This week on Fangirl Happy Hour, Ana and Renay discuss the huge blow-up in the Young Adult literature community over sexist comments made by author Andrew Smith. Then we chill out by discussing some of the media we’ve loved so far this year, including books, films, and music. Lastly, we read and discuss Rat Queens by Kurtis J. Wiebe, the new fantasy comic being celebrated and highly recommended around the community.
Ms Marvel Comics
That Andrew Smith Thing; 02:00
Interview With Andrew Smith
The Interviewer’s Follow-up
Tessa Gratton’s Essay
“Female woman, your name is mystery” – Storify by Sarah McCarry
Phoebe North’s Essay
Book Riot’s Take
Sarah McCarry on Kindness
Follow-up Article at Vice
Tessa Gratton’s Follow-up to Follow-up
Kelly Jensen on Sexism and Feminism
Ana’s Brief Recap
How To Tell Someone They Sound Racist by Jay Smooth
“On my friend Andrew Smith and Witch Hunts
Editor Note: This story has continued to develop since recording.
Adventures in Media; 25:04
Rat Queens; 44:04
Ana: Charmingly Antiquated
Renay: Anita Sarkeesian “What I Couldn’t Say” Speech Lays Bare What Two Years Of Endless Abuse Does To You and Anita Sarkeesian: ‘What I Couldn’t Say’
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