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Jul 12, 2015

Back in 2012, our RevNews took a look at the state of the portrayal and treatment of women in geek media. Now WITNESS US as host Gary Mitchel is joined by talented lady geeks Tegan Hendrickson, Christina Janke, Jarrah Hodge and KC Ryan to return to the topic in the wake of the debate over Black Widow's role in "Age of Ultron", female characters in comics, and the awesomeness that is Imperator Furiosa in "Mad Max: Fury Road"!

Listen as they discuss the horror of the MRA "paradise" at the heart of "Bitch Planet"; cover Spider-Gwen, Squirrel-Girl, Silk and more of Marvel's collection of new female heroes; KC's take on Black Widow's reveal of what happened in the Red Room; Tegan's insight into why we analyse female characters in media so intently; the group's frustration over the lack of female action figures; how Mad Max is a Manic Pixie Dream Guy; Tegan's inability to judge what's appropriate for kids; why Furiosa is so important as a character, especially today; the cast's inability to get away from creepy ick factors and Max's real lost love interest.

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