Why are women pitted against each other?
This week, in episode 13, unapologetically-yellow and BlackinAsia discuss women versus women competition. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, in her now-famous TEDTalk, speaks of competition between women for jobs as a potentially good thing. But is it? From Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In” to the pitting of female pop stars against one another to allotting space for only one female black rapper to be considered a great in the history of hip-hop, is it a good thing? For news stories, we cover Michael B Jordan’s casting as Johnny Storm; Garcelle Beauvais’s unsolicited advice to Beyonce; Piers Morgan losing his gig; Yuna Kim’s shocking finish at the Sochi Olympics. We give an update on unobservables ask from last episode, and we answer asks from jazzy-jay115 (discussions about anti-blackness in Kpop being skewed to an American context), uroppahatesu (our thoughts on Nicki Minaj’s latest song, “Lookin-ass n****), and a couple anonymous listeners.