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Forum: All the Rest May 31 2016, 03:07 AM
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Re: When has Anne McCaffrey become answerable to Feminists?

If it walks like a duck, talks like a duck...

There are also people who believe that Helmut Newton was just a very good fashion photographer, and that his BDSM-themed photos were simply a sales...
Forum: All the Rest May 31 2016, 02:59 AM
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Posted By Heath
Re: When has Anne McCaffrey become answerable to Feminists?

I'm sorry, but that is wrong. Whilst BDSM is not an "orientation", as in it is not linked to which gender you will be attracted to, it very definitely is for quite many BDSMers something they are...
Forum: All the Rest Dec 22 2011, 11:12 AM
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Posted By Heath
Re: When has Anne McCaffrey become answerable to Feminists?

Heath, are you a teen or early twenties, by chance?

Chuckling here. Not at all.

(It's not. Everyone knows it and some of it's been debunked, ditto Masters and Johnson.

It would help to not...
Forum: All the Rest Dec 22 2011, 10:22 AM
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Posted By Heath
Re: When has Anne McCaffrey become answerable to Feminists?

But Anne's books AREN'T especially progressive by current standards.

Okay, I keep coming back to that, mentally right now.

What would you consider progressive fantasy and SF as per current...
Forum: All the Rest Dec 22 2011, 09:51 AM
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Posted By Heath
Re: When has Anne McCaffrey become answerable to Feminists?

I'd say yes if I didn't know far too many people who share my sexual orientation and incidentally share my view of AMC, or hadn't seen her books in too many kinky households to call it pure chance. ...
Forum: All the Rest Dec 22 2011, 09:45 AM
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Posted By Heath
Re: When has Anne McCaffrey become answerable to Feminists?

I don't entirely agree with you about the BDSM aspects,

Sorry, read my above explanation to the other poster. I did not say that Anne wrote BDSM relationships, these function quite differently...
Forum: All the Rest Dec 22 2011, 08:58 AM
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Posted By Heath
Re: When has Anne McCaffrey become answerable to Feminists?

Suffice to say, simply regarding Jaxom and the hold girl, a consensual dom/sub relationship involves consent.

Did I say anything about consensual relationships? I doubt that and that's quite...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Dec 20 2011, 01:04 PM
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Posted By Heath
Re: Dragongirl

Believe it or not, but only 6% at either end of the human scales are either 100% gay or 100% heterosexual. Almost all the rest (~75-80%!) are more or less bisexual (to varying degrees) with roughly...
Forum: Café Archives Dec 20 2011, 12:16 PM
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Posted By Heath
Re: The Writer's Toolbox

What aspects of a writer's skill set are most important to you as a reader?

To disable my reality-check and cause me to suspend disbelief enough to suck me into the story. To create believable...
Forum: All the Rest Dec 20 2011, 06:32 AM
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Posted By Heath
Question When has Anne McCaffrey become answerable to Feminists?

I'm new here and probably jumping with both feet into the sticky stuff first thing. But I am pretty much riled, so I beg pardon right away! :grin:

I've never much looked for discussion/info of...
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