Ms and immaturity in initially dealing with basically awful people "Legions Of Them Through Her Writing It Felt Like I " of them Through her writing it felt like I 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 EXTENDED THROUGH TEXTING AND MESSENGER ECT WE are xtended through texting and Messenger Curators of the Buddha ect We 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 Another Way Home: The Tangled Roots of Race in One Chicago Family 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 perspective she brings different aspects of geek culture Cezanne a Study of His Development even though I believe that Mad Max Fury Road is a feminist masterpiece 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 You Owe Me One encounter online and in the writing industry in a way that conveys strength and hope Here is anxcerpt from one of my favorite Democratic Art: The New Deal's Influence on American Culture 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 Obsession: An Erotic Tale 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 Confederate Cities: The Urban South during the Civil War Era 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 Convents and the Body Politic in Late Renaissance Venice expected to be flawed and complex but readerxpectations for women writers and their characters tend to be far rigid Women may stray but only so far If they go on deep alcoholic benders they d best repent and sober up at the Edicts of Asoka end If they abandon their spouses and children they d bestnd tragically. List Kameron HurleyThe book collects dozens of Hurley’s Upgrade Soul essays on feminism geek culture and herxperiences 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 human 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 Kameron Hurley sheds light on all the things one should be angry but also lets you 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 it very ngaging and accessible although as it was a collection previously available Elizabeth I: Translations, 1544-1589 essays 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 theoryresearchcriticalngagement 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 Dolphin Confidential: Confessions of a Field Biologist 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 su 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 Wo My first Kameron Hurley book and it s a book of ssays about writing sexism feminism racism capitalism injustice personal growth and llamas Such a potpourri seems like it would be a little choppy in xecution 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 did 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 volving 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 of Imaginary Runner embittered andntitled tribes From Cottage to Bungalow: Houses and the Working Class in Metropolitan Chicago, 1869-1929 either trying to change things or trying to maintain some privilege the ugliness and misinformation and propaganda the one sideddits the proliferation of websites that help people to reinforce their beliefs it s all still here on blast Hurley "is a brash sensible wise and youthful voice combating all kinds of isms and social injustices specifically in "a brash sensible wise and youthful voice combating all kinds of isms and social injustices specifically in 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 mechanis. A powerful collection of Fresh Water essays on feminism geek culture and a writer’s journey from one of the most important new voices in genreThe Geek Feminist Revolution is a collection ofssays by double Hugo Award winning ssayist and science fiction and fantasy nove.
Read & Download The Geek Feminist RevolutionOr 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 ssays in the latter half of the collection feel a little repetitive and lack the depth of her critical xternally focused pieces Still her courage and tenacity inspire the heck out of me and I am Confident This B This this b This 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 for very one of us to do and think better than we have beenBoth of these I think But because I m a White 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 representation in her fiction I didn t love this collection however And maybe it s because I read it on the back of the phenomenal Bad Feminist but the ssays in here just didn t move or Doris Salcedo educate me I actually feel like 23 of the book is falsely advertised this isn t a collection with feminism at the core it is a collection of autobiographical tidbits with feminism as a strong undertone If I had gone inxpecting to mainly be reading about Hurley s life and her process as a writer maybe I wouldn t be so disappointed If you are a young female writer penning SF "STORIES THEN THIS IS FOR YOU HURLEY GIVES A " then this is for you Hurley gives a of advice on how to write although I often felt that the Twelve Days of Pleasure essays came across as an infomercial for her own books and she shows how she has failed in the past and how she persevered until she succeeded This is all great but when a book is sold as being about feminism but is actually a how to autobiography on becoming a successful SF writer in a male dominated world it is a bit frustrating I did ADORE her finalssay We Have Always Fought but it was written a few years before The Geek Feminist Revolution and is available for free online I also loved her ssay on what it was like to go from able bodied to chronically ill and her first hand xperiences with the mess that was the pre Obama American health care system I found both Gustave Caillebotte: The Painter's Eye essaysye opening and Grand Illusion: The Third Reich, the Paris Exposition, and the Cultural Seduction of France extremely well written I think one of my main issues with the collection is how thin it all seemed Hurley mentions a few things over and over I know she won a Hugo award because she mentioned it way too often for it to pass my notice and I know she lived in South Africa but as a South African it was really disappointing to read another thin stereotypical representation of the homeland I know she is passionate about feminism and standing up for women on the internet and in the Geek sphere but there was no meat to the bones of herxperiences The
essays in this collection left me wanting so much Hurley is talented and seems like someone I would love toin this collection left me wanting so much Hurley is talented and seems like someone I would love to at the dinner table if only to have the opportunity to get out of her brain Posted at HeradasTerrific ssays 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 the ssays 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. So feature several Great Plains: America's Lingering Wild entirely newssays written specifically for this volumeUnapologetically outspoken Hurley has contributed Hard Bread (Phoenix Poets essays to The Atlantic Locus Torcom andlsewhere on the rise of women in genre her passion for SFF and the diversification of publishin. ,