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New Tag: Gender Bias

November 3rd, 2008 (07:29 pm)
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My recent interviews with Helen Hemphill and Tracie Vaughn Zimmer for GuysLitWire will most likely turn into a series of similar interviews or articles, fueled by my desire to minimize and eliminate gender bias. I wrote about this at length in the piece Just Say No to Gender Bias, I have spoken about it time and time again with my regular customers and friends (especially Christopher Golden), and I'm the female half of He Said, She Said, an ongoing back-and-forth one-on-one book discussion feature with Book Chic, a male book reviewer. Oh, and I've also written a play about gender bias.

Yes, I think it's safe to say I'm passionate about the subject.

Now I have created a gender bias tag to mark related posts.

Comments

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: November 4th, 2008 08:30 am (UTC)
TadMack says: :)

And, I have to say that due in part to your passionate response, and my own uneasiness on the assumptions made on the topic, a couple of years ago I *stopped* marking my reviews Girl Books or Guy Books. Occasionally I will say something has Guy Appeal... but otherwise, I try and describe a work in a broader way.

Keep rocking the topic!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: November 4th, 2008 03:37 pm (UTC)
Re: TadMack says: :)

Thank you! I'm glad I could inspire you in that way. That makes me very happy.

Posted by: Sarah Cross (sarahcross)
Posted at: November 4th, 2008 03:57 pm (UTC)
spidey - venom hearts

Yay! I'm excited about this series. :D

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: November 4th, 2008 04:13 pm (UTC)

Thank you! :)

Posted by: imcoolerthanu2 (imcoolerthanu2)
Posted at: November 4th, 2008 04:27 pm (UTC)

Being a girl who did (and still does) like a lot of what others considered "boy" books, I say GO YOU. When I was a teen/pre-teen, I *never* talked to other people about what I was reading, and this was a big reason why.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: November 4th, 2008 04:31 pm (UTC)

THANK YOU! You rock, Adrienne.

I have always talked to people about what I was reading (or watching, or listening to, or writing, or thinking...) *grin* My mom said I came out of the womb talking.

Posted by: mary pearson (marypearson)
Posted at: November 4th, 2008 04:33 pm (UTC)
AJF cover

great issue to explore. I will be following the discussions! go LW!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: November 5th, 2008 05:12 am (UTC)

Thanks, Mary!

Every single time I see that cover, I smile.

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: November 4th, 2008 08:50 pm (UTC)

Right on. It's a good thing to be passionate about. I tip my hat to you, LW!

courtney

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: November 5th, 2008 05:09 am (UTC)

Thanks, Courtney!

I like hats.

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