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Video Games & Women, Part II

What's it like for women who play video games, having to deal with gamer girl stereotypes, in-game harassment and a shortage of strong female characters to play? In part two of their series on video games, Cristen and Caroline take a look how video games and gaming culture treat women.

Why are women so bloodthirsty for true crime?

In September 2013, TIME magazine asked whether murder shows are the "new soap operas for women," judging by the meteoric rise of Investigation Discovery, a 24-7 cable true crime extravaganza. Launched barely five years ago, Investigation Discovery (ID) has attracted an overwhelmingly female audience rabid for shows about horrific crimes, including lovers-turned-murders, housewives-turned-sociopaths and run-of-the-mill stranger danger. Now, ID claims the 8th-highest cable TV slot among women 25 to 54 years old -- but why?

In the Aurora, Co., shooting, some men sacrificed their lives to save women. Is this misguided chivalry or bona fide heroism? Are men the more expendable gender? Tune in to learn more about heroism and gender with Cristen and Caroline.

Halloween Slasher Spectacular!

Do slasher films glorify sex and violence toward women? What is the "final girl" archetype, and what can we learn from other slasher film tropes? Join Caroline and Cristen as they delve into the evolution of the slasher film genre.

Most acts of terrorism are carried out by men, but more and more women are becoming suicide bombers. Join Cristen and Molly as they explore the causes of this trend, why women commit to these causes and how their reasons may differ from those of men.

Why should we talk about dating violence?

In this episode of Stuff Mom Never Told You, Molly and Cristen discuss how to recognize dating violence, tips for dealing with abuse and why it's a topic that should be addressed.