This episode is the special-est, you guys.
In this super adult-sized four-hour episode, JKP tackles the latest scandals, controversies and general uproar regarding sexism and feminism within the realms of video games, comics and more.
Brandon, Tom, Josh and Harrison kick off the first half, giving their thoughts and opinions on everything from abusive game trailers to feminist kickstarters to overtly sexual comic characters. Then, in the second half, Brandon sticks around as moderator for perspectives on those same topics from Heidi, Sarah, Emily, Naty and JKP newcomer Jen. Ire is rised! Eyes are rolled! It’s one of our most concentrated episodes yet, and most certainly the longest. Put on those sincerity hats and (hopefully) enjoy!
Timecodes for the impatient (and who can blame them) are as follows:
The Boy Half: 0:03:10 – The Girl Half: 2:11:30
Lastly, don’t forget to hit the jump for a comprehensive list of all the relevant topics, articles, trailers and videos that pop up during the discussions!
PENNY ARCADE & RAPE CULTURE
The Original “Dickwolves” Strip: http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2010/8/11/
The Hitman Absolution Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQ_jhw5TuxA
Penny Arcade’s Hitman Reaction Blog Post: http://penny-arcade.com/2012/06/01
Reactions to PA’s Reaction: http://fozmeadows.wordpress.com/2012/06/02/penny-arcade-vs-rape-culture/
Her Youtube Videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/feministfrequency?feature=g-hist
Her Kickstarter Pitch: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/566429325/tropes-vs-women-in-video-games
The Internet Backlash: http://www.feministfrequency.com/2012/06/harassment-misogyny-and-silencing-on-youtube/
The Marketing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nt-t8OF6vcA
The In-Game Content: http://youtu.be/keOgUFiqGVY?t=1m20s
“Boobs Pwning Noobs” Livestream: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qjI5WUU5FM
E3 “Crossroads” Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkBZ6kKeoTI
“Rape Scene” Article: http://kotaku.com/5917400/youll-want-to-protect-the-new-less-curvy-lara-croft
DC & FEMALE CHARACTERS
New 52 Starfire/Catwoman: http://www.comicsalliance.com/2011/09/22/starfire-catwoman-sex-superheroine/
Rob Liefeld’s Worst Drawings: http://www.progressiveboink.com/2012/6/14/3084348/the-second-40-worst-rob-liefeld-drawings