Joanna Russ (1937–2011) was a notable female science fiction author.
In addition to science fiction, she wrote several feminist non-fiction books including How to Suppress Women's Writing (1983), To Write Like a Woman (1995), and What Are We Fighting For?: Sex, Race, Class, and the Future of Feminism (2007).
In How to Suppress Women's Writing, Russ described several categories used to lessen the value of women's writing. See Russ Categories.