[E–pub Free] (The Geek Feminist Revolution) BY Kameron Hurley
Blast Hurley is a brash sensible wise and youthful voice combating all kinds of isms and social injustices specifically in the publishing world She really is an activist and she is determined to make a differenceFor me this was a timely read 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 people Legions of them Through her it felt like I was 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 xtended through texting and Messenger This Forsaken Earth ect We humans can be fairly oblivious to what we put out into the atmosphere A meaningless jibe can be received as a hurtful judgement to someonelse and because there is no nuance it comes across as deliberate Our reactions can be The Summer Palace: A Captive Prince Short Story (Captive Prince Short Stories Book 2) 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 real life are a lot Thesessays were like therapy with Hurley figuring things out and taking the 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 to read her fiction There is definitely Hurley in my future 4 StarsRead on kindle A well written well researched 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 ven though I believe that Mad Max Fury Road is a feminist though I believe that Mad Max Fury Road is a feminist and will defend it to the death Hurley s ssay on the movie made me rethink 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 Campfire even though women created many of the foundations that it rests on coughMary Shelleycough and it s truly sad thatven 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 My Little Blue Dress entire book s worth of arguments onto the table and say Move over Go see Captain Marvel A fabulous fiercessay 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 Hurrah For The Blackshirts!: Fascists and Fascism in Britain Between the Wars encounter online and in the writing industry in a way that conveys strength and hope Here is anxcerpt from one of my favorite Adam Smith: An Enlightened Life essays of hers In Defense of Unlikable Women which I will include various snippets of throughout this review I see this double standard pop up all the time in novels too We forgive our heroesven when they re drunken aimless brutes or flawed noir figures who smoke too much and can t hold down a steady relationship In truth we both sympathize with and celebrate these heroes Conan is loved for his raw Crazy Love 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 thisssay 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 Annual Editions: Technologies, Social Media, and Society emphasizes the importance of supporting and strengthening the voices of minority writers Here is another uote from the samessay again about the double standard within writing male and female characters Male writers and their male protagonists are xpected to be flawed and complex but reader xpectations for women writers and their characters tend to be far rigid Women may stray but only so far. List Kameron HurleyThe book collects dozens of Hurley’s ssays on feminism geek culture and her xperiences 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. Reuired reading for veryone whether you re a woman man geek a non
Geek Or Just Simply or just simply This book will make you angry and frustrated but with good reason It will make you want to 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 the world Kameron Hurley sheds light on all the things one should be angry about but also lets know that all is not lost This collection will allow you take a step back and reassess the world the media and the people around you So much to think about Highly highly recommend it Reminiscent of Roxane Gay s Bad Feminist in that it framed feminist concerns in relation to representations of pop culture I found it very ngaging and accessible although as it was a collection of previously available ssays naturally the content could be somewhat repetitive Also as a postgraduate historian and I believe Hurley is too I couldn t help but wish there was a little theoryresearchcritical ngagement in there In saying that that might be a little unfair as Hurley has repeatedly 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 reading for anyone who s New Plant Parent: Learn the Ways of Plant Parenthood ever been concerned about the representation 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 One of the bestssay collections I ve ver read Truly revolutionary I ll do a full review soon 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 rather than just a citation Maybe a URL shortener PleaseAND SO I give you the current links valid until they re deleted or modified in shamePART I LEVEL UP1 Bury Your Gays1 The Spoon Theory by Christine MiserandinoPART II GEEK1 Dale Cooper1 Clarion s 2014 Literary Pin up Calendar2 Courtesans and Fishcakes The Consuming Passions of Classical Athens3 Do the successful get a free pass1 Joan Slonczewski but it was the bio linked1 Sideways2 Young Adult3 An Unseemly Emotion PW Talks with Claire Messud4 On Persistence And The Long Con Of Being A Successful Writer by Kameron Hurley5 Not Here to Make Friends by Roxane Gay1 Wonder Maul Doll2 The Women of Our Occupation3 Why I Write Masculine Stories by Paul S Kemp1 Blood Rites Origins and History of the Passions of War by Barbara Ehrenreich1 Some Men Are More Monstrous Than Others On True Detective s Men Monsters2 One Bloke to Rule Us All Depictions of Hegemony in Snowpiercer vs Guardians of the Galaxy1 The Science of Storytelling Why Telling a Story is the Most Powerful Way to Activate Our Brains by Leo Widrich1 Books About Women Don t Win Big Awards Some Data by Nicola GriffithPART III LET S GET PERSONAL1 A Report on Damage Done by One Individual Under Several Names by Laura Mixon2 Am I being catfished An author confronts her number one online critic by Kathleen Hale3 The following is an open letter to my friends and colleagues who are stablished members of the science fiction and fantasy community by Elizabeth Bear1 John Green Responded On Tumblr To Accusations Of Sexual Abuse2 Justine Sacco Is Good at Her Job and How I Came To Peace With Her3 Anne Rice signs petition to protest bullying of authors on 1 Bin Laden Comes Home to Roost2 Airstrike Hits Doctors Without Borders Hospital in AfghanistanAnd now I need yet another break so I ll continue with Part IV citations next timeBut you can see what I mean about all the 1 footnotes right My first Kameron Hurley book and it s a book of God's Pocket essays about writing sexism feminism racism capitalism injustice personal growth and llamas Such a potpourri seems like it would be a little choppy inxecution 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 in 2016 and steeped with pop culture would be starting to feel a little stale but this not I don t know if it s the times where it feels like civil rights and the causes of justice are in regression or that the increasingly technological continuously ЯED 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 ofmbittered and ntitled tribes ither trying to change things or trying to maintain some privilege the ugliness and misinformation and propaganda the one sided The Lost Art of Reading Natures Signs edits the proliferation of websites that help people to reinforce their 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If they go on deep alcoholic benders they d best repent and sober up at the Monsieur Pain end If they abandon their spouses and children they d bestnd tragically or make good Women must above all show kindness Women may be strong but they must also importantly be vulnerable If they are not readers are likely to push back and label them unlikableOverall recommended to anyone who wants to learn about feminism in particular its intersections with science fiction and internet spaces Some of Hurley s A Spark of Light: the fearless new novel from the Number One bestselling author essays in the latter half of the collection feel a little repetitive and lack the depth of her criticalxternally focused pieces Still HER COURAGE TENACITY INSPIRE THE HECK OUT OF courage and tenacity inspire heck out of and I am confident this book will rile
Readers Up In The Bestup in the best way To What If end this review one uote from that stellarssay I have uoted twice above Like it or not failure of The Exhaustion Breakthrough empathy in the face of unlikable women in fiction can often lead to a failure tompathize with women who don t follow all the rules in 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 to report 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 roles of the dominant culture puts them into can be reinforced 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 The Exhaustion Breakthrough: Unmask the Hidden Reasons You're Tired and Beat Fatigue for Good encourage compassion and kindness and acceptance or violence and intolerance and reprisal It all bleeds from the page or the screen into the real world Who deserves forgiveness I d hope we all do This is the 5th book I ve read of Hurley and out of all of them I m going to have to rate this the bestWhy Is it because it s full of rage at the real injustice in the world Or because it s a call to action forvery 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 has read Adrienne Rich and has generally 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 Supplemental Book everyone s responsibility to consider seriously as we are responsible 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 reither all victims lashing out or we can grow the hell up and treat Hark! The Herald Angels Scream everyone we know with respectThat being said I also loved thesessays for Hurley s honesty her story and Colloquial Polish: The Complete Course for Beginners even the redefinitions of her life I respect her for passing through the gauntlet of those bad times and 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 believe rather 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 orven because it drills down into Gamergate and SadRabid Puppies but because it s plainly xcellent and cohesive writing that packs a punch Thank you so much to Netgalley and Tor Books for the advanced copy given to me in xchange for an honest reviewPre reading This better be intersectional feminism Tired of being disappointed by whitewashing in femlitPost 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 with representat Posted at HeradasTerrific Bidadari yang Mengembara essays a little repetitive in some spots and slightly sarcastic than I m used to But great stuff nonetheless At the very least read We have always fought thessays on Mad Max Die Hard and True Detective as well as In Defense of Unlikeable Women I ve never read any Kameron Hurley fiction but I would really like to after reading this It sounds like she has a fantastic grasp on writing real living breathing characters She also clearly understands and opened my Red River Girl 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. So feature severalntirely new La strada delle croci essays written specifically for this volumeUnapologetically outspoken Hurley has contributedssays to The Atlantic Locus Torcom and lsewhere on the rise of women in genre her passion for SFF and the diversification of publishin. ,