The Shape of Outrage

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This episode is also known as: “Goddamn it, Donovan, I told you about the podcast orgies!”

Social media, forgiveness, and the saga of James Gunn

No discernible question tonight, but a juggle of topics with our buddy James Gunn as the tip of the poisonous Mortal Kombat spear.

Reasonably, we didn’t set a metric for how high-profile people like Daniel Tosh became better men, and now we ask that question, but with no language in place. For the co-hosts, too, there’s a key disagreement on the value of that question. This issue is intersected by a range of topics, like political correctness vs. “free speech,” pop liberalism, corporate morality, the Republican strategy, male anxiety over female power, creating versus assuming space, the morality of hatred, and the real difficulties of checks against systemic abuse.


Further Reading

James Gunn Fired From ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Franchise Over Offensive Tweets” (Deadline)
ArenaNet ‘folded like a cheap card table,’ says fired Guild Wars 2 writer” (Polygon)
Female game developers report new wave of harassment following Arenanet firings” (SyFy Wire)
Mike Cernovich, Who Got James Gunn Fired Over Rape Tweets, Has History of Rape Tweets” (The Wrap)
Lynching to Protect White Women
Paul Scheer Instagram Hockey Romance Kerfuffle
Comedian Paul Scheer live-tweeted his first romance novel, and it was amazing
Who Deserves Credit for Guardians of the Galaxy’s Great Script?” (Slate)
Lollipop Chainsaw” (Anime News Network)
Rose-Colored Glasses: A Confession. – Chloe Dykstra” (Medium)
Chloe Dykstra Asks to Move On Following Chris Hardwick’s Reinstatement” (Vulture)

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