gogmagog: Randall Skeffington from <i>Ugly Americans</i> (Delicious brains)
Historically authentic sexism in fantasy? Let's unpack that

This is an interesting and thought-provoking article about the role of women in fantasy and about the idea that misogynist fantasy worlds are somehow "historically accurate" and therefore should be taken for granted. Mostly I find it hilarious how people are all for "historical accuracy" when deciding to make their fantasy society horrifically misogynist, but somehow they don't worry about that in any other area of their worldbuilding. Apparently a society with sentient flying firebreathing lizards who collect sexually inexperienced women and bling is more believable and realistic than a society where women are treated like human beings.

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