What does a trailblazer owe us? That’s a question we’re pondering this week, as we discuss actor Issa Rae’s spicy monologue on Kanye West - who many believe is betraying his black identity, in support of Trumpian conservatism - and Germaine Greer’s controversial views on rape. Once a radical second-wave feminist, is she in danger of becoming a parody? Also this week, we discuss the misogyny in social media; the concept of ‘moral triumphalism’; why processed food feels like a cuddle; and the glory of being single. And of course, we also discuss the 20 year anniversary of Sex And The City. Join us on this joyous romp down memory lane!
Successful black men have targets on their backs, by Maurice Mcleod for The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/may/30/raheem-sterling-media-young-black-men-footballer-tattoo
Barbara Ellen on Germaine Greer, for The Observer https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jun/03/germaine-greer-rape-wrong-feminists
Janice Turner on fallen trailblazers, for The Times https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/it-s-hard-to-see-your-heroines-fall-from-grace-6w8qcx68p
Robyn Wilder on the misogyny of parenting and social media, for Grazia - out now
The Processed Food Debate Is A Delicious, MSG-Sprinkled Class War by Grace Dent, for The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/jun/02/grace-dent-processed-food-delicious-msg-sprinkled-class-war
Nothing Like A Dame on BBC iPlayer https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b5y3xn
Sex And The City Might Be Dated, But It'll Never Get Old, for Refinery 29 https://www.refinery29.com/2018/06/201164/sex-and-the-city-friends-women-nyc-relevance-today
I Was Just As Happy When I Was a Singleton by Matthew Parris, for The Times https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/i-was-just-as-happy-when-i-was-a-singleton-bb5d2fhl7
Matthew Parris on moral triumphalism, for The Times https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/abortion-triumphalism-is-deeply-troubling-bmv9xxsdd
Radio 4’s Friday Night Comedy News quiz https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02pc9pj/episodes/downloads
TED’s WorkLife with Adam Grant podcast: #MeToo, with Ashley Judd, Ronan Farrow, and Tarana Burke https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/bonus-metoo-with-ashley-judd-ronan-farrow-and-tarana-burke/id1346314086?i=1000409799054&mt=2
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