Backtalk: Worst Oscar Responses & Hillary Problems

On Backtalk, Bitch editors Amy and Sarah discuss this week in pop culture. This week, we dig into all of the worst responses to #OscarsSoWhite and the lack of diversity in Hollywood. Cross your fingers that your fave white celebrity hasn’t said something clueless or racist as we break down who said what, and why they’re wrong. And we talk about what Gloria Steinem and Madeleine Albright had to say about why and how women should vote—and we’re not sure it’s helping Hillary’s campaign. 

Also, on Backtalk, we feature one thing we read, saw, and heard. 

READ: Marguerite Abouet and Clément Oubrerie’s vibrant graphic novel, Aya, about a young woman growing up in 1970’s Ivory Coast.  

SAW: Dystopic sci-fi film, Advantageous, looks at gender in the near future (now on Netflix!). 

HEARD: Congrats to Brittany Howard and the Alabama Shakes, who took home three Grammys this week! 


This episode of Backtalk is sponsored by Lewis & Clark College’s 35th Annual Gender Studies Symposium in Portland, Oregon.  This year’s symposium title is “Game On! Gender and Sexuality in Play.” Don’t miss out on this exciting series of free lectures, workshops, panel discussions, and an art exhibit, March 9-11.  See you at the symposium!

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1 Comment Has Been Posted

Meryl Streep

On Meryl Streeps comment about all being from Africa, you should listen to the What is Race? episode from the podcast The Infinate Monkey Cage which is made up of mostly scientists and they inform that genetically we all come from Africa and that we are at least 25% genetically the same. It's quiet an interesting episode.
P.S. Love Backtalk!

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