Debunking Marginalization & Meritocracy Myths w/ @MistressMatisse & @traceylross — #KatieSpeakShow Ep36 05/14/2016

In brief: I’m a big fan of debunking myths and amplifying conversations that make all the right people uncomfortable. This episode features Mistress Matisse sharing some 101 on sex work — decriminalization vs legalization — and a bit of how the persecution of sex workers relates to other areas where the supposed “protection of women” is used to cover up marginalization and injury. Also on the show, Tracey Ross from the Center for American Progress and Talk Poverty Radio tears down the myth of meritocracy in the tech sector. Turns out the only people getting funding to launch their ideas are rich, white, male drop outs from Harvard.

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Enhanced audio: Debunking Marginalization & Meritocracy Myths w/ @MistressMatisse & @traceylross — #KatieSpeakShow Ep36 05/14/2016

Links to on-air references:

My take…

“Doctor, Warned to Be Silent on Abortions, Files Civil Rights Complaint” at The New York Times

“Complaint from NYT article filed by National Women’s Law Center

Vila Autodromo – Brazil Pre-Olymics Reporting from Dave Zirin

Audre Lorde self-care quote via Know Your IX: “Dealing with Activist Burn-Out and Self-Care”


“Should Prostitution Be a Crime?” at The New York Times Magazine

Tracey Ross’s op-ed: “The unsettling truth about the tech sector’s meritocracy myth” at The Washington Post

Talk Poverty Radio’s #EqualPayDay episode: “All The Single Ladies (04/08/2016)”

“The Mystery of the Two Hillarys” at Politico

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Mistress Matisse: Twitter & website

Tracey Ross: Twitter & podcast

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