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Roughly one in 10 Aussies come from somewhere in Asia, yet when you look at our representation on TV, film, radio and literature, you’d think we were completely non-existent. What do you do when the world doesn’t give you the space to be heard? You make your own space. Each week, sisters and Sydney locals Helen Stenbeck and Jessie Tu give searing intersectional feminist critiques on social and cultural issues relevant to those living in Australia and abroad. Join us as we traverse the complex intersectionality of gender, race and culture. 

Asian Bitches Down Under Helen Stenbeck

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.0 • 88 Ratings

Roughly one in 10 Aussies come from somewhere in Asia, yet when you look at our representation on TV, film, radio and literature, you’d think we were completely non-existent. What do you do when the world doesn’t give you the space to be heard? You make your own space. Each week, sisters and Sydney locals Helen Stenbeck and Jessie Tu give searing intersectional feminist critiques on social and cultural issues relevant to those living in Australia and abroad. Join us as we traverse the complex intersectionality of gender, race and culture. 

    Hitman, Irish Wish, Mermaid's Tale, Boymum

    Hitman, Irish Wish, Mermaid's Tale, Boymum

    (00:00) Correction, Anthony Trollope 
    (01:20) Dragon Boat Festival, Duan-Wu Jie: Preferred type of Zong-Zi
    (04:35) Hitman, the toxicity of Hollywood and its romanticisation of violence
    (17:35) Irish Wish, is there ever going to be a good role for Lindsay Lohan again?
    (26:04) Mermaid’s Tale, Lee Wei-Jing 
    (33:18) Flash Q&A by Jess 
    (42:24) Boymum 
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    • 49 min
    Eating in cinema, White Fever, Lies and Weddings

    Eating in cinema, White Fever, Lies and Weddings

    (00:00) Cinema experiences: choc tops and the expensive lollies
    (08:33) Trying out Flash Q&A with Jess
    (16:08) Fall Guy
    (20:07) White Fever
    (23:50) Lies and Weddings  
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    • 40 min
    Model Minority Gone Rouge.feat.Qin Qin

    Model Minority Gone Rouge.feat.Qin Qin

    In this episode, Helen speaks with Qin Qin, about her debut book, Model Minority Gone Rouge: How an unfulfilled daughter of a tiger mother went way off script. The conversation includes intergenerational trauma, diversity education and the importance recognising DV in relationships.
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    • 56 min
    Are algorithms and digital surveillance dictating our parenting style and consumption?

    Are algorithms and digital surveillance dictating our parenting style and consumption?

    (00:00) Intro, Blue Mts, Yum Cha 
    (00:05) Hidden Pregnancy Experiment 
    (25:27) Perfect Days
    (43:05) A Quantum Love Story 
    (50:40) Brown Women Comedy 
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    • 53 min
    Females' pain, Robot Dreams, Anatomy of A Fall

    Females' pain, Robot Dreams, Anatomy of A Fall

    SPOILER ALERTS for this episode! If you are yet to watch these films and don't want to be spoiled, we suggest you hold if off till you've watched them! Otherwise, listen away!
    (00:00) Females’ pain experiences 
    (07:35) Robot Dreams: SPOILERS! We talk about the animation film and how it has impacted us. Sorry!  It was so emotional Helen can’t help herself and cried! 
    (41:00) ANOTHER SPOILER!!! Our thoughts on Anatomy of A Fall. Who is the murder?!
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Literary appropriation is nothing new?

    Literary appropriation is nothing new?

    (00:00) Temperature dropping in Down Under 
    (02:05) 1987 literary scandal: Why I lied: Authors who faked their stories on what happened next
    (15:34) Civil War, Photojournalism, Kirsten Dunst and Marie Colvin
    (26:30) Another Round, have we talked about this? I don’t think so!
    (30:40) Marian Keyes: My Favourite Mistake?
    (35:05) Joyce Bergvelt: Lord of Formosa 
    (38:28) Jesse Q Sutanto: Dial A for Aunties 
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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
88 Ratings

88 Ratings

jessicagyli ,

Helen’s thoughts are well spoken, empathetic and not condescending.

Thanks Helen

JasmineC000 ,

Listen to this every night

First gonna say I love this show, pls don’t listen to those bad comments, just be yourself!! Pls don’t change your style cause everything is great at the moment!! (I usually don’t comment, just really don’t understand why some people gave 1 star, did little pinks do that 😅

jessiemillar ,

One of my current faves

Love your personal tangents. These two are absolute gems and fu$&king funny

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