Toxic Masculinity: Still Wreaking Havoc After All These Years w/ @ImranSiddiquee— #KatieSpeakShow Ep173 06/08/2019

In brief: At far too long last, toxic masculinity expert Imran Siddiquee is back on the show! We dive into what feeds the patriarchy and how it manifests, shading everything we see and do with a particular mindset. The veneration of fatherhood is especially problematic, providing cover for male-presenting abusers of many types — in Imran’s Buzzfeed essay, R. Kelly and Michael Jackson are used as well-known examples. As always, we tangent and meander through related topics, bringing it all full circle at the close. Enjoy!

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Links to on-air references:

My take…

”Dead Girls: essays on surviving an american obsession” by Alice Bolin

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


definition of gender-based violence

“United States dilutes UN rape-in-war resolution” via

Breakdown of Joe Biden and #ItsOnUs via I.S. Twitter

“How Traditional Ideas About The Ideal Father Can Mask Abuse: From R. Kelly to Michael Jackson, men accused of preying on children often use idealized versions of fatherhood to maintain their innocence and hide their abuse.” at Buzzfeed

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Imran Siddiquee: Twitter; website

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