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because I'd rather be doing anything than working:

matociquala: Hmm. You know, the (recent, ie, last 30 years) science fiction and fantasy that is taken seriously by the literary establishment? Is muchly by a bunch of chicks and queers and black people.

truepenny: Ironically, it's getting harder for middle-class white men to be taken seriously, because if you're black or queer or female, critics are more likely to assume you have something to say.

matociquala: I figure the patriarchy will struggle through somehow.

truepenny: Oh, no doubt, but it helps to account for that slightly hysterical edge to their voices.

matociquala: ...you know, they almost sound shrill. And defensive. I wonder what that's like?

(xposted to bad_feminists)
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