Badger Pod Nerd Cast 13: There is no spoon

Anita’s rapey Christmas carols

Anita Sarkeesian’s 2011 video, “Top 5 Creepy Christmas Songs,” which details the horrors of tropes in Christmas music, has been making the rounds again recently, reminding us all that it’ll be very sexist of us to enjoy any cheerful, relaxing holiday songs this year.…

Badger Pod Nerd Cast 11: #GamerGate, DiGRA, and miscellany with guest Sargon of Akkad

DiGRA, an association of academics and professionals, began researching video games in 2003. What began as a group of researchers tracking and investigating gaming phenomena is now believed by pro-GamerGate supporters to be a group now dominated by feminist ideologues and pseudoscience.…

Badger Pod Nerd Cast 10: The social justice invasion of scifi/fantasy

This week on the Badger Pod Nerd Cast … the Honey Badgers discuss the social justice invasion of science fiction and fantasy with special guest author John C. Wright.

The social justice invasion

The sci-fi/fantasy genre has always been an interesting place.…

Badger Pod Nerd Cast 9: The Fine Young Capitalists

Watchmen

By: Ellen

Most of the feminists I’ve seen writing about Watchmen are torn—they think it’s a great story, but they’re not sure if it’s right for them to like it.

Near the beginning of the story, Ursula Zandt and her girlfriend Gretchen are pictured murdered in a bed with the words “Lesbian Whores” written over the headboard in their own blood.

Badger Pod Nerd Cast 8: Attack on Titan

Five Guys Burgers and Fries

Indie game developer Zoe Quinn was revealed to have been sleeping with five guys at the same time, none of whom were her boyfriend. Infidelity aside, it’s who those five men are that is the cause for controversy. The men in question are

Nathan Grayson: a gaming journalist for Kotaku and rock paper shotgun;

Brandon McCartin: the creator of Fez;

Kyle Pulver: indie game developer;

Robin Arnott: creator of deep sea;

and Joshua Boggs: Quinn’s boss and creator of the award-winning game FRAMED.…

Badger Pod Nerd Cast 7

Female Ghostbusters

by DoctorRandomerCam

In the summer of 1984—the dawn of the equinox of the eighties—Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and Bill Murray made a movie that no one has ever disliked. Eight-year-olds love it for exactly the same reason 50-year-olds love it: it’s fun, it’s simple, it’s compelling, it’s inventive, and it has that holiest of holy grails—it does not take itself too seriously (well, except for the fun).…

Badger Pod Nerd Cast 5: Hannah vs. The Bear

Works discussed: Her, Disney villainesses, Female Thor, and THE EPIC BATTLE OF HANNAH VS. CEDRIC/CYRIL/CAESAR THE BEAR!

Her

by Ellen Fishbein

The portrayal of Theodore in the film Her as a vulnerable, emotionally complex person combats the feminist image of man as a creature driven by uniquely violent, dangerous male sexuality.…