Well, at least according to this article over at the Spearhead, some blog about guys and how society’s makin’ ‘em all into gays. I guess.
Now, this isn’t really news, as there have already been at least eight wonderful rebuttals across the blogosphere, and some good ole sarcasm. And, normally, I don’t rant; and I don’t rave; and I don’t discuss sex, sexism, and the American Way. But this article just ticked me off so much–as did another article it linked to on Big Hollywood. So, I’m ignoring my usual policy of posting once every two or three days, so that I can indulge in my completely objective, righteous indignation.
That’s the biggest load of bull I’ve ever heard. As if men could only enjoy hard sf, and women are only interested in soap operas in space. Because women have never contributed to science. And real men don’t watch soap operas. Or read paranormal romance… or fantasy…or write space opera. Gotcha Mr. Pro-male/Anti-feminist Tech. Maybe at least attempt to conceal your bias. Well, I guess you get points for honesty.
Now, I’m not getting into the BSG debate. I don’t need that. I’ve watched both shows, and enjoyed both shows, though I like the new one a little better, or at least, I liked it better for the first few seasons. I suppose this makes me a Fem-nazi from Venus. Oh well. Better than being a Misogynist from Mars.
ETA: A response to this article has inadvertantly revealed the true feminist agenda. Click here to find out!
ETA: More great responses:
And here, we have how not to respond to an article that is half rant/half hate: http://slog.thestranger.com/slog/archives/2009/10/12/women-gays-apparently-ruining-sci-fi-for-the-rest-of-us
Note: Please read this follow-up post where I attempt to see the other side of the issue… though I still do not entirely agree.
On that note, the next sub-genre of the week post will be up sometime this weekend. I was going to do Cyberpunk, but I suppose now I should tackle another of my favorite genres: Space Opera.