Backtalk: Lone Wolf Myth & Kneeling for Justice

This week, Dahlia and Amy talk about how mainstream media upholds white supremacy by continually casting white, male, mass murderers as “lone wolves.” This week marked the deadliest mass shooting in recent US history, where Stephen Paddock gunned down 58 people and injured 500 more, yet there have been headlines humanizing him and how “enjoyed gambling, country music; lived quiet life before massacre.” Let’s not kid ourselves, the story about the killer would be much different if he wasn’t white. Then they discuss the latest in pro-athletes protests as the NFL season gets underway, and how no one respects Trump the “bum.” Speaking of him, in the Mr. Toad Trump’s Wild Ride segment, they dig into his purposeful and racist inaction in the face of a natural disaster in Puerto Rico.


On each episode, we share one thing we saw, read, and heard this week. 

WATCH: Amy’s got two escapist TV recs because who doesn’t love to mute the world for a while? She’s loving The CW’s iZombie and NBC’s The Good Place, two shows that are essentially about how the undead and dead navigate daily life. Lighthearted stuff. Both available on Netflix.

READ: Dahlia just finished Ask Baba Yaga: Otherworldly Advice for Everyday Troubles by Taisia Kitaiskaia and recommends it for any spiritual, moral, or witch-related advice you might need.

LISTEN: Channel all your grown-up angst with “What’s Wrong” by Pvris.


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Amy Lam is Bitch Media’s contributing editor. Find her at @amyadoyzie.

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