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Wombs on Legs? Science Fiction and the Control of Reproduction

Sarah Dillon explores the roles for women in science fiction and asks if the genre is sexist. She focuses on works by HG Wells and Margaret Atwood, as well as Battlestar Galactica.

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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