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is too i couldn help but is too I couldn t help but there a little theoryresearchcritical engagement in there In saying that that might be a little unfair as Hurley has epeatedly acknowledged that she disavows academic writing because she wants her book to be accessible to as many people as possible Still this is absolutely necessary Esperanza renace reading for anyone who s ever been concerned about theepresentation 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 Thank you so much to Netgalley and Tor Books for the advanced copy given to me in exchange for an honest eviewPre eading This better be intersectional feminism Tired of being disappointed by whitewashing in femlitPost American Masters of the Mississippi Gulf Coast: George Ohr, Dusti Bonge, Walter Anderson, Richmond Barthe 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 withepresentation in her fiction I didn t love this collection however And maybe it s because I ead it on the back of the phenomenal Bad Feminist but the essays in here just 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 eading 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 bit frustrating I did ADORE her final essay We Have Always 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 extremely well written I think one of my main issues with the collection is how thin it all seemed Hurley mentions a few things over and over I know she won a Hugo award because she mentioned 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 Sitzungs-Berichte Der Gesellschaft Naturforschender Freunde Zu Berlin: Jahrgang 1893 (Classic Reprint) really disappointing toead another thin stereotypical From Muslim to Christian Granada 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 A well written wellesearched 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 ethink 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 ests 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 like Kameron Hurley to slam an entire book s worth of arguments onto the table and say Move over Go see Captain Marvel One of the best essay collections I ve ever Resonance of Suffering: Countertransference in Non-Neurotic Structures read Trulyevolutionary I ll do a full eview soon Posted at HeradasTerrific essays a little epetitive in some spots and slightly sarcastic than I m used to But great stuff nonetheless At the very least Domesticating Drink: Women, Men, and Alcohol in America, 1870-1940 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 neveread any Kameron Hurley fiction but I would Lord Byron at Harrow School: Speaking Out, Talking Back, Acting Up, Bowing Out really like to aftereading this It sounds like she has a fantastic grasp on writing eal living. 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. Breathing characters She also clearly understands and opened my eyes to the monumental power that storytellers have to change the world and how our worldview is flavored and interpreted through the lens of fiction 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
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will include various snippets throughout this Sisi: Empress on Her Own review I see this double standard pop up all the time in novels too We forgive our heroes even when theye drunken aimless brutes or flawed noir figures who smoke too much and can t hold down a steady elationship In truth we both sympathize with and celebrate these heroes Conan is loved for his aw emotions his gut instincts his tendency to solve problems through sheer force of will But the traits we love in many male heroes their complexity their confidence their occasional bouts of selfish whim become in female heroes marks of the dreaded unlikable character I loved two things most about this essay collection Hurley s big heart and her commitment to discussing intersectionality Throughout the book she advocates for compassion toward women and men kindness on the internet and justice for those who suffer because of circumstances outside of their control She writes with idealism without sounding naive Her awareness of intersectionality shines as well as she emphasizes the importance of supporting and strengthening the voices of minority writers Here is another uote from the same essay again about the double standard within writing male and female characters Male writers and their male protagonists are expected to be flawed and complex but The Art of Slow Writing: Reflections on Time, Craft, and Creativity reader expectations for women writers and their characters tend to be farigid Women may stray but only so far If they go on deep alcoholic benders they d best The Life of Samuel Johnson repent and sober up at the end If they abandon their spouses and children they d best end tragically or make good Women must above all show kindness Women may be strong but they must also importantly be vulnerable If they are noteaders are likely to push back and label them unlikableOverall Statistical Inference recommended to anyone who wants to learn about feminism in particular its intersections with science fiction and internet spaces Some of Hurley s essays in the latter half of the collection feel a littleepetitive and lack the depth of her critical externally focused pieces Still her courage and tenacity inspire the heck out of me and I am confident this book will A Wizard in Love rileeaders up in the best possible way To end this eview one uote from that stellar essay I have uoted twice above Like it or not failure of empathy in the face of unlikable women in fiction can often lead to a failure to empathize with women who don t follow all the ules in Tigers in Normandy real life too I see this all the time in conversations with men and women alike It s these same uestions that get brought up when women who have been assaulted dare toeport abuse What was she wearing Did she provoke him by talking back Was she a bad wife A bad girlfriend Was she a good woman or a bad woman This line of uestioning and the assumptions that prompt it is one we would never apply to their male counterparts unless they are men of color This justification of violence against those who step outside of the Presidential Secrecy and the Law roles of the dominant culture puts them into can beeinforced or challenged by the stories we tell Stories tell us not only who we are but who we can be They paint the narrow behavioral boxes within which we put ourselves and those we know They can encourage compassion and kindness and acceptance or violence and intolerance and eprisal It all bleeds 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 ather than just a citation Maybe a URL shor Reuired Hume on Religion reading for everyone whether youe a woman man geek a non geek or just simply human This book for everyone whether you Master Plots: Race and the Founding of an American Literature, 1787-1845 re a woman man geek a non geek or just simply human This book make you angry and frustrated but with goodeason It will make you want to City Schools: Lessons from New York 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 andeassess the world the media and the people around you So much to think about Highly highly The Widow's Lawman recommend So feature several entirely new essays written specifically for this volumeUnapologetically outspoken Hurley has contributed essays to The Atlantic Locus Torcom and elsewhere on theise of women in genre her passion for SFF and the diversification of publishin. The Geek Feminist RevolutionThis is the 5th book I ve ead of Hurley and out of all of them I m going to have to ate this the bestWhy Is it because it s full of age at the God Gave Me a Mulligan: A Journalist's Life in War and Peace 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 But because I m a White Male of traditionally acceptable sexuality Who hasead Adrienne Rich and has generally Elephant Slaves and Pampered Parrots: Exotic Animals in Eighteenth-Century Paris 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 sesponsibility to consider seriously as only for women but is everyone s The American Academic Profession: Transformation in Contemporary Higher Education responsibility to consider seriously as areesponsible 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 just as important that men understand what s at stake here We The Rise and Fall of the Biopsychosocial Model: Reconciling Art and Science in Psychiatry re either all victims lashing out or we can grow the hell up and treat everyone we know withespectThat being said I also loved these essays for Hurley s honesty her story and even the The Arena: An Offering to Contemporary Monasticism redefinitions of her life Iespect her for passing through the gauntlet of those bad times and Jewish Thought, Utopia, and Revolution 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 believeather than fall back on the trap of politeness when it s not getting the job 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 My first Kameron Hurley book and it s a book of essays about writing sexism feminism A Kangaroo's Life 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 smart and interesting writerOne would think that a book written in 2016 and steeped with pop culture would be starting to feel a little stale but this did not I don t know if it s the times where it feels like civilights and the causes of justice are in egression or that the increasingly technological continuously evolving world of social media 5 years later is still untamed so the issues discussed are still prevalent Online bullying is still a major issue and we have legions of embittered and entitled tribes either trying to change things or trying to maintain some privilege the ugliness and misinformation and propaganda the one sided edits the proliferation of websites that help people to einforce their beliefs it s all still here on blast Hurley is a brash sensible wise and youthful voice combating all kinds of isms and social injustices specifically in the publishing world She Filosofía e inmanencia really is an activist and she is determined to make a differenceFor me this was a timelyead Hurley speaks of issues she had coming to terms with her own place in the online and the publishing worlds which are vicious and how she learned of her own defense mechanisms and immaturity in initially dealing with basically awful people Legions of them Through her writing it felt like I was The Monacan Indian Nation of Virginia: The Drums of Life reading actual growth and self awareness When to be combative and when to live to fight another day In our virtual presence by virtual presence I mean online presence as well as digital personas that are extended through texting and Messenger ect We humans can be fairly oblivious to what we put out into the atmosphere A meaningless jibe can beeceived as a hurtful judgement to someone else and because there is no nuance it comes across as deliberate Our eactions can be eually hurtful and disproportionate We can be unaware of how much vitriol and nastiness comes through And in Hurley s online world the hurtful comments are often uite deliberate and intentionally mean and vicious Thick skins these authors must have All of those attacks inevitably take a toll on the psyche That and the isms of eal life are a lot These essays were like therapy with Hurley figuring things out and taking the Murder in Gutenthal reader through her processing of what is happening in the world and how the heck does a female scifi writer get herself published She is very perceptive very smart a bit of a geek and seems to have a little Karmic bloodlust that she apparently vicariously lives through her characters I find myself uite anxious toead her fiction There is definitely Hurley in my future 4 StarsRead on kindle Reminiscent of Roxane Gay s Bad Feminist in that it framed feminist concerns in One of Our Thursdays Is Missing relation toepresentations 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 epetitive A powerful collection of essays on feminism geek culture and a writer’s journey 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. ,

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