#885 A guide to doing it all wrong (The UVA Story - Rape Culture)

Today we take a look at the fallout from a badly reported case of rape at a UVA frat house. Rolling Stone seemed to be trying to help but with a completely upside-down approach of how to expose the problems of rape culture, compounded by one journalistic blunder after another, they only succeeded in making the problem worse.

Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: Introduction to the UVA rape case badly reported by Rolling Stone - @onthemedia - AIr Date: 12-6-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: The Party Is Over - Adam Levy - All Four One: Vol. 1 - Americana Compilation

Ch. 4: Act 2: UVA rape story questioned -@MHPshow - Air Date: 12-7-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Trust in Me - At Last! (Remastered)

Ch. 6: Act 3: Laura Dunn (@SurvJustice) on the Fallout from the Rolling Stone article “A Rape on Campus” - @RadioTimes with @MartyMossCoane - Air Date: 12-9-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Common Reaction - Un Huh Her

Ch. 8: Act 4: The nightmare the bad reporting on the UVA rape case has created - @Radio_Dispatch - Air Date: 12-9-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: Good Ol' Fashion Nightmare - Grand

Ch. 10: Act 5: Why demanding perfect victims is a recipe for disaster - @MattFilipowicz Show - Air Date: 12-16-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: Beautiful Disaster - Greatest Hits '93-'03

Ch. 12: Act 6: Is There A 'Right' Way To Report On Rape? - @helenbenedict on @HuffPostLive with @RickyCam - Air Date: 12-10-14

Ch. 13: Song 6: Le mystère de contre jour - Contre jour (Original Soundtrack)

Ch. 14: Act 7: A very few people lie but we should believe them anyways - @fakedansavage - Air Date: 12-16-14

Ch. 15: Song 7: Deep In the SweetWater (Remix by Joseph Bishara) - My Fever Broke

Ch. 16: Act 8: Support Survivors With @KnowYourIX - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 17: Song 8: Activism - The Poet

Ch. 18: Act 9: Talking about sexual assault prevention - @MHPshow - Air Date: 12-14-14


Ch. 20:  More thoughts on striking healthcare workers - Steve from Alaska

Ch. 21: Minimum income is more dignified than social programs - Nathan from Vancouver, WA

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 22: Final comments sharing some good news and also some good news

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

Activism: Support Survivors With @KnowYourIX

Take Action:

Follow, support, and utilize the resources at Know Your IX

Additional Activism/Resources:

Read and signal boost the #BelieveSurvivors hashtag

Sources/further reading:

"On Rolling Stone, lessons from fact-checking, and the limits of journalism” by Maya Dusenbery at Feministing

”Jackie Update” — and why media only covers “interesting” rape stories by Melissa McEwan at Shakesville

"How Rolling Stone Gave A Gift To Rape Apologists” by Katie Klabusich at Buzzfeed

"Why I Don't Want To Hear Both Sides Of Rape Cases” by Wagatwe Wanjuki at Buzzfeed

"Victims’ Memories Are Imperfect, But Still Perfectly Believable” by Ali Safran at Buzzfeed

"The Wrestler and the Rape Victim” by Jessica Luther at Vice Sports

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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  • commented 2014-12-22 12:15:13 -0500
    How about we believe claims when there is evidence to support them instead of being swept by the rape hysteria. How about we first establish who the real victim is before supporting him or her. A lot of victims are actually wrongly accused men who’s lifes were ruined.