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The Liz Wheeler Show

Ep. 401: Are Men Too Obsessed With Sports? Should Women Ditch Birth Control?

Fri Aug 11 2023
Controversial OpinionsGen Z VotersMillennial VotersHumorGender RolesPowerful PeoplePop CultureGOP Primary Debate

Description

This episode covers a range of topics including controversial opinions, the challenges faced by Gen Z and millennial voters, humor and gender roles, the influence of powerful people, controversial opinions in pop culture, and the entertainment value of the GOP primary debate.

Insights

The Importance of Addressing Real Problems

Republicans and conservatives need to compete for Gen Z voters by addressing the real problems they face, such as the difficulty of owning a home or buying a car, surviving on a single income, and starting a family.

The Assault on Gender Roles

There is a deliberate push to destroy traditional gender roles, but there should be room for progress without overcorrection.

The Lack of Substantive Role Models

There is a lack of substantive role models for both men and women in terms of defining masculinity and femininity.

The Importance of Personal Responsibility

There is a lack of personal responsibility in society, with people blaming politicians instead of taking action themselves.

Controversial Opinions in Pop Culture

The podcast host intentionally blurs the lines between satire and seriousness in her posts to create dialogue and discussion around important issues.

Changing Attitudes Towards Transgender Inclusion

The host predicts that the all-female women's soccer team in the United States will eventually include biological males due to changing attitudes towards transgender inclusion.

Entertainment Value of GOP Primary Debate

The speaker plans to watch the GOP primary debate for entertainment value, expecting personal insults and humor.

Chapters

  1. Ashley St. Clair and Controversial Opinions
  2. Gen Z Voters and Millennial Voters
  3. Humor, Gender Roles, and Society
  4. Powerful People and Personal Responsibility
  5. Controversial Opinions and Pop Culture
  6. Entertainment Value of GOP Primary Debate
Summary
Transcript

Ashley St. Clair and Controversial Opinions

00:02 - 06:54

  • Ashley St. Clair is a famous person on Twitter and allegedly works for the Babylon Bee.
  • She serves as their diversity hire and does operations work.
  • Ashley wrote a book called Elephants Are Not Birds, which received backlash from the left.
  • NBC News labeled Ashley as controversial due to her opinion on birth control.
  • She believes women should have informed consent regarding birth control's side effects.
  • NBC thinks discussing these side effects discourages women from using birth control, which they consider anti-women's rights.

Gen Z Voters and Millennial Voters

06:29 - 12:49

  • Gen Z voters and millennial voters rejected a constitutional amendment in Ohio that would make it harder to change the constitution, specifically regarding the legalization of abortion.
  • Republicans and conservatives need to compete for Gen Z voters by addressing the real problems they face, such as the difficulty of owning a home or buying a car, surviving on a single income, and starting a family.
  • Gen Z understands that the current system is not working for them, and if no solutions are provided, they may seek to reform the entire system.
  • Bernie Sanders appealed to millennials by promising to make things easier for them.
  • Gen Z lacks a sense of purpose due to working in a rat race and relying on government-subsidized childcare.

Humor, Gender Roles, and Society

12:20 - 18:43

  • Different people have different senses of humor, some more dry and others relating it to political or theological issues.
  • The Californians move to Texas series was one of the funniest things produced by the team.
  • There is a rise in men getting emotional when female-specific issues are discussed, leading to a habit on the right of thinking anyone who talks about these issues is a feminist.
  • There is a deliberate push to destroy traditional gender roles, but there should be room for progress without overcorrection.
  • Andrew Tate accurately diagnoses that our society vilifies men, but his prescription of self-destruction is not true masculinity.
  • There is a lack of substantive role models for both men and women in terms of defining masculinity and femininity.
  • There has been an assault on femininity and womanhood as well as an assault on males and masculinity for a long time.
  • The root of many problems lies in a spiritual crisis where the true meaning of masculinity and femininity is not understood outside biblical values.

Powerful People and Personal Responsibility

18:20 - 24:35

  • Powerful people are anti-humanists and anti-natalists, seeking the total destruction of society.
  • There is a lack of personal responsibility in society, with people blaming politicians instead of taking action themselves.
  • Our attention is the most valuable currency today, and we should be cautious about where we spend it.
  • Exercising self-control allows us to have a voice and fight back against the system.
  • The TATES are seen as destructive influences on young men by some conservatives.
  • Conservatives often focus on symptoms rather than addressing root issues.
  • Andrew Tate is emblematic of the problem within the Republican Party, which lacks a clear definition of what's right.

Controversial Opinions and Pop Culture

24:21 - 30:43

  • The podcast host discusses the controversy surrounding her opinion on men's obsession with sports, which went viral and sparked outrage.
  • She intentionally blurs the lines between satire and seriousness in her posts to create dialogue and discussion around important issues.
  • The host pokes fun at a clip of Megan Rapinoe missing a penalty kick, highlighting the attention it brought to women's soccer.
  • She expresses her disappointment when athletes become overtly political, as it can be a turn off for supporters who want to feel connected to the team.
  • The host predicts that the all-female women's soccer team in the United States will eventually include biological males due to changing attitudes towards transgender inclusion.
  • She shares that she doesn't rely heavily on political commentary but prefers listening to audiobooks on culturally relevant topics.

Entertainment Value of GOP Primary Debate

30:25 - 35:41

  • The speaker plans to watch the GOP primary debate for entertainment value, expecting personal insults and humor.
  • The speaker believes that Trump will likely participate in the debate and considers him naturally funny.
  • The speaker recalls the entertaining moments of the 2016 primary debates and expresses disappointment at not having a Democrat primary debate.
  • The possibility of Newsom joining the debate is mentioned as potentially entertaining.
  • The speaker briefly discusses a controversial book they wrote about embracing one's true identity.
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