Saying Inclusion is political but exclusion isn’t leads to story worlds where most of us don’t exist. And if we don’t exist in fiction, our existence in the real world remains precarious.
Our feeds are full of ire about men who don’t get it. A lot of men do, so I’m sharing just such a case, with my own comments as someone who markets without apology to a specific audience.
In other words, the customer is still supporting sinful writing, but using an app to avoid experiencing it. Very, very clever Clean Reader.
Comments on and links toTerrible Minds blog on real agency for female characters, and Ada Hoffman’s excellent Twitter series about agency in plot, not character.