Day: 2011-05-01

The Conversation: Guest Post by Laughingrat

Joanna Russ died today; I didn’t know her.

This is how the conversation goes: a professor, a pal or two, mention a book by Joanna Russ called How to Suppress Women’s Writing. I see it referenced online sometimes; I find an image, occasionally, of the cover, with the phrases “She didn’t write it,” “She wrote it, but she had help,” etc., naming and de-normalizing bad ideas that are always sneaking into my subconscious.

Otterday! And Open Thread

Today’s otter is coming at you from The Independent, which describes how the competing interests of otters and anglers are being sorted out in the UK over recent years.

Please feel free to use this thread to natter about anything your heart desires.