The Evolution

S1 EP 12: YOUTH, SOCIAL MEDIA & RADICALIZATION

S1 EP 12: YOUTH, SOCIAL MEDIA & RADICALIZATION

⚠️ WARNING: This episode deals with mature themes, and contains mentions of sexual harassment and assault. This week, the short documentary “InstaSex: When teens fall prey to social media voyeurs” by The Straits Times CloseUp. We discuss the impact social media is having on youth—their identity, self-esteem, body image, values and behaviour. Selina, one of The Evolution’s youth leaders also joins us with some stunning stories as we get candid about sex education, pornography, consent and the pressure boys feel to ‘be one of the boys’. We also doll out some pretty real talk about parenting. In the second half, C + K respond to a defensive Christian response to the Christian youth in Singapore who self-radicalised. We defend The Straits Times opinion article “S’pore teen detained under ISA: Wake-up call for Christian community” written by associate editor Chua Mui Hoong, and talk how exclusivism can be a precursor to extremist behaviour. C argues that physical violence is not the only way we enact violence; that othering, excluding and being hurtful in the name of exclusive Christianity is also a kind of psychological violence. — ☎️: If you are a sexual assault survivor, our hearts go out to you. Please reach out for help at organisations such as the Sexual Assault Care Center at Aware Singapore. (https://sacc.aware.org.sg/get-help/talk-to-us/) — Follow us on Instagram: @uncommonhumanity Watch us on: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheEvolutionFam Check out: www.uncommonhumanity.com — Support this podcast: https://www.theevolution.org/give —> When indicating Type of Donation, fill in “UCH” or “UnCommon Humanity” —> Or hit us up at finance@theevolution.org !

Duration: 54 min

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