Backtalk: Milo's Demise & Vogue's Yellowface

Dahlia and Amy take small pleasures wherever they can get them, such as celebrating the public downfall of famed conservative troll, Milo Yiannopoulos. Writer Roxane Gay, who pulled her book from publishing with Simon & Schuster after they announced a book deal with Yiannopoulus, warns against praising a publishing house whose decisions around Milo were always about the bottom line. And they discuss a recent spread featuring model Karlie Kloss in yellowface in the latest issue of Vogue—the "diversity issue," no less. 

Milo Yiannopoulos and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

It's not a great time to be Milo Yiannopoulos. Read more »

Are You Buying For-Profit Feminism?: We Bet You Are And You Probably Don't Even Know It

We're here to work against the clean, mainstream, for-profit media narrative of calling ourselves feminists and then calling it a day. Read more »

Backtalk: Golden Globes & White Nationalist Book Deal

Dahlia and Amy dig into the recent Golden Globes with some highlights, lowlights, and Meryl Streep's anti-Trump acceptance speech for her lifetime achievement award. One of the highlights included Tracee Ellis Ross's win for her work on Black-ish, where she dedicated her award to women of... Read more »

Bad Things Milo Yiannopoulos Has Done, In Case His New Publisher Cares (Just Kidding, They Totally Don't Care)

While I wish this book deal was a stunt, a mainstream book publisher actually believes Yiannopoulos’s words are worth publishing. Read more »

Pantsuit on Fire: The Founder of a Facebook Community Cashes In

 Chamberlain, who is neither an activist nor an author, is cashing in on what amounts to the labor of strangers. Read more »

Trump, "Trolls," and "Post-Factual" Media

I'd be willing to trade some of the important discussions with my kid about bigotry and equality for a less revolting Republican candidate—and for a media that doesn't enable him. Read more »

Chosen Battles: Poet Kendra DeColo on Censorship and Literary Misogyny

"I think I’m still figuring out the balance between entering hostile spaces and creating loving/nurturing communities within them." Read more »

Popaganda: Money

Money. You hate it. You need it. On this episode, we embark on an anti-capitalist exploration of cold hard cash, highlighting work from the Money issue of Bitch magazine. Featuring: Financial advice for your twenties from Ester Bloom of The Billfold, a conversation about the racial politics of fair... Read more »

Backtalk: Game of Thrones & xoJane

This week, we talk about burning down the patriarchy in Game of Thrones and how the show's female characters have evolved this season. Then, we discuss the desctructive clickbait culture seen in many online outlets—most specifically, xoJane, which published an insensitive and callous essay... Read more »

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