- DEMI LYNCH -
In 2019, intersectional feminism is scattered throughout pop culture. People of today's society have more access to stories about people of different backgrounds, minorities, genders, races, abilities and sizes across many forms of media.
So every Friday I will be recommending my favourite TV shows, movies, books, music and podcasts that let me indulge in intersectional feminist content and multiculturalism .
This gripping series is based off the 2015 Pulitzer Prize winning article “An Unbelievable Story of Rape.” It follows the story of 18 year old Marie Adler after she is raped by a home intruder. The very first episode has everyone, from the characters on the show to the viewers watching the show, questioning Marie and her story.
Unbelievable depicts the grim reality of reporting a rape, in particular the level of intrusiveness when receiving a sexual assault forensic exam (commonly known as a 'rape kit'). And it showcases a stark contrast on HOW TO and HOW TO NOT question a victim of sexual assault.
But two particular women will leave you fist-pumping throughout the series - Toni Colette and Merritt Wever. Their characters are based off real life detectives Edna Hendershot and Stacy Galbraith that sought to find the serial rapist attacking women across the Colorado region.
SHAMELESS IN CONVERSATION: ABBIE CHATFIELD
The Shameless podcast has been on fire for the past 18 months! Since it's launch the show has been downloaded over 4 million times and it's Shameless Podcast Community Facebook group has grown to having over 29,000 members. I have been a fan of the podcast for over a year now. Every week Zara and Michelle talk about celebrity and pop culture stories but with a twist. As said on the Shameless website:
Dumb stuff doesn’t have to be dumb. Our obsession with Married at First Sight can say a lot about what can capture a zeitgeist, much like a British tabloid’s incessant fascination with Meghan Markle can say volumes about our treatment of women in the public eye.
A particular episode I found interesting was their recent interview with Bachelor Australia runner-up Abbie Chatfield. The 24 year old was consistently slut-shamed throughout her time on the show by the media and trolls. And now is being body-shamed by the media and trolls. The girl can't catch a break! Anyway... highly recommend listening to this interview, Bachelor fan or not, because by the end of this episode you will be a fan of these ladies!
Announcer & Producer of 'The Nasty Woman Club Podcast'
Co-Producer & Co-Announcer of Radio 4EB program 'Fair Comment'
Former 102.1FM 4ZZZ Radio Announcer & Contributor