Power Dynamics and Trans Discrimination

Discussing power, sexual consent, and why science may not be the best tool to fight the transphobes.

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Episode Notes

This month, Christina, Bryan, and Rumaan discuss a New York magazine piece about fashion designer Alexander Wang, the dynamics of power and consent, and the swiftly changing norms of gay spaces. Then they’re joined by science writer Riley Black to discuss her recent Slate piece about how science might not be the best tool to argue with those who oppose trans rights.

Items discussed on the show:

• Towleroad and the retirement of Andy Towle

• The Phantom Tollbooth, by Norton Juster

• “Wang Off Duty,” by Angelina Chapin and Matthew Schneier in New York

• “Stop Trying to Out-Science Transphobes,” by Riley Black in Slate

Gay Agenda

Bryan: Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street

Rumaan: I Care A Lot on Netflix; Horse Crazy, by Gary Indiana

Christina: Simply Julia: 110 Easy Recipes for Healthy Comfort Food, by Julia Turshen

This podcast was produced by Daniel Schroeder.

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Outward, Slate’s queer podcast, is a whip-smart monthly salon in which hosts and guests deepen the audience’s understanding of queer culture and politics, delight them with unexpected perspectives, and invite listeners into a colorful conversation about the issues animating LGBTQ communities.

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