In today’s episode, Alyssa and Brendane explain why we chose ‘Daughters’, play a new game called “Defund Reform Abolish,” and unpack Achille Mbembe’s concept of necropolitics in conversation with Angela Davis’ brilliant essay “Racism, Birth Control and Reproductive Rights” who helps us contextualizes the history of birth control movements and eugenics. In our What in the World?! segment, we ask What in the Jordan Peele?! is up with the mass hysterectomies in ICE detention, the erasure of Black immigrants from the immigration outrage, and the neo-Malthusian rhetoric surrounding COVID-19 as a solution to overpopulation and climate change. Plus, we get a little off-topic and start talking about 90 Day Fiance.

Discussed this week:

Racism, Birth Control and Reproductive Rights (Angela Davis, 1983)

Necropolitics (Achille Mbembe, 2003)

Whistleblower Alleges ‘Medical Neglect,’ Questionable Hysterectomies Of ICE Detainees (NPR, 2020)

World’s richest 1% cause double CO2 emissions of poorest 50% (The Guardian, 2020)

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