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Backtalk: Adichie's Transphobic Remarks & Trouble at Thinx

Backtalk: Adichie's Transphobic Remarks & Trouble at Thinx

This week, Dahlia and Amy discuss the latest in our problematic faves: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's transphobic remarks. Bitch Media's Global Feminism Writing Fellow, Aqdas Aftab's piece, "Reading Chimamanda Adichie Today: On Racism & Transphobia in Feminism," examines how Adichie's transphobic remarks is within the legacy of feminism itself and what that means for an intersectional, inclusive feminist movement. Thembani Mdluli's "When Callouts Become Anti-Black: On Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Transphobia, Disposability Culture & British Colonialism" is a thoughtful piece on what it means to "call-in" our own. Dahlia and Amy also talk about the latest news around former Thinx CEO Miki Agrawal who has been accused of sexual harassment and the disconnect of a company that profits off of a so-called feminist ethos but does not treat their employees with the same values they espouse. Plus: this episode's Mr. Toad Trump's Wild Ride looks at the House hearings about possible collusion between