Politeness Serves Power
Something Positive for Positive People Podcast Episode 117 Part 1
Part 1 of this podcast episode discusses sexism, racism, ableism, elitism in the medical field. We dive into the discomfort and unhappiness that people may need to feel in order for systems to change. Capitalism and oppression of women are explored, and I gotta say, I really enjoyed the thrill I got going so deep here exploring consent, STIs, capitalism, and all of Leslie’s passions, and this all happens before we even get to her positive herpes diagnosis. We explore the role power plays in the status quo upholding the current systems of oppression and white supremacy in place.
About this week’s guest: Leslie is a 3rd year Ph.D. student studying power, privilege, and oppression through the lens of anticapitalism. Her research focus is on white supremacy and male supremacy, especially in the context of online cultures. Her work on anti-oppression, love of the internet, and skill with general tomfoolery can be seen at its best on her Instagram meme page, @makegodgayagain.