Three-part Series on Sexism, Feminism, Toxic Masculinity, and Resistance
In this series, BrownTown adds to the conversation around gender, sexism, and toxic masculinity in the midst of recent sexual allegations coming out in Washington, Hollywood, and...well...everywhere. More below.
8.1 - Toxic Masculinity & Resisting with Privilege
Guest: Larone Ellison
Larone Ellison joins BrownTown to discuss the ramifications of toxic masculinity and how men are implicated in systemic patriarchy. Mr. Ellison has a background in women’s and gender studies and is a recent masters graduate of DePaul University researching cyber-harassment of Black women. But really, he’s just a guy who is sick of watching assholes pretend to represent masculinity. He's working with great people like Man Up, Man Down to offer a new insight for male youth in Chicago.
8.2 - Everyday Feminism & Fighting the Patriarchy
Guest: Jamie Nesbitt Golden
Jamie Nesbitt Golden is a native Southsider and freelance journalist currently living in Hyde Park. Her work has appeared in Salon, xoJane, Time, Ebony, and DNAInfo Chicago. She is currently working on her first book, about the black working class in the post-Obama era.
"On Van Jones and Political Optimism" by Jamie Nesbitt
Twenty years ago, I’d be that beautiful black girl in the defiant ‘fro and “America Needs Nasty Women” t-shirt, smiling for the camera and imploring her allies to “go high.” But time and experience have a way of hardening you, and the good faith you extend to those on the opposite side is rarely, if ever, reciprocated. Being Black in America is being on the losing end of an unrequited love affair, and this country has been leaving our messages on “read” for 241 years.
Read more of this and other work at SoapBox Editorial.
Guest: Joanna Preston
Joanna Preston is the most recent addition to the SoapBox team, coming in as the Assistant Producer for the ever growing podcast "Bourbon 'n BrownTown." When she isn't working or taking care of animals at Harmony House, she's probably writing or at a concert supporting local music.
8.3 - Sexism in Mixed Company
Guest: All Company Included
For the part 3, BrownTown grows in size and we dissect the issues of previous parts firsthand with all Episode 8 guests--Jamie Nesbett, Madison Zielinski, Joanna Preston, and Larone Ellison. Due to the chaotic nature of the original recording, we chose not to release the raw episode in its entirety. Instead, Caullen and David look back at our unexpected interruption and highlight key points in an effort dissect the larger themes at play in order to take as much away from the experience as possible. Originally recorded in August 2017.