I have posted a survey of feminist dystopian visions. I hope you enjoy.
Here’s a roundup of great writing found on the Internet in recent days…
- If you are squee-ing over the return of The X-Files like I am: The Nostalgic Science Fiction of The X-Files (Joshua Rothman @ The New Yorker)
- This Is the Hollowed-Out World that Outrage Culture Has Created (Ryan Holiday @ Observer)
- How to Raise a Creative Child. Step One: Back Off (Adam Grant @ New York Times)
- Fighting ‘Erasure’ (Parul Sehgal @ New York Times Magazine)
- The White Man Pathology: Inside the Fandom of Sanders and Trump (Stephen Marche @ The Guardian)
- The Case of the Missing Perpetrator (Rebecca Solnit @ Literary Hub)
I have have posted a survey of feminist utopian visions. Hope you enjoy.
Recommended this week: Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende. Set against the backdrop of the mad rush to California in search of gold, Allende reveals history through the eyes of the people who lived it but don’t usually get to tell the story: women and non-whites. She creates a diverse and three-dimensional world that feels both real and different from the stories we usually get to hear. Eliza’s journey of self-discovery absolutely swept me away.
In fact, there is no real difference in claiming that a woman in an unmarried man’s hotel room forgoes the right to her body, and asserting that a black boy wearing a hoodie forgoes the right to his. Brutality is brutality, and it always rests on a bed of lies.
Piece by Ta-Nehisi Coates in The Atlantic on black men defending Bill Cosby and the fictions we create to justify brutality: Bill Cosby and Black Lives Matter – The Atlantic.