In which we announce the 2013 Galactic Suburbia for activism and/or communication that advances the feminist conversation in the field of speculative fiction.
[If you want to listen unspoilt to the episode discussing shortlist and winners of the GS Award, listen Noooooow without reading the rest of the show notes. Don’t even glance at them! Move along, nothing to see here]
Alex: Shadow Unit! Haven ep 1!
Alisa: Fringe, Haven S1, Game of Thrones S1 and S2, Veronica Mars Movie
Tansy: The Lotus Palace by Jeannie Lin; Dark Eyes 2 (Big Finish); Veronica Mars Movie
Galactic Suburbia Award!! for activism and/or communication that advances the feminist conversation in the field of speculative fiction
Malinda Lo’s continuing statistics gathering on LGBT YA books
Anita Sarkeesian – Tropes vs Women in Video Games (Damsel in Distress 1 & 2, Ms Male Character)
Kameron Hurley, ‘We Have Always Fought’: Challenging the Women, Cattle and Slaves Narrative,” at A Dribble of Ink.
The Doubleclicks – Nothing to Prove music video
Cheryl Morgan – The Rise & Fall of Grimpink
Deb Stanish for her essay in Apex magazine: “Fangirl isn’t a Dirty Word.”
Honorary shortlistee (the Julia Gillard Award):Wendy Davis for her amazing filibuster
Joint Winners this Year!!! (drum roll please)
NK Jemisin for her GoH speech from Continuum (link)
Elise Matthesen for her essay “How to Report Sexual Harassment at cons” (link)
Also discussed:“Not Now, Not Ever” (Gillard Misogyny Speech) by Australian Voices
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