May 24, 2019
In books, television, and movies, we are often shown an image of motherhood as superheroic or even saintly. In a world where both stay at home moms and working moms are judged by what they do or don’t do, moms everywhere live in a constant state of having to justify every decision they make. In pop culture, stay at home moms are held up to a angelic homemaker perfection standard, and the working mother is constantly struggling to maintain a work and home balance that tips more towards work - often having to make sacrifices to get what they want. Why is this still the primary narrative in 2019, and what are the ways we can shift it?
Trigger Warning - Discussions of child loss and troubles with conceiving.
Family versus Career
May 10, 2019
In books, television, and movies, we are often shown an image of motherhood as superheroic or even saintly. Women who can’t or won’t have children, however, are routinely shown as somehow lacking or damaged, and particularly of seeing themselves this way. Why is this still the primary narrative in 2019, and what are the ways we can shift it?
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The Ladies discuss She-Ra, the classic series and the new one. We talk about what we like, how things have changed since the original series aired, and how She-Ra names work.
November 8, 2018
Valerie and LadiesCon guest Kristen Gudsnuk discuss her work in comics, magical girls, and what she has in store for readers.
July 30, 2018
The Ladies are talking about tropes. What are they? Why are they so enduring? Which tropes do ech of us love and why?
June 22, 2018
We're looking back at the media that left lasting and terrifying impressions on us in our childhood. From carpet sharks to cymbal monkeys, trash can attacks to Renaissance artwork, we share the nightmares of our youth and our relationships with those same things today.
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May 30, 2018
The Ladies discuss their reactions to the movie Avengers: Infinity War, the Marvel cinematic universe, and the Marvel movies' treatment of female characters.
April 27, 2018
The Red Menace and special guest Max Papas discuss Harley Quinn and how her character has changed since her animated series debut.