Nadine Strossen, former president of the ACLU, joins Sasha to discuss a range of issues that revolve around freedom of expression including cancel culture, at-will employment laws, pornography, and the importance of speaking out to defend those who are under attack for exercising their freedom of expression.
Anti-Oppression Politics is a Red Herring to Divert Our Attention from Empire, Inequality, and Class Solidarity
Why are the rich so much better at uniting around class issues than the plebes? Outrage is a sentiment that feels so pure and so right. When it is pointed at injustice and burns bright inside of us we are reaffirmed as the moral beings that we believe ourselves to be. That our strongly held sense of righteousness could be a useful tool for others and even redirected to serve their purposes may seem impossible and even unbearable.
This is the second half of Sasha and Nesim's conversation with Arty Morty. They get into a discussion of class, race, feminism, American foreign policy, our favorite TV shows, and much more.
This episode Sasha and Nesim are joined by Arty Morty for a conversation about whether the entrenchment of identity is good or bad for minority groups, what they think of media representation of their own identities, what certain activists don't understand about human behavior, and much more.
This is part one of their two hour long conversation.
In this episode, Sasha and M.K. discuss the recent Billie Eilish music video in which the pop-star adopted a newly sexual personal. They talk about the commercialization of women's bodies and the pointlessness of movements like Slut Walk and the push for sexual "empowerment" AKA self-objectification.
For well over a year, all eyes have been on the pandemic. While we have been singularly focused on the pandemic, another global tragedy has been taking place, though this tragedy has been happening for many years, its existence well-known, but conveniently ignored. It’s all around us, and has been normalized to such a point where any mention of it is met with denial, justification, ostracization, and anger – not anger on behalf of those suffering, but anger towards the messenger who is making the suffering known.