Fantasy Worlds and Reader Assumptions

A few weeks ago I wrote about those times when there are just enough anachronisms or inaccuracies in a book’s worldbuilding to make it feel a little off. I was talking about a historical fantasy book in that case, but even in secondary worlds it’s jarring to have, say, people riding on horseback while shooting … Continue reading Fantasy Worlds and Reader Assumptions

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The “Women’s vote” is sexist and has no place in the EU debate

Last week on International Women’s Day, I read an article about two campaign groups, one for each side of the EU debate. The first thing I noticed* was the comment about how the debate has been ‘quite male dominated’. So far, so inoffensive. I think few would argue that representation is an important facet of … Continue reading The “Women’s vote” is sexist and has no place in the EU debate