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Thought for the Weekend.

In Australian Speculative Fiction we are rapidly approaching a time where the fight for equality will not be on gender disparity, but instead on matters of race and sexuality.

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ninebelow
Mar. 23rd, 2012 01:42 pm (UTC)
You are ahead of the rest of the world!
benpeek
Mar. 24th, 2012 01:09 am (UTC)

nah. i mean, there's a strong female presence, and it's been growing stronger for the last two decades, both in novels and in short fic. but when you come to race and sexuality... dude, australia might as well be putting burning crosses on the front lawn and wearing white hoods, for all the representation that there is.
ext_321912
Mar. 24th, 2012 06:03 am (UTC)
I can't even think of an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Writer of SpecFic.
benpeek
Mar. 24th, 2012 10:19 am (UTC)
i don't know any off the top of my head, either.

there are a couple of asian writers (and i use the term very widely, since once we split into heritage, it's harder to find indian, cambodian, etc), and i can think of no african writers, though there is a growing population in this country.
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