Sharon and Madeline respond to the recent rape story in the news described by E. Jean Carroll, about her encounter with President Trump in a department store dressing room, over 20 years ago. This leads them to consider the burden we place on victims to be the right kind of victim or to inhabit a victim persona. They respond to some of the attacks on Ms. Carroll and reinforce the idea of the #metoo movement, that these experiences are commonplace, but also that responses to these kinds of experiences vary among victims.

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Madeline Fry’s Washington examiner op ed

Lawrence O’Donnell’s MSNBC interview of her

Amanda Konradi book

New York Magazine story

Sarah Ahmed on complaining

Second Rape

Consent Part 2: A Closer Look at Dating Aziz Ansari

Madeline and Sharon go back to their longstanding habit of commenting on old news, because it’s taken them months of thinking, consulting, processing, and muddling through to come to their comprehensive opinions on dating, dating violations, sexual assaults, and the ethical wrongs of that encounter. Starting with the recent story of the president kissing a staffer without consent, the two walk through the narrative of the date from hell that “Grace” had with Aziz Ansari. Below are some references we used, or some facts we looked up after the fact, when we couldn’t think of a fact while recording! 

https://www.thecut.com/2019/02/trump-forcibly-kissed-former-campaign-staffer-lawsuit-says.htmlYet Another Woman Accuses Trump of Kissing Her Without Consent

https://babe.net/2018/01/13/aziz-ansari-28355

“I went on a date with Aziz Ansari. It turned into the worst night of my life.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/28/opinion/sunday/suffrage-movement-racism-black-women.html

How the Suffragette Movement Betrayed Black Women

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0959353507072914

‘Spontaneous’ Sexual Consent: An Analysis of Sexual Consent Literature”

In this 4th episode Professor Sharon and PhD student Madeline discuss the new Netflix show “Sex Education” and are very pleased with themselves to be so “current!” Before embarking on a Spoilers Alert extravaganza they review for their listeners the SECS-C – that is, the Sexual Ethics for a Caring Society Curriculum – a curriculum the two of them taught to 9th graders in a charter school in Cambridge, MA. The SECS-C is not only ethics-based but a practical philosophy curriculum that teaches students about ethical sexual encountering via concepts such as autonomy, privacy, benevolence, and justice. It was before-its-time in that the curriculum ensured that students were learning about how to treat others ethically, and how to think about sex in society.

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Consent is not Enough, Part 1

In this episode, Professor Sharon and PhD student Madeline take on the recent consent campaigns popping up on college campuses across the U.S., campaigns aimed at preventing sexual assault by educating adults about what consent is and isn’t. The two of them toss around a few of the campaign poster slogans with an ear for the ridiculous. With a few distractions from Daisy, Madeline’s incorrigible Corgi, they work out what’s problematic about using consent as the line between ethical and unethical sex, and put out into the universe some higher ethical standards for “good” sex.

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In this episode, Sharon discusses her discomfort with liking a few rape jokes. Madeline offers the idea of “punch-up” jokes. And the two are off-and-running discussing the trouble with rape jokes, landing, at the end, on three ethical principles that should guide the comic, and the laugher.

Sex and ethics is a series of discussion on sex in light of ethical responsibility and practical philosophy!

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Professor Sharon Lamb, author, sex educator, and therapist, with PhD student Madeline Brodt, podcast enthusiast, victim’s advocate, and social justice warrior, talk over the ethical issues involved in all sorts of sexual situations: sexual practices, sex stories in the news, sexual problems, and sexual assaults. Funny and Feminist, with a Filosophical twist, they try to figure out what’s right and what’s oh-so-wrong in today’s sexual encounters!

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