Reader, I’ve been remiss. When I started the Badass Female Project, I wrote about trying not to read so many things written by white men. I did a pretty good job finding badass female protagonists written by female creators. But I failed to dig in to some of the most compelling examples out there— work... Continue Reading →
SPOILER ALERT: The Testaments I wrote about “June”/Offred before. Now, in The Testaments, set 15-ish years after the main narrative of The Handmaid’s Tale, we have a trio of female narrators (and I could write about any of them, TBH). But the one I want to talk about is Daisy (or Jade, or Nicole). Daisy is living... Continue Reading →
You can’t please everyone. You will offend people. People will disagree with you. People will criticize you. This is true whether you care about it or not. There, isn’t that freeing? Burn bright. Who cares?? Photo by Markus Spiske Jeff Bezos is widely credited with saying “if you can’t tolerate critics, don’t do anything new or... Continue Reading →
“I create dystopia in literary forms. I leave it to the government to create the real ones.” SAID MARGARET ATWOOD, AT A RECENT LECTURE AT DARTMOUTH COLLEGE.
Yet my thirst for smash-the-patriarchy feminist literature persisted. I’ve talked about prioritizing women creators of novels and movies— but you know where else female voices are still pretty consistently drowned out? Comics. And that’s where Bitch Planet comes in.
Disclaimer: Dammit Jim, I’m a nurse, not a linguist! We’ve been arguing over the language of the healing professions for a long time. Providers. Midlevels. Doctors. Physicians. Physician Extenders. Do the semantics matter to the development of the roles? To the patient experience? To the politics and payment? In a 1951... Continue Reading →