(the following Rant has been modified for Adult Language from the original, but it hasn’t been defanged entirely, and contains blunt talk about impolite things. Proceed at your own risk) — Happy Pride Month! I’ve only recently encountered the subgroup … Continue reading
Okay folks, buckle in, because this one’s not only NSFW, it’s not safe for the squeamish, or those who think bodies are best touched in the dark and under covers and god forbid you actually take a close look at … Continue reading
Ink Dance Essays on the Writing Life by Deborah J. Ross Sexuality in Fiction A few years ago, I had the privilege of editing a new fantasy anthology series, Lace and Blade, from Norilana Books. The concept was a certain … Continue reading
Noted author Mary Anne Mohanraj was born in Sri Lanka and came to the United States as a toddler. Her classical, traditional parents did their best to raise their eldest daughter for the life they expected for her—the educated wife of a man she might meet only a couple of times before accepting him in an arranged marriage.
Mary Anne had other ideas.Continue reading
Last week, Jennifer Stevenson posted a great blog on erotica, pornography, and the reader audience (not to mention a few salient words on the difference in sales and hence revenue from women’s erotica versus men’s pornography). I had some interesting … Continue reading
When I talk about sexuality or eroticism or sensuality or gender issues in fantasy, I do not mean pornography. That this essay must begin with such a disclaimer says a great deal in itself. It seems that for far too … Continue reading
Last weekend, I attended a workshop at the Ben Lomond Quaker Center on “Gender, the Search for Self and the Search for Acceptance,” facilitated by Chloe Schwenke, an ethicist who is herself a transgendered woman. Although much of the workshop … Continue reading