On Backtalk, hosts Amy Lam and Sarah Mirk discuss top pop culture stories of the week, offering snappy feminist analysis on the issues, people, and media that are making headlines right now.
This week, Amy shrugs her shoulders at the Oscars, Sarah gets all excited about nonmonogamy on House of Cards, and comedian Jessica Williams gets props. Plus: one thing we read, one thing we heard, and one thing we saw this week. The song featured on this week's episode is "Recognition" by THEEsatisfaction.
This episode of Backtalk is brought to you by the Gender Studies Symposium at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. Scheduled for March 11-13, the symposium is a free series of lectures, workshops, panel discussions, and performances exploring issues of gender and sexuality. Learn more about this year's free schedule of events at go.lclark.edu/gendersymp.
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The most annoying character on The Walking Dead isn’t a zombie. It’s Rick Grimes. The man at the center of the hit show and best-selling comic book series is constantly undermining the women around him.
I recently attended an annual fundraiser for a high-profile LGBT nonprofit organization. Since they run multiple programs, some of which I support, I had no idea until I arrived that the entire event was dedicated to raising funds for what was billed as “marriage equality” (a term I loathe for many reasons).