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On Being with Krista Tippett is a public radio project delving into the human side of news stories + issues. Curated + edited by senior editor Trent Gilliss.

We publish guest contributions. We edit long; we scrapbook. We do big ideas + deep meaning. We answer questions.

We've even won a couple of Webbys + a Peabody Award.

Emma Watson’s speech at the UN Women’s conference blew my mind. Please watch it.

The way she phrased the invitation for men made me so ashamed of all the years I struggled with the word “feminist.” Every woman in my life has been empowered by this video.

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When your only female character exists to be bartered and abused, that is lazy writing. When you raise the stakes by threatening a woman with rape, that is lazy writing. When you demonstrate the ‘seriousness’ of a situation by describing a brutal rape, that is lazy writing. When you inject emotion into a flagging scene by making the man throw the woman against the wall, that is lazy writing. Not only is it lazy writing, but when rape is used lightly and cheaply as a convenient narrative device, it hurts people.
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Monica Byrne, from the Durham-based playwright’s blog post, "The use of rape in narrative"

~Trent Gilliss, senior editor

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