Backtalk: Game of Thrones & xoJane

On Backtalk, Bitch Media editors Amy and Sarah talk about current feminism and pop culture. This week, we talk about burning down the patriarchy in Game of Thrones and how the show’s female characters have evolved this season. Then, we discuss the desctructive clickbait culture seen in many online outlets—most specifically, xoJane, which published an insensitive and callous essay that minimized the effects of mental illness and suicide. 

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

SAW: Be sure to stream the cult classic, Paris is Burning, before it’s off Netflix Instant at the end of the month. Otherwise you’ll have to get the DVD the old-fashioned way—through the pony express to your mailbox. 

READ: Sylvia Obell’s, “How Blac Chyna Beat The Kardashians At Their Own Game,” reads like part of a Shakespearean drama full of tweets, snaps, and grams. 

HEARD: Step into Juniore’s groovy musical time machine of 1960’s French pop with this track, “La Route.”


This episode of Backtalk is brought to you by longtime Bitch Media sponsor GladRags, bringing you all of the essentials for a safe, sustainable period. Learn more about cloth pads and menstrual cups, plus get free shipping within the USA on your first order, when you sign up for their newsletter at Make sure to tell ‘em BackTalk sent you!

Subscribe to Bitch’s podcasts on iTunesSoundcloud, or the Stitcher mobile app.
Subscribe to Bitch’s podcasts through our audio RSS feed.
Download an MP3 of this podcast on Soundcloud or just browse our podcast archives here on Bitch Media
by Amy Lam
View profile »

Amy Lam was a contributing editor and co-host of Backtalk at Bitch Media. Find her at & Twitter / Instagram.

Get Bitch Media's top 9 reads of the week delivered to your inbox every Saturday morning! Sign up for the Weekly Reader:

1 Comment Has Been Posted

I'm very interested on a

I'm very interested on a feminist take on everything surrounding Game of Thrones. (I just found the article on postcolonialism and I'm looking forward to reading it.) Like the very mancentered fancultur or Kit Harrington's claim of sexism against men (in the filmindustry). Would be very nice!

Add new comment