There’s a lot to celebrate about our increasingly diverse mainstream media landscape. Modern audiences can immerse themselves in so many different kinds of compelling stories– stories from which POC, the disabled, queer people — (basically anyone who wasn’t middle class, straight, and white) had traditionally been excluded. It’s a victory of a sort, but it only goes so far. We still have so far to go in terms of representation in our media, but more than that, can we ever really look to corporate media to independently advance the culture in a progressive, meaningful, and sustainable way? How do we ensure mindful engagement with media and demand accountability from the billion dollar behemoths behind our favorite media properties?
04:15 Discussion of Fandom & Capitalism
38:19 What’s Your FREQ-Out?
Bowsette: memes and fandom culture under late capitalism – https://medium.com/@SimonXIX/bowsette-anti-capitalist-icon-1c988a5c51ed
See the image of Anita as Death for halloween over on Patreon – https://www.patreon.com/posts/28787040
Join our Patreon – http://www.patreon.com/femfreq
Our Website – http://www.feministfrequency.com/
Subscribe on Apple Podcasts – https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/feminist-frequency-radio/id1307153574?mt=2
Twitter – https://twitter.com/femfreq
Instagram – http://www.instagram.com/femfreq
Become a backer of this podcast by joining our brand new community on Patreon! Find us at patreon.com/femfreq
Join our community via Patreon – https://patreon.com/femfreq
or give and help make the media more feminist: http://www.feministfrequency.com/donate