We are ALL Divergent

Warning: Spoilers Ahead My fiance asked me recently if I thought my test result would be Divergent were I to undergo the faction test from Veronica Roth’s book. “Of course I would! Everyone would,” I said, “No one is as simplistic as the faction system makes them out to be.” And that’s exactly the point of the book,… Read More

The 3rd, 4th and 5th Gender

Hugo-award winner* Kameron Hurley’s new book The Mirror Empire came out in September, so in the modern author fashion, she did a virtual author tour by guest blogging on many different sites. In one of her posts, “Beyond He-Man and She-Ra,” Hurley talks about the five genders in The Mirror Empire and how she developed them… Read More

Sliding Across Genders, Waxing on Feminism

I remember standing in a line and noticing a guy in front of me had a pornographic image of a woman for the wallpaper on his cellphone. I don’t recall if my eyes rolled as I thought, “I can’t believe he likes that wallpaper.” Even though an eye roll would have married up nicely to the tone in my… Read More