In this episode we talk to Dr. Emma Vossen, award winning public speaker and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at York University with a PhD from the University of Waterloo. Her research looks at the myriad of different ways marginalized people have difficulty accessing gameplay and games culture both historically and in the present. She is the co-author and co-editor of the anthology Feminism in Play.
It’s Women’s History Month AND the 30th anniversary of the creation of the World Wide Web!! To commemorate this, we interviewed historian Mar Hicks (@histoftech). In this episode, the first part of a two part interview, we talk about their research and the importance of understanding how labor and gender intersect in the field of computing.
Links to the books Mar recommends, coming soon, but for now, check out their book, Programmed Inequality.
It’s October, our favorite month! Time for the morbid, macabre, and scary. You know what patriarchy seems to be very scared of? Yep, menstruation. In the fourth episode of our menstruation series, we talk about menstruation in horror films, most particularly “Carrie”. Get your chocolate ready and enjoy some menstrual horror.