commented on Locked in Rooms of Their Own
So what the fuck do you intend to do about it? You failed at the resolution last year, and are making the exact same resolution this year. You are going to have similar results unless you do something different
When i had a crappy book blog and realized the same thing, i added a rule of thumb that i would start a book by someone non white or non male for every book i finished by a white male.
That's probably not appropriate for The Stranger, but you could do something else. For every issue with a book review, there will be at least two reviews and one of the authors will be a woman. Or no review of a male author gets scheduled for publication until you've decided on a book by a woman o review. Or every month the stack of books considered to be reviewed will have an equal number of men and women authors. (I.e., that sets a consideration time that you are actually thinking about gender parity.) Or you hire another reviewer who has a better track record for parity than you do to balance and push you in the right direction.
What are you actually going to commit to?
Jul 1, 2013
commented on Yes, There Is Sexism in Science Fiction
The editor in question is James Frenkel. Ms. Mattheson's post was cross-posted to a number of blogs, and on most of those blogs Sigrid Ellis (one of the party hosts where the incident occurred) named him.