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Wednesday
Apr232014

Episode 110 - Sarah the Rebel

Hold on to your controllers, gamers! Have we got a great show for you this week! Sarah "the Rebel" Rodriguez, founder of Nerdy but Flirty and Director of Network Development for Geek and Sundry, joins us on the show this week. We have a great conversation about all kinds of geeky, nerdy, and flirty stuff, including some great fangirl moments of Sarah's while working at G&S.

Check out the episode and let us know what you think in the comments. Also make sure to visit Nerdy but Flirty. They have a directory of fantastic resources for all things gaming and girls. 

Until next time, game on!
Regina & Rhonda

Episode 110

Wednesday
Apr162014

Rape Culture 101: Government (Part 10)

(Editor's Note: trigger warning for this series - rape and violence) In many parts of the United States government officials — almost always men — trivialize rape and sexual violence. There are god knows how many reasons that they do this, but it's my opinion that as men, especially well-off straight white men, they dissociate the risk because they aren't as likely to become victims as many of their constituents are. There is no shortage of quotes I could pull from, especially over the past couple of years, so let's just look at a handful. These are fairly representative of what government officials in the United States have been saying for years.

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Monday
Apr142014

Episode 109 - The Headline Show

This week, Rhonda and Regina talk about some recent news articles in geek culture. There is always something interesting... or annoying... or fascinating going on in geek culture so they take on a few of these topics this week. Check out the articles and our commentary on the show and let us know what you think. 

GoldieBlox – Getting Girls into Engineering

http://www.wired.com/2014/04/goldieblox-princess-video/

 

Tabletop Crowd Funding

It only took 4 days for TableTop to raise the $500,000 for Season 3. And they have 31 days to go.

http://www.wired.com/2014/04/wheaton-tabletop-crowdfunding/

 

“Fargo” TV Series, FX

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2802850/?ref_=nv_sr_1

 

“The Green Girl”

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2342700/

 

Nintendo’s New Key to Creativity: More Women

http://www.wired.com/2014/03/animal-crossing-director/

 

Gendered Advertising Remixer

http://www.themarysue.com/gender-remixer-toy-ads/

 

Our hosts also WRaP about their latest passions with what they are Watching, Reading, and Playing. Listen to hear Regina's reaction to the first two seasons of Sherlock. 

Until next time, game on!
Regina & Rhonda

Episode 109

Wednesday
Apr092014

Rape Culture 101: Language (Part 9)

(Editor's Note: trigger warning for this series - rape and violence) While I'm sure this has been happening for centuries, someone in the recent past had the brilliant idea of using the word "rape" in place of the word “dominate” and it's been taking our culture by storm — particularly in the world of gaming.

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Monday
Apr072014

Episode 108 - Top Five Female Friendships

This week, our intern, Isabela, joins us to talk about a discussion she recently sparked on the Game on Girl Twitter feed and Facebook page. What are your favorite female friendships in TV, Movies, Books, and Video Games? We got such a great response from our community we decided to do an entire episode about it. We share our favorites and the feedback we got on Twitter and Facebook. 

In Gender Sells, we talk about a Carl's Junior/Hardee's ad and a Jello Pudding ad. One made us smile, and one made us furious. Wanna guess which?
We'd love to hear about your favorite female friendships and your thoughts on these commercials in the comments. 
Until next time, Game On!
Regina & Rhonda & Isabela 

Episode 108