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Today I used the Bundy Ranch hypocrisy and Hal’s theory on the GOP misunderstanding of consent to posit a new, umbrella theory: most white, cis, straight rich dudes have never confronted the concept of consent because they were born with the privilege of assumed consent in place.
We also talked libertarianism and the hypocrisy of not understanding consent while basing an entire political/social concept on the desire to say “No” to anything at any time.
And because it was too good not to include, here’s tre always succinct Brad Friedman on the hypocrisy of right-wingers SUDDENLY standing up for people claiming property rights:
— Brad Friedman (@TheBradBlog) April 19, 2014
Enhanced audio: HSRP 04/19/14 — Just Say No: The Privilege of Opting Out
Links to on-air references:
Plaintiffs in the “Hobby Lobby” SCOTUS case opposing the ACA birth control mandate: National Organization for Women’s “Dirty 100”
My girl Wagatwe Wanjuki, amazing Title IX activist, speaker, writer: ”Stop Telling Survivors They Must Report to the Police” at Feministing
“Privilege” the concept, 101 (clunky, but not too heady explanation): “Check my what?” On privilege and what we can do about it
Must-read on understanding the fight/flight response in conservatives: ”The Republican Brain: The Science of Why They Deny Science — and Reality” by Chris Mooney
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