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(2016/06/24) Privilege and injustice: A case study (Rape Culture)

June 24, 201674 min
Edition #1024 Today we take a look primarily at the case of Brock Turner’s triple-felony sexual assault conviction, the pitifully short sentence he received and what all of it says about how our society deals with rape and sexual assault 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: Stanford Rapist Barely Punished - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 06-07-16 Ch. 3: Song 1: Benefit Of The Doubt - Amy Annelle Ch. 4: Act 2: As 13M People Read Stanford Victim's Letter, Advocates See "Watershed" Moment in Fight Against Rape - @DemocracyNow - Air Date: 06-09-16 Ch. 5: Song 2: I Think I Broke Something - Dan Romer & Benh Zeitlin Ch. 6: Act 3: Sheriff: Rape Kits Unnecessary Since Most Rape Accusations Are False - @DavidPakmanShow - Air Date: 03-17-16 Ch. 7: Song 3: Sheriff - Oliver Onions Ch. 8: Act 4: RAPIST Brock Turner's PATHETIC Letter To Judge Released - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 06-10-16 Ch. 9: Song 4: Empathy - Chasing Kings Ch. 10: Act 5: The terrible, enabling parents of a rapist - @CitizenRadio - Air Date 6-13-16 Ch. 11: Song 5: Flurry - The OO-Ray Ch. 12: Act 6: Meet the Law Professor Leading a Bid to Recall the Judge Who Sentenced Stanford Rapist to 6 Months - @DemocracyNow - Air Date: 06-08-16 Ch. 13: Song 6: Equal Justice - TTwyce Ch. 14: Act 7: Help Get a Recall of Rape Apologist Judge Aaron Persky on the Ballot in CA via RecallAaronPersky.com - Best of the Left Activism Ch. 15: Song 7: This Fickle World - Theo Bard Ch. 16: Act 8: Action (Spoken Word on Disrupting Rape Culture) - Guante - Air Date: 12-7-12 Voicemails Ch. 17: An explanation of toxic masculinity - Glory from Orlando Ch. 18: Recognizing toxic masculinity in my own life - Trent from Salt Lake City, Utah Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics Ch. 19: Final comments on how to maintain your mental health while following politics Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone TAKE ACTION Visit RecallAaronPersky.com to volunteer, donate or sing up for updates to support the effort to get a recall of Persky on the ballot in California.  On social media, follow @RecallPersky - the official Twitter account of the campaign - and RT. Use the hashtag #RecallPersky when voicing your support.  Sign the Change.org petition that demands Stanford University publicly apologize to the survivor of Turner's sexual assault, offer to pay for her counseling and other supportive services, increase resources for sexual assault prevention on campus, increase counseling resources for all survivors, and administer a national survey about sexual violence occurring in fraternities.   Read and share the powerful words the survivor read to her assailant. Written by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman. 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!

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