A couple of months ago, Noah Berlatsky from The Hooded Utilitarian e-mailed to ask if I’d like to write a guest post for the blog.
While I was, of course, thrilled to be asked, I admit I was surprised. Not only do the Utilitarians tend toward academic criticism (something I don’t have the chops for at all), but they also spend a lot of time talking about stuff they really don’t like, while I deliberately devote a huge amount of my page space to things I like a lot.
“I’m way too soft for these people,” is what I thought.
But Noah asked and I agreed, and so today there is a post. It’s called Twilight & the Plight of the Female Fan.
Putting “Twilight” right up front is a bit misleading, perhaps. Yes, I talk about my own personal reactions to Twilight: The Graphic Novel (such as they are), but that’s really just to provide a platform for the post’s real purpose, which is to discuss the way women in manga and comics fandom deal with other women and works written by/for women.
Am I way too soft for The Hooded Utilitarian? I suspect we’ll discover this in comments. So, wish me luck, and check out the post!