005: BONUS! Us on Andy Gross (Disclaimer)

DISCLAIMER: Not for children, trigger warning on sexual assault. Please listen with caution.

We’ve been asked a lot in the last week on our thoughts about Andy Gross’s performance at Purdue University.  Here’s a BONUS pod for the week, where we discuss the Purdue performance, how we can react, and how to avoid becoming an infamous hashtag.  Ask yourself: what kind of hug is your act?

Not many of our episodes will exclude listeners.  However, as this episode is about a sensitive subject and topics of conversation could be a trigger or things you’d prefer your child not to hear yet, please listen with caution.  Thank you!

 

Episode Links

Washington Post Article

The Indy Channel News Report

The Magic Word Podcast by Scott Wells

 

Stats Mentioned in the Pod

National Sexual Violence Resource Center

One in five women and one in 71 men will be raped at some point in their lives (a)

In the U.S., one in three women and one in six men experienced some form of contact sexual violence in their lifetime (o)

81% of women and 35% of men report significant short- or long-term impacts such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (a)

One in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused before they turn 18 years old

Nearly two thirds of college students experience sexual harassment

 

RAINN-The Nation’s Largest Anti-Sexual Violence Organization

Every 98 seconds another American is sexually assaulted.

 

 

 

One thought on “005: BONUS! Us on Andy Gross (Disclaimer)

  1. One thing I’ve seen with magician’s response to this incident is that what they found to be inappropriate was “copying David Copperfield’s bit” and not “making a spectator feel uncomfortable up on stage”. I mean, both aren’t exactly great (and it being something that Copperfield did doesn’t exactly make it ok either considering recent allegations made towards him) however I feel that stating the issue in that way diminishes what the actual problem was to begin with. The audiences concern was not that it was another magicians act.

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