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Recently acquired: A second hand book stall appeared right in between my flat and work, and it ambushed me and somehow I ended up with Downbelow Station by CJ Cherryh and Tales of Nevèrÿon Samuel R Delany.

Recently read: In honour of International Women's Day:
The reality of women by Karen Pollock. The article addresses, in order to refute, the idea that trans women aren't real women, lesbians aren't real women, etc. Very erudite piece, and I've always wanted to quote impeccable feminist foremother de Beauvoir's On ne naît pas femme : on le devient at people who somehow think it's "feminist" to make a distinction between women-born-women (ie cis women) and trans women.

Even more internationally speaking, here's Sumita Mukherjee on the rhetorical use of *That* Indian Suffragettes photo.

In reference to the Nation of Internet, [personal profile] siderea makes a very interesting case that moderation is a feminist issue.

Currently reading: A journey to the end of the Millennium by AB Yehoshua. I kind of wish I'd finished it before IWD because it's really quite phallocentric in addition to being written by a male author.

Up next: Not sure. Recommend me something by an author known to be female? Any length, and I'll try to suggest a similar work in return. (International Nonbinary Day is July 17th and International Men's Day is November 19th so if I remember I shall try the same again for those genders on their respective days.)

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Date: 2017-03-08 11:18 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] davidgillon
Not read the Delany, but Downbelow Station's a favourite.

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Date: 2017-03-09 04:51 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] seekingferret
Neveryon is my favorite fantasy cycle- Tales of Nevèrÿon is a little uneven as it consists of several complicatedly interlocking stories, and different parts will work for different people, but "The Tale of Old Venn" is an utterly beguiling nest of ideas about family and culture and community and imagination, and the afterword where Delany as S.L. Kermit deconstructs his own fantasy is one of the most amazing storytelling gimmicks I've ever seen.

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Miscellaneous. Eclectic. Random. Perhaps markedly literate, or at least suffering from the compulsion to read any text that presents itself, including cereal boxes.

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