The American television program Californication centers on the character Hank Moody, a novelist-turned-scriptwriter making a living in the sinful Hollywood landscape. He's also a slut. But Hank's promiscuity shouldn't be construed as being misogynist. Instead, Lisa McKeown suggests that if you look a little closer, you'll see someone who can teach us about sexual creepiness, respect for the opposite sex, and what it means to live in a rape culture.
Lisa is a PhD student at the New School for Social Research in New York City. She earned her B.A. (Hon) from the University of Toronto, and an MSc in philosophy from the University of Edinburgh. Her interests hover around the intersections of ethics, aesthetics, and the philosophy of language. She’s currently writing a dissertation on feminism and speech-act theory, and teaches philosophy at New School University. She lives in Toronto and New York City.
On September 21, Lisa McKeown appeared on "Inside the Sulphurbath" to discuss speech act theory, a linguistic and psychological understanding of our communicative actions and creations of reality.
Edward Snowden, just like Bradley Manning, has been labeled a traitor and at times an aid to terrorists. It has even been suggested that he might be faking the information leaks, or simply wanting attention, otherwise he would have gone through the proper whistleblower channels. Snowden, some say, should have been more patient; he should have been more careful in revealing the NSA's secrets.