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Smile, Don't Scream: A Female Dystopia Playlist


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Sometimes unsettlingly cheery, sometimes brutally honest. Listening for ladies living in horror.

"Most of us don't have to worry about being shot if we poke our noses outside. So we are comfortable, but the people I'm writing about are definitely not comfortable, and being shot while they're still inside is a good possibility."--Octavia Butler

Even though scifi can be enjoyed as escapism, it is often employed a societal self-critique from a cozy distance. However, things get complicated from there. Here's my thesis if you want to learn more: http://scholarship.claremont.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1635&context=scripps_theses

"Every utopia - let's just stick with the literary ones - faces the same problem: What do you do with the people who don't fit in?"--Margaret Atwood


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