Backtalk: Military Trans Ban & Limits of White Imagination

This week, Dahlia and Amy dig into the latest in Trump fuckery and the controversy around an upcoming project from the Game of Thrones showrunners. Earlier this week, Trump announced via three tweets (how presidential!) that he intends to ban transgender people from serving in the military. What are potential impacts of this policy, will it come to fruition, and is this just another inflammatory announcement meant to rile everyone up? But what we do know is that this potential policy is transphobic and harmful. They also talk about latest news around a television project in the works from the showrunners of the Game of Thrones, which is tentatively titled Confederate and will supposedly present a vision of the USA if the Union had lost and the enslavement of Africans continued. Smdh forever. 

And as promised, here’s a link to Dahlia’s fave meta pop culture moment this week: Howard the Great

 

On each episode, we share one thing we saw, read, and heard this week. 

WATCHED: The second season of Issa Rae’s HBO show Insecure just premiered and Amy and Dahlia can’t get enough of their beautifullly messy lives. 

READ: Another heartbreaking report about R. Kelly’s abusive behavior in “R. Kelly Is Holding Women Against Their Will In A “Cult,” Parents Told Police” from Buzzfeed. When will he be held accountable for his predatory behavior?

HEARD: “Offering” by Cults is the perfect song to play in the car with all your windows rolled down.


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