232 Black Mirror Season 5: Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too Analysis

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We’re digging into our feelings around the latest season of Black Mirror, starting with Episode 2 and 3, focusing mostly on Episode 3 titled Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too. Oh honey…

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231 Media Analysis: The Handmaid’s Tale (First Three Episodes of Season 3) = The Whitest Worst

A close up of June looking defiant with text that says Hey Bruce Miller! Enough with this Already!

The Handmaid’s Tale is at it again, and by it, we mean White Feminism. Lingering close-ups of June’s snarls have us ranting about all the ways in which this show is an irresponsible tale of fragility and entitlement.

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229 So…Let’s Talk About It.

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No news or jokes this week – we’re talking at a high level about what went down in the VWPA Society this week, and expanding it to a larger conversation around privilege, identity, and take down culture.

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228 Insecure Overachievers: How Jobs Exploit Our Trauma

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Nichole read a Captain Awkward post this week that had her reeling so we’re here to talk about it: how elite professions target “insecure overachievers” because they work hard and blame themselves for everything. Sigh.

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226 “It Really Pushed Me Out of My Comfort Zone!” – Ableism and Anti-Consent in the Workplace

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Team-building activities, ice-breakers, assigning people to tasks they are ill-suited for…the oh-so-many ways jobs strip us of consent under the slimy pretense of pushing us out of our comfort zones…

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223 The Earth is Not Having a #MeToo Moment and Other Appropriative, Inappropriate or Otherwise Infuriating Bullsh*t

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We answer a listener question today about a sign at an environmental rally that appropriates the #MeToo movement, and also PETA is the worst (natch).

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221 Service Animals

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Listener Julie was kind enough to provide us with research for an episode about service animals: where they come from, how they are trained, what are the alternatives to non-human assistance for disabled folks.

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