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sapote ([personal profile] sapote) wrote in [personal profile] melannen 2017-06-25 12:37 pm (UTC)

Now I'm wondering if I reread it if I'd feel the same way. A friend pointed out to me that I tend to blithely erase sexist things as I read - if a woman's backstory makes no sense besides that she's The Girl, I imagine that she has a good one and keep going; if men are stupidly central to everyone's feelings, I just invent other feelings for everyone else to have and then read like they're there. It's a nice impulse! Sometimes a little blinding, though, and even that can't help Heinlein.

Do you have feelings about germane marriages? I'm trying to figure out if I should include one (a failed one) in this story or not. I think if my readers actually were _from_ O, it would be an interesting character beat, but on the other hand if my characters are from Earth it just looks like Wincest, basically.

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