In this episode, Neil, Niki, and Natalia discuss recent developments in the politics of sex and marriage.
Here are some links and references mentioned during this week’s show:
- Republicans have both been sounding alarms about pedophilia and attempting to relax age-of-consent laws. Natalia referred to historian Clayton Howard’s book, The Closet and the Cul-de-Sac: The Politics of Sexual Privacy in Northern California and Niki referenced Andrew Sullivan’s 1995 book, Virtually Normal: An Argument About Homosexuality. Neil and Natalia drew on Frank Bruni’s New York Times opinion piece.
In our regular closing feature, What’s Making History:
- Natalia recommended Anne-Helen Petersen’s Bustle article, “Britney Falls in Love.”
- Neil discussed Rebecca Mead’s New Yorker article, “Could Leopards Be Paid for Their Spots.”
- Niki shared Taylor Lorenz’ Washington Post article, “Internet ‘algospeak’ is changing our language in real time, ‘nip nops’ to ‘le dollar bean’.”