Jan 17, 2023
On episode 286 Nick and Lottie discuss what journalist Naomi Klein refers to as trickle down identity politics. This form of identity politics, typified by people such as Hillary Clinton, prioritises achieving a more diverse range of people in positions of power, with the argument that if more people from marginalised groups get into positions of power, these benefits will eventually trickle down to that group as a whole.
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On this episode we draw on Nick’s article Questioning Trickle Down Identity Politics: https://progressivepostings.wordpress.com/2021/02/26/idpols3/
We also discuss identity politics and the pressure to come out, drawing on Jameela Jamil’s experience of being a judge on a TV voguing contest, The Morning Show and The Prom.
Clips: Why Are You Like This? Season 1 Episode 6 I Will Not Speak for the Entire Queer Community, Racist Sexist Boy by The Linda Lindas, American Tune by AJJ, Not Black Enough by Proper, How the World Works by Bo Burnham.
For more in-depth show notes, including additional links, go to: https://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2023/01/17/286/
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