Wombs on Legs? Science Fiction and the Control of Reproduction

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From HG Wells and Margaret Atwood to Battlestar Galactica, science fiction texts and tv series have long used birth control as a metaphor for the limits on individual freedom. Sarah Dillon, from the University of St Andrews, looks at the roles for women which science fiction has imagined and asks is sci-fi sexist?

Producer: Luke Mulhall

First broadcast in November 2013.

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Thu 28 Aug 2014 22:45

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