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Porkins Policy Radio episode 158 Emma Redmond on Incels, Sean Penn, Nike sweat shops, Botham Jean, and more

My sister Emma Redmond is my guest this week. We started off the first hour by discussing the rise of involuntary celibates, commonly known as incels. We talked about their belief system and world view, as well as their insular community online. Emma and I addressed incels intense misogyny and vilification of the “Stacys” and “Beckys” of the world. Later we touched on Jordan Peterson and our theory that he is an incel that made it out of the community. We also talked about the disturbing trend of suicide within the incel community. Emma and I also explored the idea that incels are a modern day death cult.

In the second hour Emma and I covered a wide variety of topics and current news stories. We started off with the latest developments within the #MeToo movement. Emma gave her own perspective on the movement and the attention placed on Hollywood. We briefly touched on Sean Penn’s recent comments on #MeToo and his history of domestic violence against Madonna. Later we talked about Colin Kaepernick’s new deal with the Nike and the outrage it has caused. We talked about Nike’s abhorrent human rights record and use of sweat shops. We ended the show by discussing the murder of Botham Jean in his home by Dallas police officer Amber Guyger.

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Show Notes:

EmmaRedmond.com

@emma__redmond

Shy Boys IRL

A Marriage Filled With Abuse

Sean Penn’s Horrifying History of Alleged Abuse

Madonna Comes Forward About Sean Penn’s Alleged Abuse: ‘Sean Has Never Struck Me’

Nike Sweatshops: Behind the Swoosh

Could data from Botham Jean’s door lock deliver a break in Amber Guyger case? Dallas DA hopes so

Dallas police officer’s arrest affidavit contradicts search warrant for victim’s apartment

Why Dallas Authorities Are Desperate to Attack Botham Jean’s Character

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ClandesTime 101 Nightcrawler

From SpyCulture:

Nightcrawler is one of those rare films that is beautifully written, very well executed and is about something that actual matters. It tells the story of Lou Bloom, a young man in poverty-struck Los Angeles who gets into nightcrawling – filming violent crimes and accidents and selling the footage to TV news. In this episode Pearse and I conduct an extensive analysis and review of the film, exploring many different interpretations that often contradict each other. Is Lou a sociopath, or the product of economic circumstances and a media culture that turns violence into a fetish? Are his cohorts Rick (his assistant) and Nina (the director of the news channel) just as guilty and complicit in what happens? Is his rival nightcrawler Joe Loder actually worse than Lou? These and many more questions are explored in this epic discussion.

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