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I was more than happy to be back on Radio Dispatch with Molly Knefel! (John, apparently, had the audacity to take a vacation of some sort…) We talked The Washington Post — aka, Misogyny Daily — and their run of “Oh My God, you cannot be serious…” articles.
I was pretty emotionally exhausted after several days of talking about sexual assault non-stop and having people attack me as “not really raped” and “mocking survivors” because I didn’t describe any of the graphic physical details. They didn’t speak to Will’s column the way the more “subtle” and “less rapey” assaults do, so I left them for another time. Molly was generous and forgiving of my occasional stutter and pause to redirect my thoughts. She’s good people.
I’m including her intro in case you haven’t heard about WaPo’s awfulness and you should definitely check out the entire episode — ”Radio Dispatch: June 12, 2014” — and subscribe already because it’s fantastic.
Links to on-air references:
My piece, reposted at HuffPo: ”Dear George Will: A Few Words on My #SurvivorPrivilege”/p>
AND her GoFundMe to graduate despite all that survivor privilege: Help me FINALLY finish college!
“Washington Post Opinion Editor Defends George Will’s ‘Survivor Privilege’ Column As Twitter Backlash Continues” via International Business Times
“Washington Post’s New Venture Walks Back Headline Telling Women To Marry Their “Baby Daddies” via Media Matters For America
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