Episode 51: Geek Girl in the News: Kristen Stewart, Scarlett Johansson, Amber Heard, Johnny Depp — and Ms Monopoly
The latest and greatest geek girl news from September 2019 covers Kristen Stewart’s sexuality, Scarlett Johansson’s unfeminist takes, Amber Heard and Johnny Depp (again), Siri’s stance on feminism, and the awesome new game, Ms Monopoly!
September brought us a LOT of geek girl news. While we’re bringing up a former couple we’ve spoken about a few times, there’s been some new developments in the Amber Heard/Johnny Depp saga. What do you think about it?
We also think it’s totally rude to tell sassy bisexual actor Kristen Stewart to tone down her sexuality – let your bi flag fly high, Kristen! Your fans are out here supporting you. Whoever told you that shouldn’t be working in PR. But let’s not skip over Scarlett Johansson’s latest hot takes – no thank you! Where’s YOUR PR support? Because they should tell you to sit down!
Let’s celebrate the new game from Hasbro, Ms Monopoly, that celebrates women and takes a unique spin where women are getting paid 20% more than men. Love love love this! While this isn’t what feminism wants (hello actual equality) Ms Monopoly is addressing the gender pay gap in the coolest way. Here for it!!! Plus, they’ve given grants to three awesome school girls making waves in STEM at their young ages. Go Hasbro! More companies like this, please!
What’s your take on these news articles?
In this episode of Geek Girl in the News, we covered these news stories:
- Kristen Stewart was told to “tone down” sexuality if she wanted to bag Marvel roles
- Amber Heard Worried She Will Be ‘Demonized’ In Johnny Depp Lawsuit, Wants Details Kept Private
- Johnny Depp Accuses Amber Heard of Blackmail With Drug Photo
- Apple made Siri deflect questions on feminism, leaked papers reveal
- Twitter thread about Siri
- Let’s Stop Making Excuses For Scarlett Johansson
- 40% of new podcasts are hosted by women
- Girl power: Hasbro brings gender pay gap debate to game night with new Ms. Monopoly
- Ava Canney’s Twitter Account
- Gitanjali Rao’s Twitter Account
- Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue drops Fireman Sam over inclusivity complaint
- Cecil Castellucci Is Writing The Batgirl We’ve Been Waiting For
If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please check out some of our others!
- Geek Discussion: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Cast Them
- Geek Girl Stereotypes: Identify, Self-Reflection, and Toxic Femininity
- Geek Girl Community: Support, Sisterhood, and Friendship
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