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… Continue reading Why I Roleplay Women
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… Continue reading Episode 142 – Sandi Glahn
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… Continue reading Episode 115 – Alison “Mu” Jones
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… Continue reading Gamer – Tomboy – Girly Girl
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… Continue reading Episode 107 – Titanfall and TMG
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?
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:… Continue reading Episode 84 – Kim Price from LoL
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!
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.… Continue reading Episode 79 – Revisiting Sex & Gender: Sandi Glahn
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… Continue reading Episode 75 – Gender Flipping