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On this week’s episode, Christina Cauterucci, Briahna Joy Gray, and Veralyn Williams discuss Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s primary victory in the New York’s 14th Congressional District and BDE—big dick energy—and why everyone is suddenly so obsessed with this strange force. Then they are joined by Harron Walker to discuss Jesse Singal’s Atlantic cover story “When Children Say They’re Trans” and how transgender writers have responded to it.
Slate Plus: Is the media coverage of New York Times reporter Ali Watkins’ relationship with a source sexist?
Other items discussed on the show:
- Briahna Joy Gray on Ocasio-Cortez in the Intercept
- Christina Cauterucci’s piece in Slate
- Ocasio-Cortez tweet showing her worn-out shoes
- Glenn Greenwald’s interview with Ocasio-Cortez in the Intercept
- Nancy Pelosi’s response to Ocasio-Cortez’s win
- Jesse Singal’s Atlantic cover story, “When Children Say They’re Trans”
- Harron Walker’s two responses to the story in Jezebel
- Alex Barasch’s take in Slate
- Barasch discussing his piece on The Gist With Mike Pesca
- Vox explains BDE, or big dick energy
- Cosmopolitan on cavernous pussy energy
Christina: Barracoon, by Zora Neale Hurston
Briahna: Talking to My Daughter About the Economy, by Yanis Varoufakis.
Veralyn: Eloquent Rage, by Brittney Cooper
This podcast was produced by Veralyn Williams.
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