Backtalk: #MeToo Backlash & Larry Nassar Sentencing

This week, Dahlia and Amy dig into the latest “feminist” backlash against the #MeToo movement in light of Babe.Net’s Aziz Ansari—a story which showed how a celebrity who banked on his male feminist allyship ultimately doesn’t want to respect boundaries around consent. Then they talk about the sentencing hearing for former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University physician Larry Nassar, who has pled guilty to child molestation, and the systemic failure of powerful organizations to protect the vulnerable. Plus, another Petty Political Pminute on Trump’s terrible tweet about this year’s Women’s March and the latest in the Mueller investigation. 

WATCH: A quirky, fun rom-com in it’s third season, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, explores mental health issues in a way that’s not often portrayed on television. Bonus: the show is set in the San Gabriel Valley! 

READ: The Love of a Bad Man by Laura Elizabeth Woollett is a collection of short stories about real women who were in relationships with killers. It’s dark, but fascinating.

LISTEN: Reyna Tropical features the founder and editor of She Shreds magazine—the only publication focused on women guitarists and bassists—Fabi Reyna, and DJ and producer Nectali Diaz, aka Sumohair. Their latest track, “Niña,” should be looped forever and ever. 

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