I love Joss Whedon and his work. He’s also a man rightly celebrated for his track record of creating strong, complex female characters. This has earned him the status of ‘feminist icon’.
This is what makes his recent tweets about Nicole Kidman particularly surprising and disappointing.
In a recent interview with the BBC, Nicole Kidman responded to a question about Donald Trump by saying “I would just say he’s now elected,”… “and we as a country need to support whoever the president is, because that’s what the country’s based on.”
I recently wrote about the outrage surrounding the BBC comedy sketch show ‘Revolting’ – specifically their ‘Real Housewives Of ISIS’ skit.
I received an invite from East Coast Radio (the largest regional radio station in South Africa) to discuss this further. You can now listen to that discussion below. It’s only 4 minutes, but I did my make the best of the time.
Please leave your thoughts in the comments.
I often cannot accept radio requests due to being occupied by a full-time job. If you’d like this to change, please consider supporting me on Patreon so that I may become a full-time content creator.
Stephen Knight is host of The #GSPodcast. You can listen to The Godless Spellchecker Podcast here, and support it by becoming a patron here.
I love satire and comedy. In the battle of ideas, its firepower cannot be overstated. In these bleak times of daily Islamic encroachments on humanity, I often looked to the masters of this game to provide some levity, and most importantly – to fire some shots back. Verbally of course.
It’s with great regret then, that the satirical titans of our day (and heroes of mine) consistently go missing where this topic is concerned.
Earlier today I wrote about the outrage inspired by Milo Yiannopoulos’s book deal. And in a twist that will surprise absolutely no one, his book, which is yet to be released, now sits at the top of Amazon’s best seller list. In no small part due to the free publicity afforded to him by aforementioned outrage.
In my earlier piece, I made the following observation:
One of the reasons the left and so-called liberals keep waking up to things not going their way is because at some point they decided they didn’t need to make arguments anymore. Why should they when an inflammatory label and banning someone is an easier option?
Back in pre-Twitter 1996, a Physics professor from New York named Alan Sokal engaged in a legendary act of trolling. Sokal submitted a hoax article to a postmodern academic journal which was, in Sokal’s own words, ‘salted with nonsense’.
The idea was that the journal’s grip on reality had become so loose that they would publish any old rubbish just so long as it played to their biases. And so it proved. Sokal’s article “Transgressing the Boundaries: Towards a Transformative Hermeneutics of Quantum Gravity” made the summer issue.
This week on The #GSPodcast I speak to Larry T. Decker (@LTDecker), Executive Director of the Secular Coalition For America (@SecularDotOrg). We talk about the ways in which the election of Donald Trump may impact upon secular issues such as abortion, LGBT rights, science and more.
Also available on iTunes and Stitcher.
Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/gspellchecker
Listeners get a free audiobook and trial with Audible at http://www.audibletrial.com/gs
#GSPodcast Theme by Dorian Silk & The MCH
Direct Mp3 Download