Character Creation Let’s get this out of the way first because I need to display my biases and privileges before you read this piece. I am a straight, cis-gendered, Latino male. At age 32, I am on the older edge of the Millenial generation. Gaming is a lifelong hobby of mine, primarily of the pen-and-paper variety, e.g. Dungeons & Dragons and Shadowrun. Anybody who’s gamed with me at any time in my life knows there are two universal truths about me. I always gravitate towards the cloak-and-dagger type characters. I typically play women characters. My MTG Commander decks follow this same pattern. 3 of the 5
In 2014 a lightning rod was attached to the word feminism. Now everyone is under the microscope for how women are represented in media. Bloggers must have been bent, quivering in anticipation, over their keyboards to let everyone know how the “Agent Carter” Crew failed.
This week, we are delighted to have Sandi Glahn join us on the show again. We are really enjoying what has become a yearly tradition of talking about gender related topics with Sandi. She always has great insight and empowering and uplifting messages. This week, we are bouncing around ideas for a potential panel at Geek Girl Con next year. We have some fantastic moments of insight and some great personal stories we share from our experiences growing up. If you’re looking for some last minute holiday entertainment for Christmas Eve, remember you can listen to our old time radio play with RadioFUBAR.com at 8pm
“Megamind” has been played in my blueray player more times than I can count. It firmly holds position as my favorite animation.
We’ve got a great show for you this week! Alison “Mu” Jones joins us to discuss art, gaming, and role playing. We discuss Alison’s comic about spectrum slide in great detail during the show. Make sure to check it out. We WRaP about our current geeky passions in what we’re Watching, Reading, and Playing. We’d love to hear your thoughts on the show! Let us know what you think in the comments! Until next time, game on! Regina & Rhonda Regina McMenomy Regina is the founder and lead ambassador of The Geek Embassy. Studying and writing about geeks and geek culture is Regina’s favorite thing to do when she’s not reading student
I grew up as a bit of a tomboy. I didn’t mind getting dirty or wrestling with my friends or my cousins. You see, I am the only girl in my family. I have three older brothers… waaaay older actually. The youngest is 17 years older than me. So I grew up with a pretty powerful squad of brothers. They never treated me like some gentle, fragile item, so I became a bit of a rough and tumble girl. I also learned early how to stand up for myself. I have no trouble putting someone in their place… a trait that’s gotten me into some
This week, Chris and Kelly from The Married Gamers join Regina and Mark to discuss the new first person shooter, Titanfall. After reading Susan Ardent’s article, “Why TItanfall’s Trailer Made Me Emotional,” we were very interested in the game and its representations of gender. Chris and Kelly share their insight and experiences within the game. Are you playing Titanfall? What are your thoughts about the game and the female soldiers? Then we WRaP up the show with what we are Watching, Reading, and Playing. Tune in to hear our latest obsessions. Let us know yours in the comments. International Tabletop Day is April 5th! Regina and Isabela will be at Cloud Cap Games in Portland,
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 night? In our WRaP segment, we discuss listener feedback about using the pay-to-play model as a challenge instead of a deterrent. As always, we love your feedback and comments on the show. Keep ’em coming! Until next time, game on! Regina & Rhonda Regina McMenomy Regina is the founder and
Have we got a fantastic episode for you this week! Honestly, we could have chatted for hours with Kim Price from The Ladies of Leet podcast! Listen to hear us discuss game podcasting, retro gaming parents, and more! In our Gender Sells segment, we talk about two commercials and dancing hamsters that make the doc scratch her head. Commercials: Kia Soul Hamsters Tide & Downey: The Princess Dress We are still looking for support for our Extra Life Teams! Yes, Game on Girl has two teams this year: East and West coast represent! If you can, please give your support to this fabulous event and help us support our
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 with us by a listener. We also talk about game narratives that aren’t inherent to the game. Then we WRaP up with how we’re geeking out this week. So many good topics, such a great conversation! Links Discussed: Gender Sells: Chevy “Crazy” Cruise and Bounty Dad Wonder Woman Short Films: