Earlier this week, Ramsay highlighted the significance of subtle feminism (which would make a great band name, by the way) on Parks and Recreation. For today’s Friday Feature, I’d like to introduce another misogyny-free, woman-empowering, geek destination: Felicia Day’s vlog, The Flog.
Queen Geek Felicia Day (of Dr. Horrible and The Guild fame) is a true fangirl’s fangirl. In addition to the cred that comes with having played recurring roles on shows like Supernatural, Dollhouse, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Felicia has done a huge part to represent for women gamers, both through her role as girl gamer Codex on The Guild and in the male-dominated gaming community at large. She’s also the founder of Geek & Sundry, a YouTube channel featuring shows that star other nerd notables like Wil Wheaton as well as less well-known but equally entertaining bunches of comic book lovers, cosplayers, comedians, and geeks of all stripes. Like most women who produce content on the internet, Felicia has been at the receiving end of sexist and negative comments from misogynistic trolls, but has overcome the haters by creating an online community where creativity takes precedence over criticism.My personal Geek & Sundry fave, The Flog reinforces what seems to be an overarching theme in Felicia Day’s life: nerdy girls can do anything. In each episode Felicia unlocks real-life achievements, from parkour to blacksmithing to milking a goat. Her nerd-thusiasm for every new activity is infectious, and makes you want to go out and try something new, too…as soon as you can stop watching YouTube videos.