Backtalk

Backtalk: Equal Pay & Anti-LGBTQ Laws Backlash

This week, we talk about the anti-LGBTQ laws that have recently been passed in North Carolina and Mississippi and the backlash they're beginning to face. PayPal and Deutsche Bank have decided against expansions in North Carolina, perhaps foreshadowing the economic hit that... Read more »

Backtalk: Bathroom Bills and Jian Ghomeshi

This week, we chat about North Carolina's “bathroom bills” that attack LGBT anti-discrimination measures. Meanwhile, former broadcaster Jian Ghomeshi’s sexual assault cases show how the legal system puts survivors on trial.  Read more »

Backtalk: Donald Trump & Feminism in the Food Industry

This week, the big news is that Republicans are turning on Donald Trump, putting together a viral ad about some of the most sexist things he’s said. We also discuss race and gender at the James Beard Awards and how the restaurant industry is a hotbed of sexual harassment.   Read more »

Backtalk: Kesha & Abortion Rights

This week, we talk about the Supreme Court hearings on laws like the Texas anti-abortion legislation that have forced all but ten clinics to close in the nation’s second largest state. And we discuss a judge’s ruling in pop star Kesha’s case to get out of... Read more »

Backtalk: Worst Oscar Responses & Hillary Problems

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... Read more »

Backtalk: Super Bowl & Iowa Caucus

This week, we chat about why the Super Bowl may be worth watching (hint: Cam Newton). While Black athletes make up two-thirds of NFL players, Newton is only the sixth Black quarterback to make it all the way to the Super Bowl. Then, they get into why Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are... Read more »

Backtalk: #OscarsSoWhite and Serial

This week, they dig into how the lack of diversity at the Oscars shows the way the film industry systemically discriminates against people of color. Then, they dish on how the new season of Serial is not as good as they want it... Read more »

Backtalk: Bill Cosby & Tamir Rice

On Backtalk, Bitch editors Sarah and Amy talk about pop culture news of the week. This week, they grapple with what we can all learn from one of the many sexual assault accusations against Bill Cosby finally resulting in criminal charges and discuss how deaths like Tamir Rice's don't get... Read more »

Backtalk: Stuff We Learned in 2015

Backtalk is officially one year old! Amy and Sarah celebrate the one-year anniversary of the podcast by reflecting on what they learned from pop culture in 2015, including lessons from How to Get Away With Murder, and discuss how they grew as feminists.  Read more »

Backtalk: Jessica Jones and Donald Trump's Bigotry

On Backtalk, Bitch editors Sarah and Amy discuss this week in pop culture. This week: Welcome to our podcast of horrors! We talk about the... Read more »

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