Episode 40 – Just Some Ass Kickers

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Episode 40 – Just Some Ass Kickers

This week we were inspired by a Wired Magazine article: Geek Culture’s 26 Most Awesome Female Ass Kickers!

Check out the gallery for full size versions of these pictures and short descriptions of the characters and the reasons why we love them.

Also, Regina was on another awesome podcast. Make sure to check out Pixel Response and their new series, Breaking Balls: Gender Politics in Media. The Doc is on their first episode focusing on female video game characters.

We would love to hear about your favorite female ass kickers! Make sure to comment here or follow us on Twitter. You can even like our page on Facebook.

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Until next time, game on!
Regina & Rhonda

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Regina is a gamer, writer, teacher, and podcaster living in the Pacific Northwest. She completed her Ph.D. in 2011 from Washington State University in Vancouver and continues to teach there part time. Regina’s research interests focus on women and technology, and her dissertation discusses female gamers and identity in digital role playing games. A lifelong geek and technology enthusiast, Regina recently started a Girls Who Code club in support of their mission to close the gender gap in technology.

To continue the conversations about gender and gaming that Regina started during her research, she started a podcast called Game on Girl. Called the “NPR of game podcasts” by Chris Brown of The Married Gamers, the podcast features women involved in the game industry, and tackles some of the complicated issues in the gaming community. Season 2 began in the spring of 2018 and will premiere new episodes monthly.


  1. Sweet!!! I might argue with a few of your choices, but I love that there are choices! I'll have to think about this a while, and see what else I can come up with. Nice job, Regina!

  2. I love that I had to go back and rethink my list of five. It's not that long ago there would not have been more than five female ass kickers to pick from! So many great characters these days. And now that I'm thinking about it, I really feel like Snow White should have been higher on my list. 🙂

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