Breaking Down the Binary

  The approach to measuring female success consists far too often of looking at the percentage of women in fields historically restricted to male participation. It is undoubtedly problematic that females are represented unequally in many fields, but solving this is much more complicated than increasing the number of female CEOs. The issue stems from…

Ancillary Justice: A New Wave of Feminism in Science Fiction

Although the setting sounds like your typical sci-fi novel, Leckie incorporates an important aspect: the use of gender-neutral pronouns. In this case, she uses the pronoun “she” for every character, making it impossible to identify the gender of any one. Likewise, her female and male characters have interchangeable appearances, which makes them even harder to differentiate.