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 18 18. Cruella and the Female Grotesque June 14, 2021 - In this episode Janine met up with her friend in academia, Courtney, once more to discuss the 2021 Cruella film. We chat about Cruella, the Baroness, Emma Stone and Emma…
The Sci-Fi Feminist Episode 17 17. Bride of Chaotica! and the Femme Fatale June 7, 2021 - In this episode, Janine Engelbrecht discusses one of her favorite Star Trek: Voyager episodes, Bride of Chaotica! Janine applies a femme fatale reading to the episode, and explains all the…
The Sci-Fi Feminist Episode 16 16. The Borg Queen and Female Monstrosity May 31, 2021 - In this episode, Janine Engelbrecht talks about the infamous Borg Queen from Star Trek. Janine explores how the Queen is empowering for women, how she is problematic, how she embodies…
The Sci- Fi Feminist Episode 15 15. The Rebirth of The Major May 24, 2021 - In this episode, Janine talks about the changes made in the 2017 Ghost in the Shell movie, starring Scarlett Johannson. Janine talks about The Major's revised physical representation, and her…
The Sci-Fi Feminist Episode 14 14. The Philosophy of Ghost in the Shell May 17, 2021 - In this episode, Janine Engelbrecht chats about the classic 1995 Ghost in the Shell anime, and discusses how embodiment/disembodiment is approached in the film. She also discusses cyberfeminism, and why…
The Sci-Fi Feminist Episode 13 13. Seven of Nine Rebooted May 10, 2021 - In this episode, Janine Engelbrecht discusses the version of Seven of Nine (Jeri Ryan) that we see in Star Trek: Picard. Janine considers Seven's new look, her humanity, her status…
The Sci-Fi Feminist Episode 12 12. How about Feminism and Mortal Kombat? May 3, 2021 - In this episode, Janine provides a brief feminist analysis of the 2021 Mortal Kombat film. Janine talks mostly about Sonya Blade, and some of her memories playing fighting games as…
The Sci-Fi Feminist Episode 11 11. Star Trek and Female Cyborgs: Seven of Nine April 26, 2021 - In this episode, Janine Engelbrecht chats about one of her favourite Star Trek characters of all time, Seven of Nine. She discusses Seven's empowering potential as a female cyborg, but…
The Sci-Fi Feminist Episode 10 10. Lilith, the Original Feminist April 19, 2021 - In this episode, Janine Engelbrecht is joined by a fellow academic, Courtney Tink, to discuss the topic of her research: Lilith. They discuss Lilith as a feminist archetype, and contemplate…
The Sci-Fi Feminist Episode 9 9. The New Lara Phenomenon April 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…
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