Talila Lewis, center, speaking to the FCC about the rights of deaf people in prison.
We’ve reached a critical moment in our history. As we incarcerate more people than ever before, we can no longer put off having honest conversations about the effects of police brutality and abuse of people in prison.
This week on Popaganda, we’re talking about liberal problems. That is, when progressive causes—the kinds of political issues feminists want to support—use problematic tactics.
We start off by calling up PETA, the nation's largest animal rights organization whose ad campaigns have offended everyone from the NAACP to the Anti-Defamation League to feminists like us. Then, writer Susan Sered shares an essay about the problems with many breast cancer awareness campaigns. Journalist and playwright Leela Ginelle closes out the show with her take on how inclusive language isn't just about being polite—it's about survival.
This show is generously sponsored by Oregon State University Ecampus, which is ranked #5 on the 2015 list of America’s best online bachelor’s program by U.S. News. OSU Ecampus delivers nearly 20 undergraduate degrees and programs online in liberal studies, natural resources, agricultural sciences and foreign languages. You can start any season, so apply today.
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On a recent Sunday afternoon, 23 teenage girls sit in a circle on the floor of a theater rehearsal room in downtown New York, brainstorming ways to battle sexism. Every Sunday afternoon, no matter the weather or stressful schedule, the All-Girl Arts Effect Theater Company starts its rehearsals off by having each actress talk about her week.