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My first freelance article!

My first piece of freelance writing, part one of an article about the Jersey Devil legend, has been posted at Who Forted? Magazine. You can go to my article directly by clicking here. The next part should be posted in a few days – I’m looking forward to it.

I have to say – this is pretty exciting for me.

Since the name of the site is a reference to one of my favorite Heinlein novels, I’d like to make my first post here a rambling commentary about accusations of misogyny in his works, and about the wisdom that can be found liberally sprinkled through them.

It never ceases to amuse me when I hear critics and other readers of Science Fiction accuse Robert Heinlein of having been a misogynist. To be sure, on the surface many (if not all) of his female characters are openly submissive to their male counterparts. Sometimes teasingly so. But this is not a sign of misogyny. Look beneath the surface.

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