Science Fiction/Fantasy organizations, such as conventions, writer’s groups and others have all had to reckon with diversity and inclusion issues in recent years, as well as with blowback from folks who feel it’s perfectly fine for their organizations to stay lily white, and excuse it by saying that they’d have to cater to “special interests”… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #635 – Diversity and Accountability
So, you have heard me use the term “fridging” before. I figured, maybe for those of you who are newer I should define that. The term “fridging” is shorthand for “Women in refrigerators,” which refers to a specific incident in the DC canon where a Green Lantern’s girlfriend is murdered and stuffed in their refrigerator… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #625 – Fridging and Why it’s a Problem
First off, Merry Christmas! Happy Hannukah! Blessed Yule and Solstice! Happy Kwanzaa! Grand Festivus! Whatever you may celebrate this time of year. Ok, so the Martian subscribed to DC Universe solely for the new Harley Quinn animated series. It’s pretty worth it. This is a cartoon for adults, so much for adults. There’s an F-bomb… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #624 – Review: Harley Quinn on DC Universe
I have not yet watched Star Trek Discovery, but I may need to for many, many reasons. One of these reasons is my raging crush on Jason Isaacs, which was made worse by hearing him call out racists and bigots who have a problem with the lead of that show being a young black woman.… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #622 – Did You Just Get Here or Something?
So, Bitch magazine had an interview with Nina MacLaughlin where she talked about how it dawned on her one day that nearly every story in Ovid’s Metamorphoses is about rape or attempted rape. She’s right. It’s always couched in terms of “deflowered her,” or “then she knew his love,” or some shit like that. But… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #620 – Review: Wake, Siren by Nina MacLaughlin
Apart from Rom-coms. I can’t even with the majority of rom-coms. Or, more to the point, I will see more rom-coms when they quit making giant, glaring examples of toxic dating/relationship culture. See, the studio machine for the most part, Disney at least appears to have pulled their heads out of their asses, do this… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #618 – Why Seeing Women-Made and Focused Movies Matter
So, first off, JR Honeycutt who is a board game designer has been outed as an abuser/predator. Next is Andrew Medeiros, co-author of the Watch with Anna Kreider, has been accused of emotional abuse. Actually both of these cases involve emotional abuse, one almost solely, and the other as part and parcel of the physical… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #617 – More Gaming #MeToo’s