Caitlyn Jenner & the Empathy Gap

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Caitlyn Jenner & the Empathy Gap

Summary 1: The speaker initially planned to talk about something else but got distracted by technical issues with their livestream. They mention the culture wars and expectations to discuss Caitlyn Jenner and her views on trans women in sports. They believe there is a psychological issue at play and express frustration with how people interpret jokes differently, causing comedy to suffer. They assert that people are being radicalized and that comedy is under attack.

Summary 2: The speaker discusses the concept of nudging and the hot-cold empathy gap, which relates to radicalization. They emphasize how people see what they want to see in a joke. This leads them to believe that comedy is dying and that people are becoming more radicalized. They remark on how their own joke tweet about Caitlyn Jenner received a variety of responses, further highlighting the empathy gap.

Summary 3: Amidst finding amusement in the comments and responses to their joke tweet about Caitlyn Jenner, the speaker continues to discuss the empathy gap and radicalization. They believe everyone thinks they’re the reasonable and rational one but fails to recognize their own radicalization. The speaker laments the state of comedy and the impossibility of pleasing everyone due to widespread radicalization.

Summary 4: Shifting focus, the speaker notes that men tend to think women with opinions are idiots. They express disbelief at how the culture wars keep delivering absurdity and give an example of their joke tweet being misinterpreted. They argue that the joke had absurdity built in and commented on the absurdity of winning a woman of the year award. The speaker reinforces their belief that comedy should sometimes provoke and offend.

Summary 5: The speaker delves into the response they received to their joke tweet. They express amusement at the outrage it caused amongst people who didn’t understand it. They share an encounter with someone who suggested taking restaurants away from them, showcasing the addressee’s lack of understanding. This leads the speaker to reflect on the experience of being a woman expressing opinions on the internet and how much worse it is when they’re serious. They segue into a serious discussion about radicalization and tease the idea of everyone teetering on the brink of war.

Summary 6: Calling attention to the psychology behind the misinterpretation of their joke tweet, the speaker asserts that it was like a “Schrodinger’s tweet,” with people seeing whatever they wanted to see. They took pleasure in piling on and finding entertainment in how people misunderstood the joke. They mention Christine, who understood the joke, and criticize others for lacking that understanding. They suspect some responders could be troll farms or bots.

Summary 7: The speaker concludes by implying that Caitlyn Jenner should have her woman of the year award taken away, though their initial comments might have been sarcastic. They express frustration with those who can’t grasp irony and find it amusing to watch people’s stupidity unfold. They then reference a person who should have “she is” as the continuation of their thought, leaving it open-ended.