Saturday, November 07, 2009

Writing the other

An excellent essay on writing (and being) the other at Justine Musk's livejournal.

Excerpt:

Before you can get into anybody else’s head, you have to get out of your own.

She discusses the halo effect of beauty, what it was like to realize she didn't live in the same world that men do, why some movies work in their depiction of women and some don't, and how women are allowed and encouraged to become like men but men becoming like women is taboo-level transgressive.

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