The Geek Initiative Podcast Episode 6 – Spooky, Scary Skeletons: Exploring Taboo Through Horror

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Welcome to The Geek Initiative Podcast, Episode 6: Spooky, Scary Skeletons: Exploring Taboo Through Horror. (Click here for iTunes link.)

Happy Halloween! The Rogue Crafter and Ant-Man take a look at gender in horror films in this special Halloween episode of The Geek Initiative Podcast! They discuss the fate of many female characters in horror films, positive representations of women in horror movies, punishment for women behaving outside of societal norms, and problematic tropes. They discussThe White Lady, Friday the 13th, The Babadook, Wes Craven movies, and more!

Content Warning: Strong language, violence towards women, rape, pedophilia, postpartum depression, child loss, transphobia. The podcast hosts discuss these topics strictly in terms of the plots of the media being discussed and their evaluations of them.

They also cover geek news: The race/Star Wars controversy, Halloween costumes, and more.


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About Tara M. Clapper 289 Articles
Tara is a lifelong geek and the founder and publisher of The Geek Initiative. Her interests were forged in an early appreciation for "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Jurassic Park," and many historical fiction and fantasy novels. Tara is a game designer, LARPer, and frequent convention attendee. The author of over 1,000 individual blogs, her content has been featured on HelloGiggles,,, and The Billfold. She holds a B.A. in English from McDaniel College and has attended many events as press (including New York Comic Con). Tara has a professional background in marketing and publishing. She lives in the Philadelphia area. A Marvel fan, her favorite superhero is undoubtedly Thor. View her portfolio at:

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