Backtalk

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... Read more »

Backtalk: Hollywood Shenanigans—Revenge Porn & Unequal Pay

This week, Dahlia and Amy get into the latest in Hollywood shenanigans. First up is the potential prosecution of the sole Kardashian brother, Rob Kardashian, for posting revenge porn against his ex-fiance and mother of his infant daughter, Blac Chyna. Revenge porn is another realm of online... Read more »

Backtalk: Where’s the Justice? & Beguiling Whiteness

This week, Dahlia and Amy discuss the disappointing verdicts of both the mistrial in the sexual assault case against Bill Cosby and the acquittal of the police officer who murdered Philando Castile. They also get into the beguiling whiteness of The Beguiled, a film set during the Civil War... Read more »

Backtalk: Oh Really, Megyn Kelly? & Bustle’s Hustle

This week, Dahlia and Amy get really, very, super frustrated about Megyn Kelly’s new NBC show, where she’ll feature fake-news conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. They also dig into how Bustle is trying to hustle their readers into giving up personal information under the guise of delivering more... Read more »

Backtalk: Accountability of PWR BTTM & Murder of Jordan Edwards

This week, Dahlia and Amy talk about what accountability looks like for two recent stories: the sexual assualt allegations against the queer punk band PWR BTTM and the murder of teenager Jordan Edwards at the hands of a police officer. They dig into what it looks like to be held responsible... Read more »

Backtalk: May Day & Handmaid Horrors

Amy and Dahlia talk about May Day activism across the globe and the difficulties and opportunities in imagining work systems that work better. And they dig into The Handmaid’s Tale series, examining the novel’s grounding in anti-Blackness, as well as where the show diverges from the novel... Read more »

Backtalk: So Many Feelings & Escapist TV

Dahlia and Amy talk about feelings, all of them. They’ve got outrage fatigue with all of the bad news we’re inundated with regularly. They look at a couple of news items, on a global and local level, and talk about what they’re able to control when everything feels out of control. From the “mother... Read more »

Backtalk: Pepsi Fail & The Harasser Factor

Dahlia and Amy chat about bad Pepsi optics, capitalism, and cola. Pepsi’s latest ad stars Kendall Jenner, the most cheerful group of protestors, and a slew of asinine signs. Profiting off of grassroots and the slew of recent protests is a new low, even for a soda company whose sole job is to... Read more »

Backtalk: Adichie's Transphobic Remarks & Trouble at Thinx

Dahlia and Amy discuss the latest in our problematic faves: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s transphobic remarks. Bitch Media’s Global Feminism Writing Fellow, Aqdas Aftab’s piece, “Reading Chimamanda Adichie... Read more »

Backtalk: Get Out & Uber Sexism

Dahlia and Amy are very excited to be spoiling Jordan Peele’s debut film, Get Out, and to do a deep dive into all of the layers of celluloid. Get Out is full of memorable performances, a scary movie... Read more »

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