This fortnight we’re discussing Dread Nation by Justina Ireland, one of the most intersectional books we’ve read yet! We talked about the intersectionality of race, class, gender, and colonialism. We chatted about shipping, impostor syndrome, and many many other things. We adored this book, and we can’t wait to see what Justina Ireland has in store for us next!
As always, we had a bunch of things we talked about, and you can find that information in the show notes below (these may be our longest show notes yet!). Justina Ireland also provided a list of book resources, and those are also listed below.
Let’s start with the resources Justina Ireland mentioned:
- Away from Home: American Indian Boarding School Experiences
- Boarding School Seasons: American Indian Families, 1900-1940
- To Change Them Forever: Indian Education at the Rainy Mountain Boarding School, 1893-1920
- One House, One Voice, One Heart: Native American Education at the Santa Fe Indian School
And now the many things we mentioned throughout the episode:
- I (J) apologizes for calling biracial/multiracial people mixed instead of biracial/multiracial. As a biracial person, I recognized there is a negative connotation with calling people that. I am included in that group, and I grew up saying mixed (even about myself). That is not an excuse. I apologize, and I will work to do better in the future.
- Racial Impostor Syndrome
- Hoodoo and Louisiana Voodoo
- Get Out and the western horror genre
- Get Out being categorized as a comedy – Jordan Peele did not have input on that decision
- Race issues in Night of the Living Dead
- Dred Scott
- “The Case for Reparations” by Ta-Nehisi Coates.
- The significance of the phrase, “by any means necessary“
- Controversy surrounding leggings. Which shouldn’t be a controversy at all, because we should all be allowed to wear whatever we fucking want!
- The sexist history of pockets
- The history of women’s dress codes, which again, wear whatever you want, whatever makes you comfortable
- Learning how to decolonize your beauty routine
- Natural hair and race
- Tuskegee experiments
- Secret Feminist Agenda – Episode 3.13 Understanding White Supremacy
- The importance of safe access to abortion
- No White Saviors
- Reasons why people may code switch
- Gun control and The Black Panthers
- School to Prison Pipeline
- Mass incarceration of POCs
- Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present
- There are some great articles about what it means to be a POC (bi/multiracial in particular), and be super into a subculture that is very white, for me (J) that was emo/scene culture
- Jameela Jamil makes some great points about the need to teach enthusiastic consent
- K suggested reading Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde
- Get to know ShiShi Rose and Layla F. Saad, who are both doing super important social justice work.
- Here are a list of books with Asexual and Aromantic characters and more information on the asexuality spectrum
- All My Relations Episode 5: Decolonizing Sex
- There are some spoilers for The Punisher season 1, which has sadly been cancelled
- Read Black Enough edited by Ibi Zoboi
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