Our EQ: What the hell happened this year and how do we make sense of it?
From hijab wearing Barbies and the election of the first openly transgender legislator (Danica Roem) to Australia legalizing gay marriage via national referendum and Bey slayin in her maternity pictures, 2017 had many hopeful moments. We recall some of our pop culture highlights of the year. In another segment called “Where Are They Now?” we catch up on the latest from women of the Alt Right and Roy Moore, the creep who won’t go away.
Mentioned in the episode:
- At a moment when white supremacy is echoed in the “America first” slogan of President Trump, Beyoncé dislodges “white” from its central place in religious symbolism with her maternity pics.
The White mediocrity of Taylor Swift continues to be as inspiring as Miracle Whip on Wonderbread AND she used her (very powerful) platform to take her sexual abuser to court and promote #MeToo
Time Person of the Year: Silence Breakers
Notable Music: Kendrick Lamar’s “Damn: Collectors Edition”, Drake’s Passionfruit has special significance, DJ Khaled/Bieber/Migos/Chance/Lil Wayne “I’m the One”, Luis Fonsi/Daddy Yankee “Despacito” and the Biology Parody, Macklemore had a new album with good “flow” (as the kids say), even if some of the lyrics are extreme slant rhymes or make literally no sense (he’s since sold out two shows at Key Arena)
Women of the Alt Right
Umm….Mary Elizabeth Tyler is highly problematic
Women of the Alt Right Are Shocked and Hurt that Men in the Movement are Sexist
Roy Moore & Rebecca Corry
Louis CK has been SCRUBBED from Disney’s reruns of Gravity Falls. Like they voiced over his voice overs.
Timeless or Terrible:
Dressing up your pet
Do Your Fudging Homework:
- Annie: in 2018, if you do nothing else, protect democracy. https://www.benjerry.com/whats-new/2016/advocates-for-democracy
- Hope: Go Read On Tyranny by Timothy Snyder