Episode 47: Geek Girl in the News: Breastfeeding on Twitch, Banned Commercials, and Dr. Scully
The latest and greatest geek girl news from August 2019 covers breastfeeding on Twitch, the newest female Hearthstone pros, banned commercials promoting gender stereotypes, inspirational women in TV STEM careers, teaching girls to code, and some awesome pop culture news!
We get a bit heated over some of these articles today.
Like, why is breastfeeding one of the most natural things in the world, not sexual, legal to do in public in most of the world, and totally okay on social platforms such as Instagram… yet it’s sparking debate on Twitch? We mean, if a woman can get bits for eating a burger on stream, why can’t another woman feed her hungry child? It doesn’t make sense!
And have you seen the recently banned from UK TV adverts? Both Volkswagen and Philadelphia (yes, the creators of the infamous chocolate cream cheese) have had their latest tv ads banned by the Advertising Standards Agency for promoting gender stereotypes. You might think one or both of these ads are funny – and while, yeah, they might be – they’re also harmful to progress. And not just for women, these stereotypes are bad for men, too.
What’s your take on these news articles?
In this episode of Geek Girl in the News, we covered these news stories:
- Streamer Sparks Debate Over Whether Twitch Should Allow Breastfeeding
- THE NEW SUPERSTARS OF CHINESE HEARTHSTONE
- First ads banned for contravening UK gender stereotyping rules
- VW Golf and Philadelphia Adverts Banned For Promoting ‘Harmful’ Gender Stereotypes
- The VW eGolf Commercial
- The Scully Effect and the Feminist Future of STEM
- How a summer camp is bringing young women into the game industry
- Check out Girls Game Lab on Twitter
- This Fall, We’re Getting A Brand-New “Nancy Drew”
- It’s Official: ‘The Matrix 4’ is Coming and Will Reunite Keanu Reeves, Director Lana Wachowski
If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please check out some of our others!
- Geek Discussion: Rising Representation and Diversity in Video Games
- Geek Discussion: Women in Game Development with Three Extra Lives
- Geek Girl Reviews: The Mask You Live In (Exploring Toxic Masculinity)
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