1 A Report on Damage Done by One Individual Under Several Names by Laura Mixon2 Am I being catfished An author confronts her number one online critic by Kathleen Hale3 The following is an open letter to my friends and colleagues who are En plein coeur established members of the science fiction and fantasy community by Elizabeth Bear1 John Green Responded On Tumblr To Accusations Of Sexual Abuse2 Justine Sacco Is Good at Her Job and How I Came To Peace. A powerful collection ofssays on feminism geek culture and a writer’s journey from one of the most important new voices in genreThe Geek Feminist Revolution is a collection of The Bookshop on the Shore essays by double Hugo Award winningssayist and science fiction and fantasy nove.
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indness Women may be strong but they must also importantly be vulnerable If they are not readers are likely to push back and label them unlikableOverall recommended to anyone who wants to learn about feminism in particular its intersections with science fiction and internet spaces Some of Hurley s Dance Real Slow
essays in the latter half of the collection feel a little repetitive and lack the depth of her criticalxternally focused pieces Still her courage and tenacity inspire the heck *out of me and I am confident this book will rile readers up in the best possible way To nd this *of me and I am confident this book will rile readers up in the best possible way To nd this one uote from that stellar The Day Christ Was Born: The True Account of the First 24 Hours of Jesus's Life
essay I have uoted twice above Like it or not failure ofmpathy in the face of unlikable women in fiction can often lead to a failure to mpathize with women who don t follow all the rules in real life too I see this all the time in conversations with men and women alike It s these same uestions that get brought up when women who have been assaulted dare to report abuse What was she wearing Did she provoke him by talking back Was she a bad wife A bad girlfriend Was she a good woman or a bad woman This line of uestioning and the assumptions that prompt it is one we would never apply to their male counterparts unless they are men of color This justification of violence against those who step outside of the roles of the dominant culture puts them into can be reinforced or challenged by the stories we tell Stories tell us not only who we are but who we can be They paint the narrow behavioral boxes within which we put ourselves and those we know They can ncourage compassion and kindness and acceptance or violence and intolerance and reprisal It ALL BLEEDS FROM THE PAGE OR
bleeds from the page or screen into the real world Who deserves forgiveness I d hope we all do Posted at HeradasTerrific ssays a little repetitive in some spots and slightly sarcastic than I m used to But great stuff nonetheless At the very least read We have always fought the ssays on Mad Max Die Hard and True Detective as well as In Defense of Unlikeable Women I ve never read any Kameron Hurley fiction but I would really like to after reading this It sounds like she has a fantastic grasp on writing real living breathing characters She also clearly understands and opened my PostgreSQL Server Programming - Second Edition
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essays written specifically for this volumeUnapologetically outspoken Hurley has contributedssays to The Atlantic Locus Torcom and lsewhere on the rise of women in genre her passion for SFF and the diversification of publishin. W
ith Her3 Anne Rice signs petition to protest bullying of authors on 1 Bin Laden Comes Home to Roost2 Airstrike Hits Doctors Without Borders Hospital in AfghanistanAnd now I need yet another break so I ll continue with Part IV citations next timeBut you can see what I mean about all the 1 footnotes right A fabulous fierce ssay collection that uplifted my soul in the busy season of graduate school applications Double Hugo Award winner Kameron Hurley writes about the intersections of feminism science fiction and fantasy and the struggles she has overcome in her personal life She sheds light on the sexism *WOMEN ENCOUNTER ONLINE AND IN THE WRITING INDUSTRY IN *encounter online and in the writing industry in way that conveys strength and hope Here is an xcerpt from one of my favorite ssays of hers In Defense of Unlikable Women which I will include various snippets of throughout this review I see this double standard pop up all the time in novels too We forgive our heroes ven when they re drunken aimless brutes or flawed noir figures who smoke too much and can t hold down a steady relationship In truth we both sympathize with and celebrate these heroes Conan is loved for his raw motions his gut instincts his tendency to solve problems through sheer force of will But the traits we love in many male heroes their complexity their confidence their occasional bouts of selfish whim become in female heroes marks of the dreaded unlikable character I loved two things most about this The Road From Home: The Story Of An Armenian Girl
essay collection Hurley s big heart and her commitment to discussing intersectionality Throughout the book she advocates for compassion toward women and men kindness on the internet and justice for those who suffer because of circumstances outside of their control She writes with idealism without sounding naive Her awareness of intersectionality shines as well as shemphasizes the importance of supporting and strengthening the voices of minority writers Here is another uote from the same Exile and Pilgrim
essay again about the double standard within writing male and female characters Male writers and their male protagonists arexpected to be flawed and complex but reader xpectations for women writers and their characters tend to be far rigid Women may stray but only so far If they go on deep alcoholic benders they d best repent and sober up at the nd If they abandon their spouses and children they d best Hannah Montana: The Movie
end tragically or make good Women must above all show. List Kameron HurleyThe book collects dozens of Hurley’sssays on feminism geek culture and her xperiences and insights as a genre writer including “We Have Always Fought” which won the 2014 Hugo for Best Related Work The Geek Feminist Revolution will al. .