In “Almost Brooklyn Summer” we ask if street harassment invisible to men, and discuss the commodification of Brooklyn.
Aaron Freeman, Co-Host / Engineer, This Week in Blackness Radio
Winston Griffith, Executive Director, Brooklyn Movement Center
1. Is street harassment invisible to men?:The conversations we have with most men about street harassment involve a lot of shock, confusion and disbelief. The ones we have with people who experience harassment are full of camaraderie and the relief of finally being understood. What is the disconnect? Do men even see street harassment going down in Central Brooklyn?
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2. The Commodification of Brooklyn: Brooklyn has been bought and sold so much that it has become a defacto brand. It’s not just real estate that’s being sold; it’s a lifestyle: move to Brooklyn and you’ll become a trendy cyclist with floppy hair and an ambiguous ethnic background. How are characterizations of 2014 Brooklyn dangerous to the livelihood of longtime residents?
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