This week, we tackle online bullying and take a firm stance against Ari Shaffir, who this week broke the cardinal rule of comedy and punched down. How far is too far when it’s not even a joke? The smart and lovely Monica Lewinsky is choosing to come out in to the limelight more and more recently, this time speaking out about our society’s culture of shame via a TED Talk. She talks about rap lyrics she’s the subject of, falling in love with her boss, and the mistakes of our twenties. Speaking of rap lyrics, Jen shares her experiences of being the new girl at the dog park. Wait, what? We wrap up with tweets of the week! It’s a good one. Happy Spring, y’all.
Monica Lewinsky’s TED Talk
- Monica Lewinsky Is Back, but This Time It’s on Her Terms (NY Times)
- Previous XOXOJK episode where Monica was discussed
- Brené Brown
- Tyler Clementi’s story
Louie and the Dog Park!
Tweets of the Week!
Apple Geniuses are either very helpful or insufferable. There is no middle ground.
— Babel (@atbabel) March 27, 2015
For my birthday, I'm granting myself the freedom to admit that I'll never send out an invitation with the instruction "No Gifts."
— Ana Gasteyer (@AnaGasteyer) March 23, 2015