June 2, 2022

EP. 113 — Fixing The System, Not the Women with Laura Bates

Writer, activist, and founder of The Everyday Sexism Project Laura Bates joins Jameela this week to discuss what has changed since she started Everyday Sexism 10 years ago, the ways that all the authorities/systems are failing women, how rape is practically decriminalized in the UK, how men’s issues are important to feminism as well, the importance of sharing stories, and more.


Check out Laura Bates’ most recent book – Fix The System, Not the Women

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You can find transcripts for this episode here: https://www.earwolf.com/show/i-weigh-with-jameela-jamil/

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Jameela [00:00:00] Hello and welcome to another episode of I Weigh with Jameela Jamil, a podcast that has absolutely no time for shame. I hope you’re well. I’ve been a bit fucked up lately, listening to the news, looking online. I’ve kind of had to actually get offline entirely. Because of the amount that people are enjoying the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard trial. Regardless of whatever you think of either of them. I don’t think they should have become a laughing matter, even if it was made public. I don’t think people should have memed this and become tik-tok famous from impersonating moments from this incredibly sad trial about two very unstable people in a very unstable and deeply upsetting and scary relationship. And I don’t think people really understand yet how much damage they’ve done by trivializing it like this. I don’t think they understand the knock on effect of making this a punch line of making the name Amber Heard a punchline

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