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July 12th Podcast


Suzy Vivian

Author of-Blue Orb

Book: The Blue Orb
Author: Suzy Vivian

Hundreds of years ago in the land of Uranallee, a powerful wizard creates a blue
orb capable of amplifying directed thought with just a few words. It lies dormant
for many years, until a coven of vile witches discovers it and develops a plot to take
over the world.

Zarcon is a great wizard who fears the witches have the legendary blue orb that
provides them with more power the longer they possess it. One day after he hears
someone riding toward his castle at a frantic pace, he opens the door to Jasmine, a
young woman who has just stolen the orb and somehow escaped from the pack of
wolves chasing her. After she enlists help from Zarcon to help her protect the
artifact from the witches who will do anything to get it back, they must embark on a
perilous journey to seek help from another. Will they succeed in their quest or will
the witches catch them and once again obtain the orb?

In this fantasy story, a young woman and a great wizard set out on a journey to
protect a powerful artifact from evil witches determined to keep it in their
possession so they can rule the world.

GENDER/SOCIETY ANALYST: Karen Straughan, is a critic of feminism and an advocate for men’s rights based in Edmonton Alberta Canada. A mother of three children, she’s best known for her infamous YouTube channel “girlwriteswhat”. She participates regularly on a group men’s issues podcast known as Honey Badger Radio, and has given presentations on feminism, men and masculinity in Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, London, Detroit, Chicago, San Diego and more.

“Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling torched critics of her “trans-exclusionary radical feminism” on social media over the weekend, after a member of the United Kingdom’s Labour Party issued a tepid apology for accusing Rowling of weaponizing her history of sexual assault and domestic violence.

Labour MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle apologized to Rowling on Twitter Sunday without tagging her directly, and after claiming, in a lengthy op-ed for a British newspaper, that Rowling was using her history of sexual assault — a history she revealed in detail in a heavily personal essay published last week — as a  “justification” for “discriminating” against transgender individuals.

In the piece, Rowling says she is “a domestic abuse and sexual assault survivor” and that she stands up for women’s rights, even in the face of pushback from transgender activists, because she believes women-only spaces and women’s safety are under direct attack from efforts to erase the concept of gender.

Rowling said she cares about the issue “out of solidarity with the huge numbers of women who have histories like mine, who’ve been slurred as bigots for having concerns around single-sex spaces.”

Karen’s personal motto is that anti-feminism is the radical notion that women are adults…

TWITTER: @girlwriteswhat

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