Join us for this conversation with Mrs. Carolyn West. We talked about healthcare, education, and her experiences as an African American woman. We learned so much from her and were reminded how different our realities are in the United States and the importance of being curious as we seek to better love our neighbors.
Racism in Pornography: Its Impact on Black Women and Girls with Dr. Carolyn West
Media Savvy Moms
More than a half-century beyond the civil rights movement and America is still fighting to end racism. How does this connect to the conversation of pornography? Think about it. Porn thrives on exploitation. Racism included. But it’s something most people don’t consider. Why is that? What are the consequences of leaving racism in pornography unchecked? Dr. Carolyn West is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Washington, Tacoma. In that capacity, she’s been investigating domestic violence and sexual assault for more than two decades. Recently, she began to look more closely at racism in pornography. What she found was deeply disturbing. In an effort to raise public awareness and help college students recognize blatant racism in the media they consume, she created the documentary film, “Let Me Tell Ya’ll ‘Bout Black Chicks: Images of Black Women in Pornography.” Media Savvy Moms is a podcast by ParentsAware, an organization dedicated to helping parents talk to their children and teens about pornography and healthy sexuality. For complete show notes, visit http://parentsaware.info/index.php/podcast/.
Dr. Carolyn West: Psychology Professor, Filmmaker, Author, Speaker, & Domestic Violence Expert
Consider Before Consuming
Trigger Warning: During this conversation we discuss racism and sexual violence. Listener discretion is advised.Dr. Carolyn M. West is a Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Washington where she teaches courses on human sexuality, family violence, sex crimes, and sexual violence. She is nationally recognized for her scholarship on gender-based violence in the lives of African American women and specializes in domestic violence, sexual assault, and sexual harassment. During Dr. West's 30 years in the field of healthy sexuality and racial equality, she has traveled internationally to consult, lecture, and deliver training seminars on topics related to intimate partner violence and sexual assault. Dr. Carolyn West sat down to talk with Consider Before Consuming podcast host, Garrett Jonsson, to discuss the role pornography plays in perpetuating racism and sexual violence. Listeners can also learn more about her documentary, “Let Me Tell Ya’ll ’Bout Black Chicks: Images of Black Women in Pornography.” You can find Dr. Carolyn West at www.DrCarolynWest.com.Click here to access the resources discussed in this episode.To learn more about the harms of pornography on consumers, relationships, and its larger societal impacts, visit FTND.org.To support this podcast, click here.As you go about your day we invite you to increase your self-awareness, look both ways, check your blindspots, and consider before consuming.
Episode 47: "Violence in the Lives of Black Women" - with Dr. Carolyn West
Black and Highly Dangerous
Over the past year, the #MeToo movement has created important dialogue around sexual assault and the culture of silence that enables sexual abuse and violence to thrive. Today, BhD joins the conversation and focuses explicitly on sexual assault and violence in the black community by interviewing Dr. Carolyn West, an award-winning author and Professor of Psychology at the University of Washington. During the interview, Dr. West provides insight into what constitutes sexual assault (23:40), the history of sexual violence against black women (27:00), the factors that shape disclosure (29:43), and the trauma and grief associated with sexual violence (35:10). After complicating the distinction between victim and perpetrator (41:33), we discuss her latest project on the images of black women in pornography (44:23), the negative consequences of those images on women and men (51:15), and sex trafficking in the black community (58:50). We close by having a conversation about how to change the culture around sexual assault and the images of black women in the media (1:01:44). Other Topics Include: 00:30 - Catch up with Ty and Daphne 04:00 - BhD “Oh Lawd” News 21:11 - Introduction of the Topic 22:18 - Learn More about Dr. West 37:30 - The Prevalence of Sexual Assault and Violence Against Men and Boys 55:15 - Colorism and Images of Black Women in Porn 1:08:45 - Ty and Daphne Reflect on the Interview Resources: Dr. Carolyn West’s Website: http://www.drcarolynwest.com Sexual Violence in the Lives of African American Women https://vawnet.org/sites/default/files/materials/files/2016-09/AR_SVAAWomenRevised.pdf #MeToo Thursday: Ending Sexual Violence - https://www.essence.com/culture/metoo-thursday-ending-sexual-violence/ #WhyIDidntReport: Survivors of Sexual Assault Share Their Stories After Trump Tweet - https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/23/us/why-i-didnt-report-assault-stories.html Sexual Abuse and the Code of Silence in the Black Community - http://www.rolereboot.org/culture-and-politics/details/2014-09-sexual-abuse-code-silence-black-community/
The C.O.W.S. w/ Dr. Carolyn West: WHITE SUPREMACY and PORNOGRAPHY
Dr. Carolyn West visits The Context of White Supremacy. Teaching a range of courses related to violence and sexuality, Dr. West investigates the long-term consequences of intimate partner violence and sexual assault as well as the hypersexualization of young women in the media. During our most recent discussion with Dr. Martin Kevorkian, he informed listeners about a superb lecture featuring Dr. West's research on White Supremacy in pornography. Her talk drew from content featured in her documentary film, "Let Me Tell Ya'll Bout Black Chics: Images of Black Women in Pornography." Dr. West used the documentary to expose the flagrant, racist sexual exploitation of black bodies. She also challenged White feminists, who speak loudly and often about the commodification of White Women, but remain mum regarding the porn industry's "sexual sewering" of black females and males. We'll ask Dr. West to speculate why White Supremacists harbor such an insatiable sexual desire for black people, who they consistently label as ignorant and primitive. #AntiBlackness INVEST in The COWS - http://paypal.me/GusTRenegade CALL IN NUMBER: 641.715.3640 CODE 564943#
Ez interviews founder of Carolyn West Photography and PR, Carolyn West. She is a Geelong based photographer and also public relations practitioner. Since photographing her first fashion week at the age of 17, she’s become somewhat of an unstoppable force. She had her first solo exhibition titled “Deluded Youth” on Hardware Lane in Melbourne back in 2012. She went on to interview and photograph American writer, magazine editor, singer and actress Tavi Gevinson in 2013. She’s since snapped collections by Alex Perry, Jean Paul Gaultier and Dion Lee at a variety of fashion weeks, and to top it off she has now officially become her own boss. 1. Carolyn's TED Talk: "How To Be Fucking Motivated"2. Getting into photography/Tavi Gevinson3. Game: Two Truths and a Lie4. Celebrity Passes5. Becoming your own bossSongs: 1. All My Friends feat. Chance the Rapper, Tinashe - Snakehips, 2. Butterfly - Grimes, 3. Miracle - Kimbra, 4. Sound and Colour - Alabama Shakes, 5. Any Given Weekend - Northeast Party House, 6. Hold - Vera Blue, 7. Black feat. Sky Ferreira - G DragonSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.