This weekend I was on the Melissa Harris-Perry show where she discussed a situation that she came up against when she posted this tweet during the Friday Obama’ speech:
Sigh…the fatherhood thing is distressing for me President Obama. I know you don’t mean to say single moms cause gun violence, but…
— Melissa Harris-Perry (@MHarrisPerry) February 15, 2013
This caused a bit of stir. So much so that Dr. Harris-Perry opened her Sunday show with this monologue.
The outrage to this segment seemed almost as strong as the outrage to the one tweet she posted. On today’s TWiB! Radio I address the outrage–not so much about what she meant by her statement but about what the response to the statement means to discourse. People were so angry at what they felt it implied that they didn’t hear her words and this type of thought seems to be even more of an issue overall in our current political scene. I didn’t even completely agree with MHP but I heard her words. Check it out here:
And on today’s TWiB in the Morning we discussed the ratification of the 13th amendment…that just happened 2 weeks ago in Mississippi, legislating the duct taping of women’s breast. No really.
Also because I’m a douche I totally forget to post our last episodes from last week. You can catch up on those here:
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