Posts Tagged ‘the monster myth’

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Jess Ison and her dog buddy Gretchen.

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We’re joined by activist and academic Jess Ison who discusses her research challenging the use of prisons and other punitive measures as a way to counter animal abuse. More specifically, she covers: the criminalisation of animal activism; queer people, the state and homonormativity; the new show The Break on Netflix; problems with focusing on individual acts of animal cruelty eg to a stingray, cow or kangaroo, while ignoring more institutionalised cruelty on a much bigger scale; the importance of looking into structural explanations for gendered violence rather than just putting “bad apples” in jail, particularly in light of the recent horrific murder of Eurydice Dixon in Melbourne; sex offender registries; transformative justice; and prison abolition. If you’d like to look further into the issues of prisons and prison abolition, Jess recommends the book Are Prisons Obsolete? by Angela Davis.

This episode is replayed from Freedom of Species, an animal advocacy show on 3CR community radio, which Nick now regularly hosts. This show is broadcast live on 855AM in Melbourne 1-2pm every Sunday and if you’re outside of Melbourne you can listen in live 1-2 Melbourne time/AEST on 3cr.org.au – the show is also on iTunes. You can listen to all of the episodes that Nick has been on here.

Jess Ison is a part of The Institute for Critical Animal Studies (Oceania) collective who are organising a discussion forum for animal activists and academics in Melbourne in August. Connect with ICAS Oceania on Facebook, Twitter or sign up for email updates to be notified of the details of this forum once they are announced.

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Clips:

The Broadways ‘2nd Grade Cells’; Goldfinger ‘Iron Fist’; Goldfinger ‘Behind the Mask’ – watch the clip here (content warning for graphic images of animal suffering); Petrol GirlsTouch Me Again’.

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Image from: melissahuang.com

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This time Nick is joined by Vanessa, a forensic psychology doctoral student and one of the hosts of VeganSci podcast. We discuss some of the content we taught in a Criminology unit on victims of crime, focusing on Nils Christie’s ideal victim concept and how it can help in understanding how the legal system, media and community respond to victims of crime. We also discuss: the monster myth, just world theory and what we can to do challenge victim blaming.

Nick also covers content warnings and free speech, as well as Julian Assange breaking his pledge to travel to the United States if whistleblower Chelsea Manning was pardoned.

If you’d like to hear more discussion on similar issues to those covered on this episode, check out our 95th and 96th episodes (featuring Kathryn Joy and Katie). You can also hear more from Vanessa on episode 159 – discussing animal activism and her experiences working in prisons. Please help Vanessa out by completing a survey for her doctoral research on investigative journalism!

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Clips:

The Smith Street bandWhy I Can’t Draw’, Tea Consent video, Australian government advertisement challenging violence against women, War on WomenSay it’.

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The above image is from the Everyday Feminism Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/everydayfeminism

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This episode is a feminism burger (hold the men), featuring Katie and Kathryn Joy. It covers: some feedback on our 89th episode, men and feminism (see articles by Clementine Ford and Ruby Hamad for more on this), and “the monster myth” about men who commit gendered violence. Katie and Kathryn’s feminist-themed discussion continues on episode 96.

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Clips:

Le TigreFYR’, Colour Me WednesdayYou’re Not My Number One Bastard’, Bikini KillRebel Girl’.

You can listen to a short (8 minute) version of this episode, which features a shortened version of Katie and Kathryn’s discussion on men and feminism, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.