In brief: [Trigger Warning - child abuse/sexual assault] My regular spot with Hal Sparks on WCPT Radio, Chicago!

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Overview:

This story matters. Josh Duggar is not an anomaly.

The way people — including viable presidential candidates — are flocking to defend an admitted, serial child molester is the most quintessential example of patriarchy, purity culture, and distorted fundamentalist religiosity intermingling into a perfect storm I’ve ever seen or could possibly imagine. Currently, TLC is considering continuing the show — just minus Josh. So, they’ll still be including the parents who knew and covered it up to continue the money flow as well as the victims — Josh’s SISTERS — who, no doubt, wouldn’t be allowed to decide for themselves if they participated. Perfect.

Hal and I talk about purity culture a lot; here we break down all the elements we could get to in a 20 minutes segment. There’s really just way too much; I suggested my friend Dianna’s book (link below) and the pile of resource clips to get more of the story and analysis.

I took Michelle Duggar’s “used bicycle” analogy and the hypocritical mouthpiece jerkbag describing her in the clip Hal played personally. I’m “unethical” to these people because I have more than one romantic partner, but their celebrities and leaders prey on children and cheat on their wives while my partners all did, have, and will consent to being involved with a polyamorous person not looking for an anchor (spouse/live-in, etc) partner. (I wrote about it at The Frisky if you’re interested in more.) I know who I am, what I want, and I form long-lasting loving bonds with many people — friends, family-by-choice, and romantic partners. These people have no idea who they are, how to treat each other in an honest way, how to communicate what they need and MOST IMPORTANTLY how to give/ask for consent.

Links to on-air references:

The book I recommended: ”Damaged Goods” by the awesome Dianna Anderson

"How the Duggar’s homeschooling curriculum instructed them to deal with sexual abuse.” graphic via @Spacekatgal

"Josh Duggar's Police Records Destroyed” at Talking Points Memo

"Josh Duggar Didn't Make a "Mistake," He Committed a Crime” by Zerlina Maxwell at Cosmopolitan

"Josh Duggar Resigns From Family Research Council Amid Charges of Child Molestation” by Jodi Jacobson at RH Reality Check

"Breaking: 'I Acted Inexcusably' – Josh Duggar Apologizes, Resigns From Family Research Council” at The New Civil Rights Movements

”Josh Duggar Resigns From Family Research Council” at The Daily Caller

”Josh Duggar and the Conservative Infatuation With Fame" at The Daily Caller

"The Duggars’ dangerous cult of purity” by Alexandra Petri at The Washington Post

"Listen to Michelle Duggar’s anti-anti-discrimination robocall” at The Washington Post

"Oprah Sent Duggar Family Packing After Molestation Tip” via TMZ

The easy download/stream and additional text description/info/video/audio is available at the Katie Speak Live! tab on my website.

Note: If you haven’t yet, please check out my new ”#GetWell2015 series! I’m detailing all the uncomfortable messiness of what it takes to get well in this country. I’m personally navigating insurance (still a thing despite ACA), talking mental health and poverty stigma, and discussing the obstacles to care.

Subscribe to get all a selection of my appearances through iTunes at Katie Speak Live Archives.

You can hear The Hal Sparks Radio Program live Saturdays from 12-2pm EST on WCPT.
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In brief: My regular spot with Justice!

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Overview:

Today I brought good news! There’s a pro-active legislative push to regulate religiously founded/backed crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) — or fake reproductive health clinics. The bill getting a vote in the California assembly FRIDAY, the Reproductive FACT Act (AB 775) has a great chance of passing. Justice and I talk about why they’re important — beyond just that CPCs outnumber real health clinics two to one in this country.

We also covered the new Planned Parenthood (PPPSW) clinic in El Centro, CA and the outsider protests which included all-star anti-choicers Michelle Bachmann. Justice lead into my love of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice with a distinction about how faith/religion play into abortion opposition and “street theater” — his phrase for the clinic and city council picketers. If you don’t know the RCRC, get to know them.

And I couldn’t sign off without thanking Breitbart for my first ever mention because the headline was OUTSTANDING: “Planned Parenthood’s Abortion ’Storytelling’ Tactic Borrowed From Militant LGBT Activists.” Hell yes it is — probably because there are queer people in the reproductive justice movement, ya ignorant jerks. I gave a shout out to GetEQUAL, the baddest LGBTQ group in the country and valued personal friends. Which, I guess, means Breitbart got one part of the story right: I’m friends with the “militant gays."

Links to on-air references:

My Truthout piece on the legislation we discussed: "Activists and Faith Leaders Push Back on Fake Reproductive Health Clinics”

Brietbart’s appreciation of my piece thanks to a RT from Cecile Richards (CAPS emphasis theirs): "PLANNED PARENTHOOD’S ABORTION ‘STORYTELLING’ TACTIC BORROWED FROM MILITANT LGBT ACTIVISTS” via DoNotLink

"Anti-Choice Groups Try ‘Texas Playbook’ in Attempt to Block Health Care Access in California” by Jessica Pieklo at RH Reality Check

I mentioned GetEQUAL, so here’s how you get involved and support them: Campaign website, Twitter, and Facebook

The easy download/stream and additional text description/info is available at the Katie Speak Live! tab on my website.

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You can hear Netroots Radio: The After Show with Justice Putnam daily at 11amEST via LIVESTREAM.
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In brief: easy-stream audio for my latest at Truthout!

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Overview:

My latest for Truthout is some GOOD NEWS on reproductive rights! Amidst the 332 anti-abortion provisions floating through state legislatures the first quarter of this year are a slate of crisis pregnancy center (CPC) regulations. CPCs outnumber full-scale reproductive health clinics about 2-1 in this country (yes, even in liberal areas like CA), so preventing them from lying to clients and injuring them physical and emotionally changes the landscape of reproductive health.

READ: "The Uncertainty of Access: Reproductive Health in the Rio Grande Valley"

Note: Please take the time to thank Truthout by sharing the article directly from their website; they are a nonprofit outlet without the corporate sponsorship you see on so many sites and they’ve given me a space to talk about important issues that are so often ignored. Thank you!

If you haven’t yet, please check out my new #GetWell2015 series! I’m detailing all the uncomfortable messiness of what it takes to get well in this country. I’m personally navigating insurance (still a thing despite ACA), talking mental health and poverty stigma, and discussing the obstacles to care.
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In brief: My regular spot with Justice! We took the time to hammer patron saint of reasonable republicans Scott Walker on his extremist reproductive rights history and then previewed the GOP’s “fix” for their 20-week abortion ban from the first day of the session. Spoiler alert: it’s even more awful now. UPDATE: It passed the House.

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Overview:

Justice and I spent some time on Rep. Scott Walker’s record on conscience clauses because seeking to allow doctors to lie to patients to prevent abortions is an aspect of his legislative record that gets glossed over or ignored completely. Walker is seen as “reasonable” and a “middle of the road” guy focused on budget and labor. But his platform still includes draconian rights restrictions; they need to be well-known before the primaries aanoint him the VP.

Then we transitioned to today’s vote in Congress. It’s a “fixed” bill banning abortion federally after 20-weeks. Justice and I talked about the original “pain capable” bill, introduced the first day of the legislative session this years: "Netroots Radio After Show — #SOTU on ReproRights and #Roe Turns 42 — (01/21/15)”. The GOP women flipped out that there was no rape exception and this is the update — which still dishes out significant punishment for rape victims and ADDS punishment for incest victims with new "limits on incest-related abortion.”

I broke down the false “science,” we talked about the faux-religious motivation, and outlined the real financial and control motivations. Americans United For Life, it turns out, is essentially funded by the Koch brothers — in case you thought there was a distinction between “economic” and “social” conservatives.

Links to on-air references:

"Scott Walker: Doctors Should Lie To Pregnant Women To Prevent Abortions” at ThinkProgress

"Late-term abortion ban keeps controversial incest rule” by Sarah Ferris at The Hill

"House Republicans Think They’ve Fixed Their 20-Week Abortion Ban” by Tara Culp-Ressler at ThinkProgress

"Anatomy of the War on Women: How the Koch Brothers Are Funding the Anti-Choice Agenda” by Adele Stan at RH Reality Check

The easy download/stream and additional text description/info is available at the Katie Speak Live! tab on my website.

Subscribe to get a selection of my appearances through iTunes at Katie Speak Live Archives.

You can hear Netroots Radio: The After Show with Justice Putnam daily at 11amEST via LIVESTREAM.
If you find this post informative, entertaining, helpful, etc. you can click SUPPORT to keep me speaking and follow me on Facebook and twitter. Thanks!
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