Project Mansplaining: Women’s Rights in the Modern World with Writer and Political Activist Mandy Pipher
Today’s guest, Mandy Pipher is a Toronto-based freelance writer and editor who has been involved in community organizing, political activism, and education since she was twelve years old. In 2015 she crowd-funded her way to the University of Oxford, where she earned a Master's in the English Language; her crowdfunding campaign was actively supported by Margaret Atwood.
Mandy is also a writing instructor at the University of Toronto's Innis College and a part-time Professor of English and Communication at George Brown College. She contributes regularly to the Opinion section of the Toronto Star, where her work focuses on intersections of language, politics, and gender. She is the co-host of the upcoming podcast ‘Mansplaining with Mandy’, in which she and Scott Colby (Toronto Star Opinions Editor) talk frankly about current gender issues—and how men can learn to better understand the experiences of women (debuting January 2019).
She and Dr. Antonella talk about sexual harassment in the media and in the digital space. Mandy also gave tips and advice on how to start writing if you want to voice out your opinion and/or share your story. They also delve into what is mansplaining and how to deal with a mansplainer.
2:46 - Mandy’s background, how she managed to combine her two passions and finished her Master’s Degree at the University of Oxford
5:13 - What is the trend now about coverage of stories of sexual harassment in the media
6:38 - How is sexism today and is there a bias against women trying to report sexual harassment
11:05 - Why there is a lack of accountability or justice over issues online or in the digital space
13:52 - How to start writing if you want to share your personal story or voice out your opinion on relevant issues and be heard
17:20 - A must-read book on writing and what it means to be a woman of the world
18:55 - Mandy’s words of wisdom plus a glimpse of her upcoming podcast called ‘Mansplaining with Mandy’
21:59 - What is mansplaining and how to deal with a mansplainer
27:06 - How to keep track of what happens to your life, and being appreciative as you grow older and wiser
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