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Throwing Shade

State Equality Index, How Maternity Care Fails Black Women, Guest Richard Lawson

This week, Bryan addresses the findings of the Human Rights Campaign’s annual State Inequality Index that an overwhelming amount of outdated, oppressive laws are still on the books and continue to be introduced around the country. Then, Erin discusses how “protecting the sanctity of life” has had a sinister effect on the well-being of black women and mothers especially. Vanity Fair’s Richard Lawson joins to discuss his new book All We Can Do Is Wait, the state of YA literature, Logan Paul, Bette Midler, Oscar predictions, and much more.



This episode is sponsored by EveryWell (code: SHADE) and Casper Mattresses (code: SHADE).

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