By Bothered Cast
BotheredMar 27, 2021
Dear Straight People, We're Exhausted
On this week's episode, "queerbaitng" has us feeling BOTHERED. We know that being Queer is fabulous on its own, but when straight people flatter the community from beyond their lane, things can get awkward and borderline offensive. This week, we said what we said with absolutely NO FILTERS, and we hope that you all can start a conversation because if there is anything we all see in the media these days: it's queerbaiting.
Featured in this episode is audio from Tee Noir's (@teenoir_ on Instagram) YouTube channel from her video, "Performative Bisexuality: Y'all Not Tied?"
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Black History Month
Happy Black History Month from Bothered!
In this week's episode, hosts Jessica and Gabi talk about the national and historical celebration of Black History Month! In discussions about historical leaders and modern role models, we celebrate the accomplishments and the continuous influence of the Black Community. Every day is a day to celebrate Black History!
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The Sexy Episode
*Trigger Warning: Some conversations involve language about sexual assau*t that some listeners might find disturbing*
Sex taboos, masturbation, sex work, sex education... SEX! In this episode, hosts Jessica and Gabi give you the Sex Ed class you deserve, and talk about some personal details that have contributed to our sexual awakenings as members of Gen Z. Why are some aspects of sex so taboo? This week, silence around sex has us feeling BOTHERED, and we are not afraid to talk about it.
In this episode we use audio from Mia Khalifa's TikTok (@miakhalifa)
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Welcome to 'Murica
In this episode, hosts Gabi and Jessica have a conversation with guest Ana Guajardo (@anapau_gsc) about the immigrant experience. Jessica and Ana dive into their upbringings and the culture shocks they experience while living in the United States, and the expectations that come with them. We also discuss the dated concept of the "American Dream", and ultimately come to the conclusion that immigrants make the world a better place that and intolerance is definitely something that had us feeling BOTHERED.
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Sipping White Tears
Why do we feel bad about confronting White people about race? And why do they get so uncomfortable?? In this episode, Jessica (@realkoko_) and Gabi (@gabi.vasquez) are not bothered by White tears, and we're ready to talk about race and the conversations that need to be taking place. Racism has us BOTHERED, and we do not care to tone ourselves down.
Check out Tee Noir's channel on YouTube! (@teenoir_ on Instagram)
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Modern Day Massacre
In this episode, hosts Gabi (@gabi.vasquez) and Jessica (@realkoko_) are BOTHERED by the death penalty and the injustices that result from systemic racism and traditional politics. The death penalty is STILL a thing, and we're ready to serve facts and opinions on this controversial and prevalent topic that continues to permeate the legal system. In honor of Brandon Bernard and Alfred Bourgeois, BOTHERED PODCAST will be donating 100% of our sponsorship profits to the Innocence Project (www.innocenceproject.org). To get involved in Texas, visit the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty website (tcadp.org).
To learn more about our sources, please visit the following:
“Abolish Capitalism's Racist Death Penalty!” Moratorium Debate in Illinois: Abolish Capitalism's Racist Death Penalty!, www.marxists.org/history/etol/newspape/socialistvoice/DPPR59.html.
Carrega, Christina. “Two Black Men Have Been Executed within Two Days. Two More Are Set to Die before Biden's Inauguration.” CNN, Cable News Network, 12 Dec. 2020, www.cnn.com/2020/12/12/us/brandon-bernard-alfred-bourgeois-executions/index.html.
Costello, Carol. “Can You Be pro-Life and pro-Death Penalty?” CNN, Cable News Network, 28 May 2014, www.cnn.com/2014/05/14/opinion/costello-pro-life-pro-death-penalty/index.html.
“Death Penalty.” Legal Information Institute, Legal Information Institute, www.law.cornell.edu/wex/death_penalty.
“Race.” Death Penalty Information Center, 15 Sept. 2020, deathpenaltyinfo.org/policy-issues/race.
Growing Up Religious
In the episode, hosts Jessica (@realkoko_) and Gabi (@gabi.vasquez) interview Safiya (@safid5) about her background of growing up Muslim in Nigeria and how she currently navigates her spirituality in today's current political and social climate in the UK. Some parts of religion have us bothered, and we're ready to discuss all perspectives!
In this episode, hosts Jessica (@realkoko_) and Gabi (@gabi.vasquez) interview Isaiah (@theisaiahleal) about his upbringing as a Mexican-American cisgender man. In this interview, we discuss the effects of toxic masculinity and the "machismo" culture that influence his cultural background and upbringing. Sit back as we talk about traditions, gender roles, religion, and all the things that have us BOTHERED with the conservative heritage of the Latinx/Hispanic culture.
In this week's episode, gender norms have us BOTHERED.
Hosts Jessica (@realkoko_) and Gabi (@gabi.vasquez) talk about their experiences with gender norms, and what they mean in society as a whole. In this episode, we also bring out Candace Owens' receipts and roll some audio from Matt Bernstein's (@mattxiv) YouTube video that addresses this issue head-on. In addition, we talk about the science and sociology behind gender and we ultimately come to the conclusion that you can do whatever the f*ck you want!
Welcome to Bothered!
We talk about our history of how we met in high school and where we're headed as college Freshmen. Get to know a little bit about us and what we have planned for future episodes. We have a lot in store, and a lot that keeps us bothered, so stay tuned!