Why you should love Bruce Sterling:

He gets it, that whole “unfair representation of women in power” thing.

(Obviously, the man’s a genius — everybody knows that. I visit Beyond the Beyond when I’m feeling too clever by half and want to be reminded how comparatively insignificant my intellect and imagination are. But I find that the posts I enjoy most aren’t about spimes or NOTworks or architecture fiction, they’re the ones that remind me that fetishizing what a woman wears in relationship to her abilities as a leader contributes not only to an unsustainable economy, but a limited vision of female empowerment in general. You do not have to be a Ph.D. in gender theory to understand this point. You simply need to be observant, which is one of the things Mr. Sterling does best.)

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