In brief: I can’t tell you how great it was to be on Dave’s show. I’m a lifelong sports fan and have listened uncountable hours of sports radio; I won’t even pretend I wasn’t jumping-up-and-down excited to be on Edge of Sports Radio.
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This was definitely some of the most fun I’ve had on air, serious topic aside; I can’t imagine anyone I’d rather talk about the intersection of sports and culture with. Dave is great and everyone should read and listen to all his things. I’m still blushing from the generous compliments at the end of the segment.
We touched on Chicago sports culture, fan culture, and how to deal with the love of a team when a player is accused of something horrific. I gave some high praise to Chicago sports media who have largely gone out of their way to cover Kane’s accusations thoroughly with information on the reality of reporting rape in this country while avoiding any hint of victim blaming. And we hopefully consider that public outcry from fans could lead to teams/leagues handling of accusations and indictments better.
Links to on-air references:
My RH Reality Check piece: “Patrick Kane and a Culture of Disbelief About Rape”
My review of the book I mention by Kate Harding: “Asking For It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture—and What We Can Do About It” at RH Reality Check
“DA in Patrick Kane probe tough on sex crimes, cautious on big cases” at The Chicago Tribune
“Kane investigation exposes misconceptions about alcohol and sexual assault” at The Chicago Tribune
“How Wagatwe Wanjuki uses social media to make college safer” Wagatwe Wanjuki on her #SurvivorPrivilege
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