yoga teacher, writer, ex-theater geek / science nerd, living in berlin
Or 2.50 a month, I think? But either way, really; I know it's Monday.
Wow. That article might legitimately be The Worst Thing Ever. And now I need to move to an island with no internet access.
Team Jenna, though :(
YAY CHOIRE CONGRATULATIONS!
EXTRA NICE MOUSEOVER TEXT BALK
Well, I thought it was funny... but then I am old, and have been reading The Awl a long time, and know the Guest Op Eds are parody pieces? ...slinks off
Nicole! I love you! But Philip K Dick is a terrible writer!
I mean that very literally. Excellent, wonderful, amazing ideas. Bad, painfully, cringingly bad, prose.
I would submit that Heinlein was totally more libertarian than fascist, although he was definitely a massive elitist and believed most people were just not smart enough to run their lives properly, which certainly does smack of fascism. I think Time Enough for Love is his real treatise on this...
Also, while there is plenty of sexism in the books and a certain amount of Mary Sue-ing, because hello, Gwen / Hazel in The Cat Who Walks Through Walls and Deety in The Number of the Beast are pretty much impossible, actually a lot of the men are equally impossible, and in general I think the sexism is being expressed by the *characters* and not the *author*... that generally he does seem to love and respect his (ridiculously impossible) women. A lot of people have said his wife was insanely kick-ass, super egalitarian and the inspiration for most of his female characters.
(And now, having outed myself as a huge Heinlen geek, farewell)
Would I be a naive jackass if I said maybe, juuuust maybe, he might actually come out and be the smart nerdy ex-con-law professor guy who points out that it doesn't matter a fuck what his personal religious beliefs are, because WE ARE SUPPOSED TO HAVE A SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE IN THIS COUNTRY, and that means we shouldn't be legislating religious decisions? I mean the fact that we are so balled up in whether he personally, religiously, godly believes in it or not being, theoretically I mean, totally irrelevant?
Hahahaha I would, right? Yeah, I thought so. #livesingermany
@melis I need you, Melis!
I feel the need to clarify that the molecular physics was later, years after Stacey Q took up her cursed brain cells. I'm not THAT old.