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A-Z: Race, Gender, and Science Fiction
Transcript of A-Z: Race, Gender, and Science Fiction
Race, Gender, and Science Fiction
The Hundred Thousand
ctavia E. Butler
" '[It was] cheaper to use Niggers than cats because they were everywhere and cheap experimental animals' " --Harry Bailey M.D.
(Washington, Pg. 10)
"We see how allyou does act, even towards your own" (Hopkinson, 231)
" 'the punishment for killing a cow is greater than for killing a women. ' "
-Norma Ledesma (Fregoso, 111)
" 'Necropolitics' refers to an unfolding order of power" (Fregoso, 113)
"Humanity is certain to destroy itself." -J. Adam Johns
(Becoming Medusa: Octavia Butler's ‘Lilith's Brood’ and Sociobiology, 384)
"Cyberpunk, represents life beyond the master discourse of white male protagonist saving the world." (Enteen, 275)
"categories of male and female that we ... use to label both sex and gender". (Sjoberg, 83)
" 'Power relations that create and sustain the uneven distribution of life necessities...unequal power and consequently unequal life chances.' "(Boyle, 865)
"She did not have the right face to serve as the heroine for a new militarized femininity." (Sjoberg, 86)
"We teach life, sir"
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The Fear of the Unknown
"Women of Juarez"
"Biotechnology seems to be at once the most visible and yet the leastlegible aspect of technologically advanced cultures." (Guerra, 278)
"Death and pain are inevitable parts of life."
"Utopia: the end of disease, organized violence, and hierarchical struggle, and the beginning of a life defined by ...knowing, loving, and becoming endless diversity without ever doing harm." (Johns, 395)
"Science fiction has always been a subversive literature. It's been used to critique social systems." (Enteen, 263)
"Transhumanism takes a multidisciplinary approach in analyzing the dynamic interplay between humanity and the acceleration of technology." (http://humanityplus.org)
"The word experiment comes from the Latin proposition ex, meaning 'from' or 'out of' and periculum 'a (dangerous) trial." (Washington, 55)
"Their gender marked their
Identity on the battle field."
"Forget about 'race'." -Mitali Perkins
How do you define Justice?
"Violence, Pain, and shame joined as physicians forced the enslaved body into medical service, not to cure, but for profit." (Washington, 54)
"The beneficiaries of the surgery today are many, but the same sort of women whose misery made the surgery possible are excluded." (Washington, 70)