#Media Fail: Covering #Kavanaugh’s #Rape Allegations w/ @ClaudiaStellar — #KatieSpeakShow Ep148 10/06/2018

In brief: CN: rape, sexual assault, rape culture denial, etc.

With media and rape culture expert Claudia Garcia-Rojas back on the show, we dive into the Kavanaugh coverage and reactions to allegations/testimony. This is not a Supreme Court episode; Claudia and I focus on how Kavanaugh and other players in the confirmation saga are presented by media, addressed by colleagues/legislators, and talked about around water coolers and dinner tables. We go hard at the roots and the branches of the white supremacist heteropatriarchy that continues to inflict cultural and individual damage.

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Enhanced audio: #Media Fail: Covering #Kavanaugh’s #Rape Allegations w/ @ClaudiaStellar — #KatieSpeakShow Ep148 10/06/2018

Links to on-air references:

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


Reporting On
RAPE AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE: A Media Toolkit for Local and National Journalists to Better Media Coverage
via the Chicago Taskforce on Violence Against Girls & Young Women

“Sexual assault hotline sees busiest day ever after Kavanaugh hearing” via CNN.com

“Senators vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination” via CNN.com

“After Watching Kavanaugh Hearing, Woman Decides to Name State Senator She Says Raped Her” via The New York Times

“Kavanaugh withdraws from Harvard Law gig as students sign letter objecting to his role” via The Chicago Tribune

“Kavanaugh’s Disrespect of Autonomy Isn’t Limited to Women’s Bodies” via Rewire.News

“The Status of Women in the U.S. Media 2017” report from The Women’s Media Center

“Patrick Kane and the Culture of Disbelief About Rape” by Katie Klabusich at Rewire.News

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Claudia Garcia-Rojas: personal Twitter; Chicago Taskforce on Violence Against Girls & Young Women Twitter; Academia website

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