“Gender can become salient in the environment in so many ways: an imbalance of the sexes in a group, a commercial, a comment from a colleague, a query about sex on a form, perhaps also a pronoun, the sign on a restroom door, the feel of a skirt, the awareness of one’s own body.”—Cordelia Fine, Delusions Of Gender (via wwnorton)
“Assumptions lie behind the work of all writers. The writer is unaware of most of them, and many of them are weird. Often the weirder the better. Words love the ridiculous area of our minds.”—Richard Hugo, The Triggering Town, lectures and essays on poetry and writing. (via wwnorton)
“I really hate that word [science fiction] — as if it can’t happen. I feel like this world of androids and cyborgs will be created very soon because of nanotechnology and things becoming smaller and faster. Futurist Ray Kurzweil — I read his books pretty often — states that singularity will happen and that androids will have mapped out the brain of a human and their knowledge will surpass ours and you won’t be able to differentiate having a conversation with an android from an actual human.”—Janelle Monae in an interview with Victoria Rossi for Mother Jones.