Signs petition to protest bullying of authors on 1 Bin Laden Comes Home to Roost2 Airstrike Hits Doctors Without Borders Hospital in AfghanistanAnd now I need yet another break so I ll continue with Part IV citations next timeBut you can see what I mean about all the 1 footnotes right A well written well researched and well argued critiue of geek culture through a feminist lens Kameron Hurley definitely has the ualifications for this being a sci fi and fantasy author herself and I loved the perspective she brings to different aspects of geek culture even though I believe that Mad Max Fury Road is a feminist masterpiece and will defend it to the death Hurley s essay on the movie made me rethink how some of the minor female characters function in the story and how they could have been presented better Geek culture is one that has always been openly hostile to women even though women created many of the foundations that it rests on coughMary Shelleycough and it s truly sad that even in the year of our Lord 2019 there are still men whining about how they shouldn t have to allow women and POC into what they ve always believed should be a Straight White Boys Only clubhouse So I m glad "That We Have People " we have people Kameron Hurley to slam an entire book s worth of arguments onto the table and say Move over Go see Captain Marvel This is the 5th book I ve read of Hurley and out of all of them I m going to have to rate this the bestWhy Is it because it s full of rage at the real injustice in the world Or because it s a call to action for every one of us to do and think better
than we have beenboth of these i think we have beenBoth of these I think because I m a White Male of traditionally acceptable sexuality Who has read Adrienne Rich and has generally read voraciously about feminism and the problems of the culture we live in thinking and believing that women s studies are not only for women but is everyone s responsibility to consider seriously as we are responsible adults living lives that we can be proud of I m honored to take up Hurley s call to action or at the very least continue the dialogue in all seriousness Feminism isn t only for women It s ust as important that men understand what s at stake here We re either all victims lashing out or we can grow the hell up and treat everyone we know with respectThat being said I also loved these essays for Hurley s honesty her story and even the redefinitions of her life I respect her for passing through the gauntlet of those bad times and refusing to back down when she sees things that are wrong We should all be this brave and stand up to fight for that which we honestly believe rather than fall back on the trap of politeness when it s not getting the ob done I think this book out of all of this year s Hugo Nominees for Best Non Fiction work is best suited to win and it s not only because it deals with the writing process issues with storytelling in culture or even because it drills down into Gamergate and SadRabid Puppies but because it s plainly excellent and cohesive writing that packs a punch Posted at HeradasTerrific essays a little repetitive in some spots and slightly sarcastic than I m used to But great stuff nonetheless At the very least read We have always fought the essays on Mad Max Die Hard and True Detective as well as In Defense of Unlikeable Women I ve never read any Kameron Hurley fiction but I would really like to after reading this It sounds like she has a fantastic grasp on writing real living breathing characters She also clearly understands and opened my eyes to the monumental po. So feature several entirely new essays written specifically for this volumeUnapologetically outspoken Hurley has contributed essays to The Atlantic Locus Torcom and elsewhere on the rise of women in genre her passion for SFF and the diversification of publishin.
read ¿ eBook or Kindle ePUB Î Kameron HurleyReuired reading for everyone whether you re a woman man geek a non geek or ust simply human This book will make you angry and frustrated but
WITH GOOD REASON IT WILL MAKEgood reason It will make want to rage against the machine and the man and society and make you want to get off your butt to change the world Kameron Hurley sheds light on all the things one should be angry about but also lets you know that all is not lost This collection will allow you take a step back and reassess the world the media and the people around you So much to think about Highly highly recommend it One of the best essay collections I ve ever read Truly revolutionary I ll do a full review soon My first Kameron Hurley book and it s a book of essays about writing sexism feminism racism capitalism injustice personal growth and llamas Such a potpourri seems like it would be a little choppy in execution but it flowed very well Turns out Hurley is a very A fabulous fierce essay collection that uplifted my soul in the busy season of graduate school applications Double Hugo Award winner Kameron Hurley writes about the intersections of feminism science fiction and fantasy and the struggles she has overcome in her personal life She sheds light on the sexism women encounter online and in the writing industry in a way that conveys strength and hope Here is an excerpt from one of my favorite essays of hers In Defense of Unlikable Women which I will include various snippets of throughout this review I see this double standard pop up all the time in novels too We forgive our heroes even when they re drunken aimless brutes or flawed noir figures who smoke too much and can t hold down a steady relationship In truth we both sympathize with and celebrate these her Thank you so much to Netgalley and Tor Books for the advanced copy given to me in exchange for an honest reviewPre reading This better be intersectional feminism Tired of being disappointed by whitewashing in femlitPost reading Well I shouldn t have worried about the whitewashing Hurley definitely tried to be inclusive She was very vocal about acknowledging the need for diversity and in her own shortcomings as a white writer who sometimes makes mistakes with representation in her fiction I didn t love this collection however And maybe it s because I read it on the back of the phenomenal Bad Feminist but the essays in here ust didn t move or educate me I actually feel like 23 of the book is falsely advertised this isn t a collection with feminism at the core it is a collection of autobiographical tidbits with feminism as a strong undertone If I had gone in expecting to mainly be reading about Hurley s life and her process as a writer maybe I wouldn t be so disappointed If you are a young female writer penning SF stories then this is for you Hurley gives a lot of advice on how to write although I often felt that the essays came across as an infomercial for her own books and she shows how she has failed in the past and how she persevered until she succeeded This is all great but when a book is sold as being about feminism but is actually a how to autobiography on becoming a successful SF writer in a male dominated world it is a
frustrating I did ADORE her final essay We Have Fought but it was written a few years before The Geek Feminist Revolution and is available for free online I also loved her essay on what it was like to go from able bodied to chronically ill and her first hand experiences with the mess that was the pre Obama American health care system I found both essays eye opening and extre. A powerful collection of essays on feminism geek culture and a writer’s ourney from one of the most important new voices in genreThe Geek Feminist Revolution is a collection of essays by double Hugo Award winning essayist and science fiction and fantasy nove. Mely well written I think one of "My Main Issues With The Collection Is " main issues with the collection is thin it all seemed Hurley mentionsBit Frustrating I Did ADORE Her Final Essay We Have
a few things over and over I know she won a Hugo award because shefew things over and over I know she won a Hugo award because she it way too often for it to pass my notice and I know she lived in South Africa but as a South African it was really disappointing to read another thin stereotypical representation of the homeland I know she is passionate about feminism and standing up for women on the internet and in the Geek sphere but there was no meat to the bones of her experiences The essays in this collection left me wanting so much Hurley is talented and seems like someone I would love to have at the dinner table if only to have the opportunity to get out of her brain Reminiscent of Roxane Gay s Bad Feminist in that it framed feminist concerns in relation to representations of pop culture I found it very engaging and accessible although as it was a collection of previously available essays naturally the content could be somewhat repetitive Also as a postgraduate historian and I believe Hurley is too I couldn t help but wish there was a little theoryresearchcritical engagement in there
In saying that that might be a little unfair as Hurley has repeatedly acknowledged that shesaying that that might be a little unfair as Hurley has repeatedly acknowledged that she academic writing because she wants her book to be accessible to as many people as possible Still this is absolutely necessary reading for anyone who s ever been concerned about the representation of women in sci fi and fantasy and for those people out there who dismiss Hurley s concerns as irrelevant she is completely successful in demonstrating how fictional narratives are inherently linked to uestions of power gender and sexuality Great work Footnotes Get your footnotes hereThese footnotes annoy me A lot As in if there are 22 footnotes labelled 1 they should at least be at the bottom of the page And if not at the bottom of the page perhaps an annotated bibliography at the back rather than ust a citation Maybe a URL shortener PleaseAND SO I give you the current links valid until they re deleted or modified in shamePART I LEVEL UP1 Bury Your Gays1 The Spoon Theory by Christine MiserandinoPART II GEEK1 Dale Cooper1 Clarion s 2014 Literary Pin up Calendar2 Courtesans and Fishcakes The Consuming Passions of Classical Athens3 Do the successful get a free pass1 Joan Slonczewski but it was the bio linked1 Sideways2 Young Adult3 An Unseemly Emotion PW Talks with Claire Messud4 On Persistence And The Long Con Of Being A Successful Writer by Kameron Hurley5 Not Here to Make Friends by Roxane Gay1 Wonder Maul Doll2 The Women of Our Occupation3 Why I Write Masculine Stories by Paul S Kemp1 Blood Rites Origins and History of the Passions of War by Barbara Ehrenreich1 Some Men Are More Monstrous Than Others On True Detective s Men Monsters2 One Bloke to Rule Us All Depictions of Hegemony in Snowpiercer vs Guardians of the Galaxy1 The Science of Storytelling Why Telling a Story is the Most Powerful Way to Activate Our Brains by Leo Widrich1 Books About Women Don t Win Big Awards Some Data by Nicola GriffithPART III LET S GET PERSONAL1 A Report on Damage Done by One Individual Under Several Names by Laura Mixon2 Am I being catfished An author confronts her number one online critic by Kathleen Hale3 The following is an open letter to my friends and colleagues who are established members of the science fiction and fantasy community by Elizabeth Bear1 John Green Responded On Tumblr To Accusations Of Sexual Abuse2 Justine Sacco Is Good at Her Job and How I Came To Peace With Her3 Anne Rice. List Kameron HurleyThe book collects dozens of Hurley’s essays on feminism geek culture and her experiences and insights as a genre writer including “We Have Always Fought” which won the 2014 Hugo for Best Related Work The Geek Feminist Revolution will al. ,