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Writing on Charlie Stross's blog, Judith Tarr explains the problem of erasure of women from science fiction:
Invisible ink. Hear no women, see no women, take no notice when women speak.
And the older the women are? The more invisible, inaudible, unnoticed they are. Unless they're the tokens, of course. The "I included her, therefore I included all women" names that are on every list, because that makes it all right. Right?
Lucky for us publishing has changed so profoundly in this millennium, and works that used to be erased are now coming back–and with them, the authors who were dropped and silenced over the years. Lucky too that the culture has shifted and people of all genders are more aware of what's been happening, for the most part subliminally, to anyone not straight, white, male.
We were here all along. We never stopped being here. Now, finally, we're not letting ourselves be dumped off the shelf. Even by very serious people with very good intentions who just, you know, didn't notice. And think it's terribly unfair.
Where Have All the Women Gone? [Judith Tarr/Charlie's Diary]