Melissa Tapper-Goldman’s documentary Subjectified brings the stories of nine young women’s relationships to their sexuality to complex life. This week, Jaclyn talks with Melissa about the film, and why telling women’s stories about sex is so important. Hint: it has to do with the response to Katherine Fenton’s question about equal pay at the last debate, and with Amanda Todd’s suicide as well. Then they take on this week’s advice question: how do you keep doing what you do when everything is so awful?
Links for this week’s show:
- Chloe Angyal’s piece on the Katherine Fenton backlash.
- Michelle Dean on Amanda Todd.
- Melissa Tapper-Goldman’s post about her first kiss.
- Sarah Seltzer’s recap of the NYC event on women, sex and storytelling.
- An interview with Kate Bornstein on her powerful and practical book, Hello Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks & Other Outlaws.