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Feminist SF Essay Opportunity!

Not long ago, I posted a critique of android sex worker stories here.

Apropos, as a matter of fact, since one, The Windup Girl, just won the Nebula (2009) and Compton Crook award (2010), was nominated for the Hugo (2010).

We would like to publish a detailed review of this book through a critical race/gender theory lens. So tell your friends at Broad Universe and Wiscon, and contact me if you want more information.

Those of you in/from Thailand (or Malaysia or China) might care about this project, too, and might have something to say about this book. I'd be especially interested in hearing, and publishing, your voices on this.

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spacehawk
Jun. 2nd, 2010 11:39 am (UTC)
You really hate the book, or the concept of writing an essay like the one I described?

If you hate the idea I am proposing, by all means, I'll find another person to ask! I strongly prefer a voice from the region, so the essay can cover the racial and ethnic issues more accurately and authentically, but an essay that focuses just on the gender and rape aspects I believe is certainly worth putting out there.

It really is disturbing that it wins awards, and gets so many accolades. It reminds me of how invisible these issues are to most readers, to be honest, and how, at large and unquestioningly, society still hates women.

This. I am strongly getting the feeling, from this example and others, that insensitivity to Others is something that folks are expected to ignore during the awards process. Or was it just men that nominated and voted, here?

Edited at 2010-06-02 11:39 am (UTC)

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