Chronological Archives

  • Recommended Reading for March 2nd Warning: Offsite links are not safe spaces. Articles and comments in the links may contain ableist, sexist, and other -ist language and ideas of varying intensity. Opinions expressed in the articles may not reflect the opinions held by the compiler of the post. I attempt to provide extra warnings for material like extreme violence/rape; however, ...
  • Accessibility Policies Done Right: The Legion of Honor in San Francisco The other day, abby jean and I were discussing the formidable and delectable works on paper collections at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco[1. No, really. We were. It’s not really relevant at all to the story, but we were, I swear. Really I just am in love with this footnote plugin and thus ...
  • “Defiant Birth”: Impolite Women Who Didn’t Make History Defiant Birth: Women Who Resist Medical Eugenics, by Melinda Tankard Reist, is a book about women. It is a book about families. It is a book about resistance. It is a book about women who refuse to be told what they “should” ...
  • Recommended Reading for March 1st Warning: Offsite links are not safe spaces. Articles and comments in the links may contain ableist, sexist, and other -ist language and ideas of varying intensity. Opinions expressed in the articles may not reflect the opinions held by the compiler of the post. I attempt to provide extra warnings for material like extreme violence/rape; however, ...
  • QuickPress: Con_or_Bust! I should have mentioned earlier! For the second year in a row, the Con_or_Bust fundraiser is running. Organized by Kate Nepveu, it’s a fundraiser to help fen of colour make it to WisCon, the world’s largest Feminist Science Fiction/Fantasy Convention. Learn more about the fundraising auction. How fen of colour can request assistance. The auction itself. Bidding is in ...
  • Feminism Objectifies Women You’ve heard the term “choice feminism” right? Usually used derisively by a person who is arguing: Just because a woman makes a choice does not make it a feminist choice, we have to be able to examine issues on a systemic rather than individual level, some choices that individual feels are good for them are ...
  • Quickquote: Clare Hemmings on emotion and feminist stories I’m reading Helen Merrick’s The Secret Feminist Cabal: A Cultural History of Science Fiction Feminisms. This pullquote in it, from Clare Hemmings, struck me as being very relevant to the work we do on FWD/Forward and on our other blogs: Feminist emotion … is central to the feminist stories we tell, and the way that we ...
  • A Conversation With a Pharmacist [Scene opens with a loooooooong wait in the pharmacy before my number finally “pings” on the digital number-pinging thingy, as I struggle out of my chair, and hobble up to the pharmacist’s window, and hook my cane on the window ledge for emphasis as I hand over my ID and number slip, wincing in the ...
  • Chatterday! Open Thread. This is our weekly Chatterday! open thread. Use this open thread to talk amongst yourselves: feel free to share a link, have a vent, or spread some joy. What have you been reading or watching lately (remembering spoiler warnings)? What are you proud of this week? What’s made your teeth itch? What’s going on in ...
  • QuickPress: Event at McMaster University in Canada “Supporting access to post-secondary education and employment for students with disabilities” All Abilities Awareness Week will take place at McMaster University, The Pulse centre, from March 1st to March 5th. The week has been designed to promote active living for people with disabilities, increase awareness in the general campus population of disability issues and provide information regarding ...