Episode Number: 1147
Episode Guest: Dr. Debra Soh
Original Airdate: July 26, 2018
Episode Sponsors: Blue Apron, Onnit, Quip
Guest Bio: Dr. Debra Soh is a former sex researcher, neuroscientist, columnist, and podcast host. She is the co-host of Wrongspeak with Jonathan Kay, available on Apple Podcasts and Google Play.
Topics Discussed: Things are crazy today; she quit academia because of how crazy things are; gender pronouns; people are pro science until it’s about gender; Bill Nye isn’t a real scientist; people are defensive of biology; women aren’t inferior than men (or vice versa), we’re just different things; gender fluidity; people vary so much; parents raising kids as “theybies”; boys who want to be girls; 10-year-old boy founded drag club for kids; Radiolab podcast episode about gender fluid person; are we indulging crazy people; Heaven’s Gate cult; gender dysphoria; Joe’s stand-up comedy bit about Caitlyn Jenner; we are rewarding people who are trans just for being trans; straight white males are seen as the devil; you can’t use the term “gender dysphoria” anymore; denial of science when it’s about gender; she thinks feminism is to blame; it’s acceptable to hate men today; feminism has gone off the rails; pride for races; promiscuous women; women in the military; people get mad when others do things differently than them; open relationships; sober people get mad when others aren’t sober; people want things to be easily explained; people who think gender is a social construct; she doesn’t think people research studies about gender, they just align themselves with people they agree with; gender is tribal; ideas get locked into ideologies; Tomi Lahren to star in pro-life film; Joe’s heritage; oppressed early immigrants and boxing; Asian-Americans suing Harvard for discrimination; people don’t like Asians because they do too well; The Bell Curve book; The Talent Code book; Asian people are hard workers; culturally enforced discipline; more talk about the Harvard lawsuit; fear of Asians; US State Department investigating Huawei on Iran concerns; more talk about people discriminating against Asians; equality of outcome and affirmative action; her article about campus diversity; (1:00:00) James Damore and the Google Memo; more talk about men being different than women; humans vary wildly; her podcast Wrongspeak; rapid onset gender dysphoria; being a person is weird and difficult; more rapid onset gender dysphoria talk; gun nuts; Scarlet Johansson leaves movie after backlash from trans community; Jeffery Tambor leaves Transparent after sexual misconduct allegations; John Wayne as Genghis Khan in The Conqueror movie; Charlie Chan; the crying Indian was actually Italian; James Gunn fired from Guardians of the Galaxy sequel over old tweets; women vs. men and tribalism; Chris Hardwick reinstated by AMC after abuse allegations; reality vs. the perception of reality; Black Mirror Netflix series; memories are unreliable; sexual harassment in the workplace; relationships in the office; actresses and the casting couch; transactional sex; Intel CEO fired after relationship with employee; “cuck” definition; talk about male feminists; girls who don’t have any female friends; more talk about transgender children; only being concerned with your own gender; will we get to a point where gender doesn’t matter; men who resent women because of rejection; our society thrives on conflict; Twitter vs. Facebook; reading DMs; talk about the Fallon Fox controversy; advantages a man transitioning to become a woman would have as a female fighter; (2:00:00) Fallon Fox talk continues; female fighters compared to male fighters; trans boy wrestler forced to wrestle girls; trans weightlifter crushes competition in Australia; more Fallon Fox talk; Germaine de Randamie vs. man kickboxing video; more talk about physical advantages between genders; “terf” definition; more ranting about gender and fighting; is it discrimination to talk about reality; the future and changing genders; talk about sexual attraction and transgender people; the world is more interesting with trans people in it; marijuana is good because it makes you think differently with fresh eyes; Bailey Jay; Joe thinks men are more likely to be violent than women; women aren’t as strong as men; more talk about female fighters; more talk about the Australian trans wrestler; talk about trans kids; transgender man gives birth after having child as a woman; trans people taking hormones; it’s strange to see a guy with a beard breastfeeding; it’s hard to express your feelings on nuanced issues; talk about her transition from academia to journalism/podcasting; YouTube demonetizing controversial videos or videos it deems “hate speech”; Joe being labeled as a member of the “intellectual dark/dork web”; Mark Duplass apologizes for calling Ben Shapiro a “genuine person”; Ben Shapiro talk; it’s important to have discussions; Joe is getting his DNA tested to learn more about his heritage; New York Times “intellectual dark web” article; talk about podcasting; (3:00:00) doing radio compared to podcasts; how Joe got into podcasting; Jordan Peterson talk; academia and the misrepresentation of reality; more talk about podcast conversations vs. traditional television/radio interviews; people should always be open to changing their mind; Joe has learned a lot and grown as a person because of podcasting; the presidential speaking pattern; people told Joe not to podcast; talk about her podcast Wrongspeak and the other things she’s doing.
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