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The “BezChez” Edition
The Waves on Esquire’s viral cover story, the Bezos-Sanchez affair, and the influencer industry.
The “John Wayne Bobbitt’s Organ” EditionThe Waves on Lorena Bobbitt, the future of fraternities, and the push for pay transparency.
The “Masculine Mystique” EditionThe Waves on the APA guidelines for men and boys, Gillette’s new ad campaign, and the women running for president in 2020.
The “Horny in Our Politics” EditionThe Waves on likability in politics, the ethics of mommy blogging, and Derry Girls.
The “Mediocre Mrs. Maisel” EditionThe Waves on Penthouse’s turn to the right, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and the highs and lows of 2018.
The “Gentle, Sexy GIF” EditionThe Waves on the decline of Victoria’s Secret, Tumblr’s porn ban, and multilevel marketing schemes.
The “Ocasio-Cortez Instant Pot” EditionThe Waves on young politicians’ use of social media, the return of traditional dress, and Desiree Akhavan’s The Bisexual.
The “Why Is No One Having Sex Anymore?” EditionThe Waves on the sex recession, the right’s weaponization of #MeToo, and white women as a voting bloc.
The “Radical Gender Ideology” EditionThe Waves on anti-trans policies, online hate speech, and the Skimm.
The “She’s Running” EditionThe Waves on how women running for office are depicted in fiction and in their own campaign ads—and what might happen if they win.
The “Star Report” EditionThe Waves on #MeToo a year on, A Star Is Born, and a California law requiring women on corporate boards.
The “Smashing Her Racket” EditionThe Waves on Julia Salazar, women’s comebacks, and Serena Williams.
The “To All the Boys” EditionThe Waves on To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, Slow Burn, and “peak desirability” in online dating.
The “Minnesota Nice” EditionThe Waves on the glamorization of Ted Bundy, the allegations against Amy Klobuchar, and sex work surveillance.
The “Subpoena Me” EditionThe Waves on You, the government shutdown, and women’s careers post-#MeToo.
The “Grandmother’s Fart” EditionThe Waves on Surviving R. Kelly, millennial burnout, and our changing expectations for older women.
The “Whiskey Stones and Stabby Things” EditionThe Waves on Meghan Markle, the gendering of holiday gift guides, and women-led films.
The “Rifles or Ruffles” EditionThe Waves on “blackfishing,” gender reveal parties, and Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland.
The “Live From Miami” EditionThe Waves on Rebecca Traister’s Good and Mad, Celeste Ng’s Little Fires Everywhere, and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg.
The “It Wasn’t All Crap” EditionThe Waves on the midterms, made-for-TV Christmas movies, and Brazilian women’s response to Jair Bolsonaro.
Female Candidates Finally Feel OK About Being Female CandidatesMore women are running for political office during the 2018 midterms than ever before, and they’re radically changing the narratives about what it means to be a female candidate.
The “Random Acts of Power” EditionThe Waves on Stephen Elliott’s lawsuit against Moira Donegan, sexist A.I., and women and power.
The “Rage at Brett” EditionThe hosts of the Waves discuss male entitlement, female rage, and what comes next for Kavanaugh.
The “Grotesque Display of Irrelevant Decency” EditionThe Waves on the Kavanaugh hearings, the return of Louis C.K. and Aziz Ansari, and the term “lady boss.”
The “Subtweeting Your Spouse” EditionThe Waves on female sexual harassers, the Conways’ marriage, and women running (or not) for office.