Posts Tagged Women Writers

Photos of the Day: What women writers are sick of hearing

This past weekend was the annual AWP conference–the largest literary conference in North America. Buzzfeed asked 19 women writers at the event what they are tired of hearing about their work. Check out the rest of the images here.

Maya Dusenbery is an Executive Director of Feministing.

This past weekend was the annual AWP conference–the largest literary conference in North America. Buzzfeed asked 19 women writers at the event what they are tired of hearing about their work. Check out the ...

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Mia McKenzie on white liberals, racism, and eroding empathy.

Guilty of rape at Oxy? Write a book report.

Learn about the history of gun control in the U.S.

“Imagine being examined for ‘evidence’ by a doctor and telling your single-parent father that his only son was raped. Imagine hearing that this happened to you because you’re gay.”

Brilliant Republican thinks the phrase “Jew me down on a price” is the best way to express himself.

Guernica on recovering work of women writers.

Ali Safran’s story of building Surviving in Numbers has gone viral.

Obama is hosting female senators for dinner tonight. Can’t wait to hear who he thinks is the best ...

Quote of The Day: Andrea Dworkin

A Throwback Thursday quote for our intensely national focus on rape in our culture and institutions from the late feminist activist, Andrea Dworkin:

“I don’t believe rape is inevitable or natural. If I did, I would have no reason to be here. If I did, my political practice would be different than it is. Have you ever wondered why we [women] are not just in armed combat against you? It’s not because there’s a shortage of kitchen knives in this country. It is because we believe in your humanity, against all the evidence.”

(thank you dream hampton!)

A Throwback Thursday quote for our intensely national focus on rape in our culture and institutions from the late feminist activist, Andrea Dworkin:

“I don’t believe rape is inevitable or natural. If I did, I would have no ...

The Feministing Five: Gay Partington Terry

Gay Partington Terry is a writer from West Virginia. She writes short stories, mixing science fiction, fantasy and real life. Her stories have been published in e-zines, anthologies, and small fantasy magazines. Her story, The Toxic Avenger, was even made into a movie! This year, Terry released her first book, Meeting the Dog Girls. It’s a collection of short stories blending the best of fantasy, magical realism, science fiction, and parody.

Aside from her writing work, she’s worked as a waitress, factory worker, and welfare worker in northern Appalachia. She’s catalogued tribal arts for Sotheby’s and worked in Margaret Mead’s office before she died. When she’s not hard at work, she studies Tai Chi Ch’uan, Qi Gong, ...

Gay Partington Terry is a writer from West Virginia. She writes short stories, mixing science fiction, fantasy and real life. Her stories have been published in e-zines, anthologies, and small fantasy magazines. Her story, The ...

Publishing’s perpetual problem with women among many other things.

In the wake of the Jonah Lehrer controversy, Roxanne Gay wonders if  the publishing industry coddles young male writers and unpacks the fascination with our boy genius narrative:

Lehrer’s success and this current humiliation, how far he had to fall, is a symptom of a much bigger problem, one that is systemic, one that continues to consistently elevate certain kinds of men simply for being a certain kind of man. Jonah Lehrer fits the narrative we want about a boy genius. He is young, attractive and well educated. He can write a good sentence. He can parse complicated science for the masses and make us feel smarter for finally being able to understand the complexities of the human mind. He is ...

In the wake of the Jonah Lehrer controversy, Roxanne Gay wonders if  the publishing industry coddles young male writers and unpacks the fascination with our boy genius narrative:

Lehrer’s success and this current humiliation, how far he had ...

Where are the women? National Magazine Award edition

Another day, another depressing look at the media gender gap. Last month Vida released its survey of male and female bylines in major “thought leader” magazines–which, for the second year in a row, was pretty abysmal. On Monday, NYU determined the 100 greatest journalists of the last century–a list that included only 22 women and 8 black writers.

Yesterday, ASME announced the National Magazine Award finalists and Ann, who can always be counted on for a quick byline tally, crunched the numbers in each category.

NEWS AND DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY — 1 woman, 4 men
FEATURE PHOTOGRAPHY — 1 woman, 4 men
PERSONAL SERVICE — 3 women, 1 man, 1 without byline
PUBLIC INTEREST — 4 women, ...

Another day, another depressing look at the media gender gap. Last month Vida released its survey of male and female bylines in major “thought leader” magazines–which, for the second year in a row, was pretty abysmal. ...

What We Missed

YES! In response to the byline gender gap, Ann has created Lady Journos!, where she’ll be highlighting the work of various women writers. Check it.

Want to find out where any Walk for Choice rallies are happening in your area this Saturday? This is the place to go.

Georgian Republican rep Bobby Franklin is trying to make it a crime for a woman to have a miscarriage.

We have some awesome content on the Community blog today; check it. Also, a new blogger at Feministing Campus!

YES! In response to the byline gender gap, Ann has created Lady Journos!, where she’ll be highlighting the work of various women writers. Check it.

Want to find out where any Walk for Choice ...

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