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I being catfished An author confronts her number one online critic by Kathleen Hale3 The being catfished An author confronts her number one online critic by Kathleen Hale3 The is an open etter to my friends and colleagues who are 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 With 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 l continue with Part IV citations next timeBut you can see what I mean about all the 1 footnotes right Reuired reading for everyone 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 "your butt to change world Kameron Hurley sheds ight on all the things one should be angry about but also Hurrah For The Blackshirts!: Fascists and Fascism in Britain Between the Wars lets you know that all is notost This collection will allow you take a step back and reassess the world the media and the people around you So much to think about Highly highly recommend it This is the 5th book I ve read of Hurley and out of all of them I m going to have to rate this the bestWhy Is it because it s full of rage at the real injustice in the world Or because it s a call to action for every one of us to do and think better than we have beenBoth of these I think But because I m a White Male of traditionally acceptable sexuality Who has read Adrienne Rich and has generally read voraciously about feminism and the problems of the culture we Adam Smith: An Enlightened Life live in thinking and believing that women s studies are not only for women but is everyone s responsibility to consider seriously as we are responsible adultsiving Crazy Love lives that we can be proud of I m honored to take up Hurley s call to action or at the veryeast continue the dialogue in all seriousness Feminism isn t only for women It s just as important that men understand what s at stake here We re either all victims Annual Editions: Technologies, Social Media, and Society lashing out or we can grow the hell up and treat everyone we know with respectThat being said I alsooved these essays for Hurley s honesty her story and even the redefinitions of her ife I respect her for passing through the gauntlet of those bad times and refusing to back down when she sees things that are wrong We should all be this brave and stand up to fight for that which we honestly believe rather than fall back on the trap of politeness when it s not getting the job done I think this book out of all of this year s Hugo Nominees for Best Non Fiction work is best suited to win and it s not only because it deals with the writing process issues with storytelling in culture or even because it drills down into Gamergate and SadRabid Puppies but because it s plainly excellent and cohesive writing that packs a punch My first Kameron Hurley book and it s a book of essays about writing sexism feminism racism capitalism injustice personal growth and lamas Such a potpourri seems ike it would be a ittle choppy in execution but it flowed very well Turns out Hurley is a very smart and interesting writerOne would think that a book written in 2016 and steeped with pop culture would be starting Reminiscent of Roxane Gay s Bad Feminist in that it framed feminist concerns in relation to representations of pop culture I found it very engaging and accessible although as it was a collection of previously available essays naturally the content could be somewhat repetitive Also as a postgraduate historian and I believe Hurley is too I couldn t help but wish there was a Black Heart, Red Ruby little theoryresearchcritical engagement in there In saying that that might be aittle unfair as Hurley has repeatedly acknowledged that she disavows academic writing because she wants her book to be accessible to as many people as possible Still this is absolutely necessary reading for anyone who s ever been concerned about the representation of women in sci fi and fantasy and for those people out there who dismiss Hurley s concerns as irrelevant she is completely successful in demonstrating how fictional narratives are inherently inked to uestions of power gender and sexuality Great work. So feature several entirely new essays written specifically for this volumeUnapologetically outspoken Hurley has contributed essays to The Atlantic Locus Torcom and elsewhere on the rise of women in genre her passion for SFF and the diversification of publishin. Thank you so much to Netgalley and Tor Books for the advanced
copy given to me in exchange for an honest reviewPre reading This given to me in exchange for an honest reviewPre reading This be intersectional feminism Tired of being disappointed by whitewashing in femlitPost reading Well I shouldn t have worried about the whitewashing Hurley definitely tried to be inclusive She was very vocal about acknowledging the need for diversity and in her own shortcomings as a white writer who sometimes makes mistakes with representation in her fiction I didn t New Plant Parent: Learn the Ways of Plant Parenthood love this collection however And maybe it s because I read it on the back of the phenomenal Bad Feminist but the essays in here just didn t move or educate me I actually feelike 23 of the book is falsely advertised this isn t a collection with feminism at the core it is a collection of autobiographical tidbits with feminism as a strong undertone If I had gone in expecting to mainly be reading about Hurley s Dreaming Me: An African-American Woman's Buddhist Journey life and her process as a writer maybe I wouldn t be so disappointed If you are a young female writer penning SF stories then this is for you Hurley gives aot of advice on how to write although I often felt that the essays came across as an infomercial for her own books and she shows how she has failed in the past and how she persevered until she succeeded This is all great but when a book is sold as being about feminism but is actually a how to autobiography on becoming a successful SF writer in a male dominated world it is a bit frustrating I did ADORE her final essay We Have Always Fought but it was written a few years before The Geek Feminist Revolution and is available for free online I also oved her essay on what it was ike to go from able bodied to chronically ill and her first hand experiences with the mess that was the pre Obama American health care system I found both A well written well researched and well argued critiue of geek culture through a feminist ЯED lens Kameron Hurley definitely has the ualifications for this being a sci fi and fantasy author herself and Ioved the perspective she brings to different aspects of geek culture even though I believe that Mad Max Fury Road is a feminist masterpiece and will defend it to the death Hurley s essay on the movie made me rethink how some of the minor female characters function in the story and how they could have been presented better Geek culture is one that has always been openly hostile to women even though women created many of the foundations that it rests on coughMary Shelleycough and it s truly sad that even in the year of our Lord 2019 there are still men whining about how they shouldn t have to allow women and POC into what they ve always believed should be a Straight White Boys Only clubhouse So I m glad that we have people ike Kameron Hurley to slam an entire book s worth of arguments onto the table and say Move over Go see Captain Marvel One of the best essay collections I ve ever read Truly revolutionary I l do a full review soon Posted at HeradasTerrific essays a The Lost Art of Reading Natures Signs little repetitive in some spots and slightly sarcastic than I m used to But great stuff nonetheless At the veryeast read We have always fought the essays 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 "I ve never read any Kameron Hurley fiction but I would really to after reading this It sounds Moreno like she has a fantastic grasp on writing realiving breathing characters She also clearly understands and opened my eyes to the monumental power that storytellers have to change the world and how our worldview is flavored and interpreted through the Monsieur Pain lens of fiction A fabulous fierce essay 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 personalife She sheds ight on the sexism women encounter online and in the writing industry in a way that conveys strength and hope Here is an excerpt from one of my favorite essays 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 even 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. A powerful collection of essays 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 essays by double Hugo Award winning essayist and science fiction and fantasy nove. ,
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force of will But the traits we ove in many male heroes their complexity theirof will But the traits we ove in many male heroes their complexity their their occasional bouts of selfish whim become in female heroes marks of the dreaded unlikable character I oved two things most about this 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 she emphasizes the importance of supporting and strengthening the voices of minority writers Here is another uote from the same essay again about the double standard within writing male and female characters Male writers and their male protagonists are and female characters Male writers and their male protagonists are to be flawed and complex but reader expectations 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 end If they abandon their spouses and children they d best end tragically or make good Women must above all show kindness Women may be strong but they must also importantly be vulnerable If they are not readers are ikely to push back and The Exhaustion Breakthrough: Unmask the Hidden Reasons You're Tired and Beat Fatigue for Good label them unlikableOverall recommended to anyone who wants toearn about feminism in particular its intersections with science fiction and internet spaces Some of Hurley s essays in the Supplemental Book latter half of the collection feel aittle repetitive and Hark! The Herald Angels Scream lack the depth of her critical externally 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 end this review one uote from that stellar essay I have uoted twice above Like it or not failure of empathy in the face of unlikable women in fiction can oftenead to a failure to empathize with women who don t follow all the rules in real ife 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 ine of uestioning and the assumptions that "A bad girlfriend Was she a good woman or a bad woman This ine of uestioning and the assumptions that 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 encourage compassion and kindness and acceptance or violence and intolerance and reprisal It all bleeds from the page or the screen into the real world Who deserves forgiveness I d hope we all do Footnotes Get your footnotes hereThese footnotes annoy me A ot As in if there are 22 footnotes Bidadari yang Mengembara labelled 1 they should ateast 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 inks 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 inked1 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 Gr. List Kameron HurleyThe book collects dozens of Hurley’s essays on feminism geek culture and her experiences 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.