I have a post at the Tor/Forge site today about The Calculating Stars and Hidden Figures and internalized bias, go check it out!
Here’s a teaser:
As mainstream culture becomes increasingly vocal about the politics of gender, it makes me aware of all of the damaging narrative that I’ve internalized and which has created internal biases in myself. Those show up in my fiction. So when I sit down to write, I now assume that I have a bias.
Why is this a problem?
Because we are made of narrative.