Feminism + SF Forum
The Feminism + SF Forum (F+SFF) reflects the coming together of the missions of Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity and our partner KU Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction, which are to challenge the status quo by practicing intersectional trans-inclusive feminism as a route to gender equity and to “save the world through science fiction,” respectively. The purpose of our F+SFF is to use the popular genres of speculative and science fiction to explore the ways gender and sexism – as they intersect with other identities and systems of oppression – operate at an individual, interpersonal, and societal level. Using speculative and science fiction, participants will analyze social issues using an intersectional feminist perspective in the hopes of collectively imagining alternatives to our unjust world. By exploring works by women, people of color, and LGBTQIA+ authors, we encourage centering and integrating voices and perspectives that are marginalized within the genre, on our campus, and in our larger society.
This online community, co-sponsored by ETCWGE and the Gunn Center, is for people interested in exploring the connections between feminism and SF.