Women and Science Fiction

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Science Fiction is a wide a vast genre, it has produced a lot of films, shows, books…etc. and is a widely loved genre. Like who doesn’t love Star WarsStar TrekBack to the Future and even the Jurassic Park franchise. Point is Science fiction has a huge fan base whether it is just some casual moviegoers or hard-core fans of a specific science fiction franchise, but was it always like this? did everyone love science fiction? No, it was not, turns out Science fiction was not popular amongst women until the 1960’s and why is that? 


One reason for this could be the fact that there was a gender discrimination against women in the past which more than likely could have led to the fact that science fiction was not popular amongst women back then. Now I am sure there was some women back then that were fans of science fiction and read frequently but that number so comparingly low compared to today and one thing to notice is that in the present there is not as big as a women discrimination, it is still there but not as bad as back then. So, in conclusion it is reasonable to say and think that the women discriminations in the past could be one of the reasons why science fiction was not popular amongst women back then. 


Another completely possible and valid reason for the lack of women science fiction fans back then could be the fact that at the time science fiction was not completely appealing to women back then. The typical plot to science fiction could’ve not have been appealing to them back then and even bigger there were simply not enough good well written Women characters that these women could relate to or even little girls looking up to them, there was simply not enough well written women characters in science fiction that women could admire and respect. 


So, I conclude that the reasoning behind the lack of women fans of science fiction in the past is because of the following there was gender discrimination against women in the past which could be possibility for it and there simply was not enough well written women characters in science fiction that women could respect and admire. 


Is Fear of Robots Necessary?

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Robots over the past couple of years have been gaining quite a lot of traction in popularity and development, just think of it robots are used in manufacturing, space exploration (a good example of this is the perseverance rover), surgery, and even to being in your own home as a little vacuum cleaner. Although robots seem to pose very little threat to society now but what about later when technology is significantly more advanced and AI (artificial intelligence) is rather more common amongst society, that is where the fear of robots kicks in, when robots make a general advancement in society. Why do we have fear of the robots and should this fear of the robots be necessary?


One of the many fears that society has is the fear of Robots taking over all of our jobs, we’re increasing our knowledge and are advancing in technology so our use of robots will be rather useful and more efficient than actual workers. with that being said robots will likely replace some of our jobs but I believe this is not something that society should fear because we are getting more effective and efficient work from the robots, plus new opportunities will always arise as we as a society are forever advancing and new jobs will more than likely open up, and a good example of this is the possible colonization of mars and possibly many other celestial bodies in the near future.


A more popular belief is that one robots will be so advanced that their intelligence exceeds ours and will see how disastrous and destructive we humans are will take over the world and destroy us all. However this more than likely can be avoided as we ourselves are only in early development of robots and are far away from superior artificial intelligence. So should we be afraid of robots taking over the world? No, we are in early development of robots and are a long way from superior artificial intelligence and we are in pretty good control of all robots and will likely be the case in the future as company’s and industries will likely have control over their robots so the likely hood of them taking over are slim, or for at least right now.


Another reason for such fear and anxiety is the media itself, the media tends to make fear out of a lot of things and the media causes fear of robots. Just think about it movies like ‘The Terminator‘ and “I, Robot” can spark fear of these possibility’s.


So in conclusion I don’t think we need to fear robots, the fear of robots taking our jobs shouldn’t be to much of a fear because they will work more efficiently and be more productive then we would and they wouldn’t take that much jobs and there will always be new opportunity’s to arise for humans. The fear of robots taking over the world wont be likely to happen as are aware of the possibility’s and we will be in control of the robots. Not only all of that the media is boosting all those beliefs in films and books etc. So this is why fear robots and why we actual shouldn’t fear the robots.

Reader response on Moon Of The Crusted Snow

Moon Of The Crusted Snow by Waubgeshig Rice is a story fallowing Evan Whitesky a Indigenous young man in a post-apocalyptic era. When I first started reading this book it felt like the story started off rather slow, for example In the very beginning of the book Evan is hunting which was probably the most interesting thing that happens in the first 5 chapters and continuing from that there isn’t much besides the introduction of the other characters and character development.

Although the story started off slow when I read more into the book it really was amazing after the first five chapters the story really did kick off and make me feel amazing when reading this book, the thing that really made this book enjoyable is the constant “What Next?” as event after event and problem after problem happens that makes me want to know “What’s next?”.

As I read the story I wonder How does the higher ups of the people keep calm and ask others to stay calm when so much can possibly happen and especially when people die how do they do that, for example when the two teens came back from the college and told the community what had happen in the main land I would get scared and it would be hard to keep my calm or even keep it at all. with all that is happening in the story I could imagine its hard to keep calm in such times so I wonder how do they remain calm when so much happens like death and etc… 

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  1.  Consider the quote below. How does power emerge in “The Island”? How is the connection between language and power revealed in the quote? Support your thinking with evidence from the text. 

Power in the text “The Island” emerges from when everyone speaks, everyone in the text speaks with a certain power, like the police they speak they speak with authority and power. Like in the text the boy says he’s fine and that he doesn’t need help but the police do think he needs help and isn’t fine they think this because they have power and authority and this homeless kid must be wrong because they think he’s just some crazy, which would make sense because he getting offered a lot of help and he’s refusing. 

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