#833 Objectified, harassed, abused, killed (Misogyny)

Today we look at some of the effects, large and small, of living in a systemically misogynist culture. Turns out they're not good.


Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: UCSB Shooter Elliot Rodgers Was Most Definitely a Misogynist - @majorityfm - Air Date: 05-28-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: Misogyny - Smash It (feat. Zoe Devlin)

Ch. 4: Act 2: Some men hate women, all women feel the effects - @Citizen_Radio - Air Date 5-26-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Institutionalized Misogyny - Yesterday Rules

Ch. 6: Act 3: The media misses the point on the motivation of the UCSB shootings - @TWiBnation - Air Date 5-27-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: The Mother of Misogyny - Paper Scissors Stone

Ch. 8: Act 4: Not All Men - Yes, All Women - @radio_dispatch - Air Date 5-28-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: Harassment - Reggae Fever (Caught You)

Ch. 10: Act 5: Objectified (Short film) - Tiye Rose Hood

Ch. 11: Song 5: Icky Thump - Icky Thump

Ch. 12: Act 6: Safety And Rejection - @TWiBnation - Air Date 5-27-14

Ch. 13: Song 6: One - The Complete Hit Singles

Ch. 14: Act 7: The NO MORE campaign via @NOMOREorg - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 15: Song 7: Activism - The Poet

Ch. 16: Act 8: Reflecting on Nerd Culture - @onthemedia - Air Date: 5-30-14


Ch. 17: Livestock and the climate - Patrick from Dallas

Ch. 18: Followup on Stonewall Uprising and LGBTQ movement - Chrissie from Kansas

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 23: Final comments on Nazis, misogynists and baby diarrhea

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline:  1-866-331-9474


NO MORE: website and Twitter 

Sources/further reading:

”Not Alone” — the White House Task Force to Protect Students From Sexual Assault

"White House Action on Campus Sexual Violence: For Me, It's Personal” by Wagatwe Wanjuki

"Pure Poison: The UCSB Shooting, Ray Rice and a Culture of Violence Against Women” by Dave Zirin

"The insane (and hopeless) logic of #YesAllWomen critics” by Zerlina Maxwell

"It’s Time for Men to Stand Up and Fight Domestic Violence” by Dean Obeidallah

"How to Support a Trans* Survivor of Domestic Violence” via Everyday Feminism

CDC’s "Intimate Partner Violence” page

U.S. Dept of Justice, Office of Violence Against Women

U.S. Dept of Justice, Office For Victims of Crime: Sexual Assault in the Transgender Community

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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  • commented 2014-06-08 14:12:07 -0400

    I loved this episode. Thank you so much for making it. I wish this could be the topic for the next several episodes, because we need to start drilling this message into people’s heads. There are people who listen to your show, and they don’t think they’re part of the problem. They think they’re pretty liberal and compassionate, but there’s a part of them that isn’t being examined enough, and these people are reachable, that part of them is fixable. There will always be the Elliot Rogers types who may be unsaveable, but their are millions of bystander men who need to not be bystanders anymore when their buddy or their co-worker makes a “harmless” comment or talks about something a little questionable he did last night. In a sense, it’s like herd immunity. The more we can get the herd of people on the outside ring of society, the more protected the entire herd will be. Misogyny is not innate. It is taught and nurtured by the patriarchy. This is something we can actually fix.

    I honestly don’t understand why Best of the Left isn’t the most popular and highly rated show to have ever existed.