Wendy Sheridan, Mary McGinley, and Robin Renée do a fair amount of discussing media on The Leftscape, but rarely have they all watched or listened to the show that is the topic at hand. This time, everyone did their homework. Wendy has been watching the new She-Ra and the Princess of Power and she found what she took for some real talk in Episode 11, “Promise.” What is the subtext behind Catra’s response when Adora “saves” her when she doesn’t need saving? Does the dialogue between the two that results point out some of the most uncomfortable truths about white feminism? Is there an intersectional feminist lesson to be had? Listen in to the Leftscape conversation, watch She-Ra on Netflix, and post your thoughts. The Leftscape always welcomes respectful conversation on the website and the Leftscape Facebook page.
This week, Michael Flynn, Michael Cohen, Paul Manafort, and Maria Butina are all making big news. According to the Washington Post, some lies have been repeated so often, they warrant a new rating: The Bottomless Pinocchio. Queer Twitter is calling out TERFs of AfterEllen.com and debating about how Pink News dealt with a Pansexual Pride article that misdefined “bisexual.” Patricio Manuel’s debut and win as the first professional transgender male boxer is reason to celebrate.
Other reasons to celebrate: Las Posadas (Dec 16 -24), Saturnalia (Dec 17 – 23), Winter Solstice/Yule (Dec 21), Christmas (Dec 25), Kwanzaa (Dec 26 – Jan 1), Gluten-Free Baking Week, National Hard Candy Day, National Oatmeal Muffin Day, and the birthdays of Edith Piaf, Albert Michelson (the physicist who measured the speed of light), Kristy Swanson, Alyssa Milano, Jennifer Beals, and Richard Leakey. Robin, Wendy, and Mary share about their Yule and other winter holiday traditions that emphasize bringing in the light – literally and spiritually.
The Leftscape – the shape of progressive conversation: “She-Ra’s Feminist Challenge (Episode 29).”