Children's & Middle Grade · Fantasy · YA

Skulduggery Pleasant, a Feminist Middle-Grade Goth-Action-Fantasy Genius of a Book

I don’t think I’ve talked about Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy on this blog before, which is an inexplicable oversight on my part because it’s one of my all-time favorite books! Quite a genre-bender, it walks the line between middle grade and YA, not to mention fantasy and horror. I like to think of it as “The…… Continue reading Skulduggery Pleasant, a Feminist Middle-Grade Goth-Action-Fantasy Genius of a Book

Other Stuff · Queer

Feminist Friday: Feminism is a Queer Issue

We’ve been doing these Feminist Friday discussions for a while now. I’ve noticed commenters, on our posts and on feminist articles in general, often disagree with the need for feminism because they don’t want to single out one issue, they prefer to focus on “equality for everyone.” Sometimes this is just a dismissing tactic, other times…… Continue reading Feminist Friday: Feminism is a Queer Issue

Nonfiction · TV & Movies

The Sunday Post — Free e-book, Agent Carter, Jupiter Ascending, and yoga!

The Feminist Friday discussion hosts are releasing an ebook today, International Women’s Day! Feminist Bloggers: The 2014 Collection is available for free on Smashwords (digital formats include Kindle mobi, epub and pdf). You can also get it on Amazon if you desire, but the minimum price we could get is $.99. Any proceeds will go to…… Continue reading The Sunday Post — Free e-book, Agent Carter, Jupiter Ascending, and yoga!

Comics · TV & Movies

Feminist Friday: Women in Refrigerators

The term “women in refrigerators” comes from the world of comic books — a world that’s still opaque to many people. Fear not, though. This post is about how that term actually applies to everything else! In 1999, writer Gail Simone first used the term “women in refrigerators” to discuss women in comics. The name comes…… Continue reading Feminist Friday: Women in Refrigerators

Adult Fiction · Children's & Middle Grade · Comics · Fantasy · Sci-Fi · TV & Movies · Writing · YA

Feminist Friday: What Are Strong Female Characters?

You may have noticed I’ve been blogging about female characters all week! Well, there’s a reason: I want to discuss the concept of “strong female characters” today. That phrase gets thrown around a lot, but people have widely varying ideas of a) what a strong female character is, and b) what a strong female character…… Continue reading Feminist Friday: What Are Strong Female Characters?

Adult Fiction · Children's & Middle Grade · YA

Sunday Summary 9/28 – Wrapping up Banned Books Week

The Banned Books Week Blog Party was great, thanks entirely to you fine bloggers out there! I’m surprised and pleased by how many posts there were. My friend Gene’O of Sourcerer and Just Gene’O was kind enough to create a Pinterest board for all of them: http://www.pinterest.com/sourcererblog/banned-books-blog-party-2014/ Here are my five posts from this week,…… Continue reading Sunday Summary 9/28 – Wrapping up Banned Books Week