Posts Tagged ‘privilege’

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Nick is joined by Ruth, a psychologist, activist and host of the Creating Space Project podcast. We discuss some listener feedback on staying healthy in a sick society, avoiding being a “shooting star” as an activist, Ruth’s environmental activism with Save Ashfield Park – against the West Connex highway development, activism as a privilege and mental health as a political issue. You can hear Katie’s interview on the Creating Space Project, covering her personal experiences with abortion, divisive issues, justice and compassion.

The episode also features part of Bede Carmody’s talk ‘Sustainable Activism: How to avoid becoming burnt out as an activist’. Bede works full-time for Amnesty International AND also runs A Poultry Place animal sanctuary! This part of the talk focuses on defining activist burnout and why it is important, a broad definition of activism, links between activism and mental health issues, the book Aftershock – Confronting Trauma in a Violent World: A Guide for Activists and Their Allies by pattrice jones and we really encourage listeners to check in with how they’re going by completing the activist burnout questionnaire Bede mentioned during his talk. We played the rest of this talk on our following episode #178.

Bede Carmody at his animal sanctuary A Poultry Place.

This talk is from the 2016 Institute for Critical Animal Studies (ICAS) Oceania conference. You can find links to listen to all of the talks from this conference in the show notes for our 152nd episode. Also a reminder about the 2017 ICAS Oceania conference – the schedule is now up online! You can also hear Nick discussing this conference and ICAS generally on the show Freedom of Species on 3CR radio (9 July episode).

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Clips:

The Smith Street BandShine’, The Dead Milkmen ‘Meaningless Upbeat Happy Song’, Discussion with Ruth from the Creating Space Project podcast, Bede Carmody’s talk ‘Sustainable Activism: How to avoid becoming burnt out as an activist’, Ruth from the Creating Space Project with B Munday ‘Collateral Damage’.

 

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The message Katie left at the Leeds Museum – you can see more photos from our UK trip here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/progpodcast/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1654962444519419

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This episode features The Species Barrier on child-free women. The discussion covers: the importance of adopting kids, debating the issue not the person, the Voluntary Human Extinction Movement, anti-natalism and the origin of the “missionary” position.

We also discuss section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act, free speech and privilege.

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Clips:

LogicBegging You’, Cyndi LauperGirls Just Want To Have Fun’, MistroYour Lullaby’.

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Image from junonews.org

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Katie was on the BBC!!! You can listen to the segment with her and others discussing racist, misogynist Milo Yiannopoulos being banned from Twitter after harassing Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones, from 24.23-41.50 of this episode of BBC World Have Your Say.

We also discuss “freech” (aka free speech), hate speech, the “right to be a bigot” and privilege. We touched on similar issues on episode 117, where we discussed singer Chris Brown being banned from coming to Australia.

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We recently spotted this in Fitzroy – where else?!

Clips:

Open SlatherPrivileged Poor Sketch’, Katie on this episode of BBC World Have Your Say, Aziz AnsariThe Chick-Fil-A Dilemma’, AJJAmerican Tune’.

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celesteliddle

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This episode features Celeste Liddle’s International Women’s Day Address, recorded at the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre. Some of the points her talk covers include:

  • Celeste’s upbringing and how it has informed her politics today.
  • Intersectionality.
  • Women’s liberation is just a start, same with all other causes.
  • We should liberate the most vulnerable rather than trickle down social justice.
  • Choice is linked to privilege.

intersectionality

For more information on this talk and for a recording that includes the whole talk and the Q and A after the talk (covering topics such as education in schools on Indigenous issues, disabilities in Indigenous communities and self-care for Women of Colour), see here. You can also view the text of this talk here.

Be sure to check out Celeste’s blog blackfeministranter.blogspot.com.au, follow her on Twitter @Utopiana and like her Facebook page. You can also hear another talk from Celeste on our 108th episode.

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Clips:

Meagan TrainerNo’, Bob RandallBrown Skin Baby (They Took Me Away)’, Thelma PlumDollar’.

You can listen to a short (10 minute) version of this episode, which features a shortened version of Celeste’s talk, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

violence

This cartoon is from the Financial Review.

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Nick is joined by Kathryn Joy for this entire episode. The first half of the episode is a critical look at the feminist campaign calling for American singer Chris Brown to be denied entry into Australia because of his conviction for assaulting his ex-girlfriend, Rhianna. We draw on Nick’s article ‘Don’t judge me: Chris Brown and the real task of tackling violence against women’, Clem Bastow’s article ‘The Problem with the Ban Against Chris Brown’ and Katie Robertson’s article ‘Violence Against Women In Australia, Bad; Violence Against Women In The Care Of Australia, Acceptable’ (content warning for discussion of sexual violence).

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We also discuss GetUp! cancelling their campaign against Brown and apologising due to the racist narrative it perpetuated, Maori support for Brown, his (court ordered) involvement with domestic violence intervention services, misogynist lyrics in Brown’s music, his ongoing problematic behaviour that suggests he may not have changed, as well as a more general discussion on whether the feminist movement should ever support restrictions on immigration – not just for Brown but in general (such as against sexist pick up artist Julien Blanc).

In the second half of the episode we discuss some critiques of identity politics, which emphasises the importance of personal experience. We draw on Michael Brull’s article ‘The Debate we have to have: Identity Politics and the Left’ and discuss how identity politics fits with a range of other issues, including intersectionality, same-sex marriage and sex work.

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Clips:

Jeffrey Lewis and the RainWWPRD’, Aamer RahmanPeople Have a Right to be Bigots’, PortlandiaSeries 5, Episode 7’ – ‘Feminist Men Meeting’, Strike AnywhereAllies’.

You can listen to a short (10 minute) version of this episode, which features a shortened version of the discussion on the campaign against Chris Brown, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

You can listen to this episode above and subscribe to our podcast on iTunes. You can also listen to this episode on StitcherCyber Ears or download it on Archive.org (34mins, 28MB).

Amnesty International has recently announced that decriminalisation is their official human rights policy on sex work – they explain why here. We discuss this development, partially drawing on and critiquing an episode of ‘The Minefield’ on ABC radio.

Some of the points we cover are: decriminalisation is for sex workers NOT for sex buyers, sex work as work, “First World” versus “Third World” sex work, and sex work and capitalism.

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Clips:

Anti-FlagYou’ll Scream Tonight’, Meghan TrainorAll About That Bass’.

You can listen to a short (10 minute) version of this episode, which features a shortened version of our discussion on Amnesty’s decriminalisation policy, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

sex work is work

In this episode we look further into this idea of sex work as work. Image from http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/

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Following on from episode 105, this episode is a further discussion on sex work. We (finally!) go through listener mail on our older sex work episodes – 44 and 64. We investigate the idea of sex work as another form of labour as well as “First World” versus “Third World” sex work. Sources covered include: an academic study on the psychological characteristics of porn stars, the documentary Date My Pornstar, an article on a US college student doing porn to pay for her education, the Angry Hippie on consent, and the ICAS Oceania conference schedule.

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Clips:

The TutsWorry Warrior (remix)’, Derek Jensen from the CD – The Other Side of Darkness, The Smith Street BandI Love Life’.

You can listen to a short (10 minute) version of this episode, which features a shortened version of our discussion on sex work, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.