How ‘Captain Marvel’ shielded against sexist trolls
Mar 11, 2019

How ‘Captain Marvel’ shielded against sexist trolls

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Retail sales numbers back in December were terrible. Will the January numbers be any better? Fed chair Jerome Powell weighs in on why so many people in the U.S. remain without work. The national women's soccer team sues the United States Soccer Federation over "institutional gender discrimination." Plus, "Captain Marvel" did gangbusters over the weekend. As their first female-led superhero movie, Marvel's parent company Disney prepared for the all-too-common backlash from sexist, online trolls before the film's rollout.

Today's show is sponsored by KronosWellFrame and Amazon Web Services.

Segments From this episode

U.S. women's soccer team files gender discrimination suit

Mar 11, 2019
The lawsuit against U.S. soccer claims the women were subject to "institutionalized gender discrimination" for years.
Alex Morgan #13 of United States and Carli Lloyd congratulate Megan Rapinoe #15 after a goal in the second half against the Mexico at BBVA Compass Stadium on April 8, 2018 in Houston, Texas.
Tim Warner/Getty Images

Comic author wants Captain Marvel to empower women

Mar 11, 2019
"There is nothing inherently masculine about heroism," Kelly Sue DeConnick says.
Marvel Studios' world premiere of "Captain Marvel" was held at El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles on March 4.
Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Disney

Retail sales numbers back in December were terrible. Will the January numbers be any better? Fed chair Jerome Powell weighs in on why so many people in the U.S. remain without work. The national women’s soccer team sues the United States Soccer Federation over “institutional gender discrimination.” Plus, “Captain Marvel” did gangbusters over the weekend. As their first female-led superhero movie, Marvel’s parent company Disney prepared for the all-too-common backlash from sexist, online trolls before the film’s rollout.

Today’s show is sponsored by KronosWellFrame and Amazon Web Services.

The team

Nicole Childers Executive Producer
Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Candace Manriquez Wrenn Producer/Editor
Brian Allison Engineer
Alex Schroeder Digital producer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director