I promised a while ago that I'd write a piece on The Woman Question, that is, my approach to gender in historical (and fantasy) fiction. And I will. Very soon. It's something that I'm actively engaged with as I write Hild.
But this is Life Beyond Keyboard week. (Yes, I do have friends, neighbours, a sweetie, social and community obligations, and responsibilities to/for a couple of organisations. Hey, it's not *all* about the writing--just mostly.)
So for now I'll leave you with this, as true now as it has been throughout history (and all cultures, as far as I can tell):
"Men are afraid women will laugh at them. Women are afraid men will kill them." Discuss.