Famous authors speak out about harassment at conventions. And it happens all the time(!) And their stories are similar– it’s the same guys over and over again, never being forced to stop. That it should become expected and considered the norm is beyond the pale. It needs to stop. Here are Maria Dahvana Headley, Cherie Priest(!), Kat Howard, Stephanie Vahn, the original Elise Matthesen post… I’m sure there’s more we’re missing. Related is an excellent discussion by Mary Robinette Kowal– there are some horror stories in the comments as well.
There is a war on women going on at the state level. This week I gave money to planned parenthood in honor of Wendy Davis. But Texas is going to try to limit women’s right to choose again on July 1st. What can we do?
On a lighter note, here’s one path to making ring wraiths.
Kory Stamper with editorial correspondence I can’t send.
Excelsior Bev with a cute baby picture.
Little white lion with a clean bathroom.
Geeks vs nerds scientific-like.
Tiny cat pants with something scary weird if true.
Star turtle needed.
Also… a dream shattered. To think I cried when he died because I’d never get to meet him. At least my other childhood hero, Martin Gardner, is still reputed to be a stand-up citizen and all around nice guy.
BTW, we were going to eventually finish this abortion post (based on an article by Judith Jarvitz Thompson), but Jim C. Hines wrote it this week instead.
Finally, we were an editor’s pick in last week’s carnival of personal finance. WOOOOOOOOOOOOO!