S2.E7 – #AnsariNotSorry – Part Two

By The Jilted Indian Podcast

We are re-issuing our previous trigger warning. We talk about rape culture, sexual misconduct and violence. If you have need to, please visit

http://www.RAINN.orgthe nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization
National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800-656-4673 (HOPE)

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Listen to Season 2, Episode 7 #AzizAnsariNotSorry here:

Show Notes Here:

ICYMI: Find Part One here, the 40 article show notes spreadsheet is in there. AzizPt2

Just a reminder, that Miranda referenced some articles in part 1 that we are re-publishing over the course of the next month, you can find them over on the Jilted Indian Blog.

Shameela mentioned Sorry from the Brain  and Sorry from the Heart from Amy Poehler’s memoir, “Yes, Please!”

The Vox.com article I thought I was one of the good guys. Then I read the Aziz Ansari story.

The UN’s He for She

The Aziz Ansari Syllabus for South Asian American Communities this syllabus for those who need a starting point. It was compiled by a group of South Asian American advocates who work on issues related to racial, immigrant and gender justice as a starting point to the conversations. Read the Syllabus Here.

For more information, please contact Nadiah Mohajir at HEART
Women & Girls ( nadiah@heartwomenandgirls.org ).

Jilted Indian Podcast Notes that  this syllabus is presented from the perspective of the victim doing all the work, and does not talk about the accountability of the attacker; however, that does not detract from the benefit gained from the articles and resources provided. 

The day after we recorded this episode, the 2018 Grammy Awards aired and two things of note from that episode:

Janelle Monae declared Time’s Up for abuses of power in the music industry.

Ke$ha defined catharsis with this performance


And later in the SAME week, female music executives penned an open letter to Grammy’s Chief Neil Portnow to step down after making the comment that women artists need to ‘step up’ (that’s for Channing Tatum and men to do sir). Read that open letter here.

Lena Waithe, the first Black woman to win an Emmy for comedy writing; cast member, and creative producer for Masters of None stated that this kind of conversation isn’t always ‘black and white.’

Amy Schumer has stated, speaking as a friend of Ansari’s that women are to be believed, the conversation needs to happen if progress is to be made.

Amy Poehler

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