This episode covers the amazing feminist campaign #takedownjulienblanc, which was successful in getting sexist pick up artist Julien Blanc kicked out of Australia. We also discuss how pick up artists contribute to a damaging, sexist culture. We go through Katie’s experiences with male harassment and assault, Australian Immigration Minister Scott Morrison kicks Julien Blanc out of the country while at the same time introducing horrible laws for asylum seekers regarding reporting sexual assault, sexism in the Left, the viral video showing ‘What it’s like to walk around New York as a woman’, pornography, Daisy Coleman’s experiences with victim blaming, musician Conor Oberst files a lawsuit against someone who made sexual assault allegations against him (this lawsuit has since been dropped after the allegation was withdrawn), and the Angry Hippies podcast episode on male aggression. We also mention Lifeline, Beyond Blue and give a disclaimer about the picture we used on our last episode.
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Intro from Emil from Sailboat Records, Chelsea Jane ‘Where the Boys At?’, The IT Crowd (series 1, episode 3), Fresh Meat ‘Series 3, Episode 6’ – Sexual Objectification, Elopes ‘Feminist Killjoy’, Outro from Emil from Sailboat Records.
You can listen to a short (7 minute) version of this episode, which features some of our discussion on the #takedownjulienblanc campaign and our reading of a cartoon on pick up artists (part of which is pictured above) here: Julien Blanc Kicked Out of Australia – Pick Up Artists are the Worst. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.