Dragons and Snakes, Media Violence, Jogbra
Top of Mind with Julie Rose
- Mar 19, 2020 8:00 pm
- 1:40:06 mins
Global Pandemic Response Illustrates Consequences of America’s Tunnel-Vision War on Terror (0:32) Guest: David Kilcullen, Former Advisor to the US in Iraq and Afghanistan, Professor of Practice in Global Security, Arizona State University, Author of “The Dragons and the Snakes: How the Rest Learned to Fight the West” One of the clearest lessons of this pandemic, so far, is that we are all in this together. We’re so connected as a global community that a virus in one country will travel to another. The economic pains of the pandemic will not be isolated to just one part of the planet. So why haven’t the world’s nations done a better job coordinating our response to the coronavirus? In previous decades, the United States would have taken the lead in a global crisis like this – like the US did during the financial crisis that swept around the world in 2008. What’s different now? Woman vs Woman - Dress Psychology (28:07) Guest: Jaimie Krems, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Oklahoma State University, Co-Founder of the Oklahoma Center of Evolutionary Analysis I’m guessing these mass quarantine measures have a lot of people wearing pajamas or workout clothes all day – what’s the point of dressing up when you’re not leaving the house? Deciding what to wear can be exhausting – at least for women, it is. There’s the basic question of what’s appropriate attire for the occasion. But there’s also the fact that what a woman wears affects how both men and women treat her. PG-13 Movie Violence Reinforces Troubling Messages for Kids (39:57) Guest: Dan Romer, Research Director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center Is a lot of movie watching happening in your quarantined house? Over the last several decades, the amount of gun violence has doubled in PG-13 films. These are movies aimed at kids. And the gun violence they’re seeing outpaces what’s shown in R-rated movies. How’s that affecting the way kids think about guns and violence? Researchers at the Annenberg Public Policy Center have been studying this for a long time and lately they’ve discovered that a particular type of violence in movies has an especially powerful effect on teen brains. The Fight for Equal Pay, Rights, & Opportunities in Sport (50:31) Guest: Joan Steidinger, PhD, Sports and Clinical Psychologist, Author of “Stand Up and Shout Out: Women’s Fight for Equal Pay, Equal Rights, and Equal Opportunities in Sport” The head of the US Soccer Federation abruptly resigned last week amid a storm of criticism over its handling of a lawsuit from the Women’s National Team. In a court filing, US Soccer argued that players on the men’s team are stronger and faster and have more skill, so their higher pay is justified. The filing prompted immediate condemnation from fans and sponsors - and the quick resignation of US Soccer’s president. But the organization is continuing to challenge the lawsuit from the Women’s National Team, whose players argue that their lower levels of compensation are a violation of the federal Equal Pay Act, which guarantees the same pay for the same work, regardless of gender. It’s been nearly fifty years since Title IX opened sports to women at all levels. Why do gender inequities in pay and access continue? Title IX Opened the Doors for Women in Sports, but They Needed This First. (1:09:10) Guest: Lisa Z. Lindahl, Inventor of Jogbra, Author of “Unleash the Girls: The Untold Story of the Invention of the Sports Bra and How It Changed the World (And Me)” When Title IX became law in 1972, athletics programs for young women in high school and college exploded across the country, but discomfort and self-consciousness kept many women and girls off the playing field. Then, five years later, in 1977, a 28-year-old woman named Lisa Lindahl decided to do something about the problem. She invented the sports bra. And if you think that’s not a big deal, just ask the curators at the Smithsonian Museum of American History, where this history and the first prototype of the sports bra are preserved, because for many women, it literally made sports possible. Lisa Lindahl says it not only changed the world – it changed her.