Episode 7: Damsel in Distress

Hello and welcome to This Week in Ladies! 

Here's what we've got on tap for you this week:

  • This Week in Comics 
    X-Men #4, Avengers Assemble #18, Saga #13 and Batman vs. Superman: Superbat: The Bat Cave of Solitude | Allison talks Becca into getting past her first impressions of X-Men #4, we get a Spider-Woman-centric Avengers Assemble, and one issue of Saga at a time is just not enough. Also, Ben Affleck haters: to the left. We do, however, welcome your #bostonbatman tweets.
  • This Week in Teen Wolf 
    This Week in Teen Wolf we celebrate the end of the first half of the third season of Teen Wolf. Our death tally totals are six dead men and eight dead women, so there's not nearly as much disparity between the sexes as we hypothesized. In this segment in the coming months, we'll continue to cover TV-related topics. We're on a break, Teen Wolf, and it's not us, it's you.
  • Tropes vs. Women: Damsel in Distress | Feminist Frequency 
    We welcome our first guest, Tekla Hawkins, to the show to talk about Anita Sarkeesian's Kickstarter-backed video project, Tropes vs Women, an exploration of video game tropes. And women. Obviously. You can watch the first three videos in the series, on Damsels in Distress, here: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. There is a lot of meta-commentary on this topic on the Web, which we're now adding to, but we also recommend this Mandy Myers piece from Paste, this summary of the Kickstarter backlash from The Daily Dot, and Sarkeesian's own response to that backlash.
    If you're interested in feminism and gaming, we recommend From Barbie to Mortal Kombat and Beyond Barbie and Mortal Kombat. We also recommend a couple of light-hearted video game links for your enjoyment: "Turning Classic Novels Into Video Games" and this 1983 Atari commercial starring Alan Alda.
    You can follow Tekla on Twitter @tekla_h. Check out this presentation she gives on using Mass Effect to teach in the classroom. Thanks for joining us, Tekla!
  • This Week in Shit You Should Be Listening To 
    "Cameron" by Jillette Johnson, whose debut album, Water in a Whale, was released this year.

Thanks for listening!