4. The Anatomy of An Apology
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You’ve probably heard the phrase “Love means never having to say you’re sorry”--the misguided notion that love eliminates the need for apology. In politics, the love that mutes apologies is often same-party affinity--as in, “we know we’re on the same side” so accountability is unnecessary. Yet it’s more likely that the contrary is true: love as well as coalition demand an openness to saying “I’m sorry,” for without it, justice is impotent. But what are the consequences when apologies don’t materialize? Is letting it go really the only way to think about healing, both emotionally and politically? In this episode of Intersectionality Matters, host Kimberlé Crenshaw talks to Tony award-winning playwright and activist Eve Ensler about her groundbreaking new book The Apology and how the withholding that is the touchstone of the inviolable code of silence among men can be broken. Ensler discusses the journey she traveled to conjure the apology she needed from her late father for sexual and physical abuse. We also hear from philosopher Kate Manne on himpathy, the term she coined to describe the disproportionate and inappropriate sympathy powerful men often receive in cases of sexual assault and other forms of gendered violence. Himpathy, she explains, may help us understand how some women who stood by Anita Hill are now embracing Joe Biden’s candidacy despite his failure to fully come to terms with his role in in her heinous treatment during Clarence Thomas’s senate confirmation hearings in 1991. Both Manne’s and Ensler’s interviews illustrate the grim reality that men are often socialized to deny their commission of gender-based harm, and that many of us are socialized to condone that very inability to accept blame— sometimes to the degree that we position men who have victimized others as victims themselves. Tune in for a thought-provoking exploration of what it could mean for perpetrators and bystanders to genuinely confront and atone for violence they’ve either committed or enabled. Hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw (@sandylocks) Produced and Edited by Julia Sharpe Levine Recorded by UCLA and Cornell University Music by Blue Dot Sessions With: Eve Ensler, (@vday, @eveensler) Kate Manne (@kate_manne) Intersectionality Matters: ig: @intersectionalitymatters, twitter: @IMKC_podcast Additional support from G'Ra Asim, Michael Kramer, Kevin Minofu, Naimah Hakim, Madeline Cameron Wardleworth
Lady Don't Take No
Lady Don't Take No
Alicia Garza
Pastor Mike Said What He Said
Alicia Garza is joined this week by Pastor Mike McBride, founder and Lead Pastor of The Way Christian Center in West Berkeley, CA. McBride is a national leader in the movement to implement public health and community centered gun violence prevention programs. Garza talks to McBride about founding Black Church PAC, and is Oakland really as violent as the president claims? Plus, Garza’s weekly round-up of all things awful and wonderful known as “Lady Don’t Take No”. About Pastor Mike Take action: LiveFreeUSA.org Lady Don't Take No on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook. Alicia Garza on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook. This pod is supported by the Black Futures Lab Production by Phil Surkis Theme music: "Lady Don't Tek No" by Latyrx Alicia Garza founded the Black Futures Lab to make Black communities powerful in politics. She is the co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter and the Black Lives Matter Global Network, an international organizing project to end state violence and oppression against Black people. Garza serves as the Strategy & Partnerships Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance. She is the co-founder of Supermajority, a new home for women’s activism. Alicia was recently named to TIME’s Annual TIME100 List of the 100 Most Influential People in the World, alongside her BLM co-founders Opal Tometi and Patrisse Cullors. Her forthcoming book,_ __The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart_ (Penguin Random House) will be published on October 20, 2020, and she warns you -- hashtags don’t start movements. People do. DON'T FORGET TO REGISTER TO VOTE!
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