Backtalk: Bathroom Bills and Jian Ghomeshi

On Backtalk, Bitch editors Amy and Sarah talk about the week in feminism and pop culture. This week: holy transphobia! Republicans are using transmisogyny as a get-out-the-vote effort in states like North Carolina, where they're pushing through “bathroom bills” that attack LGBT anti-discrimination measures. Meanwhile, former broadcaster Jian Ghomeshi’s sexual assault cases show how the legal system puts survivors on trial. We draw connections between his case and a recent This American Life episode about doubting a young rape survivor

Plus: Much love for Zayn.

On Backtalk, we always share one thing we read, heard, and saw this week. 

READ: Since we talk so much about sexual assault on this show, check out a new anthology of survivors' stories called We Believe You

SAW: Amy is loving the webseries Her Story.

HEARD:  Seattle pop punk band Tacocat has a brand-new album! And its title is an X-Files joke! 


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Sarah Mirk is the former host of Bitch Media’s podcast Popaganda. She’s interested in gender, history, comics, and talking to strangers. You can follow her on Twitter

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