Invisibilia When someone in your community transgresses, do you banish them? Purge them in an attempt to make the community safer for everyone?

The Callout

When someone in your community transgresses, do you banish them? Purge them in an attempt to make the community safer for everyone?

WARNING: This episode contains obscenities and descriptions of sex and violence.

A lot of communities today are taking a hard stand against sexual harassment and assault. Using social media shaming, ostracism, professional excommunication, whatever punishment is painful enough to shift the moral code by brute force. Through one incident in the Richmond Virginia hardcore music scene, we chronicle a social media callout and ask what pain can accomplish.

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The Callout

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