You want to call out a bad joke, but you don’t want to be that person. How do we talk about social topics without putting people on the defensive?
Episode five: when we describe why we don’t have friends. Joking! We have heaps of friends, and we also know how to call said friends out when they’re being a bit terrible. Learn from our wisdom - and contribute some of yours if you want! We’re on twitter @castinginterest, remember.
The show notes for this episode are shorter because our conversations were based more in our own experiences. It should be noted that both of us were predominantly raised and live in a Western liberal democracy (that isn’t the US), so our experiences are through that lens.
Articles we (may have) read before the episode
Speak up about subtle sexism in science - Tricia Serio (26/4/2016), Nature
“ASX 500 companies that employ more women make more profit, study shows” - Nassem Khadem (8/3/2016), Sydney Morning Herald
“Business Gender Diversity Solved: More Women Means More Profits” - Tim Worstall (26/2/2016), Forbes.com
Why I quit playing cards against humanity - Jaya Saxena (18/12/2014), The Daily Dot
People we like whose writing you should read
Other things we referenced/are important
NAIDOC Week - National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee Week
Prison episode from White Man Behind a Desk
“Men in Iran are wearing hijabs in protest of the country’s strict dress code for women” - video from NowThis News, 30/7/2016