We saw the leak, but still. It couldn't happen. But it did.
In June the US Supreme Court overturned Roe vs Wade, the verdict that in 1973 ensured women's right to abortion on a federal level in the US.
In a controversial concurring opinion Justice Thomas basically promised to overturn the right to gay marriage, gay sex and contraception as well if the right cases were presented. So we decided to invite Phillip Ayoub on the podcast to learn more about the consequences for the staff with a minority back ground in academia and whether we should be worried globally.
Phillip is an incoming professor of political science at University College London. Before that he was an associate professor of diplomacy and world affairs at Occidental College, Los Angeles. In his book "When States Come Out" (link below) he wrote about the fight for gay rights in Europe. So he was just the person to ask: What went wrong? But also to ask where to look for inspiration.
You can learn more about Phillip at his website: https://www.phillipayoub.com/
On Twitter as: @Phillip_Ayoub
And on linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/phillip-ayoub-7b462991/
And if you're not reade for the full book, you can read an article Phillip wrote earlier this year on LGBTI exclusions in political science: https://bristoluniversitypressdigital.com/view/journals/ejpg/5/2/article-p154.xml
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