FFR #72: Leaving Neverland (with special guest Francesca Fiorentini) – Feminist Frequency

FFR #72: Leaving Neverland (with special guest Francesca Fiorentini)

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Ebony Adams

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In this week’s episode, Anita and Ebony are joined by comedian, correspondent, and host of The Bitchuation Room Podcast, Francesca Fiorentini. The topic under discussion in this episode is the 2-part HBO documentary Leaving Neverland, about the decades-long child sexual abuse alleged against Michael Jackson by two survivors, Wade Robson and James Safechuck. We talk about living through a moment of increased cultural reckoning with horrific crimes like these, as well as the responsibility to honor the courage of people who come forward to tell their stories.

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE,online.rainn.org y rainn.org/es) in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country. 

 

Timestamps

2:53: Pop Culture News (gamers being awful, Cowboy BeBop casting)

10:34 Leaving Neverland (CW: abuse and sexual assault) 

41:25: What’s Your FREQ Out? (Ramona Quimby, “culture smashed” yoga, Anita talks class dynamics in media)

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