There’s Got to Be a Word for It

What do you call it when a woman expresses an idea and is shot down, only to have a man express essentially the same idea and have it broadly embraced? It’s an experience many women I know have had repeatedly. In my professional life, especially, it’s been the cause of much teeth gnashing. (Less assertive […]

When Joanna Russ Changed Us

Michele Kort’s vivid remembrance of Joanna Russ (who died April 29) based on a single encounter with Russ’s short story “When it Changed” is a testament to just how far this woman’s influence continues to spread. Few have come away from reading Russ without a strong opinion. Ideas she posed as many as 30 years […]