problems with diverse books: recognizing nuance and mixed rep

Okay, here’s the issue: a lot of media with problematic elements also has elements that help minority groups. See, this isn’t an isolated thing. I have quite literally seen ownvoices books get called out for being discriminatory towards those groups while the author was in that group. One example is Dreadnought by April Daniels. I saw … More problems with diverse books: recognizing nuance and mixed rep

books vs. blurbs

Okay, you all know at this point that I like discussions, and today I’d like to talk about a situation I’ve noticed lately where books get called out by people who have not read them. I’ve written about this before. BASIC RUNDOWN OF THE LENS I’M COMING AT THIS WITH. It’s comforting to think that … More books vs. blurbs

The Weaponization of ProblematicTM Representation

Okay, here’s the thing – I’m kinda mixed on the current culture of book callouts. I’ve written about this before in some old and less good posts. Right now, as I think some of you might have noticed, there’s some really messy things going down with regards to book twitter. Let’s talk. The drama that inspired … More The Weaponization of ProblematicTM Representation

On Books Not Authentically Portraying Oppression

So. There’s an idea going around on book twitter right now that I really vehemently disagree with, and I think it’s time to make a discussion post!! I absolutely fucking hate the idea that “not exploring oppression” or “not exploring the character’s identities”, especially in fantasy, makes a book problematic or bad. I hate this … More On Books Not Authentically Portraying Oppression

Book Chat: On Interacting with People You Disagree With

I have a ton of opinions and guess what? You are not required to agree with all of them! You are absolutely entitled to disagree on anything or debate with me. You are also entitled to tell me if I’ve said something unintentionally gross or inaccurate and ask me to change it, or link me to any other voices … More Book Chat: On Interacting with People You Disagree With