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Being Feminist

Rowan Layne, lover of aliens and crusader for otherworldly rights who uses her mighty pen and passionate voice—and sometimes a pointy-toed shoe—faces a few bumbling misogynist aliens in Being Alien, fourth novel of the Other Worldly series coming soon to online bookstores.

Rowan’s initial reaction is utter disgust and disappointment that bigotry and stupidity are not merely the human race’s greatest flaw.

In real life, the hubris of human males has entered an all-time low. Only those who have truly never known repression, yet think the world revolves around them and only them, would exhibit the sheer hypocritical idiocy of claiming “my body, my control” when it comes to wearing a mask or getting vaccinated.

These fools bellow about their freedom to the stratosphere while vehemently demanding that females be given no self autonomy for reproductive rights—or anything else. Their sickening selfishness is only surpassed by their stunning hypocrisy and ignorance.

Because these blathering bigots want to control both the private and professional lives of women, including those with whom they engage in sexual relations, or wish they could. You know, nimrods who don’t cotton to the concept of consent and believe that a woman telling them no is a cause to take up arms.

In my Other Worldly series, certain easily threatened human males rage against human females having sex with aliens, presumably because their tiny little…egos would not measure up to supernatural sensuality.

But in my novels, the majority of alien males don’t require big guns to compensate for lack of gumption. Unlike hateful humans spewing anti-alien vitriol, most aliens aren’t terrified of anything that doesn’t look like them or believe as they do.

In Being Alien, misogynists are in a flap about what Rowan Layne writes, and who she gets intimate with. But her male alien pals are not so easily vanquished by a confident, competent female because they have confidence in themselves. They realize that respecting women doesn’t translate to the emasculation of men.

In my Other Worldly novels, alien females also appreciate and celebrate each other’s special gifts, and Rowan Layne is gifted with the friendship of some pretty fierce feminist alien pals. Brilliant, brazen, and badass, they set a positive example wherein Rowan gains confidence she needs to fight back against the bad guys and continue to live her life as she chooses—and write about it with passion and conviction.

Rowan realizes there will always be misogynists and hateful bigots roaming Earth and unfortunately the rest of the galaxy. But with the help of friends and family who support her, she’ll keep fighting the good fight and standing up for the otherworldly.

In real life, here’s to men who support women, women who support women, and everyone who supports equal opportunity, personal autonomy, human rights for all, and the preservation of Mother Earth. Being feminist isn’t solely about being female, and doesn’t require one to be militant or manly.

Feminism is about knowing that superiority doesn’t stem from a might-makes-right mentality. It’s about embracing our inherent gifts, and standing together against those who continue to attempt to repress and silence us simply for being female.


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