Rhiannon Thomas

Writing about fiction from a feminist perspective

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An idea stolen, with much love and appreciation, from Captain Awkward. Why Cersei is not a feminist hero You can take your pick, really. She murders people. She expressea a lot of internalised misogyny, explicitly hating pretty much every woman who isn’t herself. She tortures people. She  ...

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Keep Writing

It’s hard to write about fiction, good or bad, when the world is the way it is today. Unchanged from the world it was yesterday, but with a lot of the hope and illusion stripped away. Yesterday, I was crying over stories of women born before they had the right to vote finally able to  ...

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Analysis Hugos 2015

The Hugos Turn Rabid

Well, here we go again. This year’s Hugo nominations were released yesterday. And Vox Day’s Rabid Puppies totally dominated. A quick recap, for those who missed it, or who have joyfully repressed it since last August. Last year, two groups decided that the Hugos had become too much  ...

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All Rise for the Internet Court

Two apparently unrelated things coincided in my life recently. First, I picked up Jon Ronson’s book, So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed. Then, while walking to and from the cafe where I was reading that book, I listened to the first season of Serial, a podcast about the murder of Hae  ...

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Analysis Star Wars

Shipping for Salvation

When it was revealed that Disney expected Kylo Ren, not Rey, to be the breakout star of The Force Awakens, everyone laughed. Of course everyone would fall in love with the villain who’s responsible for the death of a fan favorite, and not the protagonist of the movie. Obviously. But one  ...

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