Episode 8: "Toxic" Masculinity - A guy like you should wear a warning...

We’re flipping the script this week to discuss some “current events”.

[01:20] So about that Gillette ad… The ad sparked a lot of outrage on the right, but Christina thinks the backlash to is a little misplaced.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koPmuEyP3a0

Ben Shapiro dissects the ad in National Review: https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/01/gillette-commercial-toxic-masculinity-debate/

[08:20] Don’t girls bully too, though? Where are the ad campaigns targeting female bullying?

[12:10] Are we cool with corporations lecturing us on morality? Maybe not… but it’s to be expected these days.

[14:45] All of this comes on the heels of backlash over a report issues by the American Psychological Association about masculinity. There’s lots to be concerned about when it comes to our men...but is masculinity one of them?

Read about it here: https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/01/traditional-masculinity-backlash-against-new-apa-guidelines/

[22:30] Yes, the APA did try to backtrack and clear things up...Take it for what you will!
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/01/gillette-commercial-toxic-masculinity-debate/

[24:40] BACK to the Women’s March… A LOT has happened since we dedicated our last two episodes to the organizations…

[25:50] We play a clip from Tamika Mallory’s appearance on The View and holy crap.. How can the Women’s March even claim to NOT be anti-semitic at this point? Also: How hard is it to condemn Louis Farrakhan?

Watch the whole interview on The View here: https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/the-view-grills-womens-march-co-founder-tamika-mallory-over-ties-to-louis-farrakhan-why-call-him-the-greatest-of-all-time

[27:30] Call Your Girlfriend discusses the Women’s March anti-semitism problem. Worth listening: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/womens-march-or-why-only-drama-problem-is-no-drama/id881487725?i=1000427442151&mt=2

[30:10] Many left-leaning organizations are dropping their partnerships with the Women’s March

https://www.jns.org/democratic-national-committee-drops-partnership-with-womens-march/

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/rubycramer/womens-march-2020-democrats

[33:55] UPDATE since we recorded: The Women’s March has released its 2019 Policy Agenda. https://www.scribd.com/document/397727839/The-Women-s-March-2019-Women-s-Agenda#from_embed

Christina Powell