I was going to write at length about that but instead I have to write about something else.
Riverdaughter (Confluence), who doesn't know a damn thing about NPR, wrote this morning to recommend the interview, " Yeah, yeah, I know Gross is a Kool-Ade drinker. She still is one of the best interviewers around. If you get lost in Dakinikat’s posts, you may find Morgensen’s summary easier to digest."
When I read crap like that, I really start to picture Riverdaughter as the Chrissy Snow of the blogging set. Really sweet but the train's not running upstairs.
I expect a woman who claims to be a feminist to act like one. I don't think that's asking too much.
What kind of an idiot recommends Terry Gross?
A stupid, stupid idiot.
Riverdaughter, since you listen to Terry Gross how 'bout you tell us, Big Girl, how many women did she have on last month?
She has a show that airs Monday through Friday for one hour each day (she has a clip-fest best of for the weekend that a few stations bother to air). Sometimes she has one guest she (or her MALE guest host) speaks to, other times she has two guests or three for one show. But she only had time for TWO women last month.
How many this month, Riverdaughter?
You're whoring for her, honey, you damn well should know.
I'm not in the mood. I don't know if it's a White thing here and she's just too much of a dainty flower to do the work or to call someone out, but she's doing damage.
Riverdaughter, get a brain, get it started and stop being a HARM to women.
There's no excuse for it. You're a grown woman with a daughter.
You damn well shouldn't need me to point out how few women Queen Bee Terry will sit down with.
You damn well should have noticed that her 'critics' are one woman and how many men?
If you don't know the answer, sit your tired ass down and do some research.
The Confluence could be a wonderful place but too often too many people write about things they know nothing about. Like when ___ wanted to tell us about the 'only' female director.
And for those of us who do the work, who hold sexists like Terry Gross accountable?
We really don't your underfed brain bubbly about how great Terry is.
Bare minimum, Terry's guest list each month? It should be 50% women. She's never achieved that in any month all year. She regularly ignores women. She brings on the same men over and over. And she excludes women.
But there's Riverdaugher raving over Terry's 'interview' 'style.'
It's bulls**t and we can't afford it.
Get your act together, truly. We can't afford it.
And if she listens to that crappy program she has NO excuse for not noting that Terry barely brings on women.
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