Our first hard-hitting episode of the year is finally here. This week, we talk about the recent controversy at Tor.com over Liz Bourke’s post about women in military SF, sexism, Joe Haldeman, David Weber, how science fiction might look at the “gender” question in the military, and much more. We’re a little less PC, a whole lot more opinionated, and altogether our cheery selves.
We hope you enjoy the episode!
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Here’s the episode (show notes are below):
Episode 84 — Download (MP3)
Intro and Discussion (0:00 – 51:23)
- “Admirals and Amazons: Women in Military Science Fiction” by Liz Bourke
(Where crazy people take over the comments thread to spout nonsense in order to appease Zuul…)
- Her review of Michael Sullivan’s Theft of Swords might also be of interest.
(You know, because people having a fit over a negative review is always amusing…)
- There’s also this.
That’s all, folks! Thanks for listening. See you next week.
P.S.: No, we’re not going to “block you” or “delete your comments” on principle alone. We don’t have a comments policy. That doesn’t mean we won’t ever delete a comment or block someone, just that is unlikely that we’re going to do block/delete just because you vehemently disagree with us. All people have tolerance limits, but ours are reasonably higher than most. It takes quite a lot of button pushing to get on the black list. Spammers are the exception, of course.
P.S.S.: Alright, everyone, we’re moving on now. The comments are sort of circling around the drain, drowning out a lot of other discussions worth having about gender and gender things. So we’re going to move on and save some of the good stuff for another time (such as when we have Liz Bourke on the show to talk about stuffs). Thanks to all those who have thrown in their voices, dissenting or otherwise.