Backtalk: That's Not Consent. That's Capitalism.

This week, Dahlia and Amy get into the newest marketing ploy around consent: condoms that require four hands to open. These kinds of throwaway, viral products commodify ideas around sexual violence without actually working to solve a problem (while hoisting the blame for sexual assault away from the perpetrator), and we’re sick of it. And in Amy vs. Dahlia, we argue about what blast-from-the-past TV show needs to make a comeback. Text “reboot” to 503-855-6485 to let us know what you think!

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The final season of Game of Thrones has finally arrived!

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The Night Swimmers by Peter Rock follows a recent college graduate who befriends a young widow when he discovers they both go for night swims in Lake Michigan. Twenty years later, the narrator reflects on that summer, the relationships with the women and girls in his life, and the mysteries of that dark, open water.

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“Only Child” by Tierra Whack is the smooth jam you need this week.

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