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Diverse Discussions: Swift’s Lyric Change, WNBA’s Momentum, and Feminist Romance

Two femmes throw peace signs to the air as they sing Taylor Swift's newest versions of her songs. Then they go check out a WNBA game and read feminist romance novels at the end of the day.

Welcome to a captivating episode of Feminist Book Club: The Podcast, where we dive into thought-provoking topics across the spectrum. Get ready for an engaging exploration of Taylor Swift’s lyric controversy, the WNBA’s dynamic developments, and the feminist nuances within the romance genre.

Taylor Swift’s Lyric Change: A Deeper Dive 


It has been a couple of weeks since Taylor Swift’s new album dropped and Mhairie, a surprising swiftie, really needs to talk to someone about it. Join her as she delves into the controversy surrounding the altered lyrics in “better than revenge.” Along the way, she explores a Hayley Williams-related detour and offers insightful musings on internalized misogyny prevalent in the work of former teenage artists.

Resources mentioned by Mhairie:

WNBA Investments, Expansion, and Mental Health


Ashley delivers an empowering segment that shines a spotlight on Dwyane Wade’s investment in the Chicago Sky and potential WNBA expansion. Discover the intersection of corporate support and the game, including the innovative “The Sports Bra.” Ashley also discusses Brittney Griner’s step towards prioritizing mental health, shedding light on the broader context of mental well-being in sports.

Resources mentioned by Ashley

Chicago Sky announcement

The Sports Bra

Is the Romance Genre Feminist?


Join Jordy and Thien-Kim in a delightful conversation about the feminist essence of the romance genre. They explore its empowering aspects, offering compelling reasons for both newcomers and devoted fans to embrace this literary realm. Tune in for an enriching exchange that challenges stereotypes and celebrates the genre’s appeal. If you ever needed an excuse to start reading romance, look no further! 

Books Mentioned by Jordy & Thien-Kim:

The Bronze Horseman by Paulina Simmons

A Caribbean Heiress in Paris by Adriana Herrera

Witches of Thistle Grove series by Lana Harper

Love on the Brain by Ali Hazelwood

My Roommate is a Vampire by Jenna Levine

The Sweetest Connection Denise Williams

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Jordy: Instagram

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

Original music by @iam.onyxrose

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