Tag: gender roles

Going Over the Rainbow: Pronouns and Cons

On January 8, 2016 the American Dialect Society voted singular they as the word of the year. The use of singular they builds on centuries of usage, appearing in the work of writers such as Chaucer, Shakespeare, and Jane Austen. In 2015, singular they was embraced by the Washington Post style guide. Bill Walsh, copy editor for the Post, described it as “the only sensible … Read More Going Over the Rainbow: Pronouns and Cons

Going Over the Rainbow: The Gender Divide

Most of us go through life never thinking much about our gender or how we express it. We might feel it is something we were born with, something absolute and  immutable. We might think there are only two genders and that we are one or the other. ‘But aren’t there only two genders?’ I hear you asking. Nope. Male and female are only two … Read More Going Over the Rainbow: The Gender Divide

Transformers, Sex and Why Science Fiction is Socially Relevant

  The Role of Science Fiction in Literature I’ve been reading science fiction since I was very young.  I honestly don’t even remember the first sci-fi book I read.  I do remember the first one that made a huge impact on me.  It was a short story by Ray Bradbury called All Summer in a Day.  After that I couldn’t get enough.  Somewhere along … Read More Transformers, Sex and Why Science Fiction is Socially Relevant