9: AAPI Hate Crimes, WandaVision Reactions, Internet Accessibility Across America


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We recorded this latest installment on International Women's Day, and we kick off the show with a reminder of the importance of intersectional feminism.
  • #Millennial has new artwork, courtesy of Emily Kardamis! What's that thing on the table??
  • We're (finally) going to be seeing an additional round of stimulus checks, but fewer people will receive them this time.
  • Special thanks to listener Michelle for providing resources about the increase in hate crimes towards AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islander) Americans.
  • Advocacy group Stop AAPI Hate has documented 2,800 cases of anti-Asian hate instances over the course of the pandemic. Read their press release here.
  • Why is there such a gap between the FBI's reporting and the amount of hate-based discrimination experienced?
  • Our WandaVision review is spoiler-free, but Laura recommends re-watching Doctor Strange if you're feeling confused.
  • Tfw when you sit down for the new Tom & Jerry movie on HBO Max, but get part 1 of Zack Snyder's 'Justice League' instead. Oops.
  • We react to Harry and Meghan's bombshell interview with Oprah, but we're not shocked that institutions of royalty are racist af.
  • Who's really running the show, and shouldn't the buck stop with the Queen?
  • BAE supporter Kayla joins us to raise the issue of internet accessibility for rural populations in the United States.
  • Since internet is classified as a utility, shouldn't we treat it like one?
  • Laura tries to find common threads to connect recommendations, but who are we kidding? We're all over the place this week: Buy AppleCare (Andrew), Lipslut.com (Laura),‘Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry’ on Apple TV+ (Pam), and magsafe PopSocket adaptors for your new Magsafe compatible iPhones (Kayla).
  • This week's episode is sponsored by Stamps.com (https://www.stamps.com and enter promo code MILL for a 4-week FREE trial plus free postage and a digital scale). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!

And in this week's installment of After Dark, available on Patreon:
  • We've got more group interview questions! Do we think the internet has been more positive or negative for humanity?
  • "What is your favorite smell?" elicits some.... debatable answers (gasoline, cigarette smoke?).
  • What is that warm, homey smell we notice on people sometimes? Would we ever say anything?
  • We reminisce about the adventure time we had as kids exploring our worlds.

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