Explore Bias, Smash Patriarchy, Dig Devo!
Content Warning: Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Language (The Leftscape… Now with Even More Cursing!)
What are the tapes that run in your head? Which beliefs and thought patterns are hidden in your psyche that show up and catch you unaware? What is the assumption behind what you are drawn to and what you avoid? Which preferences are you comfortable with? Which are prejudices that you work to release? Sparked by the main topic in “When Things Blow Up (Episode 15),” Robin Renée, Mary McGinley, and Wendy Sheridan reflect on some of their own personal biases regarding gender, intelligence, race, ethnicity, and culture.
The week’s news, still dominated by the Kavanaugh nomination and its fallout, includes the protests at Yale by those who oppose the nomination, and the power and personal impact of #whyididntreport. The conversation morphs into a righteous rant on sexual harassment in the workplace and anywhere/everywhere else. Wendy is mad as hell, and for good reason.
The show begins by welcoming October with mentions of only a sampling of the month’s observances: Self-Promotion Month, Vegetarian Month, Squirrel Awareness Month, Bat Appreciation Month, World Menopause Month, Feral Hog Month, and Sarcasm Month are a few. October 3rd is the date in 1952 that the UK tested its first atomic bomb. On the same date in 1995, O.J. Simpson was acquitted. The first Wednesday in October is also National Kale Day. In the “Why is this Awesome?” segment, Robin sings the praises of Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!
October is the Monthiest Month
Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, AIDS Awareness Month, American Cheese Month, Antidepressant Death Awareness Month, Bat Appreciation Month, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Blindness Awareness Month, Caffeine Addiction Recovery Month, Celiac Disease Awareness Month, Dyslexia Awareness Month, Emotional Intelligence Month, Emotional Awareness Month, Feral Hog Month, Financial Planning Month, Global Diversity Awareness Month, Health Literacy Month, Home Eye Safety Month, German, Polish and Italian-American Heritage Month, International Starman Month (the TV show), International Walk to School Month, LGBT History Month, Month of Free Thought, Animal Safety and Protection, National Apple Month, Bake and Decorate Month, Book Month, Bullying Prevention Month, Chili Month, Cookie Month, Crime Prevention Month, National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Critical Illness Awareness, National Dessert Month, Depression Education and Awareness Month, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Ergonomics Month, Fair Trade Month, Family Sexuality Education Month, Positive Attitude Month, Self-Promotion Month, Squirrel Awareness Month, Vegetarian Month, Workplace Politics Awareness Month, World Menopause Month, Clergy Appreciation Month, Computer Learning Month, International Drum Month, National Diabetes Month, National Pizza Month, National Popcorn Popping Month, National Sarcastic Awareness Month, Seafood Month, Dwarfism Awareness Month