The Waves

What Amber Heard’s Makeup Palette Says About the Legal System (Plus: Roe v. Wade)

The Amber Heard v. Johnny Depp trial shines a bright light on how the court system fails victims of gender violence.


Episode Notes

On this week’s episode of The Waves, we start with a conversation with upcoming Slow Burn: Roe v. Wade host Susan Matthews and Slate senior producer Cheyna Roth about the implications of the recently leaked Supreme Court draft opinion overturning Roe.

In the main show, we shift focus to gender violence as the Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard trial continues. Cheyna sits down with Nicole Bedera about what happens when fans try to play detective and how we should actually be talking to victims of violence. Later in the show, they talk about men’s rights activists and the broader implications of suing people who accuse someone of assault.

In Slate Plus, is Mother’s Day feminist?

Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Shannon Palus and Alicia Montgomery.

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Each week a pair of writers and guests talk through one news story we can’t stop thinking about, and unpack what gender has to do with it.

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