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Identity Crisis Episode 17: Another Woman Fired for Being Gender Critical

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Identity Crisis Episode 17 - Valerie PelletierIn this episode, Sasha and M.K. discuss the story of Valerie Pelletier, who was fired from a Canadian women’s organization last year for expressing her gender critical views outside of work. Valerie went public with the details of her story on May 14th, in an interview with Plebity. They discuss the ins and outs of the story, what we think of it, and why this is so ominous for free speech and women only spaces.

Identity Crisis Episode 17: Another Woman Fired for Being Gender Critical

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Identity Crisis Episode 16: 2021—the Year of Kink-Shaming?

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This episode is about shame.

We begin with our usual segment, ICYMI—'In Case You Missed It' where we highlight some of this week's events in the gender critical world.

Then we do a deep dive into shame. Does shame play a role in encouraging people to remain silent rather than to speak out about a controversial issue? Does it have a role in helping bad ideas to disseminate?

This content is currently available only for early access to subscribers of our Patreon site. If you subscribe now you will be able to watch this episode immediately.

Identity Crisis Episode 16: 2021—the Year of Kink-Shaming?

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A Chat with Jodi Shaw and Colin Wright

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Jodi Shaw and Colin WrightIn this episode Sasha sits down with Jodi Shaw and Colin Wright for a conversation on gender identity ideology, critical race theory, and what it was like to be excommunicated from their careers after going against the grain of political and cultural orthodoxy.

A Chat with Jodi Shaw and Colin Wright

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How to Survive Cancellation: Part 2, Building Back Better

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How To Survive Being Cancelled - M.K. FainCancellation, like the death of a loved one, is a loss. It can be the loss of a job, the loss of friends, the loss of community, the loss of home, the loss of a sense of safety and security, the loss of a future you had planned, and, often, the loss of an identity.

After the immediate crisis passes, when you are forced to get back to some semblance of “normal,” can be when the weight of these losses really hits the hardest.

Most people I know who have been cancelled define their life in two stages: The Before, and The After. The change is often one so great that it impacts nearly every aspect of your life. For some, being “cancelled” becomes a new, defining part of their identity.

For me, cancellation proved that I couldn’t rely on others for my financial safety. It also proved that anchoring my support system in a community that required strict adherence to a particular ideology was untenable. I decided I needed freedom, and set out to create a life for myself centered around this idea.

How to Survive Cancellation: Part 2, Building Back Better

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Identity Crisis Episode 15: How to Survive Cancellation Part 2

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This episode is the second part of a two part series on surviving cancellation (part one is episode 14). MK and Sasha talk about how to rebuild after a cancellation or firing.

Identity Crisis Episode 15: How to Survive Cancellation Part 2

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How to Survive Cancellation: Part 1, the Immediate Aftermath

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How To Survive Being Cancelled - M.K. FainIn 2015, I lost my mother to suicide only a few weeks after being fired from what I believed was my dream job. At a time when I already lacked stability, I suddenly had to step up and help provide for my family.

While everyone’s situation is unique, and I’ve certainly enjoyed some privileges that have aided my ability to bounce back each time, these are the skills that have helped me survive the immediate aftermath of being cancelled.

How to Survive Cancellation: Part 1, the Immediate Aftermath

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Journalist Graham Linehan Responds to His Critics

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Graham LinehanGraham Linehan sits down with Sasha to discuss the recent critique he drew from Jesse Singal and Katie Herzog. Graham talks about his work as a journalist, his response to the accusations from Katie and Jesse, and a variety of things gender critical.

Journalist Graham Linehan Responds to His Critics

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Arty Morty: Graham Linehan’s gender blasphemy exposes the fear that stifles the trans debate

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Arty MortyOne side — my side — starts with the foundational assumption that everyone, trans or not, is first and foremost to be treated as an individual, no more or less equally deserving of respect than any other individual, and then builds from there. Of course I understand how much sensitivity there is in the transgender community about, say, pronouns. I’m a gay man; I’m deeply embedded in the gay community. I even worked at a trans bar back in the day. But I don’t take it as religious doctrine that anyone who simply claims to be a transgender woman is one — I don’t believe in gender religion and I reserve the right to have my own beliefs about anyone — and I don’t take it as law that I have to abide anyone’s pronouns. I aim to be respectful, but it’s case-by-case, and I’m the judge.

Arty Morty: Graham Linehan’s gender blasphemy exposes the fear that stifles the trans debate

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A Conversation with Feminist Lawyer Kara Dansky

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Kara Dansky is an attorney, public speaker, writer, and consultant who currently serves on the steering committee of the U.S. chapter of the Women's Human Rights Campaign (WHRC). She also serves as the Chair of the Committee on Law and Legislation for WHRC globally. Kara has a background in criminal justice law and policy, and formerly served on the board of the Women's Liberation Front. She joins me in this episode to talk about the push to redefine sex in the law to include the nebulous concept of gender identity, the current court cases where women's sex-based rights hang in the balance, and how she sees the gender identity ideology movement as a continuation in a long history of male abuse and silencing of women.

A Conversation with Feminist Lawyer Kara Dansky

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Identity Crisis Bonus Episode: The Mob Comes After Jesse Singal

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We discuss what's currently happening with Jesse Singal and why we think it matters.

Identity Crisis Bonus Episode: The Mob Comes After Jesse Singal

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