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Re: Women Write Fantasy (The Giant 'Women in Fantasy' Database) *waves* Hey dudes, this is also Cecily.

Scarlet, sorry that that escalated on the main article comments section.

I sometimes go into auto-defense mode on this subject just due to pure emotional exhaustion. Talking about sexism in SF/F, which I do a lot, leads to a lot of... well, crap flung at my door, from the minor (being downvoted and having my personal reading taste critiqued) to the more serious (harassment, people following the trail to my blog and leaving hostile notes, etc.). Even though at least initially I tend to use a really polite and non-accusatory tone and talk about systemic problems rather than individuals. And I have a low profile but some women who don't and also talk about this have received much more serious harassment. See, for example, Sady Doyle's piece on the reactions she got for her feminist critique of ASOIAF, in which she points out that one of her bloggers got messages telling her to "get raped by Drogo": http://tigerbeatdown.com/2011/08/29/chronicles-of-mansplaining-professor-feminism-and-the-deleted-comments-of-doom/

All that leads to a certain amount of knee-jerkery.

Anyway, if anyone wants to discuss the content of the article, I'm down. It's a good article. I possess Many Opinions about it.

July 24, 2014, 08:55:42 PM
Re: the average age of the forum members Nothing just fun, don’t be too serious

For myself I believe everyone one here is honest and friendly , so I’m a bit disappointed no one voted for ghost

December 10, 2017, 02:21:42 PM
Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
I wonder if bootleg Internet will become a thing.

Hmm. Internet as currency. There's a sci-fi idea.

December 15, 2017, 10:58:49 PM