edited by Rose Fox and Daniel José Older
2014 • 370 pages • Crossed Genres Publications
There are a lot of tired arguments against diversifying media that I hate, but anything that incorporates the words “forced” or “shoe-horned” are in my top three stupidest arguments against diverse media. As if defaulting to cisgendered straight white men was somehow natural and not a product of the fact that most of the people involved in creating mainstream media fit into those demographics. As if stories have to go out of their way to incorporate any other perspective.
As if these stories might not be more poignant in someone else’s shoes.