1 hr 18 min

S1 E12. Woman and White Feminism: Koa Beck, White Feminism The Story of Woman

    • Society & Culture

Koa Beck’s reporting and analysis on gender, identity, race, and culture have won her international acclaim, and in this episode, I talk with Koa about her book, White Feminism: from the suffragettes to influencers and who they leave behind
This book is an important addition to the conversation around race, empowerment and inclusion in the United States. Not to be confused with feminists who happen to be white, Koa explores the ‘white feminism’ ideology of past and present, demonstrating how society commodifies feminism and systemically shuts out women of color and other marginalized groups.
Some topics of discussion include:

What white feminism is, along with it’s long and consistent history of elitism and prejudice

Who white feminism leaves behind (think: prioritising “mompreneurs” over women who can’t afford diapers)

The role capitalism plays and the commodification of feminism

Problematic language like “lucky”, “divisive” and the white privilege disclaimer

What we can do to change things for the next generation

And more!

Buy the book: US | UK
Powered by The Trouble Club: use the code STORY25 to get 25% off all Trouble ticket sales and membership payments 
Transcription is available here
Mentioned in the episode:

Living a Feminist Life - Sarah Ahmed

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Koa Beck’s reporting and analysis on gender, identity, race, and culture have won her international acclaim, and in this episode, I talk with Koa about her book, White Feminism: from the suffragettes to influencers and who they leave behind
This book is an important addition to the conversation around race, empowerment and inclusion in the United States. Not to be confused with feminists who happen to be white, Koa explores the ‘white feminism’ ideology of past and present, demonstrating how society commodifies feminism and systemically shuts out women of color and other marginalized groups.
Some topics of discussion include:

What white feminism is, along with it’s long and consistent history of elitism and prejudice

Who white feminism leaves behind (think: prioritising “mompreneurs” over women who can’t afford diapers)

The role capitalism plays and the commodification of feminism

Problematic language like “lucky”, “divisive” and the white privilege disclaimer

What we can do to change things for the next generation

And more!

Buy the book: US | UK
Powered by The Trouble Club: use the code STORY25 to get 25% off all Trouble ticket sales and membership payments 
Transcription is available here
Mentioned in the episode:

Living a Feminist Life - Sarah Ahmed

--
Become a Patron for access to bonus content and to support the podcast, or buy me a (metaphorical) coffee
Follow along: Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Tik Tok | Youtube | LinkedIn
Subscribe to the newsletter
Follow us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts - and be sure to rate and review to help other people find us!
Explore The Story of Woman book recommendations in the US and the UK - purchases support the podcast AND local bookstores 🤩
www.thestoryofwomanpodcast.com
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1 hr 18 min

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