“Maybe as games grow up, their audiences are too.”

The year is 2018. A young woman with orange hair and a determined expression sets off to climb a mountain — literally and figuratively.

“We emotionally anthropomorphize the disease, we take it personally. We’re suddenly at war and the body count rises.”

// Syaibatul Hamdi

Welcome back to another episode of Between The Bills: For Bodies Out Of Control, a podcast brought to you by PULP Magazine and Georgia-based journalist Emily Rose Thorne.

“With HIV, we can prosecute it, or we can prevent it. You can’t do both.”

Vintage HIV/AIDS poster from by the CDC // Wikimedia

We’re back after a little winter hiatus, and we’re starting off 2020 with a topic that doesn’t get anywhere near the amount of attention that it should: the role of the legal system in the HIV/AIDS crisis.

At first glance, the show seems like it wants to warn viewers of the dangers of social media, but the players’ disdain for catfish reveals the deeper message: even online, people want to see real, authentic humans and forge connections with them.

Photo from Flickr

I loved “The Circle” — there, I said it.

“The Southern way of treating it is like a disease, like sex is something that once you catch it, you know, you’re just going to be carrying it around.”

// Collector’s Weekly

“Areas that have had a lot of oppression also by nature have a lot of resistance, and Georgia has a really strong history of social justice work in the state.”

Welcome to Between the Bills—hosted by Georgia native Emily Rose Thorne.

I’m studying gender theory and feminist thought. Here’s how I see the progression of the global fight for gender equity — starting with the first wave

Women suffragists picketing in front of the White House, 1917. Photo labeled for reuse

Discussions about the feminist movement usually divide it into three to four distinct eras, called “waves,” to the point where the once-unified “movement” has splintered into so many pieces that it’s sometimes difficult to see their links. So where to begin? And how to differentiate between the various perspectives?

What it is, how it works, and what we can do to end it

Photo by Tom Blackout on Unsplash

“Schools are like prisons, because both institutions changed my sister’s life,” high school student Marta Aguila wrote. “Women shackled to the stirrups, can’t move, giving birth in jail. Students going to school. Herded masses passing through the metal detectors. Don’t forget your ID. $1 for a replacement, but that was lunch money to buy my chips. Yelling by security guards with a bad temper and (bad) breath. There’s no escape, just like in jail. There’s no choice. …

Emily Rose Thorne

Writer, journalist, and podcast witch living in Georgia. Focusing on gender, sexuality & social justice. Bylines: Business Insider, The Lily & more. They/them.

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