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Program note: I will be on National Public Radio's All Things Considered today [UPDATE: Transcript up, audio soon]

Kids listening to the radio. Or perhaps an armoire.
Kids listening to the radio. Or perhaps an armoire.

So I was interviewed a while back by All Things Considered for a segment on men’s rights activism. The segment, part of their “Men in America” series, will be running today. All Things Considered starts at 4 PM — at least in my time zone (Central); you’ll have to do the time zone math to figure out when it starts for you.

You can listen online here. The segment will also be archived on the “Men in America” web page; it should go up sometime this evening.

Hopefully the segment will include some comments from me. But you never know. Should be interesting regardless.

EDIT: The transcript is up here; audio will be posted on the same page at 7 PM eastern. They included a couple of quotes from me.

I haven’t heard the segment yet, but reading the transcript i have to say the piece is pretty poor, giving MRAs in general and Warren Farrell in particular way too much credence. More on this later.

 

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itsabeast
itsabeast
7 years ago

Is it just that 5 minute thing, or is that just part of a larger piece?

Kim
Kim
7 years ago

So I googled “gender swapped superhero comics” and found this, which I think is pretty awesome

http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/comicsalliance.com/files/2010/03/genderswap06.jpg

Of the stuff on the same page (http://comicsalliance.com/gender-swapped-superheroes/) It was the only one that wasn’t gross.

Aunt Edna
Aunt Edna
7 years ago

In contrast with this NPR almost puff piece on MRA, SPLC’s “Intelligence Report” (fall issue that’s just come out) presents a more accurate picture of MRA in the article “War on Women:”

http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-report/browse-all-issues/2014/fall/War-on-Women

The print issue of IR also has an insert, not available online from what I see, titled “Misogynistic Murders: A Sampling,” discussing the cases of Marc Lepine, Darren Roy Mack, George Sodini, Anders Breivik, and Scott Evans Dekraai.

Aunt Edna
Aunt Edna
7 years ago

@littlefish:

“In response to (EqualityEd)”

EqualityEd also goes by the handle edtastic (and Divided Line, if I’m correct). His misogynistic, inverted-feminism (“men have been oppressed by women since forever!”) comments on Huffington Post way back when were my first introduction to MRA and their ilk. I remember my reaction of incredulity, thinking that ed was either pulling our leg or perhaps had just landed on Earth from another planet. Surely no person with their eyes open can think this way…?

Ah, themz good ol’ innocent times…

Sun
Sun
7 years ago

This made my day. *cue the violin* David Futile. XD

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