This episode has practically everything. And it found its theme accidentally.
So, naturally, we had to discuss one of the greatest bands to come out of the San Francisco Bay area, and then we waxed nostalgic about listening to the radio, joining the Columbia House Record and Tape Club, and so much more.
But our main topic is the latest revelations about (former) film industry mogul Harvey Weinstein — and how there has been such a culture of rampant sexual assault and harassment in Hollywood. This led to women and men telling of their experiences in Hollywood. And it also helped to establish the #MeToo hashtag on social media where women and girls have been counting themselves as those who have been victims of sexual harassment and assault. Actor Mayim Bialik discussed this in her New York Times Op-Ed titled Being a Feminist in Harvey Weinstein’s World. She received some backlash for comments expressing that her modest dress and attitude has protected her from the risk of assault and harassment — and then she clarified in an apology for the “victim blaming” of her op-ed that the way one dresses does not guarantee protection where it comes to harassment and assault.
It’s an important subject: How many of you were aware of the #MeToo campaign on social media — and blown away by the number of women who declared that they have been put in that position? Should there be a specific response from men who want to be allies and change the culture? How will the culture of Hollywood change?
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In fact — Here are some links to some of the best albums EVER.
- Man Bites Dog – Perfect One (CC BY-SA 3.0)
- Komiku – Entering the Head Quarter of Angry White Male (CC0 1.0)
- Huey Lewis and the News – Bad is Bad