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"emily vander" Discussed on Blocked and Reported
"Evidence of like this thing existed on like sci fi twitter and transmitter and then the media picked it up and then like that's what made it a problem. You're shit was behind a paywall for what it's worth. I didn't quite interpret it. I think she was just pointing out that. Like bless you see. Let's just see. Let's read it on. Most of the people i talked to for the story regardless of whether they initially criticized or appraise attack helicopter cited articles by established pundits including one in the atlantic supercharging. The discussion established pundits. Right there links to your paywall sub stack. How many of the people do you think that. Emily vander werff talked to for the story our subscribers paid subscribers to your sub stuck. Why would hope all of them katie. It's definitely you have a huge audience. Among hyper woke online friends of emily vander waves the part. That i really got to me was. I'm just gonna read this paragraph. it's very easy to do a paranoid reading on twitter says lee mandela phd. Candidate the university of kentucky blah blah blah. They were among the earliest advocates of attack helicopter. And they wrote a lengthy twitter thread collected as a blog post about paranoid versus repetitive. Readings of art. In response to clark's world. Polling the story. so this paranoid repaired of readings framework. I find very useful. Iran dwarf continues. The delineation between paranoid and repaired of readings originated in nineteen ninety-five with influential critic. Eve kosovsky sedgwick. A paranoia reading focuses on. What's wrong or problematic about a work of art. A repaired of reading seats out what might be nourishing or healing in a work of art. Even if the work is flawed importantly repaired of reading also tends to consider what might be nourishing or healing in a work of art for someone. Who isn't the reader. I don't wanna take everything back to the harper's letter but the harper's letter did not say anything. Anyone actually finds offensive. The reason this was a globe is because people including vanderbilt read it in a deeply paranoid way including one person who literally crossed out the words. Replace those words with things. Like i question trans people's rights to exist. You could not actually read the text unless you read in very paranoid way and come away thinking it was bad let alone so bad that you should contact your bosses over your colleague signing. Do you think that. Emily vendor worth like when she was writing this piece. She had any sort of shades of like m. i..
"emily vander" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"It has been a very lucrative deal for the long tail of contributors, however, not so much and now on the subject of objectionable content controversy has broken out. Some sub stacked writers are abandoning the platform for hosting certain high profile writers. Whose world views they cannot abide. Among the most prominent critiques and or departures have come from box critic at large. Emily Vander Worth writer Emily Gould, journalist and science fiction writer, and Aly knew its and writer Jude Ellison Doyle. Trans writer named Jud Doyle wrote in a post that they were upset the whole syriza of men that you Doyle considered anti trans were on the platform. Their argument was that revenue from their subscribers was being used to subsidize the likes of Glenn Greenwald at all. Peter Kafka is a senior correspondent at Recode, some quoting from Jude Doyle's Block post here. They are upset that authors, they say, are quote people who actively hate trans people and women. Comma argue ceaselessly against her civil rights and in many cases have a public history of directly viciously abusing trans people and or CIS women in their industry. And then goes on to list several people, including Glenn Greenwald Matic places. Graham Linnehan, British TV writer who's been kicked off Twitter last year for quote repeated violations of Twitter's rules against hateful conduct and platform manipulation. To be clear. I'm quoting Jude Doyle here And as we say on Twitter, not all Retweets are endorsements. Ah, lot of folks would take issue with some of the names on that list of people. Jude Doyle doesn't like and say there's a difference between not liking what someone writes and saying that so and so is deliberately attacking trans people. Now there's another issue, which is distinct but nonetheless in twined with anger over, you know who's some writers air sharing a platform with and it's a thing called the Sub Stack Pro program. Which is, as I understand it, a come on for big name writers meant to lure them away from their W two jobs and media companies by offering them a big fat paycheck in the first year. The number that's been banded about his 30 writers who are sub stacked pros. Yeah, I mean, some stack has been playing around with the versions of this. In some cases, it gave them relatively small fee just to get them up and running. In some cases, it's offered other writers. Other incentives. This subject pro program was formerly christened in the last week or so, and I think that's what generated a lot of attention. When you signed a book deal, the chances are pretty high that your publisher will also be platform ng lot of authors whom you don't like I myself have shared a publisher. With Michele Bachmann and loads them as I find her. I had no impulse to walk away from my deal. Is that a legitimate analogy? The difference is that you're well aware that when you signed with your publisher, the publisher also was working with Michele Bachmann. On sub stack at least up Until now. There's no way of knowing what kind of writers have sub stacked pro deals and what kind of writers are just people who showed up on sub stack and started publishing. Sub Stack has said that they're not in a position to disclose that because they didn't make that a condition of the deal. They don't want to go back on that The writers who have those deals are free to tell people about them. And that in the future, they might figure out some former disclosure for people who get these deals. Generally, when you do business with a traditional book publisher, you've got a pretty good idea who also working with but not necessarily what they're advances are. You don't have any idea what their advances aren't Returning to the Grand Linnehan anti trends question. Substance content guidelines do pretty clearly band content that quote Calls for exclusion based on protected classes and justice in the side. They on their list leave out gender identity, though the Supreme Court affirmed last year that it is in fact protected under the Civil Rights Act. Chris Best CEO has been quoted as saying. No, sub stacked has a great content Moderation system, and it's called the unsubscribe button doesn't really mean that someone seeking to report let's just say a doc sing in progress. Would it have to What email a sub stacked co founder? Probably. I don't think this is something that the sub stacked guys and they are guys had thought through. When they started this begin. It's kind of a problem. They would be lucky to have because it mean there's enough people using a platform for someone to get upset. It's also kind of a model we have seen many times before. In Silicon Valley. There's a reason that you have venture capitalist subsidizing sub stack when they're loath to do a traditional media companies. They don't want to be directly employing people who make media. They want to fund the platform that allows media creators to sort of make the stuff and then find an audience and then they take a cut in the middle. But you've seen this over the years with everything from My space to Facebook to YouTube toe Airbnb to uber, which considers itself a platform. They say Look, we're just connecting someone who has something to sell with someone who wants to buy it. And then inevitably, you have bad actors, and inevitably, they have to scale up systems that are meant to sort of police that stuff belatedly, But it's always sort of chasing after the latest problem they've had, and by the way, this is ongoing right now, you know, that's the of the CEOs of Twitter and Google. And Facebook, all testifying again in Congress this week about disinformation on their platforms, and it's kind of an endless welcome. All game subject is much, much much, much smaller than all these platforms. So you could imagine that sort of spinning up platform policing business is way down on their list. I'm going to get back to Taylor Larenz because in an online content world how can you not get back to test our tolerance and in a sub stack world She's clearly right about the necessity for journalists to build their following. But once again that Clickbait problem in the Columbia journalism Review, Cleo Chang reported that sub stack Ranks potential recruits by numbers of fire Emojis based on how much Twitter engagement they got. Is that not a prescription for generating heat instead of illumination? It certainly is. It's also a reasonable proxy when you're starting up when you're trying to find people that have audiences and have engaged audiences. All of that said, Remember that the patron saint of sub Stack is a guy named Ben Thompson, who writes a tech and business newsletter out of Taiwan who is provocative but is not a bomb thrower. He's got a very long essay out today about CEO of Intel in his new plan of attack. It's quite stultifying. I think there's other folks doing environmental coverage..
"emily vander" Discussed on KQED Radio
"More information is available at Lemelson daughter Warg. And from the sustaining members of this NPR station. Back to the hit list in a moment, but first, a heads up about an important conversation. We'd love your help With tomorrow. The race for Corona virus vaccine is moving fast. So far, the two leading companies developing a potential vaccine, visor and Maturana. Claim that their M R in a vaccines are over 90% effective But what is M r in a. We have questions. Just like you leave us a voicemail at 8552361. A one. A visor is the first cos to submit an emergency use authorization request to the FDA that would make the vaccine available for use in high risk populations here in the U. S by the middle to end of next month. Are you in line to be one of the first to be given the vaccine? Tell us your story. 855236181 A or you can send us an audio file with our app won a box pop, and we'll share some of your stories tomorrow on one, eh? Let's get back to the hit list. Our pop culture round up with Eric Deggans, TV critic for NPR. Brooke Obie Award winning film critic and author and Emily Vander Worth critic at large for box broke. What did you think of jingle jangle? I thought Jingle Jangle was very sweet. I was very excited for my niece and nephew to watch it because it's just something that we've never get to see him in its black fantasy on DCruz isthmus, And there's so many wonderful things, but also magic. You know, there are math geniuses. They're two little black girls who are math geniuses on bears. Force Whitaker. This Phylicia Rashad, There's an economic rose. It's a musical. I mean, it just feels like it. Has all of those things that we love about this season in a in a way in a story that we've never seen before, so I thought it was very inventive and very cute. I'm overlooking some of the plot holes that exist. Look, it's just Yeah, overlooking huge and my niece and nephew Love it, So I'm happy. Well, if you need a reminder that Aneka Noni Rose can sing her whole entire face off. Just wait till like the back third of the film. She has this amazing number and she's just such an incredible vocalist. I loved it. It's a great family watch. Well, we got a whole new slate of fall TV this month, and some decided to include the pandemic and their story line or have actors wear face masks on scene. Ah, lot of you are bringing up this is us is a show. You're watching. And this is one of the show's grappling with the with the pandemic. Eric, How are you seeing shows take on covert 19. Well, it's been interesting. Um, that is a choice that every show runner had to make a zoo. The lockdown shut down production of television over the summer, but producers and writers were still meeting and trying to figure out what they were going to do once production resumed, and now we're learning, you know, network TV shows in particular, coming back to new episodes..
"emily vander" Discussed on KQED Radio
"System. If your opponent doesn't have one, come back to the desk in alone. You won't play starts in 20 minutes. What's your rating? I don't have a rating. Have you ever played in determined before? No. Are you sure you want to do this? I'm sure way. Don't have a woman section I'll put you beginners. Not a beginning. Doesn't matter. If you're an unrated player, you're going beginners with people under 1600 was the price for beginners. 20. What about the other section? First prize in the open is 100 Is it against a new world for me to be in the open? Not exactly. Put me in the open. Emily, What did you think about the Queen's gambit? I really enjoyed the Queen's camp Itand you Taylor Joy who plays the lead character. We just heard her talking. There is one of my favorite actors working right now, and she is just fantastic to watch in this her micro expressions when you just sort of focus on her face and close up. Just tell the whole story, And it's such an involving story to its hits. All the beats. You'd expect of a coming of age story or an underdog sports movie. So it's kind of this weird combination of something like you know my so called life and then something like Rocky and like, I don't know how those two tastes work together, but they work together perfectly. But it is a drama about chess e. I mean, why do you think it's become such a hit? I think that it is really good at portraying chest in a way where you feel like you understand it without having to know all the ins and outs. When you watch this. You get sort of a working knowledge of the stuff that you need to know about chess, but it doesn't sit there and explain every game and how it works. And yet There's a wonderful Twitter threat that explains all of the chest theory and like it all totally holds up. It all totally makes sense. So if you are a chess expert, there will be a lot to enjoying the show. But if you're like me, and I've never played chess like you can watch it just as a story about unlikely come from behind victory by this young woman. Talking to Emily Vander Work critic at large for Box Brooke Obie Award winning film critic and author and Eric Deggans TV critic for NPR. In a moment, we'll hear well here, Brooks critiques of the Queen's gambit, and we'll also continue to hit list with the Fresh Prince of Bel Air Re union and a new batch of holiday movies on generally, this is one A from W.
"emily vander" Discussed on KPCC
"And from the sustaining members of this NPR station. Back to the hit list in a moment, but first, a heads up about an important conversation. We'd love your help With tomorrow. The race for Corona virus vaccine is moving fast. So far, the two leading companies developing a potential vaccine, visor and maternal claimed that their M RNA vaccines are over 90% effective. But what is M R in a We have questions just like you leave us a voicemail at 8552361. A one A visor is the first Cos to submit an emergency use authorization request to the FDA that would make the vaccine available for use in high risk populations here in the U. S by the middle to end of next month. Are you in line to be one of the first to be given the vaccine? Tell us your story. 8552361 a one A Or you can send us an audio file with our APP won a box pop, and we'll share some of your stories tomorrow on one A. Now let's get back to the hit list. Our pop culture round up with Eric Deggans, TV critic for NPR. Brooke Obie Award winning film critic and author and Emily Vander Worf, critic at large for box, Brooke, What did you think of jingle jangle? I thought Jingle Jangle was very sweet. I was very excited for my niece and nephew to watch it because it's just something that we've never get to see. I mean, it's black fantasy on DCruz isthmus and just so many wonderful things, but also magic. You know, there are math geniuses. They're two little black girls who are math geniuses on bears. Force Whitaker. This Phylicia Rashad, There's an economic rose. It's a musical. I mean, it just feels like it. Has all of those things that we love about this season. Um, in a way in a story that we've never seen before, So I thought it was very inventive and very cute. I'm overlooking some of the plot holes that existed. Look, it's just Yeah, over looks huge. And my niece and nephew love it, So I'm happy. Well, if you need a reminder that Aneka Noni rose can sing her whole entire face off. Just wait till like the back third of the film. She has this amazing number and she's just such an incredible vocalist. I loved it. It's a great family watch. Well, we got a whole new slate of fall TV this month, and some decided to include the pandemic and their story line or have actors wear face masks on scene. Ah, lot of you're bringing up this is us is a show. You're watching. And this is one of the show's grappling with the with the pandemic. Eric, How are you seeing shows take on covert 19. Well, it's been interesting. Um, that is a choice that every show runner had to make a zoo. The lockdown shut down production of television over the summer. But producers and writers were still meeting and trying to figure out what they were going to do once production resumed, and now we're learning, you know, network TV shows in particular, coming back to new episodes. Um, you know this past week and the week before, And we're Seymour come back in the first week of December. So you have some shows particularly the medical shows and the first responders shows. Of course they're gonna have to deal with. It s so the good doctor had has is dealing with coveted Um you know, Chicago Med and in Chicago Fire and places like that have all of their doctors and first responders, emergency people dealing with Cove it there was a controversy with an ABC show called Big Sky. Which was created by David E. Kelley, who you may know from Remember from L. A law on the practice and shows like that, And he has a show that involves these two women who run a private detective agency and its set during the time of coveted they show during the show. That some people are wearing masks. But there are scenes set in a restaurant and said in a bar where most people aren't wearing masks, and it's really kind of weird. They decided to set it during the time of covet, but have a bunch of characters who aren't really sort of obeying. Any of the guidance that you have from health authorities about how you're supposed to be living during this time, and I think that's the problem that some of these shows are going to run into. If you said it during the time of coveted, you are committing your characters to conducting themselves in a certain way, and you're committing yourself. Seo trying to portray the world in a certain way, where there's a whole other level of behavior that you have to sort of portray. And I think a lot of these shows they're gonna have trouble being consistent. Emily, How are we seeing reality shows dealing with the pandemic. You know, reality shows actually have a bone easier time sort of constructing a bubble around their production. Not every reality show but but some of the ones that people know best. For instance, something like the Bachelor. Is really able to construct in essence of bubble where people can't leave and sort of stay in the same place, and that way they can all ensure that they're staying covert free. Another show that's done a good job of that is the ABC Syria's Shark Tank, which constructed its own bubble in Las Vegas. I mean, a lot of this is network publicist saying this so we don't know how non permeable those bubbles are. But we haven't heard about an outbreak in those serious either where there have been outbreaks, another scripted syriza. Where there isn't a bubble. So there is some, you know, idea that reality shows maybe have an easier time of this. Even if you know it's something like Something a little bit more wide ranging, like the amazing race would not be able to be produced in this environment. Eric, How are we seeing covert 19 effect production in the TV industry. Well, as I said, you know, we had a lockdown that affected I think network TV and broadcast TV. Probably the worst. The lockdown commenced in the middle of March. And so that was right when Broadcast shows. We're finishing up their seasons and the broadcast TV industry was supposed to be filming pilots to figure out what their new shows we're gonna be that following fall, so all of that production work stopped except for as I said, writing. So what we've seen happen is that they fall season, which normally Commences in September, and we see a bunch of new shows on the broadcast networks. Like all of that pretty much got obliterated. And so broadcasters were bringing over shows from England. They're bringing over shows from Canada. They're bringing over shows from streaming services on sister Um, you know, platforms whatever they could do. To fill up their schedules until now, where we're finally getting some new episodes of returning shows that have eased back into production and tried to maintain you know these production bubbles or tried to figure out How they can keep people safe. And and as Emily noted, you know, co star on that show. I mentioned the good doctor Richard Schiff was diagnosed with with Cove in S O. So there's been, You know, I think mostly shows have been safe. But there have been some some some issues with some people have come up. Um, you know, testing positive after production has restarted, and I think we're also getting to a point. If you look at the streaming services and the premium cable channels they work further in advance, so throughout the summer They didn't have as much of a problem with keeping new fresh content in front of viewers. But I think now we're starting to see that their covers air getting there, too. And so everybody started easing back into production and trying to bring things back to normal, But As infection rates start to surge across the country and across the world. I think it's going to be harder for these productions to come back to the level of production that they were used to before the pandemic. Shut everything down be tweets. My daughter and I have recently discovered parenthood on Hu Lu and are completely invested surprisingly well written with good acting. And let's see one listener tweets. I actually watched Jingle jangle and it was an excellent movie with an excellent cast. I can't get the image of force Whitaker dancing out of my head, though it was hilarious. Don't cloud Forest Whitaker. We love force Whitaker and then we're getting lots of recommendations for the man DeLorean on Disney. Bryce Tweets. I've been watching the man DeLorean. The effects are astonishingly good. Antonio Tweets Man. DeLorean is so well done and so true. To the Star Wars universe. Lots of folks watching that one. Let's give it to some new music that came out this month. Meghan the Stallion, Meghan, the Stallion dropped her new album, Good news, and Here's one of the tracks body, which she performed at the A. M S. This week.
"emily vander" Discussed on KPCC
"I'm Jen Wind. This is one, eh? We're discussing the biggest moment in pop culture this month with Eric Deggans, TV critic for NPR. Brooke Obie Award winning film critic and author, and Emily Vander Wert critic at large for box water tweets that they're watching Lucifer scandal power and peaky blinders all shows that I plan to watch long ago but was never home long enough to do so. Until now. Hashtag stay at home. John Tweets. I don't know if an Internet show count. It does, but I've been making it through with critical role, not familiar with that one. But it will have to look it up well before the break. We were talking about the Queen's gambit and Brookie. You have a few criticisms of this show. What are your thoughts? I do have a few criticisms. I mean, I think it's what Aretha Franklin would call a great gowns, beautiful gown situation. I mean, it's visually stunning the costume and set designer all a plus, but I think the most important pieces on the chess board are your characters and your story, and I think that's where it falls apart. For me. There is the only black character in the entire show. Um, is named Jolene and she is played by the Fantastic Moses Ingram, but is unfortunately not given much too. Do other than to be what I would call a magical mammy stereotype of a character. She only exists to further the story and of Beth the main character and to help her on her journey on did it turns out at the end of the show with her learner's spoil early, But she essentially is ah black woman who has been able to save a lot of money for herself to go to law school, which in the 19 sixties and seventies is a huge deal. And, um Beth has ended up spending all of her money, wasting all of her money on her addictions and on her shopping habit that she has and Jolene gives Thousands of dollars that she saved for law school in the 19 seventies as a black woman trying to make her life better. Um over to Beth, Um, help Beth because Beth needs her help on. I just find that to be a really, really offensive fantasy of how a black woman in this time period or any time period would behave based on Very flimsy storytelling. As far as what the relationship between these two characters is. And, you know, I think that that is, um It's It's unfortunate in 2020 that we're still seeing these kinds of characters on, but they would do this to their only black character. Um, you know, Thea. Other major criticism, I think was very well laid out in Harper's Bazaar with by the author lily Dancing, Er, um, who was talking about the myth of the drug induced genius that You know, the route show Beth really feels like she can on Lee participate on a genius level while playing chess if she is high on drugs, and since that is something that a lot of people with addictions, um it's a myth that a lot of people with addictions continue to believe that continues. Tonto keep them in their addiction instead of being able to be free of their addiction and T O seek help for their addiction. Because they believe that they're not able to operate at the level that they should be operating without those addictions without those drugs on do because it is a myth. It's just really unfortunate that that pretty much takes up the entirety of this Syriza's, and it is only debunked in a very small way towards the end of the show. So I think, just in 2020 these air just two main things that shouldn't be happening in the shows that that game. Popularity and gained support. So I just found those two things really unfortunate. Well, I'll confess. I've only watched a couple of episodes of the Queen scam, but but from what I've seen online people have strong reactions to it in one direction or the other. Let's turn to something else knew this month, HBO adapted Tana Haci coats acclaimed 2015 book between the World and Me, and it's written as a letter to his son. Here's the film opened with actor Joe Morton. This is the week You learn. The killers of Michael Brown. Never be punished..
"emily vander" Discussed on KCRW
"So that means it's time for a regular segment TV on the radio and two weeks ago on the morning of Election Day. President Trump made one of his regular calls into the morning show Fox and friends. He sounded kind of tired, you could tell the final stretch of campaigning have taken its toll. He also sounded annoyed. He criticized Fox News for airing campaign speeches by Joe Biden and former president Barack Obama. Actually, Fox puts him on more than anybody else, which is sort of shocking to make his box. Has changed a lot. And somebody said, What's the biggest difference between this and four years ago? And I say Fox once different No, You still have great people, But you're you're three of them. Okay, so he sounded annoyed, and it's not a kind of like a throwaway line at the time. Trump's usual hyperbole. But then, later that night, Fox was the first network to call Arizona for Joe Biden, and that surely did not sit well with Trump. Two weeks later, he still hasn't gotten over it. He went on a rage Tweet binge late last week, spending most of his morning tweeting or retweeting attacks against Fox News and promoting their competitors. Networks like Newsmax and one American News Network. Just yesterday, Trump tweeted Try watching O A N n really great all caps. So what will the future of conservative cable TV look like? When they're number one viewer is no longer in the Oval Office. We're gonna talk about this now with two people. David Folkenflik, NPR media correspondent. And an authority on all things Fox. He literally wrote the book on Rupert Murdoch. It's called Murdoch's World. The Last of the old media empires. Hi, David. Hey, Madeline. Also joining us is Emily Vander Worf, critical large for a box who covers TV, and she just wrote a piece called My Two Days Watching Newsmax. The network waging War on Fox News from the right Welcome back, Emily. Great to be here. Great to have you back. All right. I want to play another clip. And this is from the past weekend and these air from Trump supporters who went to that million mug of March in D. C. And this is what they said. So, David, I.
"emily vander" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest
"The problem is what kind of employers like Oh. Yes, there's a mob at the gates. Here. Take have have have my employees body. Take it! I mean that seems to me where the failing is? It isn't that the debate is happening. It's at the these employers are gutless that they that they just. Are like toss people out the door. I wish I had. Read more about the David shore piece before having this conversation. Emily I thought that there was that the story was a little bit more complicated than the way you presented it, but it but but regardless. I think David Europe point. The I think the response to your point would be. That The people who are complaining about this part of their target is the employer's right. They want employers to not. Inappropriately fire people for four. Wants to win. Those people have been criticized by you. Know by the mob, or you know on twitter, or or in whatever whatever sends now again. I I I'm not taking a position on any of the particular cases. Just because again. My view is that and I think that the David shore went is an example of this is that we simply do not know enough about everything that happened and everything that that employer was aware of and again I might have this wrong but I thought that there was a nondisclosure agreement. That was signed in that case which that's true. Yeah. That's why we don't okay, but as A. Lawyer when when I hear that there's a nondisclosure agreement. My immediate thought is. That there are some things that both parties don't want to disclose and well, but I think it was maybe a pre existing anyway, getting into the weeds. This I'm not positive about that. Is He is one of the issues is one of the things that. Who which side is the side that wants all ideas to be expressed in this. Feels to me like we're not. We're not in a world where people are unable to express. Ideas everywhere. It's too many ideas. Like people people need to chill out and listen a little bit more and stop expressing. Fair I think a lot of this is just about social media. Like yeah, you can express any idea, but the consequences of expressing some ideas can be that you have a ton of people come after you on social media now. I have two minds about that. Part of May just thinks like you have to have a thick skin if you wanNA express controversial ideas that Togo's. You don't have to look the other side, though is if it's starting to translate into real world, consequences like firing than we do have to take this seriously and also who work online when they're online presence gets firebombed in that way. That's a huge problem, so there was another casualty. Casualty of this letter, Trans writer at Fox named Emily Vander. Worth wrote a post and also I think a letter to her HR department, in which she was critical of medical easiest, who is one of her colleagues? One of the CO founders of vox he had signed a letter and Emily's note said she didn't want any kind of professional repercussions format, but she wanted know she was really disappointed that he'd signed the letter because J., K. Rowling who's written some anti trans things and kind of made a point of doing that had signed the letter along with other people who've been part of this discussion in a way. I think Trans people have been critical of. Emily Vander worth ended up, being just like completely trolled in this horrible horrible way on the work of Yes. Awful. Why has the right wing like media? You know places like the daily caller got a hold of this post and just really really went after her. But that. What what possible criticism could there be of her? Saying that saying it's sort of? Like in that respectful of well, she did also say that Matt had made her feel slightly less safe. So that's okay. Yes, well. She was seen even though she said I. Don't want to have any professional repercussions I think the part of an I do not share. This view I felt terrible for her. What happened, but I think there were people who are super skeptical. We're like this is really disingenuous. You're calling out one of your colleagues in this public way. You know you're pretending that you don't want him canceled. Slash fired. Actually you do, and so then there was a lot of suspicion of her, and then this sort of horrible migration into right world, crazy town land. I just to me the that it was an example of the fact that the people who end up really bearing the brunt of this kind of trolling are people from disadvantaged marginalized groups. It was not an accident that the person who ended up like bearing so much of the brunt of this was a trans person. Now this also happened to a lot huge tidal wave of trolling to Jenny Boylan who's also had signed the letter, and there's just something so sad and awful about that right that like the people who are vulnerable ended up paying a price for this discussion that lots of. Much more. kind of traditionally safe white cysts, male writers were not having any kind of repercussions like that. Come their way Anyway. That is both about this cultural moment, and also just like the real pitfalls of Social Media David Can I. Ask you a question a mile to do that. Yes, it was just wondering David if you if you think there is. Any problem here. That's worth talking about and by problem. I really do mean. Taking a position I, mean the problem might be that you know the problem might be. There's too much criticism of holding people accountable, or the problem might be that there's too much vitriol and. Pushing people out of jobs or or sort of harassing people so. Thoroughly Online. Do you think there's a problem on either side well I. Let me try to get to that, so I was thinking about metoo. And when metoo happened, it was so clear in. Virtually every case of somebody who had their career ruined, and and their reputation disgraced in almost every case there, and you can argue in a couple of margin that those people were real serial misbehaviors. Who? Done grotesque things, sometimes criminal things, and it was hard to work up a lot of. Sympathy for everyone involved in that. This. What's going on here? I find so confounding confusing the only through thread that I see that I can hold onto, and then I'm going to try to spin into a rope. Is that the Internet culture? The way that people talk to each other engage with each other and gather around each other and gang up on each other is a very bad thing. that. The the theme here seems to be the Internet. Has this capacity to cause fission reaction? That just makes everything explode in a way that things get blown up when they should win. That shouldn't when they shouldn't get blown up. There should just be a small little fire instead and. And, that part has me concerned and I don't know whether I'm concerned because I am on the side of the harpers. Letter writers counter letter I. Just can't. I literally can't even wrap my head around I. Feel like the medium and the way. These debates are constructed I just. Looking at twitter a little bit. You know from the time I spent I. Look at twitter, a lot of the time I spent on twitter and just feel like man I don't WanNa. Be In these conversations I don't want to engage. This seems like such a poisonous toxic way to engage with with people, and that makes me feel like it's the medium is the problem not either the people who want free speech or don't want free speech or want to cancel or don't want to be cancelled that that part of it is harder for me to follow. It's the medium that has me concerned. That seems right to me, and I get an, and this is perhaps an obvious point by what's so hard about that. Is. To connect to. You know the police reform conversation of criminal justice conversation. We were just having or even the me conversation. There are so many instances where the bad actors..
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"Back in two thousand eleven think about what content made for the Internet was. This is Sidney. Holland she runs original programming at net flicks. WHO's user generated almost entirely? Maybe some funnier die skits, and so we were very conscious of. The fact that whatever we put out I needed to say something tonight I give you the truth. And the truth is this. The American dream has failed you and even up until February first two thousand thirteen. We launched season one of House of cards. People were asking why David Fincher, making episodes I. Don't understand. What's he doing you know and that's why it was important to have a title that was sort of prestige HBO level Netflix's other original shows were all over the place, but they were all an attempt at making prestige TV, there was hemlock Grove, a sexy horror series back when sexy horror stories were a big deal. You're gonNA find me a vampire de sexless three way with. Rose. In, there was a resurrection of arrested development, a Fox comedy that developed a cult following after he got cancelled. We. Don't have the money popped. Lose money in the Banana Stan. Both of those may have seen like likely hits to though you don't hear much about them today. What we do still hear about from that I push into originals was one that surprise everyone both in and outside of net flicks. Get you blondie. What'd you do? NOT SUPPOSED TO ASK THAT QUESTION I read that you're supposed to ask that. Studied for prison orange is the new black is a funny moving in sometimes shocking show about relationships inside a women's prison I loved it. It felt pivotal and disruptive. All of a sudden you're seeing these lavish and thorough storylines for women, particularly for women of Color. It started as the story of a white lady who went to prison and upper class, white lady played by Taylor Schilling again. This is boxers, Emily Vander worth and then she met. A bunch of interesting. People there. And the show gradually sort of became about the other people more than it became about the original main character. Listen Duck need my dosage I'm supposed to be had one of the first, really significant and well portrayed Trans Characters TV, history and laverne Cox Character Sophia. Everyone will be reading. And everyone will be talking about it including ladies that if you. It really was a way that netflix distinguished itself because these are the sorts of people. That TV wasn't telling stories about, and that's why I became a phenomenon. You hadn't heard these stories on TV before TV had been getting incrementally more diverse here and there for a long time. Traditional networks had shows starring black and Brown and Queer characters, but there are still huge need for more content that featured nuanced characters from these groups. Perhaps Netflix's had data that showed that there was demand for diverse content, but Netflix's didn't know that are inches. New Black would be.
"emily vander" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"And I'm not going to take crap from staffers who believe that opinions are threatening to safety. I'm not going to accuse of threatening someone safety for signing on to an Indian opinion about how council culture is generally bad. Emily Vander Wert says his signature on the letter makes me feel less safe box and believe slightly less in its stated goals of building more diverse and more thoughtful workplace on more practical level, the presence of man's tweets and his signature to a letter like this do make my job slightly more difficult. Today, do they, really, as it would be readers and sources too often acquaint my positions with heads. After all, he remains one of our most prominent staffers. I don't want match me reprimanded or fired or even ask to submit no apology during any of the above would only solidify in his own mind the idea that he's being martyred for his beliefs. But I do want to make clear that those beliefs cost him nothing. They're not particularly risky. They're not particularly sound even I'm used to hearing them from people who believe my own lived experiences pale in comparison to their own momentary social media discomfort. I'm sorry to find that among those voices at No point did Iglesias compare his experiences in life to this Emily, the underworld character? I mean, it's just It's amazing. It's amazing. So calling out Matthew Iglesias publicly he's Matthew was Bad enough to sign this letter. It will this this sort of pressure, which has bubbled up again. There is nothing in the letter is about trans people, not a single thing in letter. In fact, the letter basically says we're members of the left. We support. If you just read that letter in any objective way that you would come away with his they support All of the propaganda put forth by the trans movement. Generally, Jake a rally is on the letter because it doesn't make that explosive. But the whole thing is about social justice and equality. And we hate Trump and all of this, if you just read that letter without knowing any of the signatory There's no way you could possibly come away with the opinion of the people who wrote that letter. Do anything except support the idea that biological man become a woman writing that that just does not exist in the text of the letter, But what's hilarious is that they're the sweets that are going around things like one of the things you should think about in that letter. Are you responsible? Oh, the actions and opinions of people who are also signatories to the letter. But should we assume if you're mad, Iglesias, you now agree with J. K. Rowling on trans issues. Of course not. That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard in my entire life. Theresa the map you Iglesias is also a Cambodian genocide denier like Noam Chomsky like No. If I signed on to a letter with a bunch of other people, the text of the letter is what we have in common. What is it that it is nothing else. There is no way to impute any other agreements on any other issue other than the letter that we have commonly sign what in the world, But what is this result in it results in people starting to pull down their support. So one of the original signature raises a person. Jennifer Finney Boylan, who's a trans person A trick. I believe general. Correct. I believe that Jennifer, I'm gonna look it up just to make sure that Jennifer Finney Boylan writes for The New York Times and isn't back yet. Transgender activists professor at Barnard College of Columbia University. And this person put out a statement. Quote. I did not know who else had signed that letter. I thought I was endorsing a well meaning at big message against Internet shaming. I did know Chomsky signing that Woodward and I thought, Good company. First of all this demonstrates your perspective when you think that Noam Chomsky is good company Gloria Steinem is great company, but Jennifer Finney Boylan, the consequences are mind to their eye and so sorry and so sorry. So out of fear of being handled and being ostracised by trans rights community, a trans person I signed on the letter now has two now has to apologize. And then there's a person named Carrie Greenidge carry. Greenidge is one of the signatories and I believe is the melon, assistant professor in the Department of Studies of Racist Colonialism and Diaspora at Tufts University. I said, there's a person very much of left to carry. Greenidge signed the letter and then wrote in a tweet. I do not endorse this. Harper's letter. I'm in contact with Harper's about our attraction, so people are now walking the stuff back right. They have to walk it back because the blowback cancel culture isn't real And also you will be cancelled if you signed a letter saying the Cancel culture Israel Really well done, everyone. So how about his cancel culture? Cancel culture is so bad that we have no cancelled, acting and also research. These are a couple things that we have cancelled. But don't worry, it doesn't exist. And if you mention it exists, then you're a threat to somebody else's safety, your threats of somebody else's safety. So how do we just cancel acting we had in the past. What a couple of years Several high profile actresses who have been told that they're not allowed to play trans people. If you want to cast a trans person, the person has to be Trans. In other words, Let's say that you want to play a trans man, which means a biological woman who believes that that she is a male What do you want to play that? And you're a biological woman, which seems like it checks most of the marks for playing a biological woman like last night checked playing a biological woman believes she is a man that was like you should be able to play that your biological woman correct like just putting it out there. That's like saying you have Ah, black person who believes in particular cause of your black person should able to play that person. Even if you don't necessarily believe in that political cause. It's called acting guys, But here you can fulfil the physical criteria. Right and because again by large woman playing biological woman, so apparently not. We had a couple of situations in the recent past, in which this has not been the case, just pointing out from Hollywood's perspective if you are Not a trans person, and you play a trans person in any generation win an Oscar or re release nominated for one right. Jared leader won an Oscar like a couple of years ago for Dallas Buyers Club playing a trans person and I believe Eddie Redmayne was nominated for an Oscar for playing a trans person a couple of years ago so that it's pretty much gold ticket to Oscar time. But not anymore. Not anymore. Now it's all stopped. Scarlett Johansson you'll recall about a year ago, was supposed to play a trans person. In a movie those I think called rub and tug or something, and the movie was canceled because Scarlett Johansson is in fact, a woman. A biological woman does not believe that she is a biological man, and therefore not trans. Halle Berry just went through the same thing to Halle Berry was about to be cast in a story about a trans man meaning a biological woman, and now she's pulled out of this. Here's the statement she released, But the full malice struggle session attached is the best acting frankly, that Halle Berry has done since Monster monsters Ball is right here in this statement first, I'm also gonna need an explanation on why Halle Berry was able to play in X Men character when she sees that she is, in fact, not a mutant. She actually is not a mutant. And yet she was playing a mutant who can shoot lightning from her from her fingertips, So I'm gonna need like an explanation as to the bigotry against lightning fingertips mutants anyway, Halle Berry says. Over the weekend. I had the opportunity to discuss my consideration of an upcoming role as a transgender man. I'd like to apologize for those remarks as assist general woman I know, understand. I should not have considered this role..
"emily vander" Discussed on 790 KABC
"90 k A. B. C. Welcome back to the alliance is how far is left on they forced me into now defending Matthew Iglesias. So well done, Everybody all the way around. There's a writer named Emily Vander Werf was a trans woman, which is to say biological man who says she's one who says he is a woman. And and this person writes to the editors as a trans woman very much values for position at Fox and the support the publication has given her through the emotional and physical turmoil of transition. I was deeply saddened to see Matt Iglesias his signature on the Harper's weekly letter. Now you may be saying yourself. Wait a second trends. Stuff isn't even mentioned in that letter. Like I just read the entire text of the letter to you out loud. Not once our transitions mentioned not a single solitary time, but, says Emily Vander Werf. That is, of course, entitled to his own opinion. I know he's a more nuanced thinker and signing the letter would suggest then you're more nuanced thinker is just a suggestion that he didn't really know what we're signing. There's no new monster letter. No, There's nuances letter. You just don't like what the letters as well you just say it more. You're not nuanced enough. Is a way for somebody in the left to basically sneer at you interest in and paternalistic concern for your stupidity. And so Emily Vander Wert again. This was written to matter glaciers that the editors at the ad box where his co founder, right Has never been anything but kind to me, and it's often support network publicly, all of which I am extremely grateful for, But But the letter signed as it is by several prominent anti trans voices and continue as many job whistles toward anti trans positions, as it does ideally would not have been signed by anybody at box, much less one of most prominent people in our publication again, mats, opinions and experiences are his own. He can do what he wants in his free time, but his signature being on the letter makes me feel less safe box. There it is. There it is. All you have to do is wait for it, like seven sentences. Eight sentences every time every time. Cancel culture warriors they go to I feel inside. You know you should do. You should really start something. I think you can call it. Maybe. Like the committee on public Safety. You call it the Committee on public safety. And then you can just go around canceling people. And if you don't really it really got problems. Just behead them. In fact, like the committee of Public Safety, which was a for those when they're hitting, the reference is in. In overt reference to the French revolution. The committee of Public Safety was the provisional government of France during the reign of terror. That's why I'm making the reference. You can call it a committee on public safety because your safety has been threatened. Don't you see you've been threatened by the fact that Matthew Iglesias signed onto an extraordinarily and a nine letter about the evils of council culture? And you can say Well, you know, as a trans woman, I now feel threatened. So the letter Khun simultaneously suggests that the person that you are writing about quote has never been anything but kind to me and is often supported my work publicly, but also his opinion. It makes me feel less safe. Who's so so unsafe so much unsafe this happening? They used the exact same excuse by the way for firing Kevin Williams into the Atlantic. They hired chemical incident, the Atlantic and then a bunch of feminist said I feel unsafe. Kevin Williamson has been hired at the Atlantic, he said, and like his, he's sitting with his his house in in Texas. You never met any of these people. I feel someone saved. I'm feeling so unsafe. Really did send a death threat to you. Did he leave like an anonymous phone? Call on your phone? What exactly did you do? What a man Iglesias due to Emily Vander Wert. You call this person up on their phones say, I think that you are a biological man, and therefore I dismiss your existed. But what exactly is the big threatening thing? That ugly sister He didn't say anything about trans stuff matter. Gracie's agrees with this person on trans policies he's written about it. Extensively. OK, What are you what, But apparently it's a threat to safety for this person to even appear on a list of people like J. K. Rowling is J. K. Rowling said one that's really what this letter is. This particular blowback is about J. K. Rowling, who said the biological women exist which by the way is not a threatening position. I'm sorry. It is not a threat to your safety for me to point out that a biological man is, in fact, a biological man and not a woman. Hey, that is not a threat to your safety. I'm not saying anything bad should happen to you. I think anybody who tries to threaten you should go to jail, right? The law applies to you, just as it applies to everyone else. But the idea is, if you disagree with him if you make me feel less for if you make me feel bad, then you threatened my safety. You have threatened my safety. Your words are more damaging than me ruining your career or going or going to the editors at your publication and publicly. Is that by the way, let me just say this man Iglesias, You're the co founder of Ox. Is somebody at my organization said something like this, like put out a public letter suggesting that I had threatened their safety for an opinion of mine will be out on their ass. The next day, I would fire them the next day the next day, because let me explain. I run my publication, Okay?.
"emily vander" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"And I'm not gonna take crap from staffers who believe that opinions are threatening to safety. I'm not going to accuse of threatening someone safety for signing on to an iodine opinion about how council culture is generally bad. Emily Vander Wert says his signature on the letter makes me feel less safe box and believe slightly less in its stated goals of building more diverse and more thoughtful workplace. More practical level. The presence of maths tweets and his signature to a letter like this do make my job slightly more difficult. Today, do they, really, as it would be readers and sources too often acquaint my positions with heads. After all, he remains one of our most prominent staffers. I don't want to be reprimanded or fired, or even ask to submit no apology. Doing any of the above would only solidify in his own mind the idea that he's being martyred for his beliefs. But I do want to make clear that those beliefs cost him nothing. They're not particularly risky. They're not particularly sound even I'm used to hearing them from people who believe my own lived experiences pale in comparison to their own momentary social media discomfort. I'm sorry to find that among those voices, No pointed Iglesias compare his experiences in life to this Emily underworld character. I mean, it's just It's amazing. It's amazing. So calling out Matthew Iglesias publicly he's Matthew Places was Bad enough to sign this letter. It will this this sort of pressure, which has bubbled up again. There is nothing in the letter about trans people, not a single thing in letter. In fact, the letter basically says we're members of the left. We support. If you just read that letter in any objective way that you would come away with his they support All of the propaganda put forth by the trans movement. Generally, Jake a rally is on the letter because it doesn't make that explosive. But the whole thing is about social justice and equality. And we hate Trump and all of this, if you just read that letter without knowing any of the signatory There's no way you could possibly come away with the opinion of the people who wrote that letter. Do anything except support the idea that biological man become a woman ramming that that just does not exist in the text of the letter, But what's hilarious is that they're these tweets that are going around things like one of the things we should think about in that letter. Are you responsible? The actions and opinions of people who are also signatories to the letter. But should we assume that if you're mad, Iglesias, you now agree with J. K. Rowling on trans issues? Of course not. That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard in my entire life to rescind. The Matthew Iglesias is also a Cambodian genocide denier like Noam Chomsky. But no If I signed on to a letter with a bunch of other people, the text of the letter is what we have in common. Hey, there is nothing else. There is no way to impute any other agreements on any other issue other than the letter that we have commonly sign what in the world, But what is this result in it results in people starting to pull down their support. So one of the original signatories is a prison in Jennifer Finney. Boylan was a trans person atria. I believe general. Correct. I believe that Jennifer I'm looking up just to make sure that Jennifer Finney Boylan writes for The New York Times. And isn't back yet. Transgender activists professor at Barnard College of a Columbia University and this person put out a statement quote I did not know who else had signed that letter. I thought I was endorsing a well meaning a big message against Internet shaming. I did know Chomsky, Steinem Atwood were in and I thought, Good company. First of all this demonstrates your perspective when you think that Noam Chomsky is good company Gloria Steinem is great company, but Jennifer Finney Boylan, the consequences are mind to their eye and so sorry and so sorry. So out of fear of being handled and being ostracised by trans rights community, a trans person who signed on the letter now has two now has to apologize. And then there's a person named Carrie Greenidge carry. Greenidge is one of the signatories and I believe is the melon, assistant professor in the Department of Studies of Racist Colonialism and Diaspora at Tufts University. I said there's a person very much left to carry. Greenidge signed a letter and then wrote in a tweet. I do not endorse this. Harper's letter. I'm in contact with Harper's about our attraction, so people are now walking the stuff back right. They have to walk it back because the blowback cancel culture isn't real And also you will be cancelled if you signed a letter saying they cancel culture Israel Really well done, everyone. So how about his cancel culture? Cancel culture is so bad that we have no cancelled, acting and also research. These are a couple things that we have cancelled. But don't worry, it doesn't exist. And if you mention it exists, and you're a threat to somebody else's safety, your threats of somebody else's station. So how do we just cancel acting what we had in the past what couple of years several high profile actresses who have been told that they're not allowed to play trans people. If you want to cast a trans person, the person has to be trained. In other words, Let's say that you want to play a trans man, which means a biological woman who believes that that she is a male. What's it that you want to play? That? And you are biological woman, which seems like it checks most of the marks for playing a biological woman like last checked. Playing a biological woman believes she is a man that seems like you should be able to play that if your biological woman correctly just putting it out there. That's like saying you have Ah, black person who believes in particular, cause you're black person should able to play that person. Even if you don't necessarily believe in that political cause. It's called acting guys, but here, even fulfill the physical criteria Ray and because again by large woman playing biological woman, So apparently not..
"emily vander" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK
"I don't know. Maybe some. Maybe an example of where that sure where you could be. You could point to and be like, Hey, look at this. So here's the best update off this. So of the people Sinus, including Matthew Glaciers, which I want you to know. I want you to understand the depths of moon battery. That box reporter Matthew Iglesias is known for. He's the guy who, when he wasn't at work, donde mask and drug all his moon bat buddies to Tucker Carlson's house to bang on the door and scare his wife. That's Matthew Iglesias. So he's on this. So what happened? Another writer from box who saw the list. The list, which included Jake rallying and a handful of others. And as a Trans woman. Started put out a another thing to get people to sign to talk about how her coworker and others on this list are making are threatening her safety. And now they're all having to apologize for it. Because if not By aligning themselves with people with troubling views, a k rallying or others. Who deviate ever so slightly right if you if you put a flow chart of the top 100 issues on how does J. K. Rowling feel about this? 99 would be right. But there'll be one issue, which is on women and split essentially trans women in sports At versus the classic feminism right right. She believes the women are women and men are men. Everything else. You know everything else Perfect. They canceled the cancel culture know they can't They're trying to cancel. The people who signed a thing, saying the cancel culture. Even though they completely won 18 words coming from is bad and took shots at Trump. So they can cancel other moon bats who are not pure moon bets. I accidentally put it in a word. It's layered mass and onion. Because the others they're saying, Hey, cancel culture is bad. Were people from different sides of the political aisle, but we're coming together, say Cancel culture is bad. Then you've got the but it's really not. There's not. There's not a bunch of GOP guys on this, then you have. You know, it's all left the people that are like No, wait. The cancel culture doesn't exist yellow crazy but our canceling you for wanting to cancel the cancel culture. Okay? Yeah, Yeah, yeah. And you cancelled the cancel culture incorrectly. So now you're being canceled, right? Yeah. You didn't go about the canceling the cancel culture in the proper way, And this is the result of this is all this is your day, right? If you're one of these people Your entire debt, your entire existence. Has spent analyzing every conversation. Social Media Exchange glance in the hallway at your place of work where nobody says anything. But you can You know what they're thinking. Cause you know you're psychic or something. All day every day, attempting to be that person. Who is able to originate a new or different Way in which somebody needs canceled, right? You got scalps to get And that's your existence because for every scalp, you get the higher your profile of woke, nous goes. So buy another reporter for box. Figuring out that somebody signing a letter saying, Hey, the cancel culture what they which they mislabeled anyway? Shouldn't be happening, and Donald Trump sucks by them, not even in the same room or anything, but just both a green with a larger statement. That that person it's your place of business needs knocked down a peg because they're making you feel quote unquote unsafe. That's a hole. That's an angle that nobody else had. Which this moon bat reporter is able to bring forth. And that's a scalp and that's a win. What did they think was gonna happen when they signed a letter saying that you no doubt would cancel culture as soon as I read it, like, what's a good thing, But you all know you're gonna get cancelled, right? But isn't that obvious to anybody? Maybe on our side of the island? You're going to get canceled for signing the You know, we should cancel Cancel culture. My house is surprising. No, it's hilarious. That's it. Come on, Let's not undersell the just the insanity. In fact, here we go. Emily Vander Werf is the Trans woman who works with Matthew Iglesias, who's woke enough to go Attack Tucker Carlson's house. Decided. Think couldn't just pointed out Tio Matthew, and when the two saw each other in the hall Wrote an open letter to the editors of the employee where they're both employed. As a trans woman who very much values her position at box and the support the publication has given me Through the emotional and physical turmoil of transition. I will wait a sec. Why is it in? Ah Why is it so tumultuous? If it's an achievement of what you've always known, is right. So I get what in what is being implied There is that Box had to hold the hand through because Her life was being made difficult. And she works a box, I guess would be a boxer. I don't know why I keep working there. I was deeply saddened to see Matt Iglesias, a signature on the Harper's weekly letter. Matt is, Of course, this is the best. Mattis, of course, entitled to his own opinion. And I know he is a more nuanced thinker than signing the letter would suggest, by the way signers of this letter R yesterday spent most of the day going on Twitter apologizing. Just here where they said in the letter, And then when they say they're going to cancel their like I didn't mean it. So there is such a deeply held belief is that you would say it's their passion. You good for anybody now, about five minutes, five minutes, Okay? But the letter signed as it is by several prominent anti trans voices. Do you think J. K. Rowling is anti trans? You think any other element of it other than that one issue. Now. Admittedly, it's a big issue in the larger debate there, but I. J. K. Rowling is an outgoing, actively campaigning against that. J. K. Rowling is responding to questions. Basically now Emily Vander worse job is more difficult, and Emily Vander Wert feels unsafe because of the existence of the letter. See, I said, This is very nuanced. But there's so many layers to this. And so much self fulfilling prophecy. It's hilarious if you're willing to I understand the whole thing. Yeah, they're doing what they always do. They're eating their own..
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"Wjr this weekend. The third and final installment of the latest Star Wars Saga hit theaters. The rise of Skywalker ties together. The previous eight films news in just under two and a half hours and in that time it also managed to sleaze in something that those other films left out that there are LGBTQ TQ plus people in a galaxy far far away and in the case of the LGBTQ community. You know it was. It was important to me that people go to see the smooth. Feel that they're being represented in the film. Director J.J. Abrams during an interview with variety earlier. This month in the lead up to the film's release. He hinted there would the real LGBTQ representations in the rise of Skywalker but when the film premiered last week it was finally revealed that two minor her female characters kiss during split-second seen many are saying it's yet another example of a major Hollywood franchise teasing LGBTQ Hugh Representation and then not following through in a meaningful way joining me now is Kyle Buchanan pop culture reporter at the New York Times Kyle. Hi Hi thanks for being on the show having also with me is emily vander were critic at large for Vox Emily Hi welcome. It's so great to be here now. I don't I WANNA spoil too much for our listeners. Who Haven't seen the movie? So let's leave plot aside as much as we can but both of you have seen the movie kyle. Maybe you can start by telling us about the same sex kissing in the New Star Wars movie and why it's gotten such a big reaction. Sure I'd be happy to tell you. Because I think people who've actually wash the movie if they blinked might have missed it so let me fill them in as well. There is an extremely brief moment in the third act. Where a character? We're who has had at that point. Maybe two lines certainly wasn't named kisses her female partner in a victory celebration of sorts parts goes by extremely fast. And you know it's that had been a thing that people had seen in nineteen seventy seven say when the first star wars film came out. It would've been pretty pretty significant but I think the irony here is that especially this last film. The rights of skywalker is doing so much. Try to satisfy fan demands. But it's it's not really doing it in a visionary bold way that would satisfy anybody's asks and requests and so even though there have been fans who've asked for the characters actors played by John Boyega and Oscar Isaac to have some sort of romantic relationship in Star Wars. This is sort of the SOP to that. And I don't think it's going to satisfy all that many people. Now we just heard the director J.J. Abrams a few minutes ago. That was him speaking during the press tour for the film and he mentioned Lgbtq Representation. He went out of his way to say it. In fact there are some critics who have called what he said now. A classic example of Queer Baiting. Emily maybe you can explain Ryan what that is so queer. Baiting is the idea that there is some sort of movie or TV. Show especially council happened with books or other forms of fictional media Where two characters who are presented as platonic friends within the text of the show then fans often become you know interested in the idea idea of them having a romantic relationship? An example of this from these new star wars movies would be thin and po who are not really presented as romantic partners nurse in that first movie. The Force Awakens but the Internet took that and ran with it and these future movies have sort of played to that interesting ways a far more egregious example was the TV show. Sherlock which recently aired with benedict cumberbatch and Martin Freeman and that show the fans started sort of shipping which means hoping to see two people. The end up together Sherlock and Watson on that show and Then yeah it did not did not transpire and it turned into like the creators of bathing. The those expectations without actually doing anything about it and you'll be really kind of a nasty way to deal with your phantom now to go back to star wars for a second and what Abrahams said during the press tour. Why the fake out? I guess it's easy to assume that dipping an ambiguous toe into LGBTQ representations is meant to appease certain audience who you want to see that representation without going so far as to anger more conservative audiences. How how much is it about that dynamic? It's definitely about out that dynamic like there is sort of this air of they're trying to sort of make the right people mad by which I mean the really extremist people who don't WanNa see any LGBTQ not queue representation and like you know if there's a two second kiss most of America's GonNa be like okay whatever but like they're also not trying to push the envelope in terms of that representation in ways that might force people to sort of rethink their preconceptions or their prejudices or anything like that. It's just like the least risky way eh to deal with this material but also in a way that gets them these headlines in you know publications that are like Oh bold new ground for the Star Wars Franchise when you see the movie and and it's literally nothing like that so it makes them get to seem progressive without actually having to be progressive. And that's kind of the way that they play their publicity game. I WANNA ask each of you. What meaningful representation would look like glad the LGBTQ media advocacy organization uses this metric that they made up? It's sort of similar to the back. Del Test they call it the Vito Russo test after glads co founder and to pass Vito Russo test. A film has to have a character that is identifiable. LGBTQ that character was not solely defined by their sexual orientation or gender identity and that character must be tied to the plot in such a way that their removal would have a significant effect. So emily why don't you start. Do those criteria sound right to you when we ask what is meaningful representation. Would you add anything to it. I certainly don't disagree with any of those criteria. I'm happy to have that sort of as a starting starting point but I think that you know there's room for stories about LGBTQ plus lives like that are actually about our lived experiences and it's not like they don't exist. There's plenty of great queer art made every year. It's just that it's not happening. In major studio franchise films I think if we're looking for a major studio franchise film to tell stories that you know fit that sort of glad description. It's not impossible but it's also like you know it's it's it's hard hard to talk about our identities and a nuanced way when aliens are invading the planet. Or something like that. So I I do think there is. There's room for improvement But a lot all the stuff that we're looking for is often happening like indie film and Television and you know stuff. That's supported by Patriarch by independent artists. I think emily is right. And I and I think that queer viewers just sort of gotten used to expecting looking for that representation elsewhere which is why it would be a significant new thing to see it in the form of the Superhero or science fiction spectacular and. I don't think it has to be you know as emily also said these films. Don't offense for very long to consider the you know the minutia of the characters in their lives but just the presence accounts for something. I mean. Events Endgame culminates with his finale. This orgiastic finale of dozens upon dozens upon dozens of characters. And you know wouldn't be so hard for just one or maybe a couple of those people to be on the spectrum somewhere That's how life is and if these movies are drawing from life and then making something super powered it just seems like a notable omission for the only only times for them to acknowledge that people exist is when they shuttle in a character for one sane. Kyle Buchanan is a pop culture reporter and award season in columnist at the New York Times and Emily Vander were is a critic at large for. Vox thank you both for joining us. And that's our show for today but we do WANNA keep hearing from our LGBTQ listeners. On this one. Do you feel represented in any Hollywood franchises. 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"The binding soaker dot com. I'm website give me a winner. I have a long list of losers the Dow was easy. Give me someone on the steelers or even their coaching staff. You could say was a winner after week. Eleven loss to the browns almost say TJ. What why play pretty? Well I mean loss contain a couple times but they lost contain a bit and You know we were pretty. We work on our numbers And I think Tomlin was right when he said that the biggest issue and I I would have never guessed at the steelers. They came out with just one sec but them losing contained in terms of how they were rushing was was critical to the browns success. But I would say T. J. Watt. I think bud to pre didn't play badly as well I I thought the front played pretty well. Especially how they responded to Chubb in the run game they they did a pretty good job of stuff in that they didn't play terribly. They got hit with a couple of it plays but you know they were trying to hold water. I mean it was. The offense wasn't doing anything I mean. And we always you know go through the game booking looking. I'm trying to plant some of the numbers you know as I make my comments but when you're third down efficiency you're to eleven and on fourth down. You're only three now. They got wanted. Nay The quarterback sneak was that fourth third third okay so they were two of eleven on third down zero of uh-huh of three zero three zero percent obviously on fourth down. So I mean that's two of fourteen the star good enough so I don't know how good you could play light when your offense can't convert third or fourth downs. Are you a netflix person. Are You more into Hulu. You got that. Hbo Now now thinking about that whole apple TV plus Disney plus peacock showtime CBS. It never ends so today. Explained inboxes Daily News podcast. We're going to talk to vox critic at Large Emily Vander Wharf about the coming streaming wars and. Emily is going to talk about how it's an apocalypse how this might be the end of her favourite medium television and how the monocultures basically dead but also she will reveal uh-huh she thinks will win the stream wars and also she will talk about the great shows that might come out of the streaming wars and also. She'll criticize undersize. Some of the lesser shows that have come out of the streaming wars. You will know everything you need to know. You'll know which service you should be subscribing to and which ones you should skip and you'll know if you'll ever have time to do anything else in your life other than watch TV ever again..
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"He's GonNa he's GonNa draw He. Niklas is a draw he is quote unquote a needle mover and anyone who argues against that is an idiot yet. Yeah no one hundred percent. It's just like is he in the Roy. Place to go into an eight recount at the moment. That's that's the issue you know what I mean like. I don't think it's anything else am devoid needs to make sense as you said northern radio so demise but I'll read it makes sense to me at the moment and to be honest. I don't think that's a good move at the moment. You know yeah I don't I mean Maggiano's piecing up his younger brother. I know Nate said that you posted a photo of him like Pongy. Israel's Udal off his back and goes this is the moment whore. Hey didn't want the fight. I'm like he's on top of you man. I don't know what you're talking about but I'm sure we could do it. Entire episode on Nick and Nate Diaz in the inner the inner workings of the Diaz Brothers. We're GONNA move right along. Are you a netflix person. Are You more into Hulu. Hulu you got that. Hbo Now thinking about that Whole Apple TV plus Disney plus peacock showtime CBS. It never the ends so on today. Explained Boxes Daily News podcast. We're going to talk to Fox's critic at large Emily Vander worth about the coming streaming awards and. Emily is going to talk about how. It's an apocalypse how this might be the end of her favourite medium television and how the monocultures basically dead. But also she will reveal comp- she thinks will win the streaming wars and also she will talk about the great shows that might come out of the streaming wars horse and also criticize some of the lesser shows that have come out of the streaming wars. You will know everything you need to know..
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"It's the latest big tech company to tighten restrictions in response to public pressure to clean up the hate speech that permeates social media NPR national security. Correspondent Hannah lamb is here with us to talk about the purge. Hey, I so it has been a couple of days since you began taking down videos, what have you seen what kind of effect is it had? Well, there is no waiting around this policy, kicked in immediately YouTube videos with extremist content started vanishing videos that promoted white supremacy Neo Nazi videos, some civil rights groups and people who've been targeted for harassment online. It's step in the right direction. Although the also have concerns that it doesn't go far enough, or it's impossible to enforce. And on the flip side there are people who say it goes too far. Well, tell me give me an example of that, who who's saying it's going to for a one big. Example, is Steven Crowder. He's a right wing commentator. His YouTube channel has three million or more subscribers. He has a history of offensive language including repeatedly insulting vox, journalist, race and sexual orientation after reviews, YouTube, ultimately decided not to take down his videos. They said it wasn't a violation got some pushback. But then they decided to de monetize them, meaning he can't profit from them. Of course, he wasn't happy with this, and neither were his fans and his fans include Senator, Ted Cruz, Texas, Republican who went on Twitter demanding that YouTube, quote, stop playing God and silencing those voices you disagree with in YouTube effort to get rid of hate speech and bigotry, it also apparently swept up some unintended victims. That's right. That was a concern going into this, and it has played out. We've already seen several examples of historical and educational material being removed. Things like an educational video used to teach about Hitler and Nazi Germany even the. Southern poverty Law Center, which is one of the nation's best known trackers of extremism, and one of their videos removed. Because it included an interview with a British holocaust denier, six that brings us to the question of who or what is flagging these, it is. Yes. In the question of enforcement, and, and, you know, weeding out these videos difficult, one YouTube uses variety of methods, they have automated systems human monitors YouTube users themselves can report and flag violations, but like other platforms, you tubes in find on one hand it wants to, to be an open forum for broad spectrum of ideas on the other, it doesn't want to be accused of helping to spread extremism, and hate that we've seen device in some cases. And of course, it wants to make money definitely wants to make money advertisers, love you, too, because it's unmatched in its reach. And so, yes, there's definitely the financial English. Well, some free speech advocates say this restricting of contents. Smacks of censorship. That's right. It's, it's typically framed as a kind of a free speech issue. But there's also an argument that it's a public safety issue, and that we're in a new era with do and evolving technology. That's made it incredibly simple an instantaneous to spread hate and extremism. And when those ideas turn to violence, as we've seen happen in places like Christ's church New Zealand. It becomes as much about public safety as it is about free speech. And so, for now this, this debate is in the private sector, but the concern is, if these companies failed to do something about it, does the government. Then come come in and start regulating, and, you know, that raises of thorny first amendment questions. And so that's the tension, where seeing who gets to decide the new rules for a new era, NPR's national security. Correspondent Hannah Allam. Thank you so much. Thank you. North Korea has had one of the worst harvests in a decade, millions are not getting enough to eat. The biggest worry is families with young children NPR's, Anthony Kuhn reports from Seoul, that foreign donors are trying to assess food needs before they send an aid, but nothing is easy when working in the most isolated country in the world. The first challenge agencies faces this forget information in North Korea is very difficult. That's Mario's up a cost a Rome-based economist with the u n food and Agriculture Organization. So even to have information from twelve counties can be seen as a remarkable achievement this spring. He and other unco and World Food Program experts fanned out across twelve counties in six of North Korea's nine provinces. They spoke with local, farmers officials visited green stores and nursery schools. Zappa Costas as he was struck by what North Koreans told him they were eating rice with limited. Quantities of maize and some vegetables during the period, vegetables are available in winter, many North Koreans don't really have any vegetables of than kimchi, a spicy fermented cabbage dish. They're not getting enough protein, meat eggs and fish or a rare treat often available only on holidays. Read enough calories and in some areas, where they just depend on potatoes. The just eat potato the really poor and monotonous diet. This was really remarkable. The survey concluded that North Korea's facing its worst harvest in a decade as a result more than ten million North Koreans or about forty percent of the population face food shortages, that's not nearly as bad as the mid nineteen ninety s went up to three and a half million people starved to death, but the survey did find that the country will have a shortage of just over a million metric tons of food. We may be somehow wrongs lightly up down, but the order of magnitude, we're quite confident. The poor harvests are doing part too bad weather record droughts in some places and flooding and others. And although international sanctions are aimed at the north military, not civilians. They make it hard to get machine parts and gas needed for fishing, mechanized farming reduced the ability of fuel we so people using Oksan but also doing by hand last week, South Korea approved eight million dollars in food and medicine for agencies to distribute in North Korea, South Korean unification minister, Kim Jung told reporters last week that aid does not violate any sanctions, but Benjamin cuts Silverstein co editor of the blog in K E Cohen watch says that eight million dollars worth of food is not going to make much difference. He argues that the food shortages are less about how much food is produced than about how it's distributed in the distribution. He says, favors politically loyal elites in Pyongyang North Korea's food. Shortages, really aren't about not about external shocks, from the weather or. Or from sanctions. They're about a system. That's it. It's also about the government spending priorities Silverstein argues, despite the food shortages, kill young has enough money for vanity projects, like beach ski resorts. And of course, weapons systems. Well, if you can manufacture nuclear weapons, and ballistic missiles, clearly, you can import enough food to make up for the shortfall in the harvest. There is no doubt about it. Silverstein notes that international donors have been giving North Korea food aid since the late nineteen ninety s aid groups don't wanna let people starve, regardless of the North Korean governments choices, but as long as Pyongyang puts off necessary reforms to its system. He says the shortages will continue, Anthony Kuhn, NPR news soul this past week vox is cultural critic review, the new season of the Handmaid's tale the TV series based on Margaret Atwood's distortion novel. The piece is called the catastrophes or on coming out as trans at thirty seven in some. Small way critic, Emily Vander were frights the Handmaid's tale, spurred me to confront my gender. Emily joins us now from LA. Welcome to the program. It's so great to be here the way that the TV series presented itself in relationship to your gender began with a dream, right? Tell me about that. Yeah. So I sort of had been circling my gender for most of my life. And then this, I just finally had this moment, where I was like, okay, you either need to kind of put up or shut up. And I then said that to my therapist and from there, it was kind of a rolling ball of telling friends and right in this window is when the Handmaid's tale season two airs and I start having this dream about fleeing oppressive government, with my wife, and then somebody stops by crashing into our car, and I'm shot I die. But in the dream, I'm a woman, so it's this weird divide between like my dream sell finally sort of reflecting what I wanted my real self to be while simultaneously like disassembling. What is the opening scene of the Handmaid's tale in moving to a more familiar, geography to me sort of northern California? You write that confronting your gender as you put. It also meant you had to confront your past and the community. You grew up in. Can you tell us a little bit about that community? Right. So I grew up in a small town of about seven hundred fifty people in the middle of nowhere in South Dakota. And I spent a lot of my youth in fundamentalist Christian churches, that were very prescriptive about the roles that women could have and a lot of those churches have backed off that, but yeah, this, this fundamentalist upbringing really kind of it affected me in ways that I thought about women. But by that, I mean in ways that I thought about myself like a hit limited, my own imagination in terms of what it might mean for me to be a woman because of how I'd grown up, I wanna read this line from what you wrote the women were trapped between the expectations of their husbands, and their God to be a woman was to be catastrophes to know that if either of the walls. You found yourself between shifted slightly, you might be crushed. Yeah, I remember when I was a little kid, I always wanted to, you know, we'd have like family gatherings or church gatherings. And the women would get up at the end of the meal, and go into the kitchen and I always wanted to go with them. I was always more interested in what they were talking about in what they were saying what they were doing. I liked their style of gossip more than the gossip of the guys. But at the same time, I had, like these huge ambitions. I wanted to be a writer. I wanted to do these big important exciting things. And there wasn't as firm a path to do that as a woman, and, like, also the word transgender was just like not in the national conversation. It was not a word I heard until I was really in my twenties. Says into new came out to yourself and your friends last year. How did you decide to write this very public peace? It felt wrong to me to not do it used to read at the av club. I used to have a blog people have been following me for many years. And I've always been tremendously open. And I kind of put two blocks on that one was, I would never write about my marriage without getting my wife's permission. And the other was, I was never gonna write about my gender, questioning not even slightly. Like I wasn't going to be like, well, you know, sometimes I feel like masculine expectations are too much for me. Like I steered clear of that. So they knew I needed to get it done on paper, because it would feel false to me if I suddenly was just publishing under the name, Emily, and there are plenty of trance journalists who were like, oh, you should just start publishing under your new name, and yeah, I could have done that. But I also think the relationship, the critic has to the reader is a very important one. So it was born out of that. And then it just gradually became like there is this incredible assaults on trans rights in America right now. And like I am a now, vaguely public. Transportation, writing about these issues like if there was a way I could use my coming out to drug just a little bit of attention to that. It felt to me like a net..