Episode 122 writer Constance Grady: the Kavanaugh hearings and reflections in popular culture.


This week on the show Constance Grady, culture writer @ VOX talks to us about the Kavanaugh hearings, Dr Christine Blasey Ford’s powerful testimony and reactions to the events. Plus how sexual politics and depictions of rape in popular culture, movies and television can provide us with some context.  Ms Grady is the author of the article ”The rape culture of the 1980s, explained by Sixteen Candles” We talk about this and how depictions of sexual assault and politics have been formed and changed, from Shakespeare to the films of John Hughes to Game of Thrones.