Why Girl Cooties Exists

The following is an updated version of an essay written by one of our members and originally published in James Gunn’s Ad Astra.

Although the numbers of women being published has increased, parity still eludes us, especially in science fiction. Therefore, in response to Dr. Kitts’ challenge at the end of this essay, we will do the following:

– expand our notions of storytelling, language, and subject matter
– solicit and showcase writing by women
– discuss these pieces seriously as literature
– educate the marketplace that we are here and have cash.

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