The Waves

The “Love in a Pod” Edition

The Waves on Harvey Weinstein, Love Is Blind, and Tatyana Fazlalizadeh’s Stop Telling Women to Smile. 

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Episode Notes

On this week’s episode of the Waves, Christina, June, Marcia, and Nichole discuss the Harvey Weinstein trial verdict. Then, they dive into the reality show Love Is Blind. Finally, the panel interviews artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh about her book Stop Telling Women to Smile.

In Slate Plus: Is it sexist to call woman in the workplace “helpful”?

Other items discussed on the show:

The Weinstein Verdict Is Both a Victory and a Disappointment,” by Christina Cauterucci in Slate.


Marcia: The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks, by Jeanne Theoharis.

June: Portrait of a Lady on Fire.

Christina: “I Don’t Want to Be the Strong Female Lead,” by Brit Marling in the New York Times.

Nichole:  Murder, She Wrote.


About the Show

The Waves is a biweekly conversation about news and culture examined through the lens of gender and feminism. Every other Thursday, join the hosts—including Slate’s June Thomas, Slate staff writer Christina Cauterucci, Marcia Chatelain of Georgetown University, and Thirst Aid Kit’s Nichole Perkins—for frank discussions about the ways gender shapes everything. Our new name reflects generations of women from the various waves of feminism, the sound waves that carry us to your ears, and the waves we intend to make.

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