Episode 102: Geek Girl in the News: US Election Anxiety; AOC + Among Us = Love; & Barbie, the Role Model

Geek Girl in the News looks at the awesome or not so awesome news that will make you go either: “YAY” or “OMG I can’t believe that.”

The latest and greatest geek girl news from October 2020 covers the US Election (that we hopefully have results of by now!), AOC streaming Among Us, the Nobel Chemistry Prize, 2020’s Gender Breakdown in Games, 1UP, Batwoman, Uncharted, Marvel, and Barbie being a damn role model!

October was a wild month.

With the US Presidential election being a looming presence in our mind’s all month, it’s so easy for us all to think there wasn’t much good to the spooky month.

But looking back on our geeky news, you know what? October was fucking badass for women in geekdom!

We start off at the intersection of politics and video games, celebrating US Representative, AOC, meeting her constituents where they hang out most: getting sus on Twitch. We love this story so much and hope to see more of AOC rocking the emergency meeting!

Our pal Henrik dropped the next article in our laps: the Nobel Chemistry Prize was awarded to two female scientists this year! Making them the first all-female team ever to win the award. Congratulations!!

Feminist Frequency reported the gender breakdown from this year’s E3 and, not gonna lie, it’s a pretty cool improvement for female protagonists. Any games in particular you’re looking forward to?

Entertainment wise, we’ve got some awesome news, too!

Ellen Page is starring in a new TV show from Buzzfeed Studios about varsity eSports for women. She plays a coach who had her own Gamergate saga who’s guiding Paris Berelc’s all-female eSports team to victory against all the boys (probably).

We are stannind the new Batwoman! We love Tom Holland! We bitchslap anyone who’s out here bodyshaming our men (MENFOLK, YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL AS YOU ARE)! We ADORE Iman Vellani who’s cast as Ms Marvel!

And finally, Barbie WHAAAAT? Have you been spending time on Barbie’s YouTube channel or website lately? She is straight up inspirational. We should all just be more Barbie, mmkay?

What do YOU think about these news stories? We’d love your take! Let us know in the comments of wherever you see this episode!

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