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Diving into Diversity: SCOTUS Rulings, The Little Mermaid & Sapphic Lit

4 women are standing in a line. They're very fed up with SCOTUS... but all are here to talk about the Little Mermaid and Sapphic Lit.

Join us for an episode of Feminist Book Club: The Podcast as we explore the realms of diversity and inclusivity. In this thought-provoking episode, we delve into three captivating segments that cover a range of topics, from recent SCOTUS rulings to the live action remake of The Little Mermaid and the world of book influencing. 

Get ready for engaging conversations, powerful insights, and of course… book recommendations.

We Need to Talk About the SCOTUS Rulings

Segment begins at 00:00:21

CW:// Racism, Debt, Discrimination

Nox and Mhairie engage in a critical discussion about the recent Supreme Court decisions regarding LGBT+ discrimination, Biden’s student debt plan, and affirmative action in college admissions. They have a lot to say about the precedents that these set, the effects this has for generations, and, as Justice Ketanji Brown-Jackson said, how “Deeming race irrelevant in law does not make it so in life.”

Books/Resources Mentioned by Nox & Mhairie:

Supreme Court blocks Biden’s student loan forgiveness program – CNN Politics

What critics get wrong — and right — about the Supreme Court’s new ‘major questions doctrine’ – Harvard Law Today

Supreme Court limits LGBTQ protections with ruling in favor of Christian web designer – CNN Politics

“A Tragedy for Us All”: Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Dissent – The Nation

Under the Sea with FBC

Segment begins at 00:22:53

Dive into the enchanting world of The Little Mermaid as Jordy, Lillie, and Ashley embark on a lively conversation about the live-action version of this beloved tale starring Halle Bailey. Join the Content Contributors as they explore themes of representation, the joyous music, and the refreshing changes that bring a modern twist to the story of The Little Mermaid. Please note that there are slight spoilers for the film.

How to Book-Influence & Sapphic Lit with Nina Haines

Segment begins at 00:42:49

Join Alana as she sits down with book influencer and sapphic darling, Nina Haines, for the ins-and-outs and the art of book influencing. Listen in as they discuss lesbian fiction, TikTok, and the Church. Prepare to be inspired and discover a treasure trove of sapphic book recommendations.

Books Mentioned by Alana and Nina

One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston

I Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey McQuiston 

Old Enough by Haley Jakobson

Lesbian Love Story: A Memoir in the Archives by Amelia Possanaza 

Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown Stone Butch Blues by Leslie Feinberg 

Chelsea Girls by Eileen Myles 

The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith 

Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson 

The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson 

Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo 

Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

Support our hosts & guests:

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Follow Mhairie: Instagram 

Jordy:  Instagram

Lillie: Instagram

Ashley:  Instagram

Nina Haines: Instagram // TikTok // Website

Sapph-Lit: Instagram // YouTube // Geneva

Alana Amore: Instagram // Youtube // Twitter // TikTok

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This episode was edited by Rah Hernandez and Niba and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people.

Original music by @iam.onyxrose

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