Burst Your Bubble

A podcast about -isms and -phobias in pop culture.

Filtering by Category: transphobia

EP66 - Cultures Aren't Costumes

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EP66 - It happens every year - someone wears a Halloween costume that's problematic, not thinking about the historical and cultural background of that costume. But let's talk about it, and why cultures aren't costumes.

Art by Jeremy Ferris.

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EP65 - Sam Smith, the Associated Press, and They/Them

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EP65 - Recently Sam Smith announced on social media that they use they/them pronouns. But when the story was picked up by the Associated Press - a news organization whose strives for "the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior" free from "inaccuracies, carelessness, bias or distortions" - they used the wrong pronouns. 

Art by Jeremy Ferris.

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EP46 - Conversion Therapy in Pop Culture: From Will & Grace to Boy Erased

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Conversion therapy shows up a lot in pop culture, but how is it shown? As a comedy? As a drama? What time period does the story takes place in? Because depending on what the answers are, these representations can be damaging, sending the message that conversion therapy is the problem of a bygone era.

Art by Jeremy Ferris.

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EP40 - Orange is the New Black

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I have a love/hate relationship with Orange is the New Black. While you could argue that the show has a diverse cast of characters bringing representations to media, it's also easy for those characters to also turn into "token" characters, especially when it comes to Sophia Burset.

You can find the full episode script here.

Art by Jeremy Ferris.

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EP35 -The Two Sides of Roseanne

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Let's talk about the two sides of Roseanne: the fictional Roseanne Conner and the real life Roseanne Barr. What do representations of race and gender presentation mean on a show when so closely linked to a woman who sends out racist and transphobic tweets? Can we separate the art from the artist? And should we?

Art by Jeremy Ferris.

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