Episode 16: en(gender)ed Reflections on the "Family Court" series
Greetings en(gender)ed listeners:
This is the second "Reflections" episode where I examine a series of interviews with my friend, Michael. He joins me as we reflect back on episodes, 7 (Nancy S. Erickson), 9 (Joan Meier), 10 (Barry Goldstein), 11 (Kathleen Russell), the first set of episodes on the first family court crisis.
Michael and I used to work together and served many students who were not in school or not working and were looking to develop skills to go back to school or to find a job. The young people we were helping often had their systemic barriers exacerbated by personal conflict in their lives that were difficult to manage, such as parents who didn't prioritize their education or work over their care-taking responsibilities, or romantic partners who were not helping to parent, didn't support their efforts to better themselves, and/or engaged in deliberate patterns of behavior to sabotage their school and/or work.
I was interested in Michael's perspective on the topics covered in our shows so far, especially since the majority of listeners are, not surprisingly, female. I hope you will find this episode engaging and, for the male listeners, an entree into your own exploration of what en(gender)ed has to offer you.
During our reflection, we talked about these additional resources:
- Leadership Council data estimating the number of cases annually where children are placed with abusers
- NY Model for Batterer Programs
- Chris Fabricant's work at the Innocence Project on Eyewitness Testimony
- Adam Ruins Everything's episode on bad forensic science and its dangers when applied n the family court system setting
- NPR's episode on Innocence Deniers and Kym Worthy's work on the Davontae Sanford case in Michigan
- Jon Freeman's psychology and neuroscience lab at NYU and his Mouse Tracker software
- Dartmouth study on how more "feminine" looking female politicians are more likely to win elections
- Radiolab Presents: More Perfect - One Nation, Under Money and how that episodes' description of how the Commerce Clause was used, unsuccessfully, protect women from gendered crimes.
- Estimating the economic costs of gender-based violence ($500 billion annually correction, not million, as shared in the recording)
- The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study and its origin as an obesity study and its subsequent findings and connection with childhood incest
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