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On Manly Me

@frigwiggin FRANKIE. I loved that book. I read a critique which pointed out Frankie isn't exactly feminist in the sense of aiding all women, either - her attentions are focused on the boys, and she wants to mess them up more than she wants to point out to the other girls in school HOW screwed up this boys only club is.

But I think that, while that's true of Frankie, what is happening with the book's readers is exactly that process of "Look at this shit. Do you really want to be part of THIS club?"

Posted on July 18, 2013 at 7:44 pm 2

On Texts From Pride and Prejudice

Died laughing, went to heaven, where they had this article emblazoned on walls of marble with letters of white fire.

Posted on February 21, 2013 at 1:13 pm 2

On Name That Book!

@peachpeonies THE TRIAL OF ANNA COTMAN! Also known as Baby Karen's nascent feminist awakening.

Posted on February 8, 2013 at 3:47 pm 1

On Remaining Kinds of Behavior That Could Become a Distraction to the BSA

@Lady Humungus Best comment ever.

Posted on January 29, 2013 at 2:07 pm 0

On A Conversation About Books and Money, Part Two

@Karen Healey@twitter And at least one of the people from Little, Brown reads The Hairpin and she chided me for not MENTIONING TITLES so. My third book is called When We Wake, and it concerns a young lady who dies violently on the best day of her life and wakes up a hundred years later to a very different Melbourne.

I swear no one is reading this thread, Victoria, but you know I'll do anything to make you happy!

Posted on January 17, 2013 at 4:34 am 0

On A Conversation About Books and Money, Part Two

@cwmilton Yep. Little, Brown sold so many copies of Twilight they could afford to take a chance on a weird urban fantasy/myth YA from New Zealand. And that's how my first book got published.

My third comes out in a month! So I'm pretty grateful to Twilight.

Posted on January 16, 2013 at 3:13 am 0

On Every Woman Love[d] a Fascist

Noooo, Hairpin Nicole, how can you be my guiding literary light but underrate Plath? I clutch my pearls at you.

Posted on August 23, 2012 at 7:23 am 1

On "3 Cases of Crass Sexual Exploitation by Misogynist Internet Manipulators"

Oh, Suicide Girls. I wrote my Master's thesis on that place and its claim of "empowering erotica".

Posted on July 10, 2012 at 6:07 am 0