Two philosophers who are also activists joined us for a fascinating conversation on the complexity and roots of patriarchy, race and misogyny. Dr. Anika Simpson is a Professor of Philosophy at Morgan State University where she also coordinates Women and Gender Studies and is Co-Chair to the LGBTQ advisory council, and Dr. Desiree Melton, Professor of Philosophy at Notre Dame of Maryland University.
October 20, 2017 – Misogyny and Sexism in Our World
In the wake of the explosive Me Too campaign on social media, we begin a series of podcasts dealing with the pervasiveness of misogyny in our world. The world is finally admitting that sexual assault and harassment are ubiquitous.
We open our series today with: Brittany Oliver, Founding Director of Not Without Black Women; Maura Callahan, the City Papers Performing Arts Editor, and Rebekah Kirkman, the City Paper’s Visual Arts Editor. Callahan and Kirkman co-wrote a compelling piece entitled “Abuse and Accountability in the Arts Scene: A Reckoning” that appeared in the Baltimore City Paper last August.
We host a National News Roundup. Our panel will discuss Attorney General Eric Holder’s announcement of a plan to target racial profiling; Bill Cosby’s resignation from the Temple University Board; and the contingent of St. Louis-area police union members who are providing security to former officer Darren Wilson.
Our guests are: Dr. Tara Bynum, Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Towson University; Dr. Jared Ball, Associate Professor at Morgan State University’s School of Global Journalism and Communication, co-Editor of Malcolm X: A Lie of Reinvention and author of I Mix What I Like: A Mixtape Manifesto; and Tyrone Keys, author, public affairs strategist and public relations expert.
We examine the issue of domestic violence, in the wake of the events surrounding the video released of Ravens player Ray Rice assaulting his then-fiance Janay Palmer and Rice’s subsequent indefinite suspension from the team. We will talk about the NFL response, Keith Olbermann’s call for Ravens leadership to resign, Janay Palmer Rice’s statement, and other pieces of this complex story.
Our panel of guests includes: Jacqueline Robarge, Founder and Director of Power Inside; Dr. Lawrence Brown, activist, public health consultant, and Assistant Professor of Public Health at Morgan State University; Mothyna James-Brightful, Visionary Director for Heal A Woman To Heal A Nation; Joe Ehrmann, former defensive lineman for the Baltimore Colts and motivational speaker who runs Coach for America; and David Miller, Founder of the Dare To Be King Project LLC.
Yesterday, an off-duty Baltimore City police officer allegedly murdered his girlfriend and then barricaded himself inside a house with a toddler believed to be his son. In Ohio this week, three women who had been kidnapped over a decade ago, along with a six year old girl believed to be one of their daughters, escaped from the home they had been held in against their will by three brothers. In the context of these stories, we discuss violence and misogyny with Andrea Plaid, Associate Editor at Racialicious;and Keith Snipes, actor, narrator, writer, and social commentator.
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