Jan 26 • 51M

The Auld Racist Apocalypse

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Kat Rosenfield
Phoebe Maltz Bovy
Problematic faves, dissident feminism, and poodle interruptions: this is Feminine Chaos, featuring cultural commentary from Phoebe Maltz Bovy and Kat Rosenfield.
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Kat and Phoebe discuss a viral incident of racism-or-is-it on the long prairie road to Canada, the socialist darling who was cancelled for flouting the Covidian Collective, and the blondes of TikTok who may be having more fun but who are not having the last word on blondness in the pages of the New York Times.


“Old Racist Karen” is not a song title but the news in Canada: https://www.blogto.com/travel/2023/01/racist-karen-westjet-flight-toronto-caught-typing-complaints-black-women/

Phoebe's essay about getting artisanal small-batch covid from a local craftsman:

Close-reading the reruns with Phoebe Maltz Bovy
Tfw you got covid from a tractor
It must have been that person on the bus who coughed. Or perhaps it was a servant or service worker of some kind, come in from their covid-ridden hovel, too overworked to be boosted, and now look what they did to you, life’s protagonist. It is 2023. We know that covid is airborne. We know that even in a mask, even vaxxed to the gills (which I would be, but for having caught covid at a time that makes me still ineligible for bivalent), it’s being passed around like a joint by a bunch of 15-year-old boys on the Upper West Side in 1997 convinced they’re gangsters. We know. We know…
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Tressie McMillan Cottom vs blondes: https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/19/opinion/the-enduring-invisible-power-of-blond.html