It is a truth universally acknowledged that a writer in possession of a Bad Take must be in want of some relentless Twitter mockery. The Washington Post recently used a combination of Jane Austen’s birthday (December 16th) and deathday (200 years ago, but in July) to publish an odd essay about her life. Specifically, about the fact that she […]Read More
Things We Saw Today: The Inhumans In This LEGO Video Game Look Infinitely Better Than the Actual Inhumans Show
Sorry, Inhumans TV show. If you were what it took to get this version of your characters, then I'm grateful for your (almost) existence.Read More
Complete with complaining manchildren!
For example: "And how does your husband feel about the subjects you cover?"Read More
Pun shamelessly intended.
Be it with wit or seriousness, binders are here to stay and save the world, one word, one sketch, one storyboard, one shot, at a time.Read More
This week's Feminism Around the World column is dedicated to the amazing women alive right now — activists, artists, athletes, politicians, and more — who are doing great things and working to move the needle toward parity and justice in their respective fields. for whom we're eternally grateful.Read More
Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn solo movie is still chugging along in development, with Robbie herself still in the producer role. She's just tapped a female screenwriter for the project.Read More
Because sometimes you need more than "it just IS, okay?"
Have you ever been in a situation where a conversation heads into a topic you are so passionate about that you can’t actually express your feelings on it? A topic you have spent so much time thinking about, so much time raging about (often within the confines of your own skull) that when another person turns to you and says “So why is this such a big deal anyway?” you find yourself unable to speak? That’s how I reacted when I was asked to write about the importance of feminism in fantasy.Read More
Michelle Ferrier, former journalist and now the associate dean at Ohio University, has an answer for women writers who are getting harassed online. When you ask yourself who you're gonna call, now you can tell yourself: TrollBusters!Read More
As the announcements have continued to roll out for the upcoming Star Trek series for CBS All Access, one question has been lingering in our minds: will they be hiring women on this writing staff any time soon? Well, they just have!Read More
Today, for International Women's Day, Elite Daily put their male writers in a bit of a hot seat and had them read some of the vitriolic comments that were left for some of their female colleagues.Read More
Whenever we talk about female writers, it's often in the context of them giving depth and nuance to female characters. Meanwhile, male writers are praised when they "write women well." Women, on the other hand, when they do write male characters it's not seen as anything special, because men have already been doing it. There are no "cookies" for women who write men well, and yet having a female perspective when writing men is equally important when it comes to storytelling.Read More
Before I had the chance to see the new animated feature film, Moomins on the Riviera, I not only had no idea what the Moomins were, but that they are such a national treasure in Finland and all over the world! I was happy to get to know them, as they are not only adorable, but have a socially-conscious bent that is the brainchild of their awesomely progressive creator, Tove Jansson.Read More
There's an awesome bit of news coming out of the Marvel film universe! Thor: Ragnorok has just hired a screenwriter; the third female writer on their Phase Three films!Read More
We know you want to make things better for women -- now, do it.
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert premiered on CBS this week! Now, I've loved Stephen Colbert for a long time, and I'm thrilled that he got this new opportunity. I just wish that he'd use this new venture as a chance to make good on some promises.Read More
More awesome women writing comedy? Yes, please.
I knew you had it in you, JLaw!Read More
There is a gender bias in the publishing industry. Women's writing often gets talked about differently, reviewed differently (if at all), and the content judged differently than writing by men. Of course, publishing is only one industry in which unconscious bias about names based on gender or race exists, and there have been studies done to explore this in other industries. In the case of publishing, a female novelist by the name of Catherine Nichols decided to try an experiment.Read More
Doctor Who has TWO WHOLE WOMEN writing for them this season!
Well, it only took several statements from showrunner Steven Moffat saying that women don't want the job, or talking about his "folder of women," Neil Gaiman calling the show out, and the long-overdue hiring of Catherine Tregenna to start a veritable trend of hiring women to write on Doctor Who! This time, it's Sarah Dollard! Check out her understandable giddiness in writing for the franchise in the video interview above!Read More
It's not exactly Puppygate, but...
According to some research done by novelist Nicola Griffith, if a book is written about women or if it's from the female perspective, then it's not likely to win an award. She took the results from a selection of major awards within the past 15 years and separated them down into different categories focused around the gender of the author and who the book was about.Read More
Hide your fics, the Mary Sue is coming!
So fanfic is great. We all know that. You get it. But what about… you know, that kind of fanfic? She-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named? The Steven Moffat of fanfics? The very namesake of this site? THE MARY SUE. We can still hate her and the people who write Mary Sue fics, right? RIGHT? No. No you cannot.Read More
Ursula K. Le Guin On Gender, a Possible HBO Adaptation, and the Double Standards Faced by Female Writers
"You know, what the hell?"
At 85, National Book Award Winner Ursula K. Le Guin remains a progressive and incredibly valuable voice in genre writing, and in an in-depth, jealousy-inducing recent interview with Den of Geek, she opened up about what it's like to continue creating new content and the changes that she's witnessed throughout her incredible career.Read More