Backtalk: FaceBOO!

This week, Dahlia and Amy talk Facebook’s bid for world domination and what Mark Zuckerberg’s latest appearance before Congress revealed. Ahead of the 2020 elections and in the wake of influence campaigns that have led to violence around the world, it’s been asked if the social-media giant is capable of growing responsibly. (Hint: nope). 

Extra reading: I’m the Comedian Who Just Confronted Harvey Weinstein. Here’s Why I Spoke Up. [New York Times]


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Jenny Slate’s Netflix Special Stage Fright is a quirky mix of her stand-up and documentary footage with her family. 


Fake Like Me by Barbara Bourland is part art-world exposé, part murder-mystery, and all-engrossing. 


“Which Witch” by Florence + The Machine


This Halloween, Global Fund for Women is giving the president something to be REALLY scared of: women who fight back! Look, we all know this man is a danger to women all around the world. And we’ve endured a year-round nightmare while he attacks abortion rights at home and abroad – attacks which are, in reality, an assault on every woman’s fundamental right to healthcare, freedom, and self-determination. Trump wants to control our bodies and our lives by slashing abortion rights. Join Global Fund for Women in calling him out for it. Sign our petition on behalf of women everywhere and tell Trump: “HANDS OFF MY HEALTHCARE!”  Visit to sign today.

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

by Dahlia Balcazar
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Dahlia Balcazar was a senior editor at Bitch Media, the co-host of the podcast Backtalk, and the host of the live show Feminist Snack Break. She’s passionate about horror films, ’90s music, girl gangs, and Shirley Jackson. You can follow her on Instagram and Twitter.