Ep 25: News Roundup (Kaepernick, Turner, Parker, Drizzy, & more!)

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TW: this episode contains discussions about rape and sexual assault; listeners who do not want to engage with those topics may want to start at about 25 min in.

In episode 25 (!), Melody and Raechel talk about what’s been happening in the headlines. Through a discussion of recent headlines regarding Brock Turner and Nate Parker, we talk about rape culture, race, and the prison system. Through a discussion of Colin Kaepernick, we talk about patriotic propaganda and what it means to dissent in America. And through a discussion of Drake, we discuss cheesecake and misogynist music video history. Plus, the radical (often-untold) history of Labor Day (and May Day), our RWLs of the week, and more!

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On Labor Day

Goulet, “Today Belongs to Workers

On Brock Turner

Dunu, “Brock Turner to be Released After Serving Half of Six-Month Prison Sentence in Stanford Rape Case

Cahill, “Student creates powerful photo series to protest Brock Turner’s release

On Nate Parker 

Dunn, “#BirthOfANation: What Nate Parker’s Controversial Nat Turner History & His Own Off Us

On Calvin Kaepernick, Jeremy Lane, & Megan Rapinoe

Marchman, “Megan Rapinoe Joins Colin Kalpernick, Kneels During Anthem


Democracy Now!, “Dakota Access Pipeline Company Attacks Native American Protestors with Dogs and Pepper Spray

On Kanye

Linton, “Kanye West multiracial casting call angers everyone

On Drizzy

“Child’s Play” video 

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M: Star Tribune // Child’s Play // ??

R: Laura Mulvey’s “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema”//The Fosters//Sagitarian Matters 


W(omen)T(rans)F(emme) Power, raechel & mel xooxx


Intro song: “Top Floor” GRRRL PRTY

Outro song: “Child’s Play” Drake 


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