Backtalk: We Said #MeToo, Now What?

This week, Dahlia and Amy discuss how the #MeToo movement can evolve beyond survivors exposing their own traumas and the role of abusers in creating real change. From public radio to the Supreme Court, what can a true reckoning with misogyny and abuse look like? We’ve also got a Petty Political Pminute! And in our latest Amy vs. Dahlia, we’re asking the important question of plant lady or cat lady?! Text “Pussywillow” to 503-855-6485 to let us know!


Dahlia is really into The Miniaturist, the new PBS miniseries based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Jessie Burton. It’s 1686 and 18-year-old Nella Oortman (The Witch’s Anya Taylor-Joy!) has been sent to Amsterdam to live with her new wealthy husband Johannes Brandt (Alex Hassell). When they meet, Johannes presents Nella with a wedding gift: a miniature dollhouse version of their home. But who is sending Nella miniature versions of the people and items in her home? And why are they eerily able to predict the future? 


Over at The New Republic, Rebecca Solnit is exploring the power of rage.


Noname’s new album, Room25, is all of our jazzy hip hop dreams come true, especially on the track “Window.”


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