Between Consent & Assault: Wading Into The Gray w/@KimberlyBGeorge #MeToo — #KatieSpeakShow Ep119 1/20/2018

In brief: [TW: rape/sexual assault]

I’m delighted to introduce you to Kimberly B. George, a badass intersectional feminist and ethics studies scholar. Her background is the perfect fit to dive into the allegations against Aziz Ansari whose coercive behavior may not have warranted an arrest, but is disturbingly common and especially alarming from a self-professed ally of the Time’s Up effort/movement. We wade into the murky waters between consent and assault — a space nearly every woman/femme who dates men has been; Kimberly adds context from history and her work; we both share personal stories and express admiration for the young woman (“Grace”) who shared her story. Despite the seemingly depressing topic, my brilliant guest tells us why the story gives her incredible hope for where we are and where we’re headed culturally.

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Enhanced audio: Between Consent & Assault: Wading Into The Gray w/@KimberlyBGeorge #MeToo — #KatieSpeakShow Ep119 1/20/2018

Links to on-air references:

My take…

My thoughts from Twitter re: Grace’s story

Time’s Up

“Babe, What Are You Doing?” at Jezebel

“WHAT AZIZ ANSARI DID WAS COERCION, NOT CONSENT” at WeAreYourVoiceMag

“AZIZ ANSARI IS NOT EMMETT TILL, NOR THE STRAW MAN OF ASIAN AMERICAN MASCULINITY” at WeAreYourVoiceMag

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

Interviews…

“I went on a date with Aziz Ansari. It turned into the worst night of my life” via Babe.net

”Aziz Ansari’s statement” via TheFader

Ansari: Live at Madison Square Garden — “Creepy Dudes Are Everywhere”

“Master of None’s Sexual Harassment Episode Now Feels Weirdly Prophetic” via Slate

“Where do I get my feminist hope? Or, Thoughts on the Ansaris of the World.” by Kimberly B. George at Medium

“Some Next Steps for Men Who are Now Realizing the Patriarchy is Indeed Real and Awful and Everywhere” by Kimberly B. George at Medium

Follow my guests…

Kimberly B. George website; Twitter; Medium page

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