Dispelling Myths About IQ & Anti-Abortion Tropes About Down Syndrome w/ @lollardfish #KatieSpeakShow Ep110 10/28/2017

In brief: The outstanding David Perry is back to talk about a heinous anti-abortion bill in Ohio where legislators are feigning to give a damn about those with Down syndrome and their families. We also chatted about IQ and the harm of its standard, unchallenged use to describe how “smart” someone is. Always so much food for through when David is on the show!

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Enhanced audio: Dispelling Myths About IQ & Anti-Abortion Tropes About Down Syndrom w/ @lollardfish #KatieSpeakShow Ep110 10/28/2017

Links to on-air references:

My take…

“The Presidential Line Of Succession Is Actually Super Long” at REFINERY29

“Trump Reportedly Jokes About Mike Pence Wanting to ‘Hang’ Gays” via NBCNews

“The Danger of President Pence: Trump’s critics yearn for his exit. But Mike Pence, the corporate right’s inside man, poses his own risks.” by Jane Mayer at The New Yorker

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


“The Mismeasure of Man (Revised & Expanded)” by Stephen Jay Gould

David Perry on Twitter re: IQ

Arthur Chu’s weigh in on above thread

“HOW OHIO IS USING DOWN SYNDROME TO CRIMINALIZE ABORTION: The Ohio legislature could criminalize women for having basic conversations with their doctors.” at PacificStandard

”Ohio House Health Committee OKs Ban on Abortions For Down Syndrome” at The Columbus Dispatch

“HOW CAN WE UNTANGLE WHITE SUPREMACY FROM MEDIEVAL STUDIES? A conversation with Australian scholar Helen Young.” at PacificStandard

Follow my guests…

David Perry: Twitter; website

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