5: Womxn’s Autonomy

In this episode, Yvette and Cynthia call out Rob Kardashian’s posts of Blac Chyna as indicative of rape culture, highlight the unnecessary feticide charges brought against Purvi Patel, and discuss what Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” leaves out. They highlight the anti-blackness present in the discourse around Chyna and Rob, the increased punitiveness of abortion laws, and what reproductive justice means for women of color. Skip from 35:25 to 54:09 if you don’t want to hear “The Handmaid’s Tale” spoilers.

Thanks to @romobeats for the intro tune!

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Transition song: Ryan Little – Lucy’s Song

Current Events

Here’s one example of why Blac Chyna and Amber Rose are #bffforevergoals

Here’s an article on the work Kylie Jenner stole from Tizita Balemlay.

Case: Purvi Patel v. State of Indiana

Here’s the decision from the appeals court.

Here’s an article covering the trial that mentions the study by National Advocates for Pregnant Women.

Deep Thoughts

Here’s a critique of The Handmaid’s Tale that we love. It has such a great historical discussion of reproductive justice for womxn of color. We highly recommend a read!

Here’s the interview/discussion between Junot Díaz and Margaret Atwood.


Yvette recommended NBC’s Superstore, available on Hulu.

Cynthia recommended Chani Nicholas, especially the horoscopes.

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