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Fangirl Happy Hour, Episode #6 – Misandry

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.

Discussion References
Intro; 0:16
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


Ana: Elysium by Jennifer Marie Brissett
Renay: Camp Takota
Ana: Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
Renay: White House Down
Ana: The Middleman


Renay: Cat Pictures Please by Naomi Kritzer
Ana: Pride
Renay: She Commands Me and I Obey by Ann Leckie
Ana: Love and Pride by King
Renay: City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett

Rat Queens; 44:04

Rat Queens

Rat Queens
Guest Post: Memory & the Best Graphic Story category
Memory’s review of Rat Queens

Recommendations; 55:10
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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Ana is the co-editor of The Book Smugglers and Book Smugglers Publishing.

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