Episodes

Episode 115 - Song of the Lioness Book 3 and 4

Do you love romance? Do you love romances as embodiments of different modes of patriarchy? Then do we have a book series for you! In this episode, we tackle Tamora Pierce's The Woman Who Rides Like a Man and Lioness Rampant, the final two books in the Song of the Lioness quartet, and grapple with the problems of a beloved series, including how they affect its modern relevance. 

Warning: There's no cursing, but there are frequent mentions of sex and sexuality. Also a lot of immaturity, sorry.

Some Links You Might Find Interesting:

More than escapism : environmentalism and feminism in the young adult fantasy novels of Tamora Pierce by Michael James Hancock

NEGOTIATING FEMININITY: TOMBOY GENDER PERFORMANCE IN THE WRITINGS OF TAMORA PIERCE AND SUZANNE COLLINS by Shauna Maragh

Musings on Diverse Worlds by Deirdre F. Baker

Politics of Piety: The Islamic Revival and the Feminist Subject by Saba Mahmood

Revisiting Corus: The Woman Who Rides Like a Man by Cindy Massre

Racism and Some Sexism in Woman Who Rides Like A Man by Angela

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Episode 114 - Song of the Lioness Book 1 and 2

Cross-dressing, examinations of the necessity of violence, and the unfortunate consequences of second-wave feminism? That's right, we're talking about the Song of the Lioness quartet by Tamora Pierce! In this first entry, we're talking about Alanna: The First Adventure and In the Hand of the Goddess, books one and two of the series that started the beloved Tortall universe.

Warning: Some mentions of genitalia. No explicit content, just mentions.

Some Links You Might Find Interesting:

Closed Minds: Tamora Pierce's Teenagers and the Problem of Desire by Anastasia Salter

The REadWind: Alanna: The First Adventure by Melissa Brinks

Negotiating Femininity: Tomboy Gender Performance in the Writings of Tamora Pierce and Suzanne Collins by Shauna Maragh

Impostor Syndrome vs Exceptionalism in Alanna the First Adventure by Angela

More than escapism : environmentalism and feminism in the young adult fantasy novels of Tamora Pierce by Michael James Hancock

What a Cross-Dressing Lady Knight Taught Me About Gender and Sexuality by B Pietras

Tamora Pierce Writes Fantasy That Changes Lives by Meghan Ball

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