Truth Hurts ft. Eva Sless

This podcast is recorded on the lands of the Gubbi Gubbi, the Dharug, the Gadigal of Eora nation, and the Dharawal. We pay our respects to elders past and present and acknowledge the elders of tomorrow. This land was stolen and sovereignty was never ceded, Australia owes a debt that can never be repaid and must come to terms with the historic and ongoing genocide of the First Nations. There is no revolution without Treaties.

G’day voters and welcome to the show notes for the sixth episode of 2020; we are 3 White Guys + Guest, a political podcast for a cynical nation.

Last week we covered the end of the Sanders 2020 campaign and briefly touched on the sexual assault allegations against Joe Biden, we figured we were done with coverage of the US election for a couple of months at least. And then further developments in the allegations made by Tara Reade came to light, which has forced many in the Democratic Party to respond, but still no word from Biden.

So we decided to dive back in to look at the allegations, the #MeToo movement, the scourge of male politicians from “a different time”, the early 90s, and consent; as such our plus guest today is award-winning writer and sex educator, author of The Teen Girl’s Guide to Getting Off: Eva Sless.

Find Eva: @deliciouslybad

Buy: A Teen Girl’s Guide To Getting Off

Listen: Part 1 and Part 2

 Themes

  1. Biden and Reade – context
  2. Should there be a formal protocol for how this plays out?
  3. Previous cases to compare – Anita Hill, Blasey-Ford, Smollet
  4. The evolving practice of how to deal with allegations and assaults
  5. The pervasive culture of discrediting women/victims 

Sources

What we know about Tara Reade’s sexual assault allegation against Joe Biden

Pelsoi tells reporter she doesn’t need a lecture on Biden, Kavanaugh comparison

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand praises daring women upon the final Brett Kavanaugh vote

Pelosi statement on confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh

Al Franken has regrets, Kirsten Gillibrand does not

The case of Al Franken

Top House Democrat calls on Franken to resign

Brett Kavanaugh fit in with the privileged kids. She did not.

Key Democratic women rally behind Joe Biden as he faces sexual assault allegation

Nancy Pelosi on John Conyers and congress’s sexual harassment problem

Pelosi defends Conyers as ‘an icon’

Pelosi statement on passing of Chairman John Conyers, Jr.

Senate Democrats call for Al Franken to resign

Leading Democrats, Bernie Sanders turns on Al Franken in ‘watershed moment’ in sexual harassment scandal

How Nancy Pelosi sabotaged Democrats’ high ground on sexual assault

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: “It’s legitimate to talk about” allegations against Joe Biden

Joe Biden’s tired feminist shield

Joe Biden expresses regret to Anita Hill, but she says “I’m sorry” is not enough

Anita Hill’s testimony and other key moments from the Clarence Thomas hearings

The rape allegation against Bill Clinton explained

Hillary Clinton’s defence of Bill Clinton is why women don’t come forward

These are the sexual assault allegations against Bill Clinton

The Clinton Affair: How we remember the women

Why has the media ignored sexual assault allegations against Biden?

#MeToo brought down nearly 201 powerful men. Nearly half of their replacements are women

“She was shaking uncontrollably”: Powerful men, disturbing new details in unsealed Jeffrey Epstein documents

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