Can science fiction save the world?


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Science fiction writers like Octavia Butler and Ursula K. Le Guin have long used this otherworldy genre to confront discrimination and inequality. Cristen and Caroline chat with Bitch Media's Sarah Mirk about the power of science fiction to create the equitable future we'd like to see in the real world.

Further Reading/Listening:

"Rewriting the future" http://bitchmagazine.org/article/rewriting-the-future-prison-abolition-science-fiction

"Popaganda Episode: Feminism and Science Fiction" http://bitchmagazine.org/post/popaganda-episode-feminism-and-science-fiction

"Feminist Podcasts: Popaganda and Backtalk" http://bitchmagazine.org/blogs/feminist-podcast

Ursula K. Le Guin: http://www.ursulakleguin.com/

Octavia Butler: http://octaviabutler.org/

Topics in this Podcast: feminism, literature, Film, pop culture