How to Avoid Gender Pronouns in Your Writing

Photo by melschmitz Yesterday I began working on my submission for the Feminist Utopia Project (deadline: July 15th) and now I have some serious heartache. My vision is to write a world that has moved beyond our current language heavily steeped in gender binary. But how the heck do I use new pronouns without completely confusing the reader?… Read More

“Historically Accurate Fantasy” Is An Oxymoron

I have never felt comfortable with the  “but it’s historically accurate” defense when faced with blatant sexism in my favorite books, movies, TV shows, Anime, etc. However, I also never felt like I had a good response to the excuse.  I have a very real, very physical reaction to seeing things that are hurtful toward women. They flow directly through… Read More