Feb 10 • 2HR 8M

Hate Crimes Good! Delayed Childbearing Bad!

Plus: Bonus content for all!

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Meghan Daum & Sarah Haider
Two girls, one podcast.
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This episode includes the bonus content normally only for paying subscribers: You are all welcome.

The girls/women take on so many meaty topics that they might as well be glowing from Jordan Peterson’s carnivore diet. After a quick plug for Meghan’s new (and soon-to-be-HUGE) Substack feature Dreams of Heterodox Podcasters, they begin with a discussion of Sarah’s recent Substack post about “how hate crime hoaxes are good.” (Never blame writers for headlines. Except on Substack.) They move on to a recent New York Times article about Meghan’s favorite non-cancel culture topic: real estate.

Data shows that single women outnumber single men in the home buying market. Is that because of factors like getting divorced and getting the house? Or is it because single men are all incel slugs living in their parents’ basement? They then discuss the apparently huge number of women who wanted to have children but now probably never will and whether or not this is because Society Has Lied To Them. Meghan points out that people are delaying starting families because of the cost of home ownership and inaccessibility of middle class life. Sarah denies it all, and blames the victims.

In what would ordinarily have been the bonus content, the hostesses get uncharacteristically dark and debate whether life is really worth living at all and discuss the concepts of pro-natalism and anti-natalism. Finally, they discuss the so-called “Fleishman Effect,” recently coined in an article in New York Magazine’s The Cut, and respond to listener comments, including comments about Sarah having the “certainty gene.”

Relevant links:

New York Times: Single Women Own More Homes Than Single Men https://www.nytimes.com/2023/02/02/realestate/single-women-own-more-homes-than-single-men.html

NY Magazine’s The Cut: https://www.thecut.com/2023/02/the-fleishman-is-in-trouble-effect.html

Hold That Thought by Sarah Haider
Why Hate Crime Hoaxes Are Good
I’m surprised that in many of my readings regarding hate crimes and hate crime hoaxes, the following obvious note is neglected: Hoaxes proliferate widely not when hate crimes are the highest, nor when the victims are most at risk: but at the times when they are commonly believed to be most at risk and when this treatment is widely believed to be unjust…
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The Unspeakable with Meghan Daum
Dreams of Heterodox Podcasters
It’s now a series! Turns out I’m not the only one for whom heterodox podcasters show up in dreams. Below is one from a listener named Tim, who lives in Toronto. I posted the first installment on Feb 5 with my dream about Glenn Loury. Lots of dreams are being shared in the comments, but feel free share them with me …
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