Dissecting Dragons: Episode 107: The Balance of Power - Sexism and Sexual Harassment in the Publishing Industry

March 2, 2018

Episode 107: The Balance of Power - Sexism and sexual Harassment in the Publishing Industry

 

In the wake of campaigns such a #MeToo more and more industries are looking to their own ranks in a re-examination of how well they all navigate such murky waters. Recently Ann Ursu published the results of a survey on sexual harassment in children's publishing. The results were shocking, leading to the School Libraries Journal to publish a list of alledged offenders. Neither the survey nor the list make easy reading but the conversation is an important one and this week the dragons are joining it. From the SLJ list itself to general sexism in publishing, particularly speculative fiction, M.E.Vaughan and J.A.Ironside present their viewpoint.

 

Title music: Ecstasy by Smiling Cynic

 

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