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“The Shy, Elusive Rape Particle”

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Posted June 19, 2012

“One of the unlovely things that has been happening in Anglophone SF/F … is the resurrection of unapologetic – nay, triumphant – misogyny beyond the already low bar in the genre. The churners of both grittygrotty ‘epic’ fantasy and post/cyberpunk dystopias are trying to pass rape-rife pornkitsch as daring works that swim against the tide of rampant feminism and its shrill demands.. Others have done the cleaning service for the argument-from-history…. Here I will deal with the argument-from-science.”  Astrogator‘s essay comes with the “Evolutionary Psychology Bingo Card!”  (Thanks, James!)

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