Tag Archive | gender

Space for Rent: I Am Not Straight, I Am Heterosexual


  Tweet of the Day: A Handmaid’s Tale Is a Warning to Conservative Women     “I am a Christian.” Are not Lutherans, Roman Catholics, Mormons, Mennonites, Anglicans, Eastern Orthodox, and Quakers not Christians? Or are they not the “right” kind of Christian? Which means that those other denominations are “wrong” somehow. It is true […]

TV Tropes Monday: Samus is a Girl


    Tweet of the Day: Why Sealioning Is Bad ——- Samus is a Girl is a character trope that occurs when the audience perceives a character as male but later find out that they are female. What I find fascinating about this trope is that even when little or no indication of gender is […]

TV Tropes: Bodyguard Babes


Tweet of the Day: Empathetic Characters ——- This trope appears to be straight forward on the surface: a woman or women serving as bodyguards for a third party. But a closer inspection brings three aspects to the forefront: Gender dynamics Power dynamics Trust issues Gender dynamics are the most obvious ones.  This type of work […]

Space for Rent: Defining vs. Defined By


Tweet of the Day: Writing 7.40: Writing the Other ——— The difference between shallow and deep. Between stereotype and deep characterization. The difference is subtle but real. A defining trait is one that is inherent to the make up of the character. It can not be ignored or set aside. Be it their gender, sexual […]

Space for Rent: Gender Marketing


Tweet of the Day: Who is FemShep? ——- Another post on gender and marketing. And you probably seen this video before. If you haven’t, take a look: There you have it. From an early age manufacturers target their products along gender lines. Why? Because it works. But for those of us who want to brake […]

She is woman, hear her roar!


Well, I am NOT, but…. I do write female characters, which as a man, I don’t find an easy thing to do. At first I thought it was because I am a man and therefore find it hard to relate but it seems that female writers also have this problem. Others simply say, “Don’t worry […]