In celebration of 55 years of Star Trek, in this episode, Janine Engelbrecht chats about all the amazing women in Star Trek. She discusses a few of her favorite characters, and explains what makes them progressive.
In this episode, Janine Engelbrecht chats about non-biological motherhood, and witches, in fantasy film. She focuses on Mary Poppins and Maleficent, as Great Mothers, and how feminism grapples with motherhood.
In this episode, Janine Engelbrecht chats about Emperor Georgiou from Star Trek: Discovery once more. She explains what makes Georgiou an intersectional character, and what her character arc reveals about feminism.
Janine Engelbrecht chats about Amanda Ripley, from the Alien: Isolation video game, and her relationship with her mother, Ellen Ripley. Janine explores what makes Amanda a contemporary heroine, and how her story overlaps with Ripley’s in Alien.
In this episode, Janine Engelbrecht shares current research on feminism and pop culture – fourth wave feminism and Lara Croft. She discusses what fourth wave heroism is, and how Lara Croft is an emblematic fourth wave feminist heroine.
Listen to Janine Engelbrecht’s session at the 2021 IDIC Podcast festival, hosted by Women at Warp, 17th-18th July 2021. Janine discusses Michael Burnham, from Star Trek: Discovery, and carries out an intersectional analysis of her.
In this episode, Janine Engelbrecht chats about the kick-ass movie, Gunpowder Milkshake, and some feminist themes that the movie explores. These include women reading, women fighting, motherhood and sapphic undertones.
In this special episode, Janine Engelbrecht discusses the new Black Widow movie, and how the Black Widow is represented as the savior of women. Janine explores topics such as the control of the female body, motherhood and representation.
In this episode, Janine chats about Dana Scully from The X-Files. She explores Scully’s significance for women in STEM, by looking at Scully as a scientist, a mother, a working woman, and an early liberal feminist.