Crossroads

Hosted BySasha White

Tormented by a spiritual thirst,
I stumbled through a gloomy waste,
And there a six-winged seraph
Appeared before me at the crossroad.

-Pushkin, “The Prophet”

Welcome to the Crossroads podcast! My name is Sasha White, and I was fired for my tweets in August 2020. I was accused of “transphobia” by an anonymous user for my critiques of gender identity ideology, and my employer terminated me in under two hours. You can read that story in full detail here

My goal is to explore the way censorship works not only to silence outspoken people but to influence ordinary people to censor themselves. I hope that this project will give a voice to opinions and perspectives that are not typically included in mainstream narratives.

I originally started Crossroads with the idea of having conversations at the “crossroads of literature, justice, and feminism.” The project has expanded to include some overarching themes: the importance of exchanging ideas with people we disagree with, and what it means to live in a culture that increasingly wants to ban books and ideas. 

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Music by Stephanie Guasch. Header graphic by A.M.


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The First Amendment in the 21st Century with Baher Azmy

Baher Azmy - Center for Constitutional RightsSasha White speaks with Baher Azmy. Baher is the Legal Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights, where he has litigated cases related to discriminatory policing practices (stop and frisk), government surveillance, the rights of Guantanamo detainees, rights of asylum seekers, and accountability for victims of torture.

Baher joins me in this episode to discuss the history and values of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. What are the legal and ethical limits of free speech? What is the value of free speech in a democracy? We talk about these and other questions in this in-depth conversation.

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The First Amendment in the 21st Century with Baher Azmy

The Cost of Speech with Toby Young

Toby Young Sasha White speaks with Toby Young. Young is a British journalist and founder of the Free Speech Union. He is an associate editor of the Spectator, the Critic and Quillette. In January 2018, Young was “canceled” when some of his old, provocative Tweets and articles were circulated on Twitter and in the news.

Young joins us to talk about the Free Speech Union, the process of being canceled by an outrage mob on Twitter, and why the value of free speech for all must be protected and defended.

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The Cost of Speech with Toby Young

Radical Truths with Isabella Malbin

Isabella Malbin Isabella Malbin is a birth worker, radical feminist and hypnotist. In her very first doula training back in 2016, she was taught that “men can give birth too.” This phrase was her entrance into the world of gender identity ideology, a dogma she is now deeply critical of.

Isabella joins me for a fascinating discussion on why she speaks out about these controversial issues, even in the face of intense opposition, and how she sees big money and corporate interests hurting women both in and out of the medical industry. We also speak about the transgender phenomenon among teenage girls, what she might advise teens thinking about medical or surgical transition, and what radical feminism means to Isabella and her practice.

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Radical Truths with Isabella Malbin

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Sex, Gender, and Rock ‘n Roll with Karen Davis

Karen DavisKaren Davis is a musician and music teacher who has become a sensation among the gender critical crowd on Twitter and YouTube. Her blend of music, humor, and outrage has put her in the spotlight recently, in particular with a video called “Black Birthing Bodies. REALLY?”

In this interview, Karen explains how she became concerned about gender identity ideology when she encountered phrases like “front-hole havers” being used instead of the word “woman.” She also tells me about what drives her to speak out on this controversial topic, the attention she’s getting for it (both positive and negative), and the very real danger to the livelihoods and safety of those who disagree with aspects of gender identity ideology.

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Sex, Gender, and Rock ‘n Roll with Karen Davis

Canceled for disagreeing with the BLM organization: Tabitha Morris

On June 9th 2020, Tabitha Morris posted a video on Facebook in which she stated that she does not support the Black Lives Matter movement. When the video went viral, Tabitha’s place of work, a Kentucky hospital, received thousands of complaints and threats, and fired her from her job of twenty years.

All you hear on the news is celebrities that are being canceled, famous people that are being canceled. The story is it’s not just celebrities. It is regular everyday American people—we don’t have millions of dollars to fall back on. – Tabitha Morris

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Canceled for disagreeing with the BLM organization: Tabitha Morris

MK Fain responds to The Atlantic

The Atlantic Article The Secret Internet of TerfsWe’re putting The Atlantic’s journalistic process under a microscope. We made every effort to provide a fair, honest and thorough assessment of each claim made in the article, and evaluate the sources that Tiffany relied on.

In the traditional journalistic world, a critical piece by a major outlet like The Atlantic would go unanswered by its targets. In the new media landscape, that target gets to have her say, in full, on a small platform like Plebity. With the threat and reality of big tech censorship, the role of small independent platforms like ours becomes more apparent.

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MK Fain responds to The Atlantic

The New Science Denialism with Colin Wright

Colin Wright Colin Wright is Managing Editor of Quillette, an evolutionary biologist, and an outspoken critic of the ideology he calls “the new evolution denialism.”

Colin joined me to talk about the increasingly mainstream movement to deny basic biological facts in the name of ideology. We also discuss his story of why he left academia, what he would say to others who may be thinking of speaking up, and the act of going against the crowd to speak the truth even when it would benefit you to stay silent.

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The New Science Denialism with Colin Wright

Life in Gen Z Gender Land: an interview with a teenage critical thinker

Amy, lesbian 15 year old critical thinkerThis episode is special because we hear from a teenager who goes against the grain, who is a true independent thinker. Amy describes the culture of her some of her peers as one of silencing and thought-policing:

“People would be messaging you privately like ‘this kind of sounds sketchy,’ so maybe you should not say that, otherwise you’ll get in trouble. I was like, who is going to get me in trouble? It’s that kind of conversation where you have to watch yourself because if you’re not watching, then someone else is.” -Amy, @crimeofcupid

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Life in Gen Z Gender Land: an interview with a teenage critical thinker