Hal Sparks Radio Pgm — Just Say No: The Privilege of Opting Out (04/19/14)

Overview

Today I used the Bundy Ranch hypocrisy and Hal’s theory on the GOP misunderstanding of consent to posit a new, umbrella theory: most white, cis, straight rich dudes have never confronted the concept of consent because they were born with the privilege of assumed consent in place.

We also talked libertarianism and the hypocrisy of not understanding consent while basing an entire political/social concept on the desire to say “No” to anything at any time.

Links to on-air references:

Bundy Ranch: "TPM Interview: Ex-Sheriff Says He Was Wrong About Bundy Ranch's Human Shields”

Opting out: Best of the Left Podcsat #809, Ch 21 (voicemails) “Attempting to define a libertarian, Gordon From Chicago”

Plaintiffs in the “Hobby Lobby” SCOTUS case opposing the ACA birth control mandate: National Organization for Women’s “Dirty 100”

My girl Wagatwe Wanjuki, amazing Title IX activist, speaker, writer: ”Stop Telling Survivors They Must Report to the Police” at Feministing

"Privilege” the concept, 101 (clunky, but not too heady explanation): "Check my what?" On privilege and what we can do about it

Must-read on understanding the fight/flight response in conservatives: ”The Republican Brain: The Science of Why They Deny Science — and Reality” by Chris Mooney

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Radio Dispatch was at the top of my list when the ProLife Action League put my face on a poster. I knew John and Molly would be interested in both the anti-choice rhetorical and actual violence escalation as well as the corporate media dismissal of domestic terrorism perpetrated by white, Christian American citizens.

Nuanced and relevant, I knew this conversation would be the perfect place to start talking about the PLAL and their place in the anti-choice movement. Much thanks to John and Molly for jumping at the story and having me on basically last minute to talk about the state of reproductive healthcare access in this country and how picketers, targeting and intimidation tactics are contributing to the erosion of our rights.

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Yesterday I had the privilege of jumping on the BradCast with one of my favorite investigative journalists and broadcasters, Brad Friedman. He invited Eric Schiedler of the ProLife Action League on to respond to my perception of the Lenten "prayer" campaign. Brad might now be my favorite person.

Though he primarily focuses on voting (he's why we know things about voting machines), climate and the corrupting influence of money in politics, he wielded the reproductive rights language like a pro and asked questions that wouldn't even have occurred to me. Definitely take the time to listen to his full show and subscribe to his blog.

Also take the time to leave a comment and thank him for bringing the issue of widespread clinic closures, necessity of clinic defense escort volunteers and renewed climate of violence around basic reproductive healthcare. We need every ally; he is certainly a strong one.

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