(2015/08/07) On Cosby and consent (Rape Culture)
August 7, 2015•73 min
Edition #944 Today we take a look at the accusations against Bill Cosby of serial rape, some of the underlying concepts behind consent and how rape culture creates #TheEmptyChair Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill Ch. 2: Act 1: New details revealed in Cosby assault claims - Rachel @Maddow - Air Date 7-6-15 Ch. 3: Song 1: The Time To Run (Finale) - Dexter Britain Ch. 4: Act 2: Cosby Rape Victim Strikes Back At The View Host - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 07-11-15 Ch. 5: Song 2: American Life (instrumental) - Silence Is Sexy Ch. 6: Act 3: Republicans Ponder: Is Sex With an Unconscious Person Real, Legitimate Rape? - Majority Report (@majorityfm) - Air Date: 02-10-15 Ch. 7: Song 3: suffer them - Noaidi Ch. 8: Act 4: Tea Consent - @BlueSeatStudios and the Rockstar Dinosaur Pirate Princess - Air Date: 5-12-15 Ch. 9: Song 4: Time for Tea - Madness Ch. 10: Act 5: Bill Cosby's accusers as you've never seen them before - @allinwithchris Hayes - Air Date 7-27-15 Ch. 11: Song 5: Structures In The Sun - Metal Mountains Ch. 12: Act 6: Protect Funding that Supports Victims of Sexual Violence via @RAINN01 - Best of the Left Activism Ch. 13: Song 6: Activism - Shihan Ch. 14: Act 7: #TheEmptyChair - This week in blackness (@TWiBprime) - Air Date: 7-27-15 Voicemails Ch. 16: The history of the racial division - Ruben from San Jose Ch. 17: Asking for thoughts on inflation - Matt from Maryland Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics Ch. 18: Final comments on inflation vs deflation Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone Activism: Protect Funding that Supports Victims of Sexual Violence via @RAINN01 Take Action: Email, tweet, call your representatives from: "Tell Congress to Protect Funding that Supports Victims of Sexual Violence and Helps Catch Rapists” Sources/further reading: "‘I’m No Longer Afraid’: 35 Women Tell Their Stories About Being Assaulted by Bill Cosby, and the Culture That Wouldn’t Listen” by Noreen Malone at NY Mag’s ‘The Cut’ "Who Will We Choose to See? Bill Cosby and Believing Survivors” by Tọ́pẹ́ Fádìran at RH Reality Check "The Empty Chair & 35 Women Standing Up to Bill Cosby, Rapist” by Roxane Gay at The Toast "Serial rapists commit 9 of 10 campus sexual assaults, research finds” at AlJazeera America Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich Produced by Jay! Tomlinson Thanks for listening! Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores! Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!