About This Show
Bitch Media is a feminist response to pop culture, home to whip-smart writers, artists, and activists who analyze popular media with an eye on gender, race, class, and sexuality. A new Bitch podcast comes out every Thursday: Popaganda is a 45-minute in-depth exploration of themes ranging from stand-up comedy to sex work and Backtalk is our quick, fun conversation about the week in pop culture.
Most Recent Episode
Backtalk: Adichie's Transphobic Remarks & Trouble at Thinx
2 days ago
This week, Dahlia and Amy discuss the latest in our problematic faves: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's transphobic remarks. Bitch Media's Global Feminism Writing Fellow, Aqdas Aftab's piece, "Reading Chimamanda Adichie Today: On Racism & Transphobia in Feminism," examines how Adichie's transphobic remarks is within the legacy of feminism itself and what that means for an intersectional, inclusive feminist movement. Thembani Mdluli's "When Callouts Become Anti-Black: On Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Transphobia, Disposability Culture & British Colonialism" is a thoughtful piece on what it means to "call-in" our own. Dahlia and Amy also talk about the latest news around former Thinx CEO Miki Agrawal who has been accused of sexual harassment and the disconnect of a company that profits off of a so-called feminist ethos but does not treat their employees with the same values they espouse. Plus: this episode's Mr. Toad Trump's Wild Ride looks at the House hearings about possible collusion between the Trump camp and Russia with head of FBI James Comey testifying and the administration's proposed budget cuts.
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This show is really great! So glad I found it. Fills my feminist fix.
Date published: 2015-01-21