Writer Jia Tolentino: Feminism, Fatalism, and the Ego-Death of Motherhood
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This week on All Ears, Abby is joined by NYT bestselling author and New Yorker staff writer Jia Tolentino. Before working at the New Yorker, Jia was a writer and editor at Jezebel and The Hairpin. She’s devoted her career and her unique voice to writing about a wide variety of cultural and social issues, including America’s ever-changing relationship to feminism, abortion, Britney Spears’ conservatorship, and what it means to walk away from a religion. In this week’s conversation with Abby, she discusses what it’s like being a new mother,  the persistent failures of capitalism, and the urgent need for collective action on climate change. Tune in for a fun and stimulating conversation about what kind of world she hopes her daughter will get to grow up in.

EPISODE LINKS
The New Yorker Contributors: Jia Tolentino
Losing Religion and Finding Ecstasy in Houston (The New Yorker)
How To Blow Up A Pipeline by Andreas Malm
Trick Mirror: Reflections On Self-Delusion by Jia Tolentino
Why Andrea Dworkin Is The Radical Visionary Feminist We Need In Our Terrible (The Guardian)
Before #MeToo There Was Catherine A. MacKinnon (NYT)
The Daphne Foundation Website
Fight for $15 Website
Ask a Sane Person: Jia Tolentino on Practicing the Discipline of Hope (Interview Magazine)
Athleisure, Barre And Kale: The Tyranny Of The Ideal Woman (The Guardian)

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