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(2015/08/07) On Cosby and consent (Rape Culture)

August 7, 201573 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
 
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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
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