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Posts Tagged: Strange Horizons

“Performing” Toxic Masculinity

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Genevieve Valentine explores the performance of toxic masculinity for Strange Horizons. Valentine uses the horror movie The Guest to deconstruct both the camp and the too-real danger of toxic masculinity: The film’s most suspense-generating disconnect is between the degree to which toxic masculinity viewed from afar is hilarious, and the degree to which toxic masculinity viewed […]

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Fantastic Matriarchs and Where to Find Them

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Given the current debate within SF about politics in genre and whether it is desirable, [Sylvia] Townsend Warner is a peculiarly apposite subject. A lesbian, a feminist, and an active member of the British Communist Party, her work from the beginning was intimately tied up with her beliefs and values. In a newish column for […]

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