235 Democratic Debates, Rounds 1 & 2 (Plus More About The Handmaid’s Tale…We Know, We Know.)
In This Episode
- A pregnant woman shot in the stomach is indicted in her unborn child’s death (CNN)
- Manslaughter Charge Dropped Against Alabama Woman Who Was Shot While Pregnant (NY Times)
- NYC District Attorney Candidate Backed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Claims Democratic Primary Victory (The Root)
JokeI snuck in like three or four bad political jokes…
Main TopicContent Warning: we talk about The Handmaid’s Tale’s most recent episode with spoilers, which include a black woman being hung and a black woman being attacked by a white woman. (For reference, our Handmaid’s Tale discussion starts at 28:30 and ends at 1:28:15) The Handmaid’s Tale This show has long been on our radar as a tale of White Feminism masquerading as revolution, a show that is doing a terrible disservice to its source material and the times we live in, but this week’s episode puts it in the official realm of white supremacist propaganda. Please read Max S. Gordon’s article (linked below), he outlines everything wrong with this series beautifully: A little Respect, Just a Little Bit: On White Feminism and How “The Handmaid’s Tale” is Being Weaponized Against Women of Color (Medium) The Democratic Debates We talk about presidential candidate debates in general, and our initial impressions of the first two rounds of Democratic debates this year. Please see the link below for the YouTube watchlist of key candidates responses spliced together without interruption: Decision 2020 (YouTube)
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