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.” Does Catra’s dialogue with Adora point out some of the most uncomfortable truths about white feminism? Listen in to the Leftscape conversation, watch She-Ra on Netflix, and post your thoughts.
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 16th -24th), Saturnalia (Dec 17th – 23rd), Winter Solstice/Yule (Dec 21st), National Hard Candy Day, and the birthdays of Edith Piaf, Alyssa Milano, Jennifer Beals, and Richard Leakey.