The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue: A Feminist Book Review

“On the morning we are to leave for our Grand Tour of the Continent, I wake in bed beside Percy. For a disorienting moment, it’s unclear whether we’ve slept together or simply slept together.” Whenever I recommend The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue to anyone, I never try to explain the plot. I just… Read More

The True Queen: A Feminist Book Review

Finally, the sequel to 2015’s Sorcerer to the Crown is here! I loved the first book. Fairies! Reserved Victorian-era magicians! Scandals! Diverse representation! That ending! Basically everything I typed above applies to the sequel, The True Queen. This time, we follow two sisters, Sakti and Muna, as they try to figure out how to remove… Read More

The One Hundred Nights of Hero: A Feminist Graphic Novel Review

Welcome to The One Hundred Nights of Hero: a forbidden love story between two women living in a patriarchal society. Isabel Greenberg’s unique illustrating style combined with witty and insightful writing brings to life the trials and tribulations of women storytellers around the world of Early Earth. The One Hundred Nights of Hero is the companion… Read More

The Well Written Female Characters of Gotham

If you haven’t watched Fox TV’s Gotham yet stop reading this post and read my spoiler-free introduction -unless you are one of those people who likes to know what will happen at the end of a series before you even start watching it. ***SPOILERS AHEAD*** As with many things, Gotham has its fans and its haters. Most of… 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: STEM, Femme and Feminism

I vividly remember walking home one day with my partner during the time leading up to my leaving for graduate school. She told me that she wouldn’t be making the move with me. I remember the exact spot she said this, and the exact thought that went through my head next, “I’m going to end… Read More