This week we talk about an awesome internet meme that’s really taken off in the last few months: gender flipping. We’re sure you’ve seen the pictures of our favorite male superheroes posed like female superheroes. Listen for our discussion of visual and textual gender flipping. Let us know what you think about this meme in the comments. What’s your favorite example?
Links we discuss:
Junkee.com: Is Gender Flipping the Most Important Meme Ever?
Fly Girl Gamers: Game on, Ladies
Jezebel.com: If Male Superheroes Posed Like Wonder Woman
Disclaimer: We had some technical difficulties with the audio track this week. Our apologies to everyone and we assure you we will be up to our regular standard next week.
Until next time, game on!
Regina & Rhonda
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.