Link of the Day: Liz Bourke on (Male) Rape in Epic Fantasy

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I’ve got nothing to say about Liz Bourke’s recent post on the topic in the title — at least, not right now (maybe later).  However, I do think she’s raising a damned important question:  why aren’t more male writers dealing with the sexual abuse/rape of male characters in epic fantasies (especially when the sexual abuse/rape of female characters is somewhat common)?

Head on over and read what she’s got to say.  That is all.

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Shaun Duke is an aspiring writer, a reviewer, and an academic. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Digital Rhetoric and Writing at Bemidji State University. He received his PhD in English from the University of Florida and studies science fiction, postcolonialism, digital fan cultures, and digital rhetoric.

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