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This podcast is a bit of a train wreck but sometimes those are the best ones. Probably not this one, though. Check out the amazing new album art by Alden Thomas!
8 Responses to “ETHS #129 The Little Engine That Couldn’t”
Lou Vockell Says:
August 5th, 2013 at 9:01 am
The album art is very nice!
August 5th, 2013 at 12:36 pm
Madge, are you sure about the hate speech legislation in Europe? Because I’m pretty sure in Germany there’s only legislation against Nazi-symbolism/iconography and denying the Holocaust, other than that, everything seems to be pretty fair game when it comes to Freedom of Speech. (But then again, I’m no lawyer…)
I think there’s been a debate about anti-hate speech legislation, and including protection for minorities including LGBT, but I doubt that anything has been decided on yet. Maybe it has been delegated to a higher level at the EU…
Toro Castano Says:
August 5th, 2013 at 5:46 pm
I’ve been really bad about commenting! I cannot tell you what a gift I consider your presence together on ETHS. Loving the insightful political, social commentary and the dialog. I really enjoyed the censorship social media convo. It baffles me that images like these: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=610702932279337&set=a.246642872018680.79788.244242748925359&type=1 don’t violate FB’s TOS. I imagine some clueless support admin thinks this is humorous.
I fucking LOVE Tranma’s very self aware take on the world. I find it refreshing but then again maybe I’ve just been fed too much Baudrillarde or I’m just an old caustic queen myself.
Thank you ladies!
August 5th, 2013 at 6:48 pm
Thanks for the comments! I collect them like stamps. Toro: My jaw hit the floor when I visited that link. Truly awful.
August 6th, 2013 at 1:56 am
I’ve been wondering why there still is so much homophobia in eastern Europe. Russia may be the tip point with their law and homophobia and anti-gay-violence throughout (apparently) vast parts of society, but the situation for LGBT is very similar in e.g. Ukraine. The Polish government is struggling hard to finally get a civil union law passed, while western European countries (Spain of all places, France, the UK…) are moving way further with their equality legislation. Or remember the mob hunting for LGBTs after a Pride march in Split, Croatia about two years ago, or even worse in Georgia this year.
I wonder, why is there such a divide through Europe, basically along the lines of the former Iron Curtain? Is it because LGBT-communities in Western European countries had some sort of liberation movement following Stonewall, presumably resulting in more visibility and general acceptance in society, whereas Eastern European countries did not? Or is the reason that they have different traditional role models of masculinity (and femininity), presuming that the feminist movement hasn’t been received in the same way it has been in Western Europe?
August 6th, 2013 at 8:45 pm
great show except for madge’s malfunction at 45:15…
Jay Y Says:
August 8th, 2013 at 12:28 pm
Yeah, worst grumm ever. But still funnier than the best FoF!
August 10th, 2013 at 2:57 am
I think my favorite is the name of this ‘grum! So true. Back to theatre of the mind.