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Invisibilia: Punks Policing Their Own

Invisibilia investigates Richmond's hardcore punk scene and the self-policing that went on there — and what it cost. Sara Wong for NPR hide caption

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Invisibilia investigates Richmond's hardcore punk scene and the self-policing that went on there — and what it cost.

Sara Wong for NPR

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 punk scene, Hanna Rosin, co-host of NPR's Invisibilia, chronicles a social media callout and asks what pain can accomplish.

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