'Tis the season, I guess! I always forget about it until I see social media buzz, and I wonder if I ever would get around to making these posts if I didn't see other people get around to it as well.
In 2018 I published two cute stories and one dark one:
"When the Bough Breaks" in Mythic Delirium, a story about hostile spirits terrorizing children in a high-rise luxury condominium.
"A Field of Sapphires and Sunshine" in Glass and Gardens: Tales of Solarpunk Summers, my second foray into solarpunk. It's about an international student returning home to her family's business, dwelling on a breakup while on her solar-dirigible ride home.
"Magic Potion Behind-the-Mountains" in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, which follows the misadventures of a young magistrate as he struggles to learn the recipe for a magic potion in the rural hinterlands of his assigned county.
I doubt these will rouse anything more than a murmur, but I'm fairly proud of mysel…
For many of us, "white feminism" tends to be our introduction towards recognizing sexism, racism, and other kinds of -isms that are relevant to our lives. But because we come from varying cultures, what others may call sexism, we call a cultural trait (the hijab is a prime example). Occasionally, we may have encountered sexism in our own cultures, but we never thought about it that way until after coming into contact with other cultures.
Here are some questions you may want to tackle for this carnival:
- How does sexism manifest in your cultural context?
- Do you find resistance from peers towards naming an incident sexist due to cultural factors?
- What do you think of the notion some non-Asian feminists have that imply you might be too immersed in your own culture to recognize sexism?
- From your own cultural perspective, do you think sometimes, North American mainst…