Sarah Guan @Sarah_Guan#MSWL: feminist #SFF
I don’t mean “strong heroine succeeds in a sexist society.” That exists, and much of it isn’t feminist in a way that reflects the intellectual underpinnings of the concept.
I want “strong heroines work together—intersectionally—to dismantle the patriarchy.”
Given today's events, refreshing this #MSWL. Are you writing #SFF about misogynists getting their comeuppance and women tearing down the patriarchy with their bare hands? Tell your agent to send it to me.
Sarah Guan @Sarah_GuanA partial list of some of the coolest moms of science fiction and fantasy:
- Molly Weasley (Harry Potter)
- Catelyn Stark (Song of Ice and Fire)
- Mrs. Murry (A Wrinkle in Time)
- Queen Ramonda (Black Panther)
- Tenar (Earthsea)
- Alana (Saga)
- Essun (The Broken Earth)
Consider this whole thread a #MSWL
I want stories about good moms and bad moms, dedicated moms and indifferent moms, moms who move mountains for their kids and moms who do amazing things in spite of having kids.
All these women existed—and continue to exist.