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Edward leaves Bella and Bella is deeeePRESSED. General content warning: discussions of mental illness/depression, racism, suicide, trauma, sexual violence. Donate to Move to Higher Ground: mthg.org Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/genderforking Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/genderforking/ Tumblr: https://bowlingshirtbellas.tumblr.com/ Email:…
 
Bella's weird ageism, the Cullen's wealth, and an feral birthday party that no one asked for. Donate to Move to Higher Ground: mthg.org Content warning: mentions and discussion of suicide [11:45-12:20] & [40:00-44:45]. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/genderforking Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/genderforking/ Tumblr: https://bowlingshirtbell…
 
Welcome to Season 4 of Gender Forking! This season we will be revisiting New Moon. More episodes coming soon. General content warning: discussions of racism and suicide. Donate to Move to Higher Ground: mthg.org Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/genderforking Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/genderforking/ Tumblr: https://bowlingshirtbellas.tumb…
 
Donate to Move to Higher Ground: mthg.org cw: discussion of abuse, trauma, & suicidality (24:30-30:20) Welcome to the Season 3 Finale! If you've made it this far, thanks so much for listening and supporting. Stay connected with us through the links below to stay updated about Season 4: New Moon! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/genderforking Instag…
 
Donate to Move to Higher Ground: mthg.org In this episode we dote over Alice (and Renee and Rosalie), discuss the phenomenon of the Twilight Renaissance, and ponder if Twilight even passes the Bechdel test. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/genderforking Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/genderforking/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/GenderForking F…
 
Donate to Move to Higher Ground: mthg.org Jasper and Alice dog sit Bella, Emmett's jeep is sacrificed, and Edward drives the most ridiculous car ever. Apologies for different audio quality for the first 50 minutes of this episode - can't get the hang of this recording thing even after 3 years. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/genderforking Instagra…
 
Donate to Move to Higher Ground: mthg.org Jasper has a new power, Alice pushes a Jeep, and Rosalie gets shafted, again. TW: mentions of sexual violence throughout , discussion of sexual/domestic violence from 33:00-38:22. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/genderforking Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/genderforking/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/…
 
Donate to Move to Higher Ground: mthg.org Do the Volturi host orgies? Does Jasper want to be Edward and Bella's third? Could a vampire survive in space? How does baseball work (we still don't know)? TW: discussion of suicide at 4:32 - 6:00 TW: discussion of sexual violence, child sexual abuse & pedophilia from 15:35-27:09 General content warning fo…
 
We've arrived once more at the Cullen's home! Donate to Move to Higher Ground: mthg.org Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/genderforking Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/genderforking/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/GenderForking Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GenderForking/ Tumblr: https://bowlingshirtbellas.tumblr.com/ Email: bowlingshirtbell…
 
We're back! And so is Rosalie. Donate to Move to Higher Ground: mthg.org Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/genderforking Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/genderforking/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/GenderForking Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GenderForking/ Tumblr: https://bowlingshirtbellas.tumblr.com/ Email: bowlingshirtbellas@gmail.com En…
 
Hang out with us as we take a break from your regularly scheduled Edward-bashing session to listen to us essentially form a Kristen Stewart/Aubrey Plaza fan club. Yes, we are discussing the new film, Happiest Season. Let us know what you thought of the movie! Donate to Move to Higher Ground: mthg.org Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/genderforking I…
 
Edward may be able to calculate bugs, but can he calculate how annoyed we are with him? Gender Forking: After Dark returns. Donate to Move to Higher Ground: mthg.org Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/genderforking Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/genderforking/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/GenderForking Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GenderF…
 
Welcome to Gender Forking: After Dark! It's just like regular Gender Forking, only later at night and sillier. We ask the hard hitting questions on Gender Forking such as: is Edward a boobs or ass man? Everything you never knew you wanted to know and more. Donate to Move to Higher Ground: mthg.org Have a question about an upcoming episode? Send us …
 
Smeyer made some CHOICES about Bella's favorite things and boy do we have OPINIONS about it. Donate to Move to Higher Ground: mthg.org Have a question about an upcoming episode? Send us a message on one of the platforms below! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/genderforking Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/genderforking/ Twitter: https://twitter…
 
We've reached the end of the draft!! In this episode we answer some listener questions & comments, discuss the Ugly Green Sweater, the Cullen's "morality", review the trailer for Lorenzo's Oil, and talk about Edward & Emmett's matchmaking business. cw: rape mentions between 15:55-17:46. Donate to Move to Higher Ground: mthg.org Have a question abou…
 
Misogyny and racism? In MY vampire YA novel?? it's more likely than you think. It's Trope City in here!! Content warning for discussion of sexual violence, racism & racial violence, genocide, mental health. Donate to Move to Higher Ground: mthg.org Resources: https://www.rainn.org/national-resources-sexual-assault-survivors-and-their-loved-ones htt…
 
All of Edward's juicy thoughts on attraction, some quality Rosalie time, and lots of lots of spying. Has Edward ever seen porn? Can Edward and Bella kiss with tongue? All of this in more while we cover chapters 7&8 of Midnight Sun, a section we've reviewed here as "horrific and fun" and "I hate Edward". Donate to Move to Higher Ground: mthg.org Hav…
 
So, Edward is definitely a band kid, right? It's chapters 5&6 and there are some decidedly significant changes from the original draft already! Content warning for a mild discussion of pedophilia from 49:10-50:38 (in regards to Mrs. Cope). Donate to Move to Higher Ground: mthg.org Have a question about an upcoming episode? Send us a message on one …
 
Feat. Our hot takes on Jalice (sorry). Cullen family dynamics. Did Edward actually complete medical school? And the most embarrassing family meeting ever. It's all here in chapters 3 & 4 of Midnight Sun! Donate to Move to Higher Ground: mthg.org Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/genderforking Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/genderforking/ Twitt…
 
Donate to Move to Higher Ground: mthg.org Welcome to a very special bonus episode of Gender Forking featuring the lovely hosts of the Twilight Phase Podcast and Remember Twilight Podcast! We all wanted to come together to celebrate the release of Midnight Sun and chat about the book overall. This was so fun for us and we hope you have just as much …
 
Season 3: Midnight Sun is here! Read along with us at home as we cover the first 2 chapters of the book we waited over a decade for. It's truly a wild ride. Donate to Move to Higher Ground: mthg.org Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/genderforking Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/genderforking/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/GenderForking Facebook:…
 
Ohhh boy. Edward drugs Bella. Renee makes questionable parenting choices. Edward's kind of a huge dick. Jacob does his father's bidding. But most importantly, Rosalie wears a red dress. A very complex ending to Twilight and to season 2 of Gender Forking! We will be back very soon with season 3: Midnight Sun. Donate to Move to Higher Ground: mthg.or…
 
We desperately want to know what's going on inside Alice & Jasper's heads. CW warnings for mentions of sexual violence: 5:38 (mention & brief discussion of the rape of Persephone myth), 41:27-44:07 (discussion of ambiguous themes of SV in the James & Bella plot), 59:04-59:57 (mentions of sexual violence). Recommended readings: Visualizing the Body:…
 
We recorded this episode on June 6th, towards the beginning of the global Black Lives Matter protests that have been happening since the death of George Floyd. Here are some recommended readings and resources on police/prison abolition: http://mariamekaba.com/publications/ Are Prisons Obsolete? - Angela Davis http://criticalresistance.org/ https://…
 
Did Carlisle have an emo phase? If you were vampire, would you be a vegetarian? What are the rules of baseball, anyway? We definitely don't know. Join us for two very exciting chapters of Twilight, "Carlisle" and "The Game"! Donate to Move to Higher Ground: mthg.org New episodes coming soon. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/genderforking Instagram:…
 
"Home is where your vampire boyfriend watches you sleep." Renee buys Bella Victoria Secret pajamas. Charlie disconnects the battery from Bella's car. What kind of parents are they? Also, do vampires have sex in beds? And does Edward deserve rights? Probably not. All of this and more in a tear-tasting-tastic episode about Mind Over Matter and The Cu…
 
Ah, the famous meadow scene. These bitches are in LOVE and they are wearing matching outfits to prove it. In this episode, we ask all the important questions such as: is Bella hot for Alice? Why does Edward have blue veins? How does Twilight function as a trauma narrative and what can it teach us about consent? Also, MIDNIGHT SUN IS COMING OUT. Cat…
 
How does mind reading work? Can Edward differentiate between his attraction to Bella and his desire to kill her? He better figure it out because Bella is having some CRAVINGS. Donate to Move to Higher Ground: mthg.org New episodes coming soon. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/genderforking Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/genderforking/ Twitter…
 
Chapter 9: Theory, AKA the continuation of the most intense first date ever. Did y'all hear? Edward is a vampire. We discuss anxious attachment theory and the mechanics of mind reading. Donate to Move to Higher Ground: mthg.org Apologies for the microphone difficulties you hear toward the end of this episode. Please support us on Patreon so we can …
 
***CONTENT WARNING*** for sexual violence. Due to the subject matter of this chapter we do discuss SV quite a lot. We also mention mental health and trauma relating to sexual violence multiple times. Welcome to another episode of Gender Forking. This week we are discussing chapter 8 of Twilight: Port Angeles. We are joined by our good friend and fe…
 
HELP THE QUILEUTE TRIBE MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND: https://mthg.org/ More info about the Quileute tribe: https://www.burkemuseum.org/static/truth_vs_twilight/quileutes.html It's...La Push. Jacob Black makes his first appearance in chapter 6 and we discuss Stephenie Meyer's treatment of her indigenous characters. We also analyze Bella's problematic narr…
 
What kind of music does Edward listen to in the car? Can you smell blood? Is Edward truly dangerous, and which of his behaviors are red flags? We discuss Sam's favorite chapter of Twilight: Blood Type. Special guests JJ Rodriguez (IG: @72pfm) and Helen Sparks (IG: @fullspectrumfemininity). Donate to Move to Higher Ground: mthg.org Support us on Pat…
 
Is Edward out of Bella's league? What are sports, anyway? We read chapters 3 and 4 of Twilight and discuss how we would remake the book into a Netflix series. Donate to Move to Higher Ground: mthg.org Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/genderforking Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/genderforking/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/GenderF…
 
What brand of shampoo does Bella use? How do you cook a steak, really? What is Renee's astrological sign? Asking the hard-hitting questions as we discuss the prologue and chapters 1 & 2 of Twilight. Special guest Alex Wright (IG: @updownleftwright). Donate to Move to Higher Ground: mthg.org Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/genderforki…
 
Season 2 premiere! In this episode, we reintroduce ourselves and you to the world of Twilight after spending a whole season reading Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined. Stay tuned with us as we dive back into the source material. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/genderforking Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/genderforking/ Twitter…
 
We got drunk and tried to explain Life and Death but just ended up singing and laughing a lot. Oops. Free audible trial!! - audibletrial.com/genderforking We have Instagram now: @genderforking Twitter: @genderforking Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GenderForking/ Tumblr: https://bowlingshirtbellas.tumblr.com/ Email: bowlingshirtbellas@gmail.com …
 
Start your free Audible trial (1 free audio book!) now: audibletrial.com/genderforking We have Instagram now: @genderforking Twitter: @genderforking Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GenderForking/ Tumblr: https://bowlingshirtbellas.tumblr.com/ Email: bowlingshirtbellas@gmail.com Patreon Producers: Deepra Sinha, Teddy McFarland, Allison Holley You…
 
Happy Halloween! Welcome to the 1st season finale of Gender Forking, in which Lori and Sam scream some more about the shocking ending of Life and Death. Choice quote: "I understand Miley Cyrus when she says 'it's the climb' but sometimes it really is just about the destination" Follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @genderforking or on https://www.…
 
"Throw everything you know about Twilight out the window because it doesn't matter anymore!" Lori eats a muffin. Both Lori and Sam scream. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @genderforking or on https://www.facebook.com/GenderForking/ For more Twilight content, follow our blog at https://bowlingshirtbellas.tumblr.com/ If you're not reading along…
 
What is happening!!??! Choice quote: "If you smell someone so good and you can resist killing them, is that your soulmate??" Follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @genderforking or on https://www.facebook.com/GenderForking/ For more Twilight content, follow our blog at https://bowlingshirtbellas.tumblr.com/ If you're not reading along at home, you …
 
As in, whomst the fuck is not gender swapped in this book? In which Lori and Sam are very confused about a lot of things. Thanks, Stephenie. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @genderforking or on https://www.facebook.com/GenderForking/ For more Twilight content, follow our blog at https://bowlingshirtbellas.tumblr.com/ If you're not reading alo…
 
Alternate title: "No Tears Left to Taste" Musings about the Cullen's sense of home and theories about what will happen next. RIP khaki skirt. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @genderforking or on https://www.facebook.com/GenderForking/ For more Twilight content, follow our blog at https://bowlingshirtbellas.tumblr.com/ If you're not reading al…
 
And so the lion fell in love with the lamb... Lori and Sam revisit the queer theory piece that inspired the title of the podcast and discuss how Stephenie Meyer may be reinforcing cissexism and queerphobia. A dialogue on consent, norms, and expectations in chapters 11-13. Choice quote: "I love Bella and I would die for Bella but also I love Beau an…
 
Alternative titles: "Beau Italia" and "Lady Scarf" Lori and Sam discuss sexual violence (tw) and gendered dating norms in chapters 8-10 of Life and Death by Stephenie Meyer. Choice quote: "I was just wondering: does anyone love this book?" Follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @genderforking or on https://www.facebook.com/GenderForking/ For more Tw…
 
Would vampire-you date a human? Is Beau a believable character? What would Renesmee's gender-swapped name be? Lori and Sam discuss emasculation, gender neutrality, and indigenous representation in chapters 5-7 of Life and Death by Stephenie Meyer. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @genderforking or on https://www.facebook.com/GenderForking/ For…
 
Should vampires wear makeup? How do eye contacts even work? Does Beau eat tide pods? Lori and Sam discuss the first 4 chapters of Life and Death. Choice quote of the episode: "Bob Hale, Hale refrigeration" Follow us on twitter and Instagram at @genderforking or on https://www.facebook.com/GenderForking/ For more Twilight content, follow our blog at…
 
Welcome to the first episode of Gender Forking: a Life and Death Podcast with your hosts, Sam and Lori! In this episode, we discuss our relationships with the Twilight Universe and anticipate what experiencing Life and Death for the first time will be like. We also read and discuss the foreword of the book. Follow us on twitter and Instagram at @ge…
 
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