"What I forgot wasn’t my manners. I forgot that to be a man on Twitter is inherently different. He doesn’t get the same tweets referencing blow-jobs." — Hilary Sargent
A blogger named Hilary Sargent made a throwaway comment on an MSNBC reporter Ben White’s Twitter profile pic and he had a crazy public meltdown. Meanwhile, women across the country suffer everyday harassment every time they log on. The Council of Feminist Thought rejoins with writer Mikki Kendall, and with the help of Morning AMp hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams, dive into a discussion about the double standard of online harassment and unwanted attention.
The Council of Feminist Thought rejoined for another session to kick off a discussion about the case off Bei Bei Shuai, an Indiana woman who attempted suicide while pregnant and lost her child. She was facing murder charges, but has now reached a plea deal that leaves her with a misdemeanor and no more jail time. Writer Mikki Kendall joined Morning AMp hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams to analyze this case and discuss if this incident might politicize the abortion debate on both sides.
“The fact that we are even asking her to speak for all women is kind of sexist in and of itself” -Writer Emily Heist Moss, who blogs at Rosie Says, on Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In.
We weren’t planning on talking about Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s gender management book because well, we’re too busy actually doing it. But we invited Emily in to review the book because she understood our skepticism and helped us sort through all this Leaning In business.
A new game released on Facebook wants to raise awareness about the challenges faced by women around the world. Half the Sky is a role-playing game where players guide the lives of women in the developing world, while having the opportunity to make real-world donation along the way. Intern Erica DeAngelis is in the studio with a review of the game and Adrienne Massanari, assistant professor of communication at UIC, analyzes the virtual world-real world connections the game makes.
“They were so victim-blaming…They made it seem like my assault was completely my fault.” - UNC sophomore, Landen Gambill, on UNC’s handling of her speaking publicly about her rape.
University of North Carolina sophomore Landen Gambill is being sent to the school’s “Honor Court” and may be expelled for speaking publicly about her rape. Legal expert Audra Wilson joins The Council of Feminist Thought in the studio to talk about how the school is handling this case.
These are the kinds of words surfacing in recent articles covering the extramarital affair between General David Petraeus and his biographer, Paula Broadwell. For Feminist Wednesday, Shantell and Luis discuss the word choices of major news outlets in reporting on the scandal. Three Vocalo callers provide some food for thought.