Pop Rocket: Episode 37 Narcos & Disney with Karen Kilgariff

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Wynter, Oliver, Guy & Karen
Guests: 
Guy Branum
Guests: 
Wynter Mitchell
Guests: 
Oliver Wang
Guests: 
Karen Kilgariff

Comedian Karen Kilgariff joins the team to talk about the Disneyland, Disney movies and Disney-produced celebrities.

With Guy Branum, Wynter Mitchell, Oliver Wang and guest, Karen Kilgariff.

Each week we’ll add everyone’s jams to this handy Spotify playlist.

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Gender dynamics in this episode's language

First off, this podcast is great. I enjoy hearing everyone's takes on pop culture, and I also learn a lot about what's new/exciting/controversial in entertainment today.

However, I found everyone's continued use of the word "p*ssy" in a derogatory way to be very, very strange, especially when the discussion in which this word was most whipped out was about how Force Majeure explores gender dynamics. I winced every single time someone said p*ssy.

I'm pretty sure everyone on this show is a well-read and thoughtful human being. That's one of the reasons why I listen, for an intelligent and down-to-earth take. So why the continued use of such a gendered word in such a negative way? It implies that my particular set of body parts are inherently bad. Why must p*ssy continue to mean weak/cowardly/LIKE A GIRL BECAUSE BEING A GIRL IS THE WORST?

(I would also posit a similar question about the derogatory use of the word "d*ck.")

I'm genuinely curious what the show's hosts would say in response to my comment. I hope this isn't taken as a "person yelling on the Internet" statement, but rather a chance to open up a discussion and maybe lead to some introspection.

--From a woman and feminist who thinks p*ssies are beautiful and strong.

(FYI I self-censored because I don't know if this comment would go through otherwise.)

Gender dynamics in this episode's language

First off, this podcast is great. I enjoy hearing everyone's takes on pop culture, and I also learn a lot about what's new/exciting/controversial in media today.

However, I found everyone's continued use of the word "p*ssy" in a derogatory way to be very, very strange, especially when the discussion in which this word was most whipped out was about how Force Majeure explores gender dynamics. I winced every single time someone said p*ssy.

I'm pretty sure everyone on this show is a well-read and thoughtful human being who cares about combating racism/sexism/etc. That's one of the reasons why I listen, for an intelligent and down-to-earth take. So why the continued use of such a gendered word in such a negative way? It implies my particular set of body parts are inherently bad. Why must p*ssy continue to mean weak/cowardly/LIKE A GIRL BECAUSE BEING A GIRL IS THE WORST?

(I would also posit a similar question about the use of the word "d*ck" as derogatory, because to me feminism also means taking a look at how gender dynamics negatively affect men just as much as it means looking at how gender dynamics negatively affect women.)

I'm genuinely curious what the show's hosts would say in response to my comment. I hope this isn't taken as a "person yelling on the Internet" statement, but rather a chance to open up a discussion and maybe lead to some introspection.

--From a woman and feminist who thinks p*ssies are beautiful and strong.

(FYI I self-censored because I don't know if this comment would go through otherwise.)