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Male Sci-Fi Authors Talk Feminism, the Bechdel Test and Genre Writing in New HeForShe Video

Yes, HeForShe. You have correctly identified The Mary Sue's interests.

Here are Samuel R. Delany, Joe Haldeman, Simon R. Green, Ian R. MacLeod, Ian McDonald and Todd McCaffrey singing the praises of female sci fi greats like Ursula K. Le Guin, Octavia E. Butler, and Andre Norton. To quote McCaffrey (Anne McCaffrey’s son and biographer):

The purpose of a woman in ’50s science fiction “was to make the man look good, and scream when the bug-eyed monsters came in. My mother hated that trope; and she said, you know, ‘If a bug-eyed monster was invading my home, I’d find the nearest frying pan and beat the crap out of him!’

Thank you, HeForShe, for that beautiful mental image. This is the best.

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