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Women Make SF Podcast (6): Finishing Schools of Fear

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Episode Six: Finishing Schools of Fear

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This week we are looking at the films Paradise Hills and Level 16 that are both set at dystopian finishing schools where being the perfect girl is the goal. These young women are trapped in the trappings of femininity and sacrificed in the pursuit of an apparent notion of female perfection. We discuss this in relation to a recent TIME article that argues that women’s genre filmmaking is “about women’s deepest anxieties”. Content warning: discussion of rape culture and violence against women.

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Women Make SF Podcast (5): Fan Grrling with Katie Heffner

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Episode Five: Fan Grrling (feat. Katie Heffner)

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We’re taking a break from focussing on #WomenMakeSF and taking an episode to think about women in SF fandoms and talk about our fan experiences. We are joined by OUR FIRST GUEST on the podcast, science fiction scholar and historian of science Katie Heffner who is an expert on fanzines and the history and position of these artefacts in US/UK fan practice. Katie tells us about women’s use of self-publishing to engage with fans, SF, and science. Sharing with joy not with judgement.

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