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Romance and the Problems with “By Women, For Women, About Women”

If you’re familiar with the online romance community at all—sometimes called Romancelandia—you’ve probably come across the saying that romance novels ...

Madwoman Seeks Attic

Hello. My name is Bertha or Catherine or maybe I don’t have a name and am instead a shadowy specter-threat ...

A Song of Ice and Ire: Feminism and the World of GAME OF THRONES

Spoilers and trigger warnings ahead.  An Overview I’ve reached a point that many fans of A Song of Ice and Fire ...

Feminism in Young Adult Fiction

This is a guest post by Kelly Jensen. Kelly is a librarian and a blogger at STACKED. She loves black licorice and ...

The Reread at the End of the Universe: Does It Matter That H2G2 Fails the Bechdel Test?

The Bechdel Test: [A narrative] has to have at least two women in it, who talk to each other, about ...

How Do You Talk About THE FEMININE MYSTIQUE On Its 50th Anniversary?

I’ve stared at this blank piece of virtual paper for the last twenty minutes wondering how to start talking about ...

Feminism in Epic Fantasy: Robert Jordan vs. George R.R. Martin

Rioters Jenn and Preeti are revisiting the Wheel of Time series. Follow their What the WoT adventures here. Warning: This ...

Down the Bibliography Rabbit Hole

One of the best things about reading nonfiction is the bibliography at the end of any well-researched piece. If I ...