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Peter & Shirley Oiler, on the aftermath of his firing by Winn-Dixie and the court judgement against him.

Jim Potter, author of "The 11 Myths of Media Violence," on the effects of violence in the media and what we can do about it.

" It's a dangerous formula that we're following. It's not just the amount of violence, it's the way it's portrayed that's dangerous, and most social scientists see that pretty clearly. "
- Jim Potter

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00:00 Introduction and commentary, including:
• Aqua kickboxing
• Peter & Shirley Oiler
• Karen goes after the South
• Media violence and chains of violence
• "Normal" on HBO
• Boston ruling on Jacque's bar
13:50 Question of the Week
" Why is it that, you need a psychotherapist in order to get hormones, if there's nothing wrong with you mentally then why see a psychotherapist. If you had deformed genitals you wouldn't need to! So why do I need to see a psychotherapist to tell me what I already know about myself. Why is it that I need someone else to tell me it's ok to modify my body to be congruent with my mind? "
(from: Mara)
20:57 Hal Fuller's Twisted Nasty News
A judge has ruled that an employer has the right to fire an employee for the simple fact that they crossdress OFF the job. The ruling is a setback not just for crossdressers everywhere, but also for the couple who went public to protect his dignity and right to work. Peter & Shirley Oiler talk about some of the pain they've suffered, and why they will not appeal the ruling.
For more information:
• Peter & Shirly on GenderTalk on October 8, 2001
• Email Peter & Shirley at:
• Text of the ACLU filing on behalf of Peter Oiler
• NTAC press release on the ruling:
• ACLU's response to ruling
62:49 Special Message
63:21 Boston area (and national) announcements
67:17 Television and movies regularly portray a tremendous amount of violence. What is the impact of that violence and is there anything we can do about it? Jim Potter, professor of communication at UCSB and author of "The 11 Myths of Media Violence" shares with us some of the best thinking of researchers and scholars today.

Potter is the author of 9 books on media and media literacy. He has PhDs in media theory and instructional technology, and is the former editor of the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media.

For more information:
Media Literacy website
• More on "The 11 Myths of Media Violence"
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