Women in Horror (part two) — F**k the Naysayers and Make Good Art

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So here we are, Women in Horror Recognition Month, 2014… and what a sad state of affairs it’s been. Over the last few weeks I’ve read a plethora of posts and blogs and forums both for and a reasoned post against WiHM; some made me applaud while others made me want to gouge my eyes out with a spoon.

In part one of my WiHM post, I mentioned my support of the month (and for those women who write/read/film/act in this amazing genre), and my despair for its need. Yep, I said ‘need’, and that makes me sad. To my knowledge, I’ve not been the subject of gender-bias within the industry, but I’d be a fool to say it doesn’t happen. All one has to do is read a couple of comment threads to know that it is real and it’s out there, clubbing its Neanderthal way through the…

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Using the vagina on my face (Women in Horror Month)

There are red lip pictures  all over Facebook. Want to know why? A week or so ago, the Horror authors I know were in a fizz. A man aligning himself with the genre felt qualified to speak out several times about his opinion that Women in Horror Month was counter productive. I watched the post … Continue reading Using the vagina on my face (Women in Horror Month)

The Facebook Post heard round the Horror World. Women In Horror

Below is the exact post from Scott Lefabvre on his PUBLIC facebook page.Bottom of FormBottom of FormBottom of FormBottom of FormTop of FormFebruary 12This one's going to sting a little folks... I like women. Both as humans and as sexual partners and either and neither and both. As long as they do the same amount … Continue reading The Facebook Post heard round the Horror World. Women In Horror

Woody Allen and a spotlight on shadows

Before I begin, I want to say that if you or someone you know has been or is being sexually assaulted or abused, please call the confidential crisis line at 1800656HOPE. this is a national crisis number. The website for the program, RAINN can be found by clicking here.* I will primarily be using the … Continue reading Woody Allen and a spotlight on shadows