Content warning for racial violence and sexual assault.
This week I’m joined by my dear friend Leslie Allin. We did our PhDs together, but we actually didn’t get together to discuss white masculinity in Victorian adventure fiction. Leslie is also a Wen-Do instructor, and she joined me to talk about women learning to claim our space. Before we get into that, here are some relevant readings (as promised) on whiteness and white supremacy:
- Get started with some essential reading on fighting white supremacy by the ever-brilliant Ijeoma Oluo, then go pre-order her new book
- Learn about Carol Anderson’s concept of white rage in this original opinion piece or the full-length book on the subject
- This great interview on the history of whiteness introduces some key concepts
- Did you hear that Claudia Rankine’s new work is also about understanding whiteness and white supremacy?
- We can’t just think about white supremacy as an American issue. Read Zoe Todd’s twitter thread on what white supremacy looks like in Canada, then get a copy of Chelsea Vowel’s Indigenous Writes and Graham Reynolds’s Viola Desmond’s Canada and get informed.
Leslie’s theme song is “Fuck You” by The Bug featuring Warrior Queen. You can listen to the whole song here.