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Y: The Last Man the Series + Why Women Have to Fight

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Top row: Y: The Last Man (photos: Rafy Winterfeld/FX) // Bottom row: Abortion protests (photos via ACLU)

On the latest Geek Girl Riot we get into the new Y: The Last Man series, before sharing personal stories about some of the issues facing women right now—and why we have to keep fighting.

Y: The Last Man
After an apocalyptic catastrophe that kills everyone with a Y chromosome, there is only one cisgender man remaining and the survivors are left to rebuild the world. Y: The Last Man is based on the beloved Vertigo comic book series by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra. Sherin and Renee give a spoiler free preview of the FX on Hulu adaptation, which you can begin watching now. They get into the highs, the problems, the characters, and how the series tackles some pretty serious themes.

Why Women Have to Fight
The Texas Heartbeat Act has been on all our minds lately, which led our Rioters to get together to discuss just some of the issues women have been facing lately (and throughout history). Sherin, Renee, Day, and Kat share stories of the times they’ve had to fight for themselves and for women—in the healthcare system, in storytelling, in raising girls in today’s world, and beyond. This is a deep and personal conversation that is primed to get you riled up and ready to push for change—because too many of us have similar experiences. 

Content warning: Before you listen to this episode, we want to share content warnings for sexual trauma, incest, and miscarriage. Please take good care of your mental health if you choose to proceed.


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Tune in to Geek Girl Riot on idobi Radio every Tuesday at 11pm ET / 8pm PT for your dose of late-night geekery. ’Til next time, see a list of everything our Rioters talked about below:


 Y: The Last Man (read Sherin’s review)
 – Y: The Last ManBrian K. Vaughan, Pia Guerra 
 – The Walking Dead
 – Sweet Tooth
 – ‘Texas lawmakers’ novel approach to skirting Roe v. Wade leaves abortion rights advocates without a legal playbook’ – The Texas Tribune
 – Womens’ pain not taken as seriously as mens’ pain’ – Science Daily
 – Lost in Space
 – Hidden Figures
 – The Handmaid’s Tale


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