Monday, February 25, 2008
Talking Sex: In Hong Kong and in the U.S.
In our next edition of KUCI's Subversity show airing Monday, 25 February 2008, we focus on sex talk -- in Hong Kong as well as stateside.
In Part 1: We air a dispatch from National Radio Project's Making Contact, "Still Talking About Sex," which features former U.S. Surgeon General Jocelyn Elders. In 1993, Elders became the first African American Surgeon General of the United States. Criticized and attacked for her public statements promoting comprehensive sex education, the distribution of condoms in public schools, and the possibility of the legalization of drugs, Elders was forced to resign about a year later. The statement Elders is often remembered for is when she said masturbation is a part of human sexuality, and so perhaps it should be taught to children. On this edition, of Making Contact, we'll hear from the former surgeon who to this day remains a fierce advocate for health related policies.
In Part 2: We delve into the Edison Chen sex scandal that has gripped Hong Kong and the surrounding region for a month. The hip hop singer and actor has now admitted taking most of the hundreds of photographs circulating on the Internet showing him in bed (separately) with up to a half dozen local starlets. We discuss the legal and civil rights implications in the current law enforcement crackdown in the wake of the theft of his images.
Latest Edison Chen apology: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewAKWEeC0IU
Earlier Edison Chen apology: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIIwhbMRXe4&feature=related
Jeff Chang 2006 profile of Edison Chen: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/10/11/DDGOLLLO541.DTL