Netroots After Show — Stop Demanding Perfect Victims — (12/09/14)

In brief: [TW: rape/victim blaming] I was back on with Justice Putnam to talk about Rolling Stone feeding rape culture and my own story. Stick around for his powerful personal story toward the end.

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Enhanced audio: Netroots Aftershow 12/09/14 —


I’m always glad to be on with Justice and this spot was no exception. There are fewer jokes than typical because of the tough subject and because I’m still getting used to articulating my story for an audience. We discussed why people blame the victim (my own theories) and why “How do we fix this??” is a way to derail a conversation on an issue that indicts the entirety of our culture.

Links to on-air references:

My piece for Buzzfeed: “How Rolling Stone Gave A Gift To Rape Apologists” h/t to my amazing editor, Doree Shafrir

“On Rolling Stone, lessons from fact-checking, and the limits of journalism” by Maya Dusenbery at Feministing

This covers the jerk ‘writer’ who doxed “Jackie” — “Twitter Under Pressure To Ban Blogger Who Posted Alleged UVA Rape Victim’s Name” at ThinkProgress

“The Newsroom’s campus rape storyline: victim-blaming at its worst” by Jen Gerson Uffalussy at The Guardian

The piece Justice referenced before I came on and we talked briefly: “Einstein’s advice to Marie Curie on dealing with trolls: “Don’t read that hogwash” by Joseph Stromberg at Vox

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