“Half the world is full of women, but it’s rare to hear a narrative that doesn’t speak of women as the people who have things done to them instead of the people who do things. More often, women are talked about as a man’s daughter. A man’s wife.”
“We Have Always Fought”: Challenging the “Women, Cattle and Slaves” Narrative
by Kameron Hurley
”Isn’t the assertion that straight white men are narratively neutral itself a political statement, one which seeks to marginalise as exceptional or abnormal the experiences of every other possible type of person on the planet despite the fact that straight white men are themselves a global minority?”
PSA: Your Default Narrative Settings Are Not Apolitical
by Foz Meadows
“History is not a long series of centuries in which men did all the interesting/important things and women stayed home and twiddled their thumbs in between pushing out babies, making soup and dying in childbirth.
History is actually a long series of centuries of men writing down what they thought was important and interesting, and FORGETTING TO WRITE ABOUT WOMEN.”
Historically Authentic Sexism in Fantasy. Let’s Unpack That.
by Tansy Rayner Roberts