A collection of fallout from the previous piece on gender and time travel ...
SL Huang asserts that the reason escapist time travel doesn't star women is that we haven't written it yet. (I find this a pretty convincing argument, if only people would start writing more of it ...)
Elsewhere (in a private forum, so I'm not going to name names) someone I know pointed out that one particular time-travel trope that crops up is "time traveler from future has sexual relationship (and makes babies) with someone from the past, resulting in time paradox (e.g. time traveler becomes their own grandparent)"—and that this almost always follows the gender line: male time traveler impregnates a female local. Can this cliche be inverted? If so, what does it look like? (Cultural attitudes to time travelers who abandon their partner with a child are rather different depending whether they're male or female.)
It's also noteworthy that the "men time-travel; women stay at home" paradigm doesn't apply in childrens' literature, if the time traveler is a child. Children are mostly equally vulnerable in an adult-dominated world: they're all unprivileged, but also not expected to be locked down into social hierarchies to the same extent as adults.
(Finally, I worked out the answer to a problem that's been bugging me for about five years—why my own time travel story, "Palimpsest", was a Bechdel test failure, even though I knew better at the time and was already consciously trying to avoid that. Which is important to me, because I want to write the rest of that novel some time, probably in 2015.)