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Soraya Chemaly on Elliot Rodger, PUAHate and #YesAllWomen

May 30, 2014
| Meghan Murphy speaks with writer and feminist critic, Soraya Chemaly, about the Isla Vista shooting, the "Not all men" meme, and the impacts of a misogynistic culture on women.
Length: 15:50 minutes (14.5 MB)
| May 30, 2014

#YesAllWomen: Rebecca Solnit discusses misogynist violence and Santa Barbara Massacre

Santa Barbara is grieving after a 22-year-old man killed six college students just after posting a misogynistic video online vowing to take his revenge on women for sexually rejecting him. The massacre prompted an unprecedented reaction online with tens of thousands of women joining together to tell their stories of sexual violence, harassment and intimidation. By Sunday, the hashtag #YesAllWomen had gone viral. In speaking out, women were placing the shooting inside a broader context of misogynist violence that often goes ignored. In her new book, "Men Explain Things to Me," author and historian Rebecca Solnit tackles this issue and many others.

Photo: Sarah Reid/flickr
| May 13, 2014
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Conversation with author of 'Misogyny Re-loaded'

April 22, 2014
| Meghan Murphy speaks with Abigail Bray about her new book, 'Misogyny Re-loaded,' which has been described as 'an explosive manifesto against the resurgent sexual fascism of the new world order.'
Length: 28:33 minutes (26.14 MB)

'Honor Diaries': Breaking silence on violence or reinforcing stereotypes?

Photo: flickr/Miquel Angel Pintanel Bassets

On International Women's Day 2014, the Clarion Project released its latest cinematic offering: Honor Diaries, which purports to be "the first film to break the silence on honor violence." The movie is staged as a "dialogue about gender inequality" between nine "courageous women's rights advocates with connections to Muslim-majority societies" (although one of the nine -- Jasvinder Sanghera -- is actually a Sikh woman of Indian origin from Britain).

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Alison Redford
| March 27, 2014
Photo: flickr/shioshvili
| March 18, 2014

Online vs. offline harassment: Are there blurred lines?

Image: flickr/petesimon

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We're going to get a little nostalgic up in here.

Remember when you had to "log on" to the internet and listen to your modem make all those wacky noises? And before you started surfing the interweb, you had to tell everybody in your household because it meant the phone line would be busy?

Long before social media was a thing, we believed that there was a clear divide between what happened online and "real life."

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