• Home
  • keyboard_arrow_right Society & Culture
  • keyboard_arrow_rightPodcasts
  • keyboard_arrow_right
  • keyboard_arrow_right The Real Housewife-ification of Congress; And, 25 years of being pilled by The Matrix
play_arrow

Society & Culture

The Real Housewife-ification of Congress; And, 25 years of being pilled by The Matrix

podcast May 24, 2024


Background
share close

Representatives Marjorie Taylor Greene and Jasmine Crockett exchanged heated words on the House floor. Greene commented on Crockett’s eyelashes, and Crockett referred to Greene’s body as “butch.” We dive into the history of these two attacks, and look at what history the two representatives were pulling from — from misogynoir to transphobia. And what does this say about what we want from our politicians? Brittany is joined by NPR’s Alana Wise and writer Kerry Manders.

Then, ‘The Matrix’ came out 25 years ago, and became an instant classic. It’s a powerful story for both trans people and incels who “took the red pill.” What makes the movie’s core metaphor so widely appealing (and widely applicable)? Brittany is joined by critic Emily St. James and critic James Wilmes.

Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoices

NPR Privacy Policy

Rate it
Previous episode

Instagram
Twitter
Facebook
Loading...