Man. I was gonna say something about the whole PW thing — particularly with reference to my suspicion it comes down not to ‘we r excluding women’ to ‘we r using a definition of ‘good’ that aligns with our definition of ‘masculine”, & so on. Or, as Jim Hines suggests, a result of a kind of blindness to our own blindnesses. And heck, it’s been ages since I said anything to really earn my feminist stripes. On the blogosphere, that is. And why is that, I hear you cry? Well, I’ve been busy in a dozen directions at once. The world has tried to divide-and-conquer me. But eventually the world tries just one well-placed kick too many & it wakes a girl up.
I’m back, baby.
Not sure I’d go so far as to girl-cott male authors, like Kathy Lette recommends. Because, y’know, none of us is free until all of us are free. And taking it out on male authors seems … well, against the spirit of the thing.
BUT anyhow, the damn internet took so damn long to load, who can remember what in hell my finely-tuned arguments really comprised of? Smarter people than I have already covered off the topic. I guess I’ll go kick some cans for a while.