40 Conclusion from The Sisterhood of Science Fiction – Dr. Rosanne Welch

40 Conclusion from The Sisterhood of Science Fiction – Dr. Rosanne Welch


We’ve moved to the world thankfully
where now we’re gonna have female superheroes even and that’s the big deal.
Likewise I love this meme. It’s been going around on Facebook but you
probably saw it — makes a difference that little girls are now seeing women in
charge and all these kinds of films makes a big difference. I like this one
too. I’ve live long enough to see my child
princesses become generals right? That’s Princess Buttercup —
kicking some butt and what — exactly — in Wonder Woman. As you wish exactly. As I wish that
someone take care. That’s pretty cool.
and we’ve come to a place where there’s a new movie opening this weekend or
next weekend that’s about an African-American girl who has superhero
powers and so does her mother and her grandmother.
It all comes through three generations of women who have to use those powers
well and they have to deal with them and not cause violence and issues like that.
So the fact that we’ve moved all the way here from Frankenstein is pretty
amazing I think and I think we always have to go back to what Octavia
Butler said, we have to think what we don’t see we assume we can’t be. So
whatever that is, we need to see those depictions of all of our different selves
because diversity isn’t about getting more money at the box office. Those make
much richer, better stories because we are a hugely diverse world and it’s not just
actually here in America. It’s all over the world. There’s all kinds of different
people everywhere. We really need to think about all of them living on into
the future. That makes the best science fiction, in my opinion. So there we have it. Thank you all for coming.

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