War on Gender with Comedian Omid Djalili

War on Gender with Comedian Omid Djalili

War on Gender with Comedian Omid Djalili

The Man Enough Podcast - January 16, 2023 - 1:01:46

The war on gender has many fronts. In a time of unprecedented division among genders, comedian Omid Djalili shares a cautionary tale of the history of Iran’s two revolutions, how women-led revolutions are our best chance of liberating us all, and how men can make a difference from the West.Around the world women’s rights to freedom, justice and civil rights are being infringed upon and, in the case of Iran, violently attacked. The protests and revolution are a struggle for freedom and equality. This is not a fight against the hijab or against men. It is a fight against ignorance and as such it is supported fiercely by the men of Iran who are suffering a majority of casualties in their activism.New episodes every Monday 🎙️ The video version of every episode will always be available on the @wearemanenough YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/WeAreManEnough The Man Enough Podcast is produced by Wayfarer Studios and presented by Procter and Gamble, in partnership with Cadence13, an Audacy company.Show Notes:00:00 Episode Starts 02:30 Intros05:40 When was the last time you didn’t feel enough?06:45 How men can support women risking their lives in Iran20:50 Why should people care what’s happening in Iran to women (global vs one country)28:57 You can’t burn women made of fire31:24 “Men have been afraid, because they don’t know how to handle the fire”34:55 Are women better than men?47:50 Navigating Political Comedy57:34 What does it mean to be Man EnoughKey Quotes from the Episode: “You Can’t Burn Women Made of Fire”Background on the Iran RevolutionThe protests in Iran we are seeing today erupted in mid-September after the death of Mahsa Amini, while she was in the custody of the “morality police” for allegedly violating the country’s hijab law by showing a bit of her hair. Women and youth have been leading the protests, demanding social freedom and political change, gender equality and the end of the state’s regime. Crowds have continued to gather in defiance of the authorities even as the government recently pledged harsh punishment for defiers — including executions.While numbers are difficult to verify due to the lack of independent reporting in Iran, 19,200 protesters have been detained and 469 people including 63 children and 32 women have been killed since the protests began, according to the latest figures by the Human Rights Activists News Agency, or HRANA. About Omid Djalili:Omid is a critically acclaimed actor and stand up comedian. He recently starred in the Netflix Global drama The Letter for the King and the HBO/BBC series His Dark Materials. A Perrier Award nominee in 2002 and Edinburgh Comedy Award Panel Prize winner in 2016, Omid is known for his work in projects like The Mummy, Casanova, and, The Omid Djalili Show, and a Whoopi Goldberg's NBC sitcom Whoopi. Omid is a Prince’s trust recognized comedian and has been using his platform for the past month to shed light on the women’s revolution taking place in Iran. Guest Social Links: Instagram: @omiddjalili Twitter: @omid9 Subscribe to the Man Enough newsletter for behind the scenes, updates, sneak peeks of new episodes, and positive masculinity content: https://manenough.com/newsletterRead the Man Enough book: https://manenough.com/booksOrder the Boys Will Be Human book: https://boyswillbehuman.com FOLLOW THE HOSTS:Justin Baldoni https://instagram.com/justinbaldoni https://www.tiktok.com/@justinbaldoni https://facebook.com/justinbaldoni https://twitter.com/justinbaldoni Text: +1 (310) 845-6909 Liz Plank https://instagram.com/feministabulous https://tiktok.com/@lizplank https://facebook.com/feministabulous https://twitter.com/feministabulous http://www.elizabethplank.com/ Jamey Heath https://instagram.com/jamey_heath_ https://tiktok.com/@jameyheath https://twitter.com/jamey_heath_ https://facebook.com/jameyjaz http://www.jameyheath.com/ #iran #mahsaahmini #revolution #feminism #freedom #activism

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