Listener Julie was kind enough to provide us with research for an episode about service animals: where they come from, how they are trained, what are the alternatives to non-human assistance for disabled folks.
In part 2, we finish up our dissection in the classroom discussion by reviewing past and present day legislation around students’ options for alternatives to dissection, what those are alternatives are, and reasons that dissection persists in public education. We also take a long segment in the middle to talk about media we’re watching (Shrill and For The People)!
Listener Kirstie kindly donated her time to a research topic that we’ve wanted to cover for ages dissection in educational settings. This is our first topic in a while that’s hella vegan, whoop! Nichole had to run to catch a train to L.A., so we are splitting this into two parts. Today’s episode covers the history of dissection in classes, statistics on animals, information about degree programs and requirements, and students’ reactions to dissection.
Nichole is somehow sick AGAIN so we decided to take it a little easy this week and talk about guilty pleasure TV that manages to not be problematic, and answer a question from a listener about if she’s “holding a grudge” by sticking to her boundaries with her abusive mother-in-law.
We got a thoughtful question from long-time listener Jackson about moderating marginalized folks while being a person who has a lot of privilege. Having had some experience with this ourselves, we tackle this quandary and the bigger philosophical issues around it with our usual gusto!