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Study: Male Professors More Likely To Assign Reading Selections By Men

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (CBS Hartford)– Female professors are more likely than male professors to assign female authors, according to a new study.

Brown University researchers evaluated 73 syllabi of international relations courses for doctoral students at universities across the United States. 216 more words

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Favorite Fantasy Books -- Later -- Uh Oh

I was chatting with a new friend today and I made an observation about myself. This new friend is an upcoming fantasy author and she made a comment to me about her name, she specifically made her published name gender neutral to be more appealing. 431 more words

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Station Eleven

A virulent flu virus spreads like wildfire through the world. Almost everyone dies. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel is the story of what happens afterwards. 240 more words


Mining the Genre Asteroid: Ash: A Secret History by Mary Gentle

In our world, the duchy of Burgundy, the Middle Kingdom, has had a fascinating, and often strange history. Wedged in the middle of Europe, from the Mediterranean and up toward the North Sea, parts of which are now France, Switzerland, Germany and Belgium, the Dukes of Burgundy have often been as powerful or more powerful than some of the full blown kingdoms they have dealt with. 824 more words


Where Are All the Female Epic Fantasy Authors?

When you think of epic fantasy, what authors come to mind? Robert Jordan? George R. R. Martin? J. R. R. Tolkien? Men. It always seems to be male authors. 366 more words


That First Awkward Moment

Hello my lovely readers! This first blog post is going to be just some filler as I get my blog organized for your viewing pleasure. My goal is to address the day-to-day issues facing anyone living an alternative lifestyle, political notions, tattoos, being a parent, dating, hot rods, rockabilly music, and pin-up models in a humorous but meaningful manner. 30 more words

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