The Fight for Superheroines Remember that time Jennifer Garner was Elektra? Or the time Halle Berry was Catwoman? Everyone understands if the answer is no. Superheroine movies are often ruined by poor casting and poor writing. More often they are ruined by a poor understanding of the character and her universe. This was a particular… Continue reading Fight Like a Gal…Gadot
In “Introducing Wonder Woman” William Moulton Marston builds the foundation of Wonder Woman mythology—of which one of the cornerstones is the Amazon origin story. According to the queen of the Amazons and Wonder woman’s mother, Hippolyte, Hercules was insulted by barbs that even he could not vanquish the Amazons, so he traveled (with his army)… Continue reading Wonder Woman’s Roots: Compassionate Warrior or Lovefool?
I have a three-hour commute, and in all that reading time, I’ve come across a few articles in the past couple of months about women and tentative speech. Tentative, or indirect, speech, as I've come to understand it, is speech that seeks to not offend or take a firm stance. For example, beginning a comment… Continue reading Let’s Talk About Tentative Speech
This week, we take on the latest feminist news in our headline show. There are SO MANY stories about feminism right now, good and bad, and we tackle a few here. What's your definition of feminism? Do you think it needs a new name? Links "What's it like to be a woman in competitive gaming?… Continue reading Episode 131 – The Headlines Show
This week, Rhonda and I talk about the recent implementation by a handful of Swedish cinemas to rate movies based on the Bechdel test. We discuss whether this is a fair means of measuring the worth of a movie or if the test itself is too limiting. Would a gender rating influence your movie selection on a Saturday… Continue reading Episode 87 – Gender Ratings: A Good or Bad Idea?
We have an eclectic show for you this week. We take on several different topics in one show! Introducing a new segment, we talk about gender stereotypes in commercials. "Gender Sells" will become a regular segment and one we'd love to hear your suggestions about. Then we talk about two short Wonder Woman videos shared… Continue reading Episode 82 – Wonder Woman Short Films, Game Narratives, & Gender Sells! Oh my!