Backtalk: Silence Breakers & The Weinstein Effect

This week, Dahlia and Amy break down Time’s much-anticipated “Person of the Year” magazine cover and cover story, and the continued fallout from the Weinstein effect. We thank our respective dieties that Trump’s ego isn’t being fed for being on the Time cover, but another white supremacist icon graces its cover instead. Taylor Swift accompanies Ashley Judd, agricultural worker Isabel Pascual, former Uber engineer Susan Fowler, lobbyist Adama Iwu, and an anonymous hospital worker who represents those who are unable to speak out publicly. Though Swift had her own sexual harassment suit to contend with, we dig into whether or not she’s really a “silence breaker.” Then they discuss the latest batch of folks of predators and why Woody Allen is still a protected Hollywood institution (like, wyd, Kate Winslet?). 

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

WATCH: Dahlia is obsessed with The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, starring the hilarious Rachel Brosnahan as Midge Maisel, a 50’s housewife who discovers a career in comedy after her husband leaves her.

READ: What happens when a teen doesn’t want to go to her own birthday party and sends her hyena friend in her place? Leonora Carrington knows. Check out the artist’s short story collection, The Complete Stories of Leonora Carrington.

LISTEN: You know who would have been great on Time’s cover a “silence breaker”? Kesha, who sent up against her producer and record label, but came out on the other side with this single, “Praying.

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