This week we have one of our all time favorite guests back on the show: Dr. Sandi Glahn. Sandi first joined us on episode 17, where we talked about the origins and evolution of gender stereotypes. We return to the basics of feminism, revisiting the differences between sex and gender, a common conflation we’ve all noticed recently. We discuss other topics including sexism in mainstream media, harassment, and assless-chaps.
Sandi joins us as we WRaP up our week, talking about what we’re Watching, Reading, and Playing. You can take a guess what social game Rhonda & Sandi get me hooked into playing again!
We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments. Do you have an example of someone misusing the terms sex or gender? Got a great recommendation for us to WRaP about? Let us know!
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.