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FOR WRITERS/READERS: Fighting Sexism and Racism

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FOR WRITERS/READERS

Today’s writer topic comes from QSFer Anastasia Vitsky:

Many proponents of sci-fi point to acceptance of “difference” as why it’s a great genre. However, protagonists of sci tend to be, overwhelmingly, white men. I’m not talking about a secondary character or a walk-on, but the main character whose actions are integral to every major plot point. What responsibility do we have, as authors and readers of queer sci-fi, to work against sexism, racism, and exclusion in the books we read and write?

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