That unfortunate moment when . . .

. . . you are neck deep in a longer work of fiction, and a short story from months ago decides to show up and demand attention. (Of course this story couldn’t have shown up when I was actively working on it. Why would it do that.)

The Status is Not Quo: Sexism in Fantasy

This past week, I had the misfortune of speaking with another fantasy author who thought that sexism in medieval fantasy “makes sense”. She was defending another author’s sexist assumptions about a work we were critiquing. I gave her what I hoped was my best are you fucking kidding me? look before proceeding to explain the obvious: “It’s fantasy.Continue reading “The Status is Not Quo: Sexism in Fantasy”