Sci-Fem

Sci fi, fantasy and being female in a futuristic world.

A Black Mirror to Technology

A Black Mirror to Technology

Spoiler Alert: Black Mirror is a new series created by Charlie Brooker, described as “tap[ping] into our contemporary unease about the modern world”. The trilogy of hour long episodes are perceptive, dark, frightening; even touching at times. Despite the series having the genre of black comedy ascribed to it, I very rarely laughed. Read more…


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Polyamory: the solution to everything!

Polyamory: the solution to everything!

Guest blog by stavvers 

Sometimes, I shout at the TV. Scratch that. When I am watching TV, I am usually shouting at it at some point.

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Love conquers all with violet light!

Love conquers all with violet light!

Guest blog by @mortari

DC comics’ portrayal of female characters has been the subject of a lot of discussion recently, following their ill-advised and highly sexualised reboot of popular characters Catwoman and Starfire.
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Octavia E. Butler’s Fledgling

Octavia E. Butler’s Fledgling

Spoilerific Review: Butler writes about a society of vampires far removed from the usual trope. Although they drink blood, the Ina live in gender segregated societies with polyamorous, part human, families.  Read more…


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Slave girls & the men who love them

Slave girls & the men who love them

In my experiments with Star Trek Enterprise, I recently watched ep 17 of the 4th season; Bound, the one with the very naughty Orion slave girls. There are many patently obvious things I can say about the women in this episode, instead I thought I’d talk about male representation.

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TARDIS & Damask come together

TARDIS & Damask come together

To make a beautiful t-shirt baby. This new offering from Threadless is designed by Rosemary Travale an artist from Hamilton, Ontario.

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Green Lantern: Just say no

Green Lantern: Just say no

Heartbroken as I am to admit this, but the Green Lantern movie was a resounding failure. I’m heartbroken because I have long since held that Ryan Reynolds is my (devastatingly attractive) homeboy.

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Enterprise & inappropriate aliens

Enterprise & inappropriate aliens

As a fitting introduction to this blog, I’d like to make a complaint. For a long time I ignored the existence of the most recent Star Trek; Enterprise – unimpressed with the syrupy credits in the few episodes I’d watched. Read more…


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