Recorded in front of a live audience as part of our Brainwaves series, Ian Sample asks a group of experts how AI will change our social landscape - for better or worse
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Why more women are paying for lip service - The Science Show - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
More girls and young women are undergoing labiaplasty. Gemma Sharp hopes to find out why.
It’s described as the Barbie doll look, a pre-pubescent look. Shaven pubic hair, and surgery to reduce the size of the labia. But it’s only popular amongst girls and young women from some western cultures. For others, the reverse is desirable. Gemma Sharp is investigating the social and cultural influences driving girls and women to seek out labiaplasty. Gemma hopes to speak to more women who have undertaken surgery, and those considering surgery.
Gemma Sharp, PhD Candidate, Department of Clinical Psychology, Flinders University, Adelaide SA
Natalie Starkey, Cosmochemist, Planetary and Space Sciences, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes UK
Gemma Sharp at Flinders University (http://www.flinders.edu.au/people/gemma.sharp)
Natalie Starkey (http://www.nataliestarkey.com/)
The Centrefold Project (http://www.thecentrefoldproject.org/)
Jezebel: Hungry Beast; The Labiaplasty You Never Knew You Wanted (http://jezebel.com/5535356/the-labiaplasty-you-never-knew-you-wanted-[nsfw])
Climb in your Zeppelin, grab a self-burning book, and prepare for the first Incomparable Podcast, in which we discuss "The City and The City," "The Windup Girl," "For The Win," and more. Plus we mispronounce the names of writers.
The Incomparable Participants: Glenn Fleishman, Scott McNulty, Dan Moren, and Jason Snell. The Incomparable Theme Song composed by Christopher Breen.
Prominently mentioned in this Incomparable episode:
- "The City & The City" by China Miéville
- "The Windup Girl" by Paolo Bacigalupi
- "For the Win" by Cory Doctorow
- "Perdido Street Station" by China Miéville
- "Little Brother" by Cory Doctorow
- "Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom" by Cory Doctorow
- "Boneshaker" by Cherie Priest
- "The Gone-Away World" by Nick Harkaway
- "Ship Breaker" by Paolo Bacigalupi
- "Tongues of Serpents" by Naomi Novik
- "The Dream of Perpetual Motion" by Dexter Palmer
- "A Storm of Swords" by George R.R. Martin
- "Oryx and Crake" by Margaret Atwood
- "The Yiddish Policeman’s Union" by Michael Chabon
- "Bitter Seeds" by Ian Tregillis
- "The Adamantine Palace" by Stephen Deas
- "Shades of Grey" by Jasper Fforde
- "Fables" by Bill Willingham and Lan Medina