LitStaff Pick: Open Thread

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This week we want to discuss several things. We’ve been thinking a lot about those hot button topics you are all discussing and we’d like to continue the conversation. These are the things we love, the things that make us smile and the things that piss us off. Check out what’s on our minds and [….]

Author of Kickstarter Rape Book “Apologizes”

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Ken Hoinsky, author of Above the Game which we told you about last week, took to the interwebs to apologize for what he calls “harmful” content in his book that he believes has been “misconstrued.” Last week, Kickstarter apologized for not handling the controversy properly. The book includes such “dating” tips as “Don’t ask for [….]

Kickstarter Apologies for Allowing the “Rape Book” Fundraiser

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As we reported last week, Kickstarter came under fire for allowing a “rape book” project to be funded on their site. Due to overwhelming outrage, the site has issued an apology. They’ve also donated $25,000 to an anti-sexual violence organization called RAINN. What do you think LitStackers? We’d love to hear your thoughts on this [….]

Kickstarter Raises $16K+ For Rape Tips Book

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File this one under “I Don’t Want to Live in This World Anymore.” From The Frisky.com: People use Kickstarter to raise money for all sorts of dubious projects. Celebs funding movies. Celebs funding albums. Tips on how to rape women. Wait, what? Oh yes. Behold, Above The Game: A Guide To Getting Awesome With Women, [….]

LitStaff Pick: Celebrating Females of Fiction

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Recently, there has been quite the hoopla surrounding what many are calling the sexist and obligatory “good ole boys” response to the gender issues in SciFi and Fantasy fiction. More specifically, the  SciFi and Fantasy Writers of America’s (SFWA) response to a controversial cover of the organization’s Bulletin that was seen as sexist and unprofessional [….]