Apr 27, 2020 • 1HR 0M

Are You Woke Enough To Pay For A Sex Worker? Also: What's The Matter With Meghan Daum? (Featuring Meghan Daum)

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Jesse Singal
Journalists Katie Herzog and Jesse Singal scour the internet for its craziest, silliest, most sociopathic content, part of an obsessive and ill-conceived attempt to extract kernels of meaning and humanity from a landscape of endless raging dumpster fires.
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After the pod gets off to yet another rough start thanks to a vicious anti-bread tirade Katie levels at Jesse, the cohosts heat up some leftovers from the last episode by disentangling Karens and Beckys (sorry, Karens and Beckys!) and further explaining their views on expertise. Then they discuss "Why Won't Woke Boys Pay For Sex?," the MEL Magazine article that lit Twitter on fire last week: Is Progressive Sex-Worker Discourse in line with most people's intuitions about the nature of prostitution? Is it politically problematic to not want to pay your friends for sex? In the final segment, the cohosts move on to "I Left New York for Greener Pastures — and a Puppy," a controversial Meghan Daum article in GEN. Is it wrong to leave New York for other, less-infected parts of the country, potentially bringing the virus with you? Along the way Jesse and Katie are joined by a special guest, who may or may not be Meghan herself. You'll just have to listen and/or look at the title of the episode to find out.

Show notes:

-"Why Won't Woke Boys Pay For Sex?" (MEL Magazine)

-Chris Kavanagh's Twitter thread about Blocked and Reported and expertise

-"I Left New York for Greener Pastures — and a Puppy" (GEN)