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Re: Science fiction?

Hi Bernhard, 

> I am not at all an expert on that, but for some reason I got the
> impression that despite the possibilities of creativity which is
> used in many other aspects of imagining realities in SF the
> representation of the relationship between the two genders often is
> very conservative, meaning men being responsible for discovery and
> advancement (geographically, technologically, etc.) whereas women
> often get the role of being a supporter of to the male heroes. Also
> women are often described as essentially emotional, wild, sexual
> (i.e. natural) whereas men are rational, logic, creative
> (i.e. cultural).

You might be interested in this class paper by Ari Pollak and Josh
Quintus, which explores this idea with regard to the Star Wars films:

hanna m. wallach
blog: http://join-the-dots.org/
work: http://www.inference.phy.cam.ac.uk/hmw26/

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