Broad Universe Wikipedia Project

Hey kids! Want to help raise the visibility of women writers of the fantastic? With trumpet’s blare, let me unveil: A Broad Universe Project for Women’s History Month: Women Authors on Wikipedia! Women artists made a concerted effort recently to get more of them written into history.  More people turn to Wikipedia than to any…

Thank You

At the end of Women’s History Month, I raise my glass to all the men who have been here, too. Where would we be without you? After all, we’re all needed here, eh? Women’s History Month isn’t about negating men: it’s about celebrating women. While the gentlemen who congregate here likely have no difficulty doing…

BitchBuzz: Havin’ a Larf

My column this week at BitchBuzz delves into the particularly terrifying notion of… FUNNY WOMEN! Why is it that funny women are so intimidating? [waves hand in the air wildly, waiting to be called upon] Humour is a weapon as well as amusement. Angry women scare people (hence the inevitable “Come on, smile!” if you…

Ada Lovelace Day: Sarah Goode

It’s Ada Lovelace Day again: time to celebrate women in science and technology. Perhaps influenced by all the historical research going on around me, I wanted to find a woman at least as far back as the 19th century, so I decided to focus on Sarah E. Goode, who was not only an early inventor…

Isabel Roman: Behind the Power

The first fascinating fact is that Isabel Roman is actually two people (but what a lovely portrait!); the second, I suppose is that I’ve only met one of them, but she’s the one who’s they have written this piece for today. Isabel writes historical romances and has the background to do so convincingly — not…

Had it with you, Simpsons

All right, it’s been bugging me for at least this whole season and maybe a little longer: the misogynous thread that’s crept into The Simpsons. Yeah, the show that once trumpeted stories like Lisa Lionheart and Marge going round the bend because of the stress of her family’s unreasonable demands, has not had a show…