Episode 69



June 21st, 2021

57 mins 37 secs

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About this Episode

After Jesse offers a mass amnesty to the individuals he wrongly (?) blocked, Katie, in a surprising move, comes out in favor of murdering adorable innocent puppies with big watery eyes. Then, as part of the podcast's seemingly bottomless obsession with drama surrounding Nigerian novelists, the hosts discuss Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's viral essay about how horrible Online is and debate whether it's okay to attack her with machetes.

Show notes/Links:

Slate article on behavioral euthanasia: https://slate.com/human-interest/2021/06/dog-bite-training-behavioral-euthanasia.html

Glenn is being mean: https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/1404194591117557763

CNA says trans women are trans women: https://www.channel4.com/news/chimamanda-ngozi-adichie-on-feminism

CNA's sorta-apology: https://www.facebook.com/chimamandaadichie/photos/a.469824145943.278768.40389960943/10154893542340944/?type=3&theater

Transracialism: https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2017/05/transracialism-article-controversy.html

MACHETES: https://twitter.com/azemezi/status/1346268453221658624

[UPDATE: This essay provides a lot of background on Akwaeke Emezi's surgeries and I'm annoyed I missed it while prepping this segment for the episode. We'll likely circle back to it next week: https://www.thecut.com/2018/01/writer-and-artist-akwaeke-emezi-gender-transition-and-ogbanje.html -Jesse]

CNA's viral essay: https://www.chimamanda.com/news-events/news/

Oh God a Vox take on it: https://www.vox.com/identities/2017/3/15/14910900/chimamanda-ngozi-adichie-transgender-women-comments-apology

What literally even is a woman anyway: https://twitter.com/graceelavery/status/1405661319903289344

Akwaeke Emezi's creepy response: https://twitter.com/ItsLithaAfter9/status/1405030628978999299