writing across gender
Every element of her life — from reading books about boys and men to writing papers about the motivations of male characters to being attentive to her own safety to navigating most any institutional or professional or economic sphere — demands an ironclad familiarity with, and belief in, the idea that men really are fully human entities. And no matter how many men come to the same conclusions...
“Science fiction already has a great tradition of boggling minds when it comes to thinking about gender. My own life as a Mr. Mom has been greatly enriched by reading the science fiction of Ursula K. Le Guin, Joanna Russ, Octavia Butler, Samuel R. Delany, Geoff Ryman, Carol Emshwiller, and too many more to list (although I could provide a great list!)—really, the entire tradition of feminist...
A Different Stripe: The Pioneering Films of... →
nyrbclassics: Dancer, bride, runaway wife, radical filmmaker and pioneer — Shirley Clarke is one of the great undertold stories of American independent cinema. A woman working in a predominantly male world, a white director who turned her camera on black subjects, she was a Park Avenue rich girl who…