Round Table Rebellion is LYR’s monthly podcast where founder Angela Page invites a panel of guests to discuss intersectional feminist topics. In episode 12, Angela is joined by SPEW co-host Shelby Elmore, the Head of Archives, Special Collections, and Digital Initiatives at Florida Gulf Coast University, Melissa Minds-Vandeburgt, and her intern at FGCU, Kaley Dietrich. In the final episode of the season, the panel discusses rape culture, its agents, and ways to dismantle it. The panel also brings up the recently “Me Too” campaign that was reignited on social media. This episode was recorded live at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in Fort Myers, FL.
In the past month, rape and sexual assault have come up quite a bit in the media, in Hollywood, the music industry, and even on our social media feeds. The “Me Too” campaign on social media gave people the opportunity to talk about rape, assault, and harassment on a public platform. Maybe some solidarity was felt in that week-long movement, but most days, sexual violence gets brushed under the rug. It’s more common to be silent about it.
In Round Table Rebellion, E12: Me Too, the panelists delve into attitudes about sexual violence that permeate society, creating rape culture. Together, the panel explores ways in which sexual violence is trivialized or normalized, how objectification plays a role in rape culture, and what can be done to help erode it. Don’t miss the final episode of the season. RTR will be back in January 2018!
Listen to the previous RTR episodes! Get to know a little more about 4th wave feminism in episode 1, This is What a Feminist Acts Like. And in episode 2, Schrodinger’s Racist, the panel discusses what it’s like to be a feminist in the American South. Check back each month for more episode of LYR’s Round Table Rebellion. Do you love RTR? Download every episode on iTunes!