The Sci-Fi Feminist – A Feminism and Pop Culture Podcast

Join Janine Engelbrecht, the Sci-Fi Feminist as she travels the galaxy in search of quandaries and parallels between feminism and popular culture.

Episode list

The Sci-Fi Feminist Episode 99. The New Lara PhenomenonApril 12, 2021-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…
The Sci-Fi Feminist Episode 88. Lara Croft: Feminist Icon or Sexist Fantasy?March 29, 2021-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…
The Sci-Fi Feminist Episode 77. Is Wonder Woman a Feminist Character?March 22, 2021-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…
The Sci-Fi Feminist Episode 66. Cultural Feminism, Motherhood and Pop CultureMarch 15, 2021-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.
The Sci-Fi Feminist Episode 55. A Light-hearted Feminist Analysis of Raya and the Last DragonMarch 12, 2021-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…
The Sci-Fi Feminist Episode 44. Radical Feminism and Pop CultureMarch 8, 2021-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…
The Sci-Fi Feminist Episode 33. Early Liberal Feminism and Pop CultureMarch 1, 2021-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,…
The Sci-Fi Feminist Episode 22. Introduction to Second Wave Feminism and Pop CultureFebruary 22, 2021-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…
The Sci-Fi Feminist Episode 11. Emperor Georgiou and Female Masculinity in Star Trek: DiscoveryFebruary 17, 2021-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…
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