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Women’s History Month – She Did It!, Women in Deep Freeze, Femme Powered Films

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Clockwise from top left: Katherine Johnson (photo courtesy of NASA) // Domee Shi (photo courtesy of Disney) 
// Alice Guy-Blaché (photo: Apeda Studio New York - Collection Solax) // Legally Blonde (photo courtesy 
of MGM/Everett Collection) // Sleepy Hollow (photo courtesy of FOX)

Happy Women’s History Month! Geek Girl Riot is celebrating by shouting out our favorite femmes…and calling out what needs to change.

Katherine Johnson + Domee Shi + Alice Guy-Blaché – She Did It!
To celebrate Women’s History Month, we’re shining a light on some of the women creators and innovators we love by throwing it back to our She Did It! segments. We honor the late great Katherine Johnson, then spotlight the filmmakers Domee Shi and Alice Guy-Blaché. These women remind us that everything boys can do, girls probably did first.

Heating Up Over Women in Deep Freeze
Brr. Winter is here with a vengeance—because our Rioters are talking about the refrigeration of female characters. Take a minute to think: How many women have been killed or harmed in some way simply to progress a man’s storyline? Yeah, we’ll bet you’re ticking off a whole long list. Sparked by an essay and list from Gail Simone called ‘Women in Refrigerators’, Sherin, Day, Erin, and Soma dig into all the times female characters have been tossed aside (read: brutally murdered or attacked) in TV and movies just to further the male protagonist’s journey.

Feelin’ Fabulous with Femme Powered Films
There are so many femme-powered films that inspire us and you know what that means: It’s time to update your watchlist! Hear Sherin, Day, and Alex give just a few of their picks that celebrate all things femme & fabulous.

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Tune in to Geek Girl Riot on idobi Radio every Tuesday at 11pm ET / 8pm PT for your dose of late-night geekery from our team of rioters. ’Til next time, see a list of everything our Rioters talked about below:


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Batman: The Killing Joke Alan Moore, Brian Bolland
Sleepy Hollow
The Heroic Trio
10 Things I Hate About You
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Hunger Games
Black Panther
Legally Blonde
Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries
The Bletchley Circle
The Handmaid’s Tale
Game of Thrones
The Professional
The Craft
Hidden Figures
Pitch Perfect
The Hustle
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
The Expanse
The Umbrella Academy
A Fantastic Woman


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