SRSLY #15: Women on the Edge

On the pop culture podcast this week, we discuss Suffragette, the Channel 4 TV series Chewing Gum, and Kim Kardashian’s Selfish.

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The Links

On Suffragette

Anna’s article on what the Suffragette movement in Britain really looked like.

Helen's interveiw with Abi Morgan, screenwriter of Suffragette.


On Chewing Gum

The trailer for the series.

Chewing Gum on All4.

An interview with writer and star Michaela Coel.


On Selfish

This is the book.

Sam Riviere on the technological progress documented by Kim Kardashian’s selfies.

This Twitter thread about Kim Kardashian vs Paris Hilton is very informative.


Next week:

Anna is watching the BBC sitcom starring Judi Dench, As Time Goes By.


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The music featured this week, in order of appearance, is:

Trills - Oh Freedom

Amerie - 1 Thing

Our theme music is “Guatemala - Panama March” (by Heftone Banjo Orchestra), licensed under Creative Commons. 


See you next week!

PS If you missed #14, check it out here.

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