In handy-dandy bullet-point form because the month is squirrelly…
- why do they have to be bullet-point? Why can’t they be, like, gumdrops or something? Pennies? Give us suggestions in the comments for what we should call them instead. Maybe bonbon-point. Mmmm, bonbons. (Random bonbons of crap! on second thought…)
- Man telling women they are fighting misogyny in the wrong way: ally FAIL.
- keep on reading YO, is this racist? Never stop. (Unless racism and etc. all stop, ha ha)
- Why are we feminists? Why not just say ‘humanist’? (Word to the wise: don’t read the comments. Don’t.) Maybe it depends on what type of feminist you are.
- To hell with ‘skinny’ recipes. Also, I would really like to eat “Rocket Scientist Macaroni and Cheese” or “Excellent Pal and Confidante Apple Pie”. Giant middle finger to all body-shame. ETA: Down with fat-shaming, and once again don’t read the comments.
- I’m making an effort to read more women of color in speculative fiction. I like to read a lot of fantasy but other kinds of specfic are good too. Suggestions appreciated! I mostly want novels, not short stories, and I’m not heavily into horror. (Though a million years ago I read “The House of Dies Drear,” by Virginia Hamilton.) YA stuff is good, too.
- For context, I love Lauren Beukes (Zoo City) and totally love N K Jemisin a lot. I of course have read and appreciated Toni Morrison. I like some but not all of Michelle Sagara. I found Nalo Hopkinson to be okay. I loved Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson! Perhaps one day I’ll check out L.M. Davis and her Shifters series. I have read some Dia Reeves and have more on my to-read list. Also on my to-read list: Nnedi Okorafor, Octavia Butler (should have read her before, mea culpa).
Things I own, in addition to the above, include:
- Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora, edited by Sheree R. Thomas
- Girl Overboard by Justina Chen Headley (LOVED it!) (ok not technically specfic but whatevs)
- Also YA: the Agency series by Y. S. Lee
- Ooh, here’s a link about global women of color. Here’s AfroFantasy.
- Ok, your turn!
- Update: See comments for what should have been a separate ranty blog post on PBS Kids.