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"caroline pettit" Discussed on Feminist Frequency Radio

Feminist Frequency Radio

07:05 min | 4 months ago

"caroline pettit" Discussed on Feminist Frequency Radio

"Welcome to feminist frequency radio. This is the show that asks you to be critical of the media. You love I'm Anita Sarkisian and I'm joined today by two co host Caroline Pettit and Ebony atoms. Fellow this week's show is going to be a little different than usual, and not in the way that last week's episode different today we're going to be talking about a nation at war. Stay with us. Iran Avenue. Do you WanNa get into what we're talking about this week? Yeah. We're recording this episode. Folks no on May. Thirty First Twenty Twenty this week. The White Supremacist American state apparatus that includes law enforcement. The military mainstream news outlets at our corporate political machine have released the hands of war against a population rightfully and righteously activated by the Police Murderer George Floyd in Minneapolis, as well as so many other black people. Brianna Taylor Ahmad Arbitrary Tony mcdaid. Cities are on fire. Paramilitary forces are firing on beating torturing harassing and assaulting protested taking part in demonstrations, but also people on their porches. Bystanders in the area. They are demonstrating in real time that their powers unlimited. It has unchecked. Today on the ninety nine th anniversary of the Tulsa race riots. We want to share with you. Some of what we've seen. Resources might help you take action in ways to make sense of some of the conflicting narratives that we've been fed. I want to note that this episode is top to bottom one big content warning. But I do also want to emphasize that there are things that we bring up things that we say that provoke discomfort and unsettling emotion in you. If you can play you, sit with it, it may be instructive. It may be illuminated. There may be a reason why you feel that discomfort, and we want you to work through it, but if this is something that is to emotionally heavy for you and I know that's the case for many of our black listeners and our. Listeners of color in particular. We are not hidden any kind of additional burden on. You can come back to this. You can bypass it entirely. This is the real self care, but this is an important episode for us to do. We're not going to pretend like business as usual because the reality is. There's never been business as usual for some people or the business as usual has always been murder, mayhem and terror so today's episode. Yeah so before we actually dive into some of what we wanted to talk about. It might be useful for us to pull back the curtain on our own process because right before we started recording, we had. A little conversation, conversation, and conflict about. Like who should read that intro? and. The reason I wanted us to talk about that is because I think that this is part of the work of like figuring out how to navigate You know being responsible for these conversations being allies in these spaces. Like what does that look like so? Everybody wrote this intro. Evans suggested this episode. And as I was reading it. I thought to myself well. I read it I should let Ebony lead the conversation as the black woman on our team but avenue pushback right. Yeah, because I was like listen, the reality is we have a certain structure of our show that people have come to expect and so if we deviate from Matt in a significant way, you know I'm the defacto host of the episode, and the subject is what it is, there's you know. There's a chance a likely chance, perhaps, if you going to be like, Oh, this is the black episodes you got the black host to talk about it and the danger in net is that it continues to reinforce the notion that there are issues that certain groups shooed and do care about more than other groups, and that the work of making the change. That's necessary. Should continue to fall upon those people I'm glad you wanted to talk about this because there's there's something happening in this moment right now, and that is increasingly. Become a parent as we like as. As organizers as progressives Um to whatever degree of whatever stripe? Do the work of like unlearn the bullshit that we've been taught. And that thing that's happening is that you have you know white so-called liberals many times self-declared progressives who who turned to people of Color in moments like this and they're like. Teach me right and I'm not saying that's what you're doing here. I'm this is part of a larger conversation. Right so I want you to pay attention to in this moment. The people who are like okay you WANNA learn how to be antiracist. Here's some readings you can. Do. You WanNA learn how to do direct action and participate in direct action. Here's the things that you need to know. You want to learn about the history of police violence in this country Here's some movies you can watch etc like overwhelmingly. It's people of Color. It's black people who are producing that knowledge that's archiving that knowledge that's gathering that information and sharing it, and yes, absolutely we should be led. By these people like yes, we should have the Mike Right. Now you know black people. But ask yourself like okay. What is my role here? What is my responsibility here? Because if I'm constantly deferring other people, not just their knowledge, but their labor. What does that say about my commitment to this issue So you know as we were talking about like okay. WHO's GonNa intro this episode. I was like we don't want to give the impression that we're. We're doing that same thing right like this was my conversation and I'm just like bringing you into it and I'm going to get a forty minute webinar on anti-racist work I mean you say that like I? I brought this episode up Yeah because I'm struggling right now, but it wasn't as if I had to like talk. y'All into it. You know like argue for this is the work that feminist frequency does, and so it was more dislike listen. I can't pretend that I give a shit about you know. Whatever show is entering its third season on. Hulu right now. I I can't give a shit about that. I'm not seeing other people. Shouldn't I'm not saying that? If you need to absent yourself from the conversation that's going on the stimulating and you know overwhelming information that's blanketing things, but I'm saying for me. I can't do it and so as a media critic. Can we take the time to unpack like Yo?.

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"caroline pettit" Discussed on Feminist Frequency Radio

Feminist Frequency Radio

14:12 min | 4 months ago

"caroline pettit" Discussed on Feminist Frequency Radio

"You can donate or even start your own fundraising page that kiss that they share in the way that Ellie leaves. And then I'll see you wanNA keep that. It couldn't have been more perfect for me. I'm Oh God. This movie's some parts of it. Were so cute. I couldn't handle it. Welcome to feminist frequency radio. This is the show that asks you to be critical of the media that you love an Asia Sarkisian and I'm joined today by two women who could write big volumes on adolescent longing caroline pettit. And how did today? We're going to be riding our bikes along the highway. Zimbabwe's of small town Washington state to talk about the modern day. Cyrano tail the half of available now on net flicks. How's it going? What is Cyrano tail so Cyrano de Birger Act is the classic story of a Duty Guy who doesn't know how to express himself getting somebody who does know how to express themselves very well to commute to to communicate with the object of his affection for him but Cyrano himself is sort of a not often himself considered attractive because he has a very very long knows it was the basis for? You know maybe a lot of more modern audiences know it from being adopted into the Steve Martin Film Roxanne but you can also definitely see the the framework here in the half of it the film. We're GONNA talk about today. Yeah well. Isn't that fancy yeah? I didn't know that watching it but now I do so. Hey I feel like I learned my new thing for the day. Aren't you supposed to try to learn a new thing every day? Sure you whatever. The a lifelong learner always be. Ab L. always be learning. How okay is for learners? Oh boy so. This is how everyone is doing today. Pretty what I told co-co-co-couple Ebony is Basically sweating her off body off. I don't know how Carolina's doing what's the weather like in the Bay Area Carol. It's mild at the moment We've had. We've had some very hot days these past few days. Apparently it snowed in Toronto. A couple of days ago Well apparently like the whole like eastward sixty percent of the United States is going to be facing some massive cold front or something. I don't know I Listen the Earth is telling us I'M GONNA get ya by Hook or by crap. Yeah okay. Hey I'm tired of your bullshit so it really. That's it for us. It really is you know and can you blame it. No not at all. I was Very upset about the healthcare system in America recently which I am regularly but you know I had more specific reason to be recently and I was like. I'm getting the fuck out of this country which is not a thing that I ever say and I was like well. I can go to Canada because I'm a Canadian citizen and then I was like. Where would I go and Canada though I was like? I don't really WANNA go back to Vancouver maybe Toronto this note and I was like Hell. No I'm not leaving California. It's just I just. I need California to be its own country can. How's that separatist movement going? Can I? We like start that up again. Oh Gosh as if we weren't already somebody's watch list just saying all right. Y'All the half of it is the second feature film from Director. Alice Wu whose last film was two thousand and four saving face. The half of it is a sweet coming of age story. About a riot bookish financially strapped teenager named Ellie Choo who agrees to help Paul the charming but dim football player slash part-time sausage king. And we mean that literally who is desperate to woo. The girl that Ellie herself has a crush on what it's a love story but perhaps not in the way you think or as Ellie herself says it's not the kind of love story where everyone gets what they want. It's a film that centers platonic or the love between friends just as much if not more than romantic love but it never diminishes the longing that Ellie feels for the lovely astor nor does it. Give the sacrament happy ending that a more traditional Phil might. So let's talk about the half of it. Let's talk about it. I don't watch a lot of films. I don't know that I would characterize this as like you know why in the way that you talk about like why literature whatever but. I don't watch a lot of films that center teenagers very often. You know and after watching a book smart last year and really enjoying it and really enjoying the half that I'm thinking what have I been missing because clearly you know there are some people who are doing some great work one of the things that I really liked about this movie in the same way that I really liked about book? Smart films about teenagers that kind of allow them to be messy and take them seriously while also acknowledging that so much of what is making them. Miserable is a product of the fact that they are young. You know and that they don't have the autonomy and the resources that they will hopefully have later in life. I found this like just really delightful. I could you know it takes on some really heavy issues. I mean the relationship with Elliot and her Dad For one but it just it remained so it was just like a confection. It was so late and a lot of ways I really liked it. I so I was fascinated by this foam. Certainly You know early on. I think I I caught my interest because there's a moment early on where So Ellie Ellie. Chew the main character. Who is I think? Just wonderful and plan wonderfully She has sort of begrudgingly. Agreed to help Paul. This clue the the earnest but inarticulate football player sausage King You know try to communicate his love to to ask Florez and so And she's watching this film at home with her dad. Her Dad as a Chinese immigrant. Who doesn't speak English very well but he watches a lot of films at home. And so at one point he's watching the film wings of desire which is a film that I adore And and Ellie winds up just quoting the film directly in the letter that she writes as on behalf on Paul's behalf for Astor and the funny thing is that astor like recognize it. And she's like. Oh Yeah Nice try like I like like wait wenders too but you know and you know. I. It's that sting where like I like wings of desire I would never in a million years have caught that that was a reference to wings of desire if somebody snuck that in an email or a romantic letter to me or whatever so you kind of understand early on that That this is a kind of heightened reality with right you know characters who who are way more. In in some ways knowledge aware culturally aware. articulate than than not only most young people but most like adults actually are. I'm though of course they're still deeply confused and troubled about all the the questions of love and life and things that so many young people are. But yeah you you kind of have to go with it except that this is like a a a bit of a fantasy In the sense of how it how it's characters Think and talk and Act at times but I have a lot of affection for the film. I think it's definitely got its heart in the right place. It's really sweet. I love that it doesn't give you the conventional ending as Elliot says very very upfront. At the beginning that it's this is this is not a love story. At least not the kind where everyone gets. They want and she wasn't kidding about that. You know it's I did feel like maybe I'm maybe I'm just a little too old for this at times or something because I felt like some of the situations where a little contrived and I couldn't I didn't really believe in the behavior of the characters at times but you know but it's but as a it like as a film for younger people. I think it's really sweet and smart and endearing and you know and great Interest imagining don't people who are listening. I'm by no means saying that. Like there's just a Cornucopia of you know just a buffet of media. That young queer kids can watch these days and see themselves affirmed by but I am heartened by the increasing amount of media and I think like God what would it have been like to watch this when I was like fifteen you know and to just have it be like Eli's longing for and just like wide eyed kind of admiration of aster and really kind of the idea of of Astor You know like to have that taken so seriously to not excuse me to have. It not played for a joke to have a film that they took it seriously and took both characters seriously. I'm wondering what that would have been like an I love. I love that that Ellie is training American. Like I just come on young queers of color. Just get yourself onscreen and like the that heavy anticipation of wondering if you'RE GONNA get to kiss the object of your affection. Oh God pump it right into my veins I think that I agree with you on a lot of what you said. Carol and the the parts about like the movie didn't Grit me right like it wasn't like I had just completely lost myself to this narrative in this world but I still enjoyed it and I still think there's a lot of value to it and it. It's still really really solid. I did also have that feeling of like I might be a little too old for this for this which is fine like and I don't feel that way about everything that I watched with teenagers. But it did feel a little bit like that for for this particular one And that's not honestly like insincerely. I'm not trying to diminish the value of this film or that. It's actually like a very you know it's a it's a good film But one of the things I love. So so Elliott has played by Leo Lewis and I think she plays her so well so good. I really really really like this character a lot. And I think that she's just such a she just embodied who this this young woman is in. You know the the Po- like she's you know they're poor. They're like struggling financially she. Her lost her mother at a young age. Her father is you know like he's around and doing stuff but he's dealing with the loss of his wife and she knows that she's smart right like that's the thing that I love about. This is that while. She's insecure about maybe her sexuality. She's insecure about kind of being a bit nerdy Feeling like she's stuck in this town that she doesn't really want to be in but feels obligated to be. She never doubts her intelligence. And I think that that's really beautiful. Um for a teenager and really a wonderful representation in this space and I also have how. She doesn't sort of like blossom into something that she's not. She remains resolutely ellie throughout even she starts to learn more about had perhaps open herself up in some ways or take chances and in some ways Like don't ever come off and she's not. That goes do some huge makeover which I was so happy about as well exactly exactly. Yeah I think I'll I didn't mean I thought you had more to say sorry to say no that was that was that was exactly like I. I don't watch a lot of ROM COMS I do read tons of romance as anyone who listens to the podcast knows a lot of comes precisely because too often. And maybe it's just the ones that I've seen. There are those tropes and beats the kind of have to be hit and yet they're often are those moments of like sort of forced change for women in ways that hinge upon like the Physical Ray. Oh we have this character. Who's kind of build as being you know plain Jane or whatever but we know that she's incredibly conventionally attractive anyway? She's wearing classes. And then you know three quarters of the way through the movie. She's got the make overseeing. She takes off the glasses shakes or ponytail loose. And you're like what so we didn't have that?.

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"caroline pettit" Discussed on Feminist Frequency Radio

Feminist Frequency Radio

01:57 min | 5 months ago

"caroline pettit" Discussed on Feminist Frequency Radio

"Donate or even start your own fundraising page. I think because I saw this movie for the first time when I was like eighteen I still had kind of an immature. Plato Brain. That was easily manipulated. I was like Oh these are nice moments and then I've just watched the movie consistently since then so they work for me. Okay but like every day. Watch this movie every day to go to sleep. Welcome to feminist frequency radio. This is the show that asks you to be critical of the media. You love I'm Anita Sarkisian and I'm joined today. By the long lost four th member of the pussycats Caroline Pettit. You can find out all about it in our behind the music episode. Today we're going to be traveling from the small town Riverdale to the top of the pop charts as we revisit that she doesn't in one film Josie and the pussycats and joining us which you can either blame for or celebrate the topic. This week is Caitlin Dante. What do you mean why would anyone blame me for anything for encouraging everyone to watch this amazing perfect movie? I got so much blame. That will come up in the next little bit of this for those of you who don't remember. Kaitlyn is a writer and comedian who also co hosts the Bechtel cast previously. She joined us here on. Ffr Back on episode one zero seven to talk about the movie no well which was also quite the winter. We've weird to for to Kaitlin. It sounds to me like you are putting no Ellen Josie in the pussycats in the same category Which I don't understand he. I know it sounds like I'm joking. But I truly Josie and the PUSSYCATS is borderline flawless. And I love it so much and Noel was kind of stinker so.

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"caroline pettit" Discussed on Feminist Frequency Radio

Feminist Frequency Radio

16:05 min | 7 months ago

"caroline pettit" Discussed on Feminist Frequency Radio

"To FEMINAZI radio. This is the show that asks you to be critical of the media. You love each Sarkisian and I'm joined today by a woman who will gladly regale you with her all time top five Peter Gabriel tracks. And I know this for a fact Caroline Pettit number one probably in your eyes but definitely not the album version of in your health minute. Version recorded live in Athens in nineteen ninety-seven fun fun fact about Caroline is. She could do this all day with anything out of the eighties but nothing gets every we also have special guests Nicole. He who is a game developer and creative technologist? Hi Nicole Hi this week. We'll be talking about the WHO high fidelity which puts a new spin on the classic tale of Music. Obsessed Romance and heartbreak okay. Nicole would is a creative technologist. That's a good question. I don't actually know the answer. Even though a use those words to describe myself sometimes depending on who. I'm talking to you. Tell me please tell me that you make some of the coolest. Shit I've ever seen. Well thank you so I'm GonNa let you describe it but it's always very it's very cool. Thank you I appreciate that. Maybe one way to describe. What a creative technologists does is that. We make technology things that are about making money from technology which is is probably rare But Yeah I guess I I. Basically I make games which is actually relatively new development for me but I like to make weird tech art stuff and so you know so. I'm working a lot of things that are like usually using sort of like strange inputs. For example I do a lot of work with voice technology which basically means just like yelling at your computer so I made a game called enhanced computer which is also the url of the game In basically it. Lets you live out your cyberpunk fantasies. Mosh to that trope. Where in SCI FI movies or like police shows where people are standing in front of a screen screaming enhance and zoom in a game that lets you do that. It's amazing video of I remember when I saw you. Show this game at Expo Expo. A couple years ago there was a video of guy at work Yeah it was incredible so I found a few. Let's play videos and there was one guy. I don't know where he was from. He was speaking Spanish and basically he just could not get the speech recognition to recognize a single word that he was saying so he was just saying trying to say enhance enhance over and over while smoking a cigarette and it absolutely did not work like you would say like it. Pick up like let's hang or something and it ends him screaming. Fuck you which is amazing. Yeah we'll we'll link some of those. You all should check this out. It's just it's so delightful and anyone that knows anything is like this isn't real this enhanced function is not real and so it's so funny to like create a game around this super fake thing. Yeah we've all seen a million times. Yeah I think like also 'cause I'm interested in Our expectations of technology as informed by science fiction And the difference between that and how technology actually works so enhanced computers. Actually I would say more of an art project than a real video game because it's sort of showcases the differences again between don't all janitors of what video games are. No no I know I know under my all the work we've done in the last decade about defining what allowing everything to be video games. Okay so now tell us about how you became. Best friends with. Billy I wish. Oh God yeah so. I did a project recently for with Vogue magazine where I trained neural network on a lot of interview questions and also on Billy Irish lyrics. Said it would generate questions to ask her and it also generated. Its Own Billy. Irish s clerics And Yeah I did video where the I essentially asked her. These questions and then also You know we had her. Read the Billy Irish lyrics that the generated and have heard about that and yeah. It's nuts. I mean she is just like a huge star and the video has like an insane number of us but I think what was like super interesting about that is that it was like. She took it very seriously and was really open about answering the questions. Which are kind of bizarre? Like who consumed your all of your power in one go? I think was one of the questions and she sort of answered it seriously. I think what is interesting about her experience as she said in the video is just like when human interviewers interview her they always ask the same questions over and over and it always is like trying to get something from her. You know. They're trying to get her to say something that will like be controversial or just like get a lot of read readers or viewers or something like that but she felt like the a i. It didn't have its own agenda. Say She was basically saying he was like unbiased. Which is unusual thing to save out an? I thought that was pretty cool. So interesting what a weird. What a weird life you have. I love it caroline. Yeah Yeah. How's your life? I am not remotely as interesting as that. So that's what billy Bush had my podcast all right well speaking of big stars and music. Let's get into what we're here to talk about. So though it originated as a novel by Nick Hornby most probably know high fidelity from the two thousand film which starred John Cusack Has Rob Gordon. A record store owner and obsessive music fan who takes us through his all time top five most painful breakup while trying to reunite with his most recent girlfriend many high fidelity to be the definitive look at a particular kind of masculinity. So it's pretty surprising that the new Hulu TV series so upset the White Guy version of rob for none other than the extremely attractive. Zoe Kravitz. Yeah this is the way the significant shift. A great deal of high fidelity will be extremely familiar to those who have seen the film. Major plot points in moments are repeated. Almost exactly as they were in previous versions gender swapping aside so the new high fidelity raises a number of interesting questions. Such as is it possible to swap out the main character for a woman in a story that many consider to be about masculinity and to end up with something worthwhile and insightful in its own right I was fucking obsessed with this movie came out. I probably seen this movie like a dozen times and then I got older and I became a feminist media critic and I was like this movie is trash and it's about a stocker and it's fucked up so when I heard that they were making a TV show. I was like appalled and it got me thinking as I was watching it like okay. Y'All we have all of these gender swap remakes. Like how much longer are we GONNA do this? And when is the gender swap remake? Like not a gimmick an actually like worthwhile right. I Y- but but so for me. This is also just stipulate. I think both of you have seen all the episodes. I have only seen the first four episodes. So with that caveat for me. This show is very worthwhile. Because I'll tell you specifically why because for me. There's a very specific reason. I think that media has always traditionally very much allowed male obsession. Normalized like male obsession and mail obsessive men male characters can be obsessed about music or a woman or whatever and it's it can be and often is framed positive light whereas female obsession. You know typically very often goes to a fatal attraction. Female Obsession is is framed as inherently like unbalanced as dangerous. You know all of those kinds of things and so for me as as a woman who absolutely obsessed over. What is the perfect closer for this? Mix tape that I wanna make to communicate to someone how I feel about them and who absolutely can experience powerful negative emotions like jealousy. There's a moment in in the high fidelity film right where John Cusak says of his Ex's new boyfriend. You know just simmering over with rage. What fucking Ian Guy? And we get that. Moment here with Zoe Kravitz. Saying what fucking lily girl and the ACI it's fucked up et CETERA. But it but I'm also like I know that kind of jealousy and I felt it and so and it's like it's not presented inherently in my view. Anyway as like you know as the way female obsession so often is. It's like it's supposed to like Rick. We're supposed to like understand rob and be like. Hey we all have those fucked up feeling sometimes and so. In that regard I really appreciated you know even as much as like I wish like why why does it have to just be like swapping out like a woman for a man in a familiar story and we need these kinds of stories that are original and etc like I still feel like there's something valuable about what this is doing with regard to portraying a a woman who has who can be obsessed about music and be obsessed about the people who have broken her heart and all of those things? And it's not like totally pathologist the way female obsession so often is yeah. I think it's interesting because it's not a pure like gender swap only change right. I mean I think the characters are actually very different so I agree. I enjoyed seeing her. Have that same possessiveness in have like the space to have that obsessive nece and to sort of maintain the authority of being extremely knowledgeable about music that the original rob also had And so she got to keep that kind of Authority on On the subject that she cares so much about but I think a lot of differences between the characters like I found that her character was a lot less of an asshole than the original and I was wondering if that was by design because I feel like part of the whole thing about the movie is that like Oh yeah. This guy's a huge Dick like real real astle He treats women like garbage And a lot of it I felt like by nature of him being a straight guy. The movie was also about the relationship between men and women. So one thing. That's different about. This is that she is queer because at least one of her. Xs is a woman so that also changes. The you know the topic. It's not only about relationships between men and women but I also found her to be a more nuanced character that had a lot more Like relate ability and part of that probably is also because it was like this whole thing was filmed and takes place like in my neighborhood like a block away from where I live like when they get brench. It's like where I get brunch. Thought it was funny like you know. There's a scene reclined. Is like picking up his dry cleaning. That's by dry cleaner. And so I mean that that's part of why you know it's relatable to me personally also probably demographically So I just you know I think for that reason. It probably other reasons. I found the character a lot more relatable but I think part of it is because she is actually presented as the More nuanced in well rounded character than the original. Yeah I mean this was made twenty year. It's twenty years later and so I think that the way that we I think that so much has changed in our media landscape that I would be shocked if they didn't make some changes in that regard at least I you know I got. I really hated this the first couple of episodes and then I just benched the whole thing so I like I clearly kept watching it and I probably would have watched whether we were recording this or not but I I struggled a lot with like. I don't know if I'm the like I don't know who the audiences for this because it's literally for this changes towards the end of the series but it's like it's the fucking movie like while there are changes in how they present rob It's like the same characters the same dialogue. The same names the same situations like everything about her ex. Girlfriend is literally other than the fact that they like. Make Fun of influencers. A as the version of the like. You know. socialite From twenty years ago is now like the influencers socialite like the same fuck and everything and I just. I was having these really awkward flashbacks where I was feeling uncomfortable. Because I'm like I've already seen this. Why am I seeing this again? But if it's for a new audience for a younger generation than like maybe that doesn't matter right. I mean aren't aren't these. Aren't these all of these. Things are still relevant right. I mean I mean there are definitely music nerds of all genders are still constantly being born groomed in the in the in the the two cool vinyl shops of America. Or whatever like I I mean and I think that re-casting robbery imagining Robin. The way this does like like a similar as everything else might be. Somehow that does like fundamentally change things. I mean again to go back to what I said earlier. Like my relationship as a viewer. Who is a woman like? I'm the I'm the audience too. I'm part of the audience because I feel so validated by this in a way that I never would buy never have by the John cusack film because because when I watched John cusack film I'm like yeah I I really tall that but it's like but that is all okay for dudes but here. I'm like oh I have all these facets to my personality too and here is finally like a piece of media. That's telling me that that those those things are not be you know. Because fidelity is I think so often considered a film it's insightful about masculinity there's like this way that those character traits then become Almost essential is as like inherently masculine and Soda Have Rob in this though he Kravitz possess. A lot of those character traits. It kind of freeze them. For from that it liberates them for me and makes me feel better about like being a woman who again who like Ken who has opinions about..

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"caroline pettit" Discussed on Feminist Frequency Radio

Feminist Frequency Radio

13:03 min | 1 year ago

"caroline pettit" Discussed on Feminist Frequency Radio

"In that instance I felt myself privileging his physical safety over his emotional safety and it was brutal and as I said I had to get up and walk away for a moment welcome to feminist frequency radio. This is the show that asks you to be critical of the media. Yeah you love. I'm caroline pettit with Anita off being a lone wolf. I'm joined by my fellow guest at a motel somewhere in the Nevada desert. Ebony atoms pay ebony little cub in this week's episode. We're GONNA continuing. Our conversation about life is strange to with a look at episode four breath fake so how's it going Ebony. How are you today. I am fine. I have to say like every time I needed goes. Outta town down and it's just the two of us I think like maybe we can just sneak in a cinema baugh episode in here right now but no we we we stick to the mission at hand and we typically have been talking about life as well. We try and stick to the mission at hand anyway so we always come back to life is strange like the subsequent episodes right. I gotTa tell you I don't know how much more my heart can take. How many more chapters do we have because I just how much more you can these young men take. How much more can I take watching them. That's not insured over to the right and yet we're GONNA. We're going to really back a little bit because I do want to talk about a few other things before we get into life is strange the proper conversation but yes definitely it is often tough to see the Diaz brothers have to endure so much and there is one episode remaining the next episode will be the the the conclusion to to the saga so I think I you know I think there's there's the end is in sight. I think we can power through through one more episode of that and then one more conversation about it on this podcast and hopefully fifth and final episode will leave things on a on the note that we can all feel feel pretty good about but that remains to be seen but before we dive into life is strange to episode four. We're going to talk a little bit about some entertainment news but before we even do that I want to note for our listeners that this is the first episode that we're recording since events occurred leading to what some are calling gaming's metoo moment a number of women and Non Binary People and men in fact have come forward with stories of of a abuse in some cases rape sexual abuse emotional ocean and psychological abuse workplace abuse that they've experienced from men often high profile men whose power or prestige a may have enabled them to protect themselves from the consequences of such behaviour for a long long time and I feel like we'd be doing the topic disservice to just kind of touched on it briefly like to have a little. I I guess what I'm trying to save a Nieta away at the moment you know this doesn't feel like the right time for us here the F. R. to do our full on you know conversation about about these events and the ramifications of these events and what they reveal the Ol- and I suspect that on a future episode we may do do a deeper dive into into it and talk about the kind of the cultural forces is that enable men to behave in these ways and what changing the culture demands and what that really looks like I do I did want to at least acknowledge that those events have happened because I felt it would have been conspicuous to to not do so with that said let us get into some of this week's Entertainment News Evans. What do you have for us this week well. I'll tell you right now. Folks I apologize because I'm not going to deliver the news and the way that caroline dogs. I don't read as widely as she does nor do I. Rita's deeply so get into what I have for you not much. The first thing is this is really you know just about my interest specifically so Walter mosely fantastic author Walter Mosely reveal this past week that he left the Star Trek Discovery Writer's room over the use of the N. Word and what's interesting about this story. Is that Walter Mosely who is himself black is the person who used the N. Word in the writer's room he was relating a story from his is passed and to an from from the best of his ability relating what he had heard this police officer say which was something to to this essentially along the lines of when I go into the Patty neighborhoods I arrest all the niggers when I go into the irs whatever right the point is is Walter. Mosley who was the sole black writer in the writer's room was contacted by H R to say that some other writer indicated they were uncomfortable with his language and this is mind blowing to me and I love Walter Moseley's comment which hr saying you know somebody's uncomfortable with your use of the where it bigger in the writer's room walls. I am the nigger and the writers robe like he is straight ups relating a story. He is not calling someone is not making a joke a show like discovery which is attempting to wrestle with you know kind of social conflict and the systems of oppression but on the space operatic scale right but trying to be very deliberate about being inclusive it is ludicrous that someone made made this kind of like knee jerk reaction like really y'all context does matter so what it was like. I'm bouncing. There's no way I'm dealing dealing with this like I don't. I don't know for sure of course that. The person who filed that complaint is white. I mean we know that they weren't black since Walter. Moseley's the only black person but to me it's sort of smacks of a kind of white fragility around this this this issue or just a complete misunderstanding or like the or or just having feelings around that word minutes usage that are that are all wrong because like like yes if it's a hundred percent inappropriate one hundred percent of the time for you know anyone other than a black person to use that word but to but to deny black people people the you know the use of that word that people who have who that word represents in its own way like the brunt of the racism that black people have experienced. It's it's I mean it is. It is mind boggling to me that anyone thinks that it it is appropriate to to even file such a complaint like yeah like the fact that like I I would would still be somewhat side eyeing this this person but if it were in fact that Walter Mosely was simply using the word you know in casual conversation you know that's one sure I do think then that you know being honest enough to come for to say like I'm not black but it makes me uncomfortable to hear it right like the word should make you uncomfortable but but like he is leading a particular story for a particular the reason and I think you know when he says like to suggest that I the person who share you you know sort of the the brunt of this racism along with millions of other people need to be told where and when it's appropriate is absolutely ludicrous so big up to Telstra mostly it was just one of the most mind-blowing stories of the week okay second another mind blowing story adult. Lynn who is co writer on just huge blockbuster film crazy rich Asians has exited the sequel overpay disparity so adult Lim who is has long extensive career as a writer in Hollywood primarily in television but also features. Excuse me revealed that she was offered one hundred in two thousand dollars to write the sequel for crazy rich Asians which made hundreds of millions of dollars internationally right her white light male co writer was offered upwards of a million dollars for the sequel. Oh my God they're her white. Male Co author author who himself has considerably fewer writing credits than she does. I believe crazy. Richardson's might have been his feature debut. It is so what text book you know the way that this Asian woman and this white man or being treated you know and the kind of excuse the rationale has been that it's all about clips and credits right but even on its face that is ally is verifiable that Adele limb has more extensive credits than her her co author and his attempt once he learned that she had like the pay disparity was so wide he offered to split his salary salary with her and she turned down and I'm so thankful that she did and she said it is not incumbent upon my you know my colleagues in my peers to to address this systematic disparity. It is on the part of the people in charge. It is incumbent upon the studios to make sure that there's fair and equitable treatment. It shouldn't have to deal or wait upon the benevolence of passing white men to make sure that I'm paid what I'm Oh. I cannot believe that that someone okayed this deal and the saddest thing is that I know there's so many women of color. There's so many there's so many people who have not not had a shot in Hollywood and they are so grateful for whatever they get that they will take deals like this and I'm not blaming him you you know I'm not blaming them at all but I'm so glad it's felt like she was in a position to turn this down and it's really be public about it and make a statement because this is is absurd. I'm trying to think what that movie would have been like had it not had an Asian Co writer on it ahead it just this white dude writing it first of all there's no way it would have been as successful passable but it would not have been as good you know and then to come back to this person and be like okay. We want you to do the same thing. PS WE'RE GONNA pay you a tenth of what we're offering friend. You're white male co or even though this is about Asian people. You know what let I don't. I don't know why I'm still stunned by stories like that but I am. I'm still still like I'm still just flabbergasted that I mean. It's just like the the the the racism misogyny is just laid laid bare there. It's just the systemic nature of it like all of it. It's it's the people can the people in positions. The power who yes as you say like okay these deals can can just go about this and feel like this is the way that they should be operating and it is it remains kind of staggering to me. It is and like I said I know that I mean if it were me. I I would have a hard time not taking that money as angry as I might have been. You know to not be offered. My my colleague was being offered. A hundred thousand dollars is nothing and granted. Yes you got to pay her agents. Rioters managers etc for that so it's not like she's getting that whole intent but still it is so to people who are not in the industry but also oh to people who are accustomed to having to sort of accept the crumbs that we've been given this. It's easy for us to say like just take it. You know maybe the next it'll be more but like I said I'm so glad that Adele lamb had the courage and felt like she had the kind of cultural currency to stay. No this is wrong and I will not be. I will not be quiet about this. I will call this out and also yeah Kudos to you my co writer but no you don't pay me the Studio Co pays me and they're gonNa pay me what I'm worth or will not work for them exactly yes well. That's awesome. That is absolutely awesome that she's taking pets. Do I have time for one more. Yeah a quick quick. I will try so Mr Jazzy Mr Beyond Jay Z. and his company ROC nation have partnered with the NFL on this Hashtag inspire change which is supposed to like partner with the NFL's social justice. The.

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"caroline pettit" Discussed on Feminist Frequency Radio

Feminist Frequency Radio

04:19 min | 1 year ago

"caroline pettit" Discussed on Feminist Frequency Radio

"Jimmy has what i think is like such a great kind of line in there. You don't get to hate san francisco. You don't get to hate it unless you love it and i i know just what he means right he is. He has every reason in san francisco. The city that kind of erases his humanity his right to to to lay down broke his heart. Welcome to feminist frequency radio. This is the show that asked you to be critical of the media you you love amanita sarkisian and i'm joined by two other people who also don't own homes in san francisco caroline pettit true and ebony adams a mad had this week's episode. We're going to be talking about the last black man in san francisco a poetic new film about identity race homeownership and who really belongs in the city by the bay well hello fans and co hosts hello. How is everyone on this fine saturday. The day that we are recording this episode good. I i yeah i'm good. I'm it's kinda gloomy here in berkeley today so grey skies is outside my window. I mean you just go squat in your house right. I am that's how that works. Don't forget to change the utilities polities to your name though yeah it's crucial until you know the thing about s._f. I mean you're not in s._f. But the thing about s._f. Is that micro. Climates are fucking real so you could literally just go to the mission and it'll probably be setting your absolute. No that's absolutely true. Yes that would involve leaving your house and i'm not a big fan not a fan <hes> here at feminist frequency. We are not fans of leaving your home ever officially opposed to policies. He's one of our big. The big tenets of our organization you know being opposed to leaving the house yup. I was doing a job interview the day and they were like how do you feel about remote workplaces and i. I was like i fucking love like wow okay. I was like wait. I don't think i interviewed for jobs. That aren't remote workplaces. I don't i don't even know how that works. Do did those exist right anyways. What's up in entertainment news this week well boy so this was tough actually picking a few stories to to to talk about because there's been so much you know entertainment news since last time. We did an entertainment news segment but i did. Just you know so if you don't hear the big story that that you were hoping to hear i apologize. I'm just one woman. I can only bring you so much entertainment all right. So first of aw i story i want to talk about is <hes> so there's a famous <hes> graphic novel series of graphic novels called mouse elsa u._s. by art spiegelman who <hes> whose father was a helicopter survivor and mouse is a is a you know a not a pulitzer prize winning. You know just absolutely critically acclaimed widely adored sort of graphic novel <hes> about the holocaust the cost of <hes>. I think the characters are mice but you know i it's it's done less anyway. It's so art spiegelman the was asked to right the inch was asked by marvel or one of marvel's publishing divisions to write the introduction for an upcoming <hes> collection of of golden golden age comics which would include comics from the era. You know a around world war two in which you have captain america fighting nazis nazis and fascists in the form of the character of red skull who is like explicitly a fascist character and so in in his his introduction <hes> <hes> spiegel wrote <hes> this <hes> this section and because of this section marvel rejected the introduction he wrote auschwitz and hiroshima make more sense as dark comic book cataclysms lazim than as events in our real world in today's all too real world captain america's most nefarious villain.

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"caroline pettit" Discussed on Feminist Frequency Radio

Feminist Frequency Radio

02:01 min | 1 year ago

"caroline pettit" Discussed on Feminist Frequency Radio

"Join our friendly discord server and more that's patriot dot com slash fem freak see you there is like there's this kind of a mythic de raced <hes> <hes> path towards power and legitimacy as a man but whiteness itself in white culture. Perhaps might be insufficient but we're not gonna talk about the ways in which whiteness might not be sufficient. Welcome welcome to feminist frequency radio. This is the show that asks you to be critical of the media you love. I'm anita sarkisian and i'm joined by two promising yellow belts caroline pettit. Hey hey a. n. Ebony adams was a in this week's episode. We're going to be discussing the dark comedy the art of self defense and getting into a larger discussion about masculinity. Hello friends hey. How's everybody good. You know i am looking we are last. Week's episode was about masculinity and a film in a lot of ways of being that and you know. Let's just keep the train going with this week's episode. We're yeah man yeah. I love talking about men. Actually you know what that's wrong. I shouldn't say that because the category of masculinity does not in here right <hes> just to to it could get into it like and that's part of what this film you know tries to whatever we'll get. We'll get into it all right. I'm the worst i'm the worst i am the weak link on this podcast that has so unsure. You're not the one that gets the reviews about how i don't remember anything so people have an ax to grind with you anyway so of course a good business. Who am i am a nobody. That's fine all right. The theat of self defense is a new dark comedy by writer director riley stearns which stars jesse eisenberg as casey a deeply insecure man living in fear after he's violently silently attacked on the street.

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"caroline pettit" Discussed on Feminist Frequency Radio

Feminist Frequency Radio

04:44 min | 1 year ago

"caroline pettit" Discussed on Feminist Frequency Radio

"Doubles caroline pettit. Hey hey every atoms. Hey in this week's episode azote. We're gonna discuss once upon a time in hollywood a lighthearted romantic guys trying to make a big in the city trying to make it in in the big city big in the city. You know same thing anyways. We'll get right to that. Okay everybody can i can before we get started on this. Can i just say okay one thing quickly yeah no. Can we do anything other than talk about this movie. I'm with you on that. Uh no i don't. I don't call him. Favors often on demand often. I didn't even demand this time but i said you know what this movie. There's just so much to talk about in this movie we have to we can't talk about it and i knew i knew that neither needed revenue was going to enjoy it but i i never thought i would. I like to wash them suffer. Yeah i i was. I was like yesterday yesterday at like four p._m. And it was like oh man avenir in the theater right in the villa hating life that was definitely we were literally early passing notes in the movie theater movie. I one point ebony road caroline's fired. I wrote but this is forever. We're never leaving. He's never going to end. We can't talk about the things that we lake aac you know you you are using this like as voucher karaoke. You're calling in on this and i feel feel like that's hilarious to me but you didn't listen on the. I feel like the last time there was a movie that i was like kind of insistent was call me by your the name and that was like two years ago now so fair. No it's much more worthwhile voucher to cash in very often. You know <hes> i yeah we. We all get one every two years yeah. I can't be what the patrick swayze documentary uh-huh you don't have to use it for that sui all right carolyn before we dive into this fucking nightmare hor dream of a movie. Give us some great entertainment. Okay all right now that you're all riled up. <hes> well all right first of all so there's a game. That's you know been in development for a few years now called blitz. Which is this really adorable looking. Could you know poke on ask but i i don't wanna like gin holy as that but you know i it has maybe broad similarities something like pokemon but this it's really adorable game called blitz in development for years <hes> i think i've seen it at a few different shows here and there and it just looks really charming and <hes> and <hes> within the past few weeks it came out there were the the blitz devs announced that they had made a deal with epic for exclusivity so you blitz is going to be an epic game store exclusive and and <hes> i don't know some of our listeners may be aware some may not but there is a like a bizarre and really deep and ferocious anger among many you know self proclaimed <hes> gamers about pretty much the very very existence of the epic game store and when any and win deb's <hes> make deals for sort of exclusivity with epic games <hes> because these these these particular gamers are extremely resistant to the idea of having to ever install and use a platform some other than steam right steam sort of established as the p._c. Gaming store and these gamers are d- you'd like don't want games to be exclusive on on platforms that are not steam <hes> and so when it was announced that ooh blitz had made a deal and they're like you know like a low. These are like indie indie dev like truly a small team of indy dabs avs for whom i'm sure the financial you know <hes> the compensation everything being awarded presented by epic is.

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"caroline pettit" Discussed on Feminist Frequency Radio

Feminist Frequency Radio

04:19 min | 1 year ago

"caroline pettit" Discussed on Feminist Frequency Radio

"Com slash fem freak see there yeah a corporation might own Black Panther but it's now ours <music> right like that we have this. It is our collective cultural love of this thing or hatred of this thing or what have you that makes it real and and makes it bigger than something that one company can say. I own the welcome to feminist frequency radio. This is the show that asks you to be critical of the media you love. I'm Anita Sarkisian and I'm joined by captains of Industry Carolyn Caroline Pettit Wa. That's my rich say sound counting my money sound. I'm rich. I'm rich. I'm counting and my money. That's what I want you to imagine. Why while I make that noise I've got a monocle a monocle and a Taco yeah rich people I wear any? Do you have a sound. You'd like to make as your captain of industry. Today I wish I had because I am sitting here like scrooge mcduck throwing gold coins into the air and like sliding down a mountain of Gills perfect now that we have that visual today we're GonNa be talking about the ways that our media consumption and pop pop culture fandom are tied in troubling to capitalism and the market economy all right Yo everybody what's up everybody everybody Carolina mayor tired well full disclosure. y'All recorded a podcast episode immediately preceding miss that that was not on so y'all must really been like getting into it. Ebony Evans Hatred of Spider Man. Don't tell me the wolves you're going to be done. I mean Iraq. You should be the next villain in the next Spiderman movie. That's how much you hate Spiderman. You just want to destroy Spiderman yeah but he was like no fuck away. I'm not saying that God Damn Movie Yeah Yeah Yeah I was so full. No I just sometimes I'm like. I cannot get to the movie theater this when I will see it eventually but I was in no rush to see despite thinking Tom Holland is adorable man Dan Spiderman into the spiders <hes> he's such a good spiderman. He's I'll see it eventually but but also like make y'all didn't need me for that discussion so happy to Moonwalk into the background will. Let's let's talk about some more pleasant pop culture our fandom conversation wow I don't I got nothing. I need someone to like whisper. The words from you need you need your person in that. You need your Ned. You know do oh one thing. I didn't even mention that reminds me real quick one thing I didn't even mention in our Spiderman Condo that I wanted to is it in both movies. Peter ends up with a talking to a female voiced computer assistant and I'm like like what's with the come on all all the like well. His Tony Stark is a piece of shit well of course they'll be fans will go yeah but Tony Stark cad what's his face who became vision to me. Paul Bet Nina's ear for and like yeah but still like there's a pattern of of a assistance in real life and in entertainment being female coded and also kind of like differential and I don't know you know all all these women got to do all that emotional labor whether real or not there is a lot to celebrate about are increasingly diverse diverse mainstream media landscape modern audiences can immerse themselves in so many different kinds of compelling stories stories from which people of Color the disabled queer people basically anyone who wasn't middle-class street in weight had traditionally been excluded. It's a victory of a sore but it only goes so far we still have so far to go in in terms of representation in our media but more than that can we ever really looked a corporate media to independently advance the culture in a progressive meaningful and sustainable way. How do we ensure mindful engagement with media and.

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"caroline pettit" Discussed on DLC

DLC

02:32 min | 1 year ago

"caroline pettit" Discussed on DLC

"Thanks to our sponsor this week squarespace, where space squarespace brings the show to you deal. She, of course, the show all about games in their many forms games played on desktops, laptops. And consoles also games that involved dice luck and cardboard. I'm your host Jeff Kenna that's Bella too. Ends in one t-, and I'm joined as always by my friend slash co host slash nemesis. The guy who always plans, his vacations, the same time I do. Mr. Kristen Spicer. Hello, Christian was less planning and more, like, oh, you're here to Jeff how weird role here. Let's push some tables together. Well, we were both on vacation this weekend. Who was that? It was pretty nice. My mind was nice. I hope yours was as well. I was crazy. I was with twenty two family members in one cabin with, with one bathroom so twenty two one bathroom lots of little kids, it was, you know, rough lot of digging holes in the woods. Yeah. Yeah. Using trees. But man, this is going to be a fun show. We got we got a lot of really juicy interesting topics to dive into. We got games talking about our first regular show, post E three and we're going to do a little post e-3, retrospective talking about some trends. Coming out of that show. And we have just a fantastic guest. It'd probably the perfect guest to do this with, you know, the deal, see always stands for downloadable NADA, and your downloadable Christian. But this week, I am so pleased because once again, DLC stands for dissecting leisure, culture, because we have been managing editor of feminist frequency. Caroline Pettit is back with us again. Hey, caroline. Hey, gosh. Hey, thanks so much for having me back here. Yeah. Yeah. All my gosh. It's the perfect to have you, an article, you're co author on has Dan talked about a lot. We're going to talk about it, and I'm so pleased to have you here to do that among many other topics. So let's dive right in and start the way we always do with story of the week story gets the story on the we may Torey week. Store. The week is the part of the show where we make our case for the most important stories that happened in the world of games this week, and you can always submit stories for consideration by visiting our sub read it that's five by five DLC dot read it dot com or by sending us an Email DLC feedback at g mail dot.

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"caroline pettit" Discussed on KPCC

KPCC

06:44 min | 1 year ago

"caroline pettit" Discussed on KPCC

"Welcome back to the frame. I'm John horn. Thanks for joining us. Media critic and feminist anita's keys, then made headlines a couple of years ago when she called out, sexist and misogynistic depictions in video games, Circassian criticism triggered threats of graphic violence against her and virtual non-stop online harassment part of what became known as gamer gate. Her latest project aims to root out toxic. Depictions of LGBTQ characters in gaming the frame contributor, Steven Cuevas recently spoke with her keys, Ian, and he has. Our story in the first episode of the three part, queer tropes in gaming series directed by any the Sarkisian host. Caroline Pettit explains. Its core objective. We need war games in which clear characters and clear identities simply exist, whether the player chooses to access that content or not sound simple. But Sarkisian points out that such transformations never came so easy in Hollywood. A big influence on game producers games, I think still struggle with how to tell narrative and so they pull out these tropes, which are not necessarily bad things, right. Too often though they are used to reinforce harmful stereotypes. Let's hear a clip from early on in the first episode. Caroline Pettit is talking about a ninety arcade game called crimefighters two players face queer coded enemies in leather with exaggeratedly effeminate walking animations who literally dry hump the player as an attack, but they don't stop there. These guys will try anything if there's a lamppost handy, hell they'll hump that, too. It's just a nana's. It makes me laugh every time. I mean when you first saw video games like that. What was your response? It was my first time. And I was like. We're providing a re framing for a lot of people who grew up on these games, so games that you had played when you were younger that you didn't ever notice that we're folks are demonized in these various ways that now all of a sudden, like, oh my God, I played hours of this game and had no idea until I got older or were given the tools to be able to deconstruct them. It's a digital realm. That's also starting to draw scrutiny from national organizations that track hate and extremism, including the anti defamation league toxic savior of harassment in online games. Issues with the culture of the game companies themselves. Daniel Kelly is co director of the center for technology and society launched in twenty sixteen to combat hate and extremism across the gaming universe from the video games themselves to live streaming player platforms like twitch, the is now working with game, designing companies to come up with video games that can foster inclusion and tolerance. There's talk chicken hateful, culture and practice in games. There's also I think credible potential for games and the process of creating games to be a tool to help folks. Explore the shoes and James and Keesey and says she has seen gradual improvements in recent years, partly because game designers are starting to see that being more inclusive is actually good for the bottom line having female protagonist is not going to make your game fail. If you make a good game people are gonna. I want to play it or seeing a more opportunities for different kinds of narratives protagonist different kinds of villains than we have historically been seeing games, feminist frequencies clear troops in gaming series does spotlight some of those games one host Caroline Pettit points to is the award winning first person exploration game, gone home story includes a blossoming romance between two young women Samantha, and Lonnie and the game, ultimately creates a feeling of warmth and safety that validates clear loud. He came over today. Do you think? You could ever in. That's when she kissed me since it's uploaded March clear tropes in gaming series has racked up tens of thousands of us on YouTube series is designed in part to help video games evolved into spark healthy conversation, but Sarkisian disabled, the comment section YouTube is trash, and people are very mean to us and post horrific things. So why would we allow that discourse to flourish in our spaces? We get to make the choice, whether we want to allow that on our YouTube channel, which we do not start Keesing knows something about horrific comments, her twenty twelve series tropes vs women in video games called out, sexist and misogynistic portrayals narratives and gaming and it triggered a nasty backlash that included rape and death threats. And even the creation of a crude video game where players could assault circadian. She spoke out about the attacks on comedy central's Kobe report in twenty fourteen. They're actually responding to the fact that we're saying gaming can no longer be this little boy's club anymore that there are many of us women who've been playing games, our whole lies. We're challenging the status quo of gaming as a male dominated space, kick. It. DC. Do you hear the applause for the idea of male dominated base? The harassment was horrible and it's not over the threats of violence have led to the occasional cancellation of speaking engagements and taking extra security precautions out in public, including when visiting KPCC, but it turns out Sarkisian series, also accidents, exposed, the toxic nexus between the openly racist anti-feminists extremist ideology of the so-called alt-right and affection within the gaming community. It sounds areas because it actually is circadian believes the same type of online harassment and rhetoric used to attack hurt others, as far back as twenty twelve have since seeped into our daily politics, you can see the copycat of the tactics that were used to harass that, then the Trump administration and supporters of him used in order to recruit in order to spread conspiracy theories, and it is very concerning for the future of like online discourse and. Literally, our political landscape. And we're seeing the cost of this circadian says she's now working on a project that will delve deeper into the connections between extremist ideology and the world of gaming for the frame. I'm Steven Cuevas. And speaking of Steven Cuevas, he'll.

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"caroline pettit" Discussed on Feminist Frequency Radio

Feminist Frequency Radio

04:31 min | 1 year ago

"caroline pettit" Discussed on Feminist Frequency Radio

"Freak, you'll love it now, on with the show, so there are ways Mitch there, there are people and I encourage you to, to seek them out. I will try to link to some amazing like disabled activists who are like yet you know what? It's fucked up that the characters and our horror films the way that we know they're monstrous is not just because like they take an axe people. But because like they don't walk the way that we think people should walk we need to really deal with shit. Welcome to feminist rings radio. This is episode Eighty-one. I'm your host, Anita Circassian. And I'm joined on his exploration of some of our deepest and most secret shames by my to co host Caroline Pettit, an Evans atoms. This is the show that asks you to be critical. The media you love or alternatively. We're the feminist killjoys coming for your media, depending on your perspective today. We're gonna be doing a deep dive into some of our own guilty, pleasures and exploring the conflicting thoughts and feelings that may come with enjoying certain media. That doesn't exactly meet our own feminist standards after that we'll finish by each sharing a little something in what's your freak out. Now, let's get to it. Okay. I thought it would be cool if we have a few episodes where we start talking about, like larger issues around media, generally instead of just main like, instead of just one piece of media. I'm so happy about this idea because. Sometimes as media critics. I think we give ourselves a pass because the overall trajectory of our work is about holding media to account even media that we love. But when there's a certain something that we respond to we occasionally, or maybe it's just me have tendency to sort of hand wave away the problems with it or trying to rationalize away or trying to scribe like a transgressive meaning to it in the hopes that, you know, we won't be called to account. So I like there were holding our own feet to the fire here. Yeah. Totally. So let's just completely bypass our lovely. Depressing entertainment news and your skit right into this main topic guilty. Pleasures almost all of us have them though. We don't all have the same reasons for feeling guilty about our enjoyment of them, we thought it would be interesting. And maybe a little uncomfortable for us to face our own guilty, pleasures, and the complexity of being a good media critic who sometimes enjoys things that we don't exactly think. Are good or are good for us. This particular topic came up because I was watching something that I didn't want to admit this was it Riverdale. No. I'll admit that. I think there's only one show that I don't want to admit that I watched like all the other crap TV there, you're gonna get it, though. Like. Yeah. We're not out of the gate with it. But so I think that there's something really interesting here and there's a lot of different aspects to what we deem guilty. And if you do, like quit Google searches of guilty. Pleasure TV, I think a lot of folks immediately Goto reality TV allies, all lot of people talking about their guilty. Pleasures are things like, really sort of trashy reality shows, where everybody's kind of, like, quote unquote, mass, or they're like really over the top and often, those are like racial stereotypes, and gender stereotypes. And so I wanted us to talk about, like our relationship to, I don't know why we're doing so much set up. I'm sorry. Let's just do it. You know where you're set this up. Well, let me say this, first of all, I don't enjoy anything. Ironically, you know, and so one of the ways that I'd get at this notion of guilty. Pleasures is that I quite literally feel guilty about some of the things that I like, but it is rare. Slash never that I enjoy something from a position of big patronizing, you know, this is part of the reason why I have trouble with a lot of what passes for camp these days. But that's a whole other episode, but this notion that like you recognize how ludicrous something is. But you are choosing you know from your position your elevated position to, to sort of celebrate its badness. I have a real problem with the classism, the white supremacy that often entails..

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"caroline pettit" Discussed on Feminist Frequency Radio

Feminist Frequency Radio

01:35 min | 1 year ago

"caroline pettit" Discussed on Feminist Frequency Radio

"Wow. They're tampon budget must have been through the roof who thought that was a good joke. Welcome to feminist frequency radio. This is the show that asks you to be critical of the media you love. I'm Anita Sarkisian, and I'm joined by my fellow celebrity chefs Caroline Pettit. How Anna every atoms. Gimme that Kanji to today. We're going to be discussing the new networks, rom com, always be my maybe starring alley. Wong and Randall park. Hello. Hey. Starring alley wall, Randall park and. Oh, well don't worry. That. I put this script together. Okay. There's some people in it. They're saying, you know, what's funny, is that I went to check IMDB to see who one of the actors at secondary characters was, and it says, always be my maybe. And it says starring Kiana Reeves an alley Wong, and I was like Randall park like co writer. Cookery co-star. It was the official. There is like postings of the of the trailer on YouTube where like the thumbnail was Kiana news face, like just kion whose faith. I wish. So obviously, I mean I understand they want to get eyeballs on this movie and Kim news, the counter Reeves brand, is very hot right now. So I don't necessarily blame them for that. But. Yeah. Anyway, we're getting a little ahead of ourselves house,.

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"caroline pettit" Discussed on KPCC

KPCC

02:27 min | 1 year ago

"caroline pettit" Discussed on KPCC

"Is the frame, I'm John horn media critic and feminist anita's are made headlines a couple of years ago when she called out sexist and misogynistic depictions in video games Surtees eons criticism triggered threats of graphic violence and virtually non-stop online harassment against her part of what became known as gamer gate, her latest project through her website, feminist frequency aims to root out toxic to pictures of LGBTQ characters in gaming, and those depictions can fan the flames of hateful speech and intolerance Sarkisian three part video series. Also highlights games that feature more inclusive characters and storylines the frame contributor, Steven Cuevas. Recently spokesman eater Sarkisian and has our story in the first episode of the three part queer tropes in gaming series directed by any Sarkisian host. Caroline Pettit explains. Its core objective. We need more games in which clear characters and clear idea. Entities simply exist, whether the player chooses to access that content or not sound simple. But Sarkisian points out that such transformations never came so easy in Hollywood. A big influence on game producers games. I still struggle with how to tell narrative, and so they pull out these tropes, which are not necessarily bad things. Right. Too often, though, they are used to reinforce harmful stereotypes, let's hear a clip from early on in the first episode. Caroline Pettit is talking about a ninety zero arcade game called crimefighters two players face clear coated enemies in leather with exaggeratedly effeminate walking animations who literally dry hump the player as an attack. But they don't stop there. These guys will try anything if there's a lamppost handy. Hell they'll hump that too. Nana's? It makes me laugh every time. I mean when you first saw video games like that. What was your response? It was my first time, and I was like. We are providing a reframing for a lot of people who grew up on these games. So games that you had played when you were younger that you didn't ever notice that we're folks are demonized in these various ways that now all of a sudden like oh my God. I played hours of this game and had no idea until I got older or were given the tools to be able to deconstruct them. It's a digital realm..

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"caroline pettit" Discussed on Feminist Frequency Radio

Feminist Frequency Radio

04:41 min | 1 year ago

"caroline pettit" Discussed on Feminist Frequency Radio

"But you can also read it as just like, this is a black family that is undergoing this horrific experience, you know, and they there is no sacrificial negro in the film, the entire film like they are centralized in a way that we so rarely get like just on that level alone. This is amazing. I also just really quickly want to mention to listeners who may not have seen the film that it's actually it's also a really funny movie or it's not like funny constantly, but it has these moments of humor that break the tension, so effectively, and I was just so grateful for those like. There's like a few dialogue exchanges between family members. That are just you know, they again, they they're relatable, they're they're they're fun. It's just they're wonderful like the moments of humor in this. Film are wonderful. So I I you know, I definitely for all of its complexities. And and. Problematic elements. I definitely recommend people. Go see this film. Yeah. I also want to just point out like I really hate horror movies. And I really didn't wanna see this like the trailer. Scared me shitless. But it's not I think that if you could handle get out it is kind of similar in that. It's very psychological, it's a little more violent. It's a little gory or, but there's nothing explicit like you don't actually see like e e the when violence happens it's cut away, and you see like the the symbolic -ness of it. So if you are on the fence about it for that reason, and you want to see it I- recommencing it, I think I think you should be fine. Us says you should be fine. Yeah. The film is is rich in in incredible symbolism. It's beautiful filmmaking is great acting like there's a lot of reasons to check it out. So I do I do highly recommend it in terms of like, I don't highly recommend it because you just heard me talk shit about it. But I think that it's valuable it's valuable film to see. Okay. That's it. I don't know. Why ended that poorly? Let's move on to. What's your breakout? All right Carolyn. What are you freaking out about? Okay. I'm going to cheat a little bit here because I totally didn't have a freak out prepared. But like right before we started recording. This. I happen to watch the the trailer. That's just been released for Jim Jarmusch is upcoming zombie film, the dead don't die. And this is a film that it has a lot of like Jarmusch regu-. I mean, regulars in it, it has it has Adam driver built Bill Murray till the Swinton, you know, but a real the Rizza, but it has a really expansive, you know, cast. A big on samba will. But it it. It looks just from the trailer already like just the most deadpan. So Dr Jim Jarmusch, he, you know, he's he's a very important and end celebrated American filmmaker his most popular film, probably was only lovers left alive, which is a Zambian on my all time favorite films. Yeah. This looks obviously a much more comedic. It has a much more comedic than to it. But it's Assam B-movie by Jim Jarmusch. It looks so deadpan and and just pleasurable like as a movie going experience. It just looks like it's going to be a fun. A fun movie going experience that's kind of playing with playing with like zombie movie convention, but not like really being like a like a scary zombie movie. I I would expect I mean, it may be may have a little bit of actual horror in it. But anyway, yeah. Like so Bill Murray, Adam driver as the these two cops who in this small town who is suddenly stricken by zombie outbreak. And like, what are these cops in a small town who have no preparation for this whatsoever? Gonna do. Anyway, looks great. I'm I'm very excited to see it. Yeah. That's my freak out. Cool. Ebony what are you frigging out about? I am freaking out about a YouTube video by one of my absolute favorite commentators. And media critics that I want everybody to check out. It's called the lost magic menace and melancholy Diablo. Oh my God. By by media critic call. Caroline pettit? Yeah. Like for real for real bell..

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"caroline pettit" Discussed on Comedic Pursuits

Comedic Pursuits

08:33 min | 1 year ago

"caroline pettit" Discussed on Comedic Pursuits

"Oppose. On golden bonds was my schedule was listeners. Nice. Okay. Oh, Lord Hussin. Yeah. A few of them. So you're starting to do a little sketch down to and G like stand up as well. Yeah. I kinda did all three points. I did. The theatre had an official sketch review. And I did three rounds of that. It was seasonal. So we did one that was like a Christmas show one that was spraying and kind of graduation themed and one of those fall. And they all had names that were like drug puns. It was not it was not like a drug or a drink themed show. The director really thought he would get people out if they thought it was a party spring loaded. Okay. It was the spring one. And the added some sketch, and I did stand up performed a taught some stand up classes a lot. Kind of tired of it. It seemed like the sort of time investment in a stand up show or practices like. Forty five minutes of waiting at an open mic. For example, forty five minutes of waiting five minutes of stage time and then forty five minutes after like. If you're trying to not be a dick. You're not supposed to leave it. Open mic. That's that's fair. Yeah. You should you should be audience member. But I think like I would drive to durum, and I weigh in get on the show, and I would go up and it was like in an old auto garage. It was not a great venue with the garage doors thrown open and a food truck outside calling up people's orders all is going on. So it was like, yeah. Like, you kind of go through all this trouble. A friend of mine drove me like forty five minutes to the sports bar table in the back like requested that they turn the sound down the microphone like this. So that they could hear the game. Okay. Is gone on a hockey game. Is that kind of thing like I could probably like work this and get to the point where I was like not doing those kind of grab your shows. But I think it would take a while. And I don't think it ever gave me the kind of satisfaction. That improv does or even sketch. I think. Being part of a group and like making something. Cool happen out of thin air in the case of improv is like pretty satisfying. And if it's not satisfying, you have a crappy show that you've got four five six people there. You'll be for you, man. That was that was that was crappy. Yeah. Do not on your own laugh about something. Exactly. I think years you're teaching reteaching impromptu in the inner Carolina at this time. Yeah. I was cutting teaching lava cool, very cool. And then you make the transition to DC from there or she goes. Yeah. I want. Summer of twenty fifteen came up here. So is dating Liz at that time, and she moved to DC, and I came up after and. Started. Let's see I tried out for like a wig team herald team and didn't get on. Okay. And then try to offer love onion a few months later and got on there. I was in the lodge. Oh, really? Yeah. While they're okay. That was probably intellect twenty sixteen. Had you done useful improv before them. No, I've I've only ever done like wrapping improv in the lodge at that point was not sending. Okay, they started doing that. After I left which seems in in respect kind of like a no brainer. Because I don't know six out of those eight people play the guitar and like. Some of them in bands. So yeah, they just hadn't put it together. And the lodge has been going for like twelve years at this. I think it's the longest longest running Indy group in DC and they've been continuously going they practice every Monday. Like actually do it. So yeah, when I was doing it. It was all like you tell stories at the beginning. And then kind of poll premise is based off that it was a bit of an Armanda. Okay. Tober coaching it. Okay. Cool was coach. She can classes when you got to DC air. You kinda like I did I think. I had like tried out for her old and didn't get on. And I was like all right. Well, maybe I'll take some classes to level three with Dave Johnson. And it was character. That point. I'm not sure what they order. They're in. Now that was fun. I liked Dave allot. Yeah. Still like see those classmates around and say. I think yeah, I've got on love onions soon after that. Cool. I haven't haven't taken any others since then this number like workshops in the area and stuff like that. Cool. Very cool. Yeah. Was love onion pretty newly formed at that point for they've been around. I'll I think they've been a house team for like a year. Okay. And they were held team before that at that point. They had like two. Three maybe founding members still on the team. And now. Sam is the only one. Okay. The team yet looks a lot different. I think than one it became a house Chaim. Luckily, while I've been on it for like the past two years, nearly two and a half the lineup has been like somewhat stable, Tim and Margaret Sam and me injured, Anna Elaine joined after me injured, and but that that that core has been there. With like shifting tides. Otherwise, we got we got three new people year and a half ago, and they all left. They like went to jobs in other places in all sorts of things. But. It was just a. You know, kind of happenstance they'll left, but we have kept sort of a core there, which is lovely busy with the same people who some who who is the coach who has been the coaches for love on YouTube started with a walking. Okay. Hey moved. Caroline Pettit coast for a year, also, and she's great and Jess Lee coach for the past year, cool and a little bit. So you have been feeling I've been blessed on that team. Was some great coaches. Yeah. How's that overall experience? I'm of onion. It's been. It's been good. We've been we've had a lot of like creative discussions where we're like. What do we wanna love showed a look like? And what do we want this like format? Yeah. To deliver. And it's like. We have the kind of similar discussions over and over again. But I think it's good like we're clarifying yell at time. We're like is it a full peace that leaves people? If like a distinct impression is it like a.

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"caroline pettit" Discussed on Slate's Dear Prudence

Slate's Dear Prudence

03:47 min | 1 year ago

"caroline pettit" Discussed on Slate's Dear Prudence

"Hello and welcome back to the dear prudence show once again, and is always I am your host, dear prudence, otherwise known as Daniel Mallory or Burg, and with me in the studio this week is ebony atoms in author activist and the co host of the podcast feminist frequency radio along with an SR keys, Ian and Caroline Pettit. She is the co author of the recently published history versus women the defiant lives that they don't want. You to know. Ebony welcome. Thank you so much for having me. Thank you so much for finally coming on the show and completing the hat trick a feminist frequency. Well, what I'm hoping is that now that people have built up some goodwill for Nita. And Caroline as advice givers, that it will not matter that I'm about to just really foul us out as a team with my advice. I would like to by the way, just go ahead, and and apologize for saying hat trick to begin with. Because if you're gonna start adding basketball metaphors, I we have exhausted. My knowledge of. What basketball ball? I got nothing. I got nothing. So the only thing I know about basketball is a tweet threat. I saw like years ago from this one guy talking about this time that his dad's like retired rec league team destroyed him in one guy kept yelling out the name of basketball players you've never heard of including Bob Pettit. So every time I see Caroline last name. I just picture someone yelling Bob Pettit and wearing like socks up to their knees. I love it. And you know, what I'm going to ask Carro if if she is related in any way to Bob Pettit, or if she would like to claim it now, that's a really good question. That'd be amazing. If he was like, her grandpa or something, I know, right? But only if they have a good relationship. I don't want to take down dark wrote. I love basketball, but I don't pretend to actually know what I'm talking about. So yet any sports metaphors, I employ during the show are going to be Bogle house completely. I look forward to people calling me on the carpet. I. Looking forward to it too. I am going to go ahead and get us started. With our first letter. I feel like part of the reason by the way that I wanted to do a couple of bonus letters is at the end is all the letters that were coming in this week. We're just like my boyfriend my boyfriend my boyfriend, and there's just a limit to how many like boyfriend problems. I think we as a show should be adjudicating. So I do want to try to hustle. I have thoughts about this. Yeah. This by the way, this morning was the live chat. And there was one of this line. Just really got to me this woman and her boyfriend were in the process of moving out from one another they weren't breaking up yet. But they were moving apart largely because the boyfriend got really irritated whenever they had guests if she would like clean the house beforehand or consider it kind of incumbent upon her as the hostess to like show them around and dedicate sometime to them what? And she said the line that really stuck with me was he thinks it's fake when I clean before a guest is coming, and I could just picture that kind of guy who's like the dirt in the bathrooms really authentic. And if Moirer is going to be getting the full experience of being in our hosts anything that she should have to step on smudges when she gets out of the shower. How do you how do you as a presumably grown ask person even fix your mouth to say anything? But thank you. When someone cleans your living space, you're cleaning. So in authentic like boy by I just need to live here with some real dust bunnies. Okay. That's just what happens when your skin sloughs off sales. There's so many different kinds of people in this world, so many different kinds. There's a rich tapestry. All right. So I object. First letter boyfriend is always late. Dear prudence, my boyfriend of three years has no respect for my time or my schedule..

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