On July 21, Jon Gunnarsson, Lucian Vâlsan and James Huff, will be going through the news concerning sexual politics on the Old Continent in the last two weeks.
When we started doing this show – ideas such as vaccinating boys against HPV or the idea that there is an inherent pussy pass, or even the idea that some so-called “sex crimes” aren’t really sex crimes (like a 17 year old taking a naked picture of himself or his 17 year old girlfriend) – these ideas were some tiny radical fringe. Now they’re on the front page of the BBC and other mainstream outlets.
In Norway, such double standards have either been eliminated already (Norway has a full HPV vaccination programme for all) or are publicly questioned. Meanwhile, in Sweden, the Discrimination Ombudsman ruled that sex-segregated classes at a private Islamic school are “not discrimination”. The question is if this applies to everyone or just for the Religion of Special needs. Because there is a case to be made for single sex education.
Speaking of Islam, there’s a new book out there on how to have halal sex – for women. Apparently, women in Islam are so oppressed that books are written for them. Now here’s a received wisdom that needs more questioning.
In other news, the “muh pay gap in football” whining reached Germany. Apparently, the fact that Mrs. Nobody KnowsHer makes less than Bastian Schweinsteiger is somehow bad.
These and other news will be discussed tonight.
So the stories discussed tonight are as follows:
Abuse victim who was handed £175,000 compensation is ordered to give his ex-wife £100,000 of it as part of his divorce settlement
U.K. regulator: Ads can’t depict dads as cavemen
BBC caught in gender pay gap storm as salaries of stars earning more than £150,000 are revealed
Why It’s Time To Stop Worrying About First World ‘Gender Gaps’
Plan not to give HPV vaccine to boys causes concern
Taboo-busting sex guide offers advice to Muslim women seeking fulfilling love lives
Gleicher Lohn für die Fußball-Frauen
547 Domspatzen Opfer von Übergriffen
Gutt (17) dømt for ikke å ha slettet «puppe-bilde»
– Tar du et sexbilde av en jente under 18, blir du dømt. Tar du bilde av en gutt under 18, går du fri
Skola delade upp elever efter kön – var inte diskriminering
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