Backtalk: Back to School

This week, Dahlia and Amy get into the back-to-school season. We spend more than a decade in school developing our worldview and learning how to be decent human beings. What happens when the people in charge of our education are closed-minded and unwilling to accept social progress? From schools with Confederate namesakes to creating a more inclusive curriculum, here’s a look at all the ways our education can shape us.

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Based on the Patricia Highsmith romance novel, The Price of Salt (1952), Carol is a gorgeous film starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara about unrequited lesbian love in an unaccepting time. 


Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion by Jia Tolentino covers internet culture, scammers, reality shows, and so much more. This essay collection is truly an instant classic of the worst decade. 


“Darkest Hour” by Joy Crookes


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

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Dahlia Balcazar is a contributing editor at Bitch Media. She’s passionate about horror films, ’90s music, girl gangs, and Shirley Jackson. She is the artist formerly known as Dahlia Grossman-Heinze. You can follow her on Instagram and Twitter.