Good morning, y'all. Sorry about yesterday. I turned in a novel and then passed out. I was super exhausted. Even if I'd had the energy to blog, I wouldn't have made a hell of a lot of sense at that point--having written 5,000 words in one day. There simply isn't enough coffee in the world to make blogging happen after that.
Anyway, let's get started. Shall we? First off, let's video.
And now, links.
Entertainment/Literary: Check out this article where an anthology editor discusses Indigenous speculative fiction. Next up: "TAKING THE SH*T IS OVER": AMY BERG ON METOO, THE 'PUKE DRAFT' AND MOVING ON FROM COUNTERPART. And Why Amber Tamblyn Wants Men To Get Out Of The Way. And We Polled New Oscar Voters: How Are They Changing the Way the Academy Thinks?
General: And this article illustrates my feeling that progress is a loop--or a spiral. It's not a straight line. Half-century of US civil rights gains have stalled or reversed, report finds. Personally, I feel that we're on the cusp of a backlash against the racist, sexist backlash against the Obama presidency. I'm looking forward to the giant, back of the head slap that is on its way. At the same time, I'm horrified at everything that's been going on. I don't think I need to point out that healthcare is a big issue affecting women, and a specific problem is chronic illness. Diabetes is an epidemic right now, and the costs of treatment are exploding. With that in mind, read: Sugarland. And here's a CNN opinion piece that addresses the newly empowered movement against the NRA and Gen Y. Parkland students are first glimpse of post-millennial wave that will change the country. In a related story, Was Hitler Really a Fan of Gun Control? It's a great take down of the ammosexual's standard "But Revolution!" argument. The vast amount of misinformation being peddled by supposed 'Pro-Life' groups is infuriating. Mike Pence Suggests Legal Abortions In U.S. Could End ‘In Our Time’. (Warning: there are some well-meaning but extremely tone deaf expressions being thrown around in the video.) And further discussion on the problematic monuments front: Lessons From Germany’s Confrontations With the Past. Lastly, She Left Harvard. He Got to Stay.
 Persephone Station is now a novel! It's my first Feminist novel and my first SF novel all rolled into one! It's in first draft form, and, of course, this is where the real magic happens and I make it into a great Feminist SF novel. ;)
 Another first for me--novelwise.
 'Don't be a wussy. Power to the Pussy' instantly excludes trans women. Not. Cool. Also? Men using the word 'pussy' in general conversation is not okay. Men generally use it in a degrading way, and let's face it, that's pretty much the only time a male is going to use that word in conversation. (Well...okay, maybe during sex and then it's okay. If the sex partner in question likes it.)
is a Science Fiction and Fantasy author living in Texas.