About Sasha Pixlee

Photographer, history geek, gamer.

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  • Sasha shared from The Secret Feminist Cabal by Helen Merrick
    Another participant was the 19-year-old Isaac Asimov, who was one of the most vociferous opponents of women in sf in the late 1930s (Larbalestier 2002: 117-18). He also, notes Larbalestier, assumes “the position of the male under attack, when in fact the debate began with Turnball’s attack on women in science fiction” (123). An attempt by a female reader to separate “that which is represented from the manner of their representation [was] to Asimov absurd and impossible to enforce” (125). Criticizing the usual stereotypes of “swooning damsels” that figure for “women” in sf, Asimov...
  • Sasha shared from The Secret Feminist Cabal by Helen Merrick
    Further, as Larbalestier argues, in the name of keeping sf pure of “romance,” “puerile love interests,” and “sex,” male fans, authors, and editors pursued exclusionary tactics in their efforts to situate women characters outside the masculine domain of science and sf. In discussions of sf, as in the sf texts themselves, women were conflated with sex, such that they could only signify in sf if “sex” or “romantic interest” were allowed in. The term “love interest” in the letters examined by Larbalestier “frequently functions…as a synonym for ‘women’”
    Note: This has been going on since the 30s.
  • Sasha shared from The Secret Feminist Cabal by Helen Merrick
    Further, as Larbalestier argues, in the name of keeping sf pure of “romance,” “puerile love interests,” and “sex,” male fans, authors, and editors pursued exclusionary tactics in their efforts to situate women characters outside the masculine domain of science and sf. In discussions of sf, as in the sf texts themselves, women were conflated with sex, such that they could only signify in sf if “sex” or “romantic interest” were allowed in. The term “love interest” in the letters examined by Larbalestier “frequently functions…as a synonym for ‘women’”
    Note: This has been going on since the 30s.
  • Sasha shared from The Secret Feminist Cabal by Helen Merrick
    The operations of feminist criticism within the Anglo-American academy are marked by the hegemony of white, heterosexist texts, and the figuration of popular and genre texts as inherently conservative — characteristics that clearly point to the hierarchies of power and cultural values invested in critical processes. Some of the most trenchant critiques of the resulting lacuna in feminist critical canons and taxonomies have come from women of color and lesbian/queer critics.
  • Sasha shared from The Secret Feminist Cabal by Helen Merrick
    The operations of feminist criticism within the Anglo-American academy are marked by the hegemony of white, heterosexist texts, and the figuration of popular and genre texts as inherently conservative — characteristics that clearly point to the hierarchies of power and cultural values invested in critical processes. Some of the most trenchant critiques of the resulting lacuna in feminist critical canons and taxonomies have come from women of color and lesbian/queer critics.
  • Sasha shared from Fear and Loathing in La Liga: Barcelona, Real Madrid, and the World's Greatest Sports Rivalry by Sid Lowe
    In a recent poll carried out by AS newspaper, 97 percent of Madrid fans considered Barcelona the team they hated the most; the only surprise was that there were 3 percent who did not.
    Note: lol
  • Sasha shared from The Numbers Game: Why Everything You Know About Soccer Is Wrong by Chris Anderson
    Why? Because the more you do something, the more likely you are to see an unlikely outcome at least once. And so if you play soccer long enough—as Liverpool have—you will, eventually, come back from three goals down. Or from four behind, as Newcastle did against Arsenal in 2011, and as Arsenal themselves did against Reading in 2012. There is no law other than that of chance preventing you from seeing a team going unbeaten for an entire season, or losing their first twelve games, or, even, a beach ball settling a fixture. Over the long haul, everything is likely to happen at least once.
    Note: Math + Soccer.
  • Sasha shared from Playing at the World by Jon Peterson
    “I asked Gary what women’s libbers think of the situation, and he told me that he will bend to their demands when a member of the opposite sex buys a copy of Dungeons & Dragons!”
    Note: Oh, sexism.
  • Sasha shared from Three Parts Dead (Craft Sequence Book 1) by Max Gladstone
    “There’s never any ‘just’ about thinking, Ms. Abernathy.
    Note: Truth.
  • Sasha shared from Ancillary Justice (Imperial Radch Book 1) by Ann Leckie
    I turned to look at her, to study her face. She was taller than most Nilters, but fat and pale as any of them. She out-bulked me, but I was taller, and I was also considerably stronger than I looked. She didn’t realize what she was playing with. She was probably male, to judge from the angular mazelike patterns quilting her shirt. I wasn’t entirely certain. It wouldn’t have mattered, if I had been in Radch space. Radchaai don’t care much about gender, and the language they speak—my own first language—doesn’t mark gender in any way. This language we were speaking now did, and I could...
    Note: Great start.
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