May 12, 2006
Gender Roles on Two Great Sci-Fi Shows
I am a part-time "geek" - one who loves a good sci-fi movie or TV show. I also do social justice work to challenge sexism and violence against women as well as working for the movement to offer alternatives to traditional models of masculinity. It is not too often that these two worlds of mine meet. But below is a post that takes a brief look at gender roles in two very good sci-fi shows (both, I highly recommend) - Firefly and Battlestar Gallactica (the new version). Take a look:
Mad Melancholic Feminista - Sci-Fi and Gender Roles
Posted by Russell at May 12, 2006 12:52 PM
sci-fi is a really great way to theorize about feminism and gender roles...as well as issues of race/ethnicity, diversity, able/disablism, beauty, all that good stuff.
i'm a big sci-fi geek so i really dig this sorta stuff. star trek is always really good about these sorta issues...octavia butler's work....The Outer Limits, George A. Romero....X-Men...
Posted by: Luke Lee at May 15, 2006 01:02 AM