Our Week In The Web: May 30, 2014

We couldn't help but notice this week how many of our site's visitors were drawn to the Wednesday hour on misogyny in our modern culture. Sure, many of you were there to listen to the conversation, but it also appears that a lot of you were there to take part in the lively conversation taking place on our comment section. Many users contacted us during and after the program to note how — well, how almost hateful many of the comments for a program focused on cultural misogyny and violence toward women seemed to be. It wasn't an entirely surprising development — when left on their own, more than a few comment sections here and elsewhere in the great wide Internet can take such a turn — but it was sad that, as one Twitter user told us, "not even @OnPointRadio's comment forum is a remotely respectful place for #yesallwomen." We don't necessarily have a solution here, seeing as we hope our comment forums can be respectful places for all points of view and opinion, but we thought it was worth pointing out. We're sad that some users feel unwelcome on our discussion forums, and we're hopeful we can help promote a more civil environment for all interested parties in the future.

The Most Listened-To Shows Online (5/23 — 5/30)

1. Misogyny And Murder: Unpacking A Killing In California (May 28, 2014)

2. Teachers Tell Us Why They've Left The Classroom (May 29, 2014)

3. American Women, American Nuns (May 27, 2014)

4. Week In The News: VA Scandal, Primaries And The Tea Party, Chinese Hackers (May 23, 2014)

5. The Troubled U.S. Postal Service, And How We Communicate Now (May 27, 2014)

Our Favorite Guest Quotes From This Week

"I really am very pleased that I'm alive and at NPR." — Diane Keaton

"I'm a professional feminist. All I have to do to be hostile is walk into a room." Soraya Chemaly

"I believe in public education. I believe in quality public education." — Suzi Sluyter 

"I knew that I wasn't Maria, and I knew that I wasn't Whoopi Goldberg." — Sister Colleen Gibson 

Our Favorite Comments (Facebook, Twitter and Disqus) From This Week

"Talk dirty to me, On Point! ;)" (@ddiamond0)

"Good Riddance, everything one needs can be sent via email......No more needlessly killing trees." (Sean Gallagher)

"I have a lifelong friend who is entering the monastic life. She's almost 50 years old and a Grandmother. She is finding a level of peace, joy and freedom she has never experienced before. She feels she's where God wants her to be." (Tonya Yetter)

"Kids need to love learning. Teachers need to love teaching. How do we create that kind of atmosphere?" (@RevChristineP)

Our Favorite Bit Of Internet This Week

This collection of photos from low-budget Beauty and the Beast productions. (Tumblr)


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