Writer Britt Julious drops in to talk about whether white men can be discriminated against as a class, what makes a “fit” parent, and what exactly it mean when scientific studies say men and women are “wired differently.”
Writer and WBEZ blogger Britt Julious joins hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon to discuss a new study revealing that people aged 60 and over will outnumber children by 2050. They go over the ways in which different countries are handling the issue, and potential implications this will have here given our evolving social structure. Molly realizes that, given the math, she might one day be taking care of young children and her elderly parents at the same time.
On the Council of Feminist Thought this week is Audra Wilson, host of Vocalo’s newest talk show Practically Speaking, and Britt Julious, blogger at WBEZ and editor at This Recording. The Council asks whether we should expect more from mainstream comedy at the Oscars and discuss the controversy over the Onion’s Quvenzhané Wallis tweet and the public’s mixed reaction.
Brian Babylon: “Are they racist for putting that tweet out? No. It’s the reaction… Call Lena Dunham that and then you tell me how it turns out. Tell me about the kind of apologies and press conferences you would have to do.”