Fake Geek Girls
Episode 25

False Empowerment

Melissa Brinks published on

We’re back with episode 25 (whoa! 25 episodes!), discussing false empowerment. What does false empowerment mean? Does dubious intent on the part of a creator mean you can’t feel empowered by something? What the heck is going on in Sucker Punch? We’ll attempt to answer these questions, except for what’s going on in Sucker Punch—that’s a mystery for the ages. 

Just some housekeeping updates: we launched a Patreon! If you like what we do and want to help us keep doing it bigger and better, you can donate a small amount per episode for sweet rewards. We’re looking to bump up our audio quality first and foremost, and we only need $7.50 more per episode to do it!

Secondly, we’re now on Stitcher! If you don’t have access to iTunes and want to listen to us on the go (or you want any of Stitcher’s other cool features), now you can use your favorite radio streaming service to listen to us as well. Lucky you!

What Missy’s Been Up To:


  • The Headless Cupid by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
  • Then it Was Dark, edited by Sarah Benin


  • Free! Season 2
  • The Borgias
  • Crimson Peak

What Merri’s Been Up To:


  • Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray
  • The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman


  • Minority Report
  • Star Wars: Rebels
  • Steven Universe


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