Clockwise from top left: Mary Shelley (photo: Wikipedia) // Lupita Nyong’o (photo: IMDb) // Louis Simonson (photo: Wikipedia) // Karen Berger (photo: DC Comics)
Women’s History Month is upon us and that means one thing on Geek Girl Riot: A femme fueled celebration. This week we discuss the women who make the pop culture world go ’round.
It’s good to escape to a world of fantastical fiction. The next time you want to thank someone for your epic voyages, thank Mary Shelley—AKA the mother of sci-fi. We’ll dive into her influence, and chat about prolific author Jane Yolen too.
If movies are more your speed GGR has a conversation for that too—specifically, all the women who went missing from the Oscars nominations. Should we send out a search party, or is it another case of sexism in the industry? (Well, we all know that answer.) Sherin is joined by Julian and Mae Abdulbaki to dive into the movie US and why Lupita Nyong’o could easily have been nominated. Then Alice Meichi Li comes through for a discussion about The Farewell. Seems like those Oscar nods for women directors (Lulu Wang) and Asian woman leads (Awkwafina) are harder to find than Carmen Sandiego—where in the world are they?
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Plus we dig into comics and the superwomen who have created them. Meet Louise Simonson + Karen Berger on the latest edition of She Did It! The rioters have prepared a killer episode you’ll want to hear from start to finish, so hit play now!
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