A great Lady, U.K. while not widely known today, is a giant in the field of Fantasy and Science Fiction. Her "Orsinian Tales" and novels, "The Left Hand of Darkness" and "The Dispossessed" are great works of humanist literature, as well as courageous explorations of transgender and alternative relationships. She has been an inspiration and an example to me, personally, both as a writer...
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giotost20:
@dariianity, I think you will love her...
daniellenoire:
I read her books when I was a child. Magic.
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Ok here is a reprint of @timjimmy 's great moment of insight, thankfully taken down on a cocktail napkin and preserved for posterity and the benefit of all male SG members...and for the Great benefit of all the ladies.

Pay attention!

This is a reprint from the Brothers of the Brush thread, which has some great blogs; check it out!

skisby:
I prefer the KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) model & would stop at the first question! Yes - send away, No - Don't.
giotost20:
LOL yes @skisby, that is the short form! and very effective!