Musings

Tear Down The Culture of Apology

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I find myself thinking about women this morning.  This is not exactly a shock as I AM a woman, and I often think about the issues women face.  There was last week’s–well kerfluffle is not anywhere near strong enough a word for that business with Kickstarter—brouhaha (and here’s an update on same)–there, that’s an underutilized word. […]

Musings

Hell on Wheels Writers, Do You Hate Women?

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I am gearing up for a big, fat spoiler-filled rant about Hell on Wheels.  If you want to avoid spoilers and plan to watch the show, then I send you elsewhere for your daily dose of interesting.  Chuck Wendig has a nice post about YA this morning.  Also, Leigh Bardugo’s much anticipated Siege and Storm is out […]

Writing

A Different Kind of Heroine

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So I got into a discussion the other day with pal Mhairi Simpson, trying to get at what the average reader really gets out of 50 Shades and Twilight.  This was a more general discussion, not looking at the terrifying psychological implications (I’ve done that), but trying to see what it is that women truly […]

Musings

A Rant Arguing That Bella Is Not Girly

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Yesterday I saw this article from The Atlantic float by in my Twitter stream and had to click.  Why Do So Many Grown-Ups Hate Bella?   So I’m reading and reading and agreeing and then I get to this part: Comparing Twilight and The Hunger Games, it’s easy to see why second-wave feminists, and adults in […]