The Her Me Out Podcast: How The Sweetest Thing Perpeturaped Us
I’m really excited to be bringing out a thing that I’ve been wanting to do for a while: the first episode of the Her Me Out podcast!
This podcast is going to be all about my favorite made up word: perpeturapetion. If you’re not familiar, this is the perpetuation of rape culture in the media. And it’s a real thing that happens all of the time!
Even if you don’t specifically know what I’m talking about you, I’m sure you have a frame of reference somewhere. It’s those moments - usually when you happen to be watching one of your old favorite movies - that make you cringe and think…
Well that wasn’t great for women.
These moments, as much as we’d like to blow past them, create a culture that stills lasts today. They make it almost impossible to enjoy anything made before like right now (and sometimes not even that), but they’re super important because they inform how we interact, think, and speak to other people.
So for each episode of the Her Me Out podcast, I’m going to be watching old movies, television shows, or other media moments to see how they’ve effed us up.
The episodes are short (I know you’ve already got like a million other podcasts cued up on your feed) and are just meant to give you a little something to think about - and hopefully a giggle or two, as well.
The first episode is on the 2002 rom-com The Sweetest Thing. If you don’t remember this, I’m sure you’ll at least remember the cover art. For some reason, I thought I’d seen it simply because that image is deeply imprinted on my mind.
It’s a truly fascinating film (and by fascinating I mean really very strange) with a lot of material to work - this is 2002 we’re talking about!
Plus, it features a young Jason Bateman doing some stuff that young Jason Bateman should not have been doing! Intrigued?
Give it a listen directly through this blog post below or subscribe through the Apple podcasts slash any other places that you listen to podcasts.
Then remember: it’s a culture, people!