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A Return to Character Likeability

A Return to Character Likeability

Way back in June I wrote a post about character likeability. Then, my main point was that I don’t need to like a character, but I need to be compelled by them. The post as a whole makes sense and […]

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Why Choosing to Read Women Writers is Important

Why Choosing to Read Women Writers is Important

I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again: I’m a third wave feminist, which means there are a few things about the first two waves –really things those waves fought for and won for women– that I occasionally take […]

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Characters and Likability: I Don’t Have to Like You, But…

Characters and Likability: I Don’t Have to Like You, But…

A number of interconnected items have popped up on my radar the past little while. This one here, an article by Kameron Hurley called “In Defense of Unlikeable Women,” has hit the nail on the head for me. I won’t get into […]

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A Quick Glance at Writing Books by Women and Men

A Quick Glance at Writing Books by Women and Men

I have to start off by saying I am woefully generalizing in this post. However, I think my initial thoughts are going to allow me to delve into deeper territory once I start looking into it. Let’s call this post […]

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A Legacy of Female Artists

A Legacy of Female Artists

I promised that I would return to Negotiating with the Dead, didn’t I? It has thoroughly attached itself to my brain and I couldn’t be more pleased as I continue to read. Halfway through, one aspect that the text is […]

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Gendered Actions

Gendered Actions

Before I even start, I want to reiterate that I don’t really believe in the constructs of gender beyond the roles society does its best to force us into. Delineations of boys-only or girls-only anything is stupid. However, social constructs, when […]

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