Feminine Chaos: The Feed
Break a Leg, Gina Carano
Kat and Phoebe discuss the mother of all privilege disclaimers and the cancellation of Mandalorian actress Gina Carano.
In the Tumblrweeds
Kat is joined by Katherine Dee, a.k.a. Default Friend, for a conversation about Tumblr's discursive power and lesser-known internet subcultures .Katherine's work:Default WisdomTumblr U.Satire in the cityKatherine Dee (@default_friend)Advertising campaign for American Horror Story illustrating the tumblr-to-TV pipeline: 15 Times "AHS: Cult" Did It's Best To Make You TrypophobicTumblr's proto-#MeTooing of John Green: John Green Responded On Tumblr To Accusations Of Sexual AbuseA NYT essay from the creator of the "problematic fave" callout blog: I Was Your Fave Is Problematic
Kat talks with poet and novelist Leigh Stein about the world of contemporary poetry scandals. An extended version of this episode is available for subscribers on Patreon.Links:Jia Tolentino poem archived https://archive.is/DzrjtPoetry magazine published a child porn convict in its prison issue, but did it deserve the backlash?Poetry Twitter Debates Whether 'After' Poems are PlagiarismA very unsympathetic (to Jia) account of the allegations against her family: NYT Bestselling Author Jia Tolentino Defends Her Human Trafficker ParentsLauren Oyler · Ha ha! Ha ha! Jia Tolentino · LRB 13 January 2020
Shrill and Shriller
Kat and Phoebe discuss the (dis)pleasures of being scolded by sitcoms, evolving norms surrounding office-appropriate hairstyles, and a bizarre controversy surrounding Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt star Ellie Kemper.A clip from Shrill: BBC Three on Twitter: "Yikes."NYT: Why 'Kim's Convenience' Is 'Quietly Revolutionary'Slate: Ellie Kemper, queen of the Veiled Prophet Ball: “KKK princess” controversy, explained.Kat’s article about Ellie Kemper: Ellie Kemper and Twitter's Two Minutes Hate - The Spectator WorldDad Pulls Biracial Daughter Out of School After Classmate and School Employee Cut Her Hair