This week, Janine Engelbrecht talks about the new version of Lara Croft that appeared in video games and film after the series reboot in 2013, and how she is a more progressive representation of female video game characters than the old version of Lara.
In this episode Janine Engelbrecht talks about the famous video game heroine, Lara Croft. She discusses the old version of Lara Croft, and addresses the question we have all asked ourselves: Is she a feminist icon, or is she a sexist fantasy?
Wonder Woman has been heralded as a feminist character by many, but how feminist is she really? In this week's episode, Janine Engelbrecht looks at a brief history of Wonder Woman, and discusses her representation in Zack Snyder's Justice League.
In this episode, Janine Engelbrecht looks at Cultural Feminism. She explains how Ellen Ripley, Sarah Connor and Captain Kathryn Janeway embody Cultural Feminism's ideals, especially regarding women's empowerment and motherhood.
Janine Engelbrecht provides a fun and light-hearted feminist analysis of Disney's Raya and the Last Dragon. She looks at how the movie perpetuates and subverts some female tropes, and considers whether it passes the Bechdel test or not.
In this episode, Janine discusses the key premises of Second Wave Radical Feminism, and looks at how some Radical Feminist ideals are embraced by Ellen Ripley from Alien, Sarah Connor from The Terminator, and Kathryn Janeway from Star Trek: Voyager.
In this episode, Janine Engelbrecht discusses the key theorists of Early Liberal feminism, and looks at how Early Liberal ideals of androgyny and gender equality are reflected in Ellen Ripley, Sarah Connor and Captain Kathryn Janeway.
In this first episode of a mini-series on second wave feminism and pop culture, Janine gives a brief overview of representations of women in sci-fi movies, television series and comics from the twentieth century. All this, and more!
In this introductory episode, Janine Engelbrecht discusses Star Trek: Discovery's Emperor Georgiou as a feminist character. Specifically, she looks at the Season 3 episode, "Terra Firma", and shares some fun Star Trek facts in-between.