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In which we discuss gender at the Olympics and sexual harassment policies at conventions, fight about whether we should read the comments, and Alisa reads more novels than Alex & Tansy PUT TOGETHER.


Readercon harassment discussion: Masterlist & timeline of links Cheryl looks at the practical side of developing harassment policies for conventions

Translation awards winners

Travel Fund Mark II sends two Swedish authors to WFC.

What Culture Have we Consumed?

Alisa: Earthly Delights by Kerry Greenwood, Naked in Death by J D Robb

Alex: Stargate Universe season 1; Ashes to Ashes season 3; Silently and Very Fast, Catherynne M Valente; Birds of Prey: Death of Oracle

Tansy: X-Men S.W.O.R.D No Time To Breathe; Uncanny X-Men: Dark Phoenix (The Ultimate Graphic Novels Collection, not Marvel Masterworks as I said in the podcast, worth also noting that the US are more than 20 issues ahead of Australia); Besieged, Rowena Cory Daniells

For next episode: send us your favourite examples of sport in SFF.

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  • Jen

    Harassment is about power.

    Aug 4, 2012 at 11:09 pm
  • Jen

    Harrassment is about power.

    Aug 4, 2012 at 11:10 pm
  • J. Andrews

    I’m listening to this late! Days after you posted it!

    Just wanted to say that while I’m not a sports person, I have been watching the Olympics. And I found it interesting to hear you talk about the Australian coverage of it. Makes me feel like the American coverage maybe isn’t so bad, but I might pay a little more attention tonight when the commentators are one man and one woman and see who does the most talking. I have heard them tripping up over ‘girl’ and ‘woman’. I don’t mind which they use, but it is odd when they call someone in their 40s a girl and a teenager a woman.

    Aug 7, 2012 at 1:11 am
  • Alex

    Jen: yes.

    JA: yes, a 40yo woman being called a girl - especially by a man - is indeed a bit odd. Glad you had a chance to watch some Olympics :D And we don’t mind if you’re listening days after we post; feel free to listen whenever you have a chance ;)

    Aug 18, 2012 at 10:15 pm