Birth control / soap ad controversy / Weinstein

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Guests: Gretchen Borchelt, Yaba Blay, Kim Masters

We begin today’s show discussing the Trump administration’s new policy allowing employers to omit birth control from their health care coverage on religious grounds. GRETCHEN BORCHELT, vice president for reproductive rights and health at the National Women’s Law Center joins Marty to give us her concerns. Then, we’ll discuss the Dove’s ad for body wash where a black women removes her brown shirt and underneath is a white woman in a light shirt. Some say the ad suggested a racist message, and others say the ad was meant to represent the diversity of women. YABA BLAY, a professor, researcher and ethnographer, will discuss the ad, which Dove pulled, and give historical context to soap advertising.  And we’ll close out the hour discussing Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, and how he was able to get away with sexual harassment for more than three decades. KIM MASTERS, editor-at-large of the Hollywood Reporter and host of KCRW’s The Business.

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