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Roxane Gay & Kate Manne - The mild terror of publishing feminist cultural criticism

The In-Between  /  EP06
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Roxane Gay and Kate Manne speak to this moment in time, the nature of progress, and their hopes and fears for the future. In a conversation moderated by Ann Mossop, they discuss modern feminism, online communication and social media, and the “lean white male” bodies that history has centred over those that exist on the periphery.

Delve even deeper into the themes discussed in this episode:

Sarai Walker: Radical Fat Acceptance (FODI 2015)
Lauren Rosewarne: Pop culture and the limits of social engineering

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Progress doesn’t happen in a linear fashion. There isn’t a beginning and an end. It’s ongoing. And while progress is ongoing, there are all kinds of obstacles in the forms of white supremacy, misogyny and people who have power desperately trying to hold on to that power.
Roxane Gay
What needs to be said, is those of us with bodies that are different can have ideas that matter.
Kate Manne

Roxane Gay

Roxane Gay is a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times. She is the author of the books Ayiti, An Untamed State, The New York Times bestselling Bad Feminist, the nationally bestselling Difficult Women and The New York Times bestselling Hunger. She is also the author of World of Wakanda, the Marvel comic book series. She has several books forthcoming and is also at work on television and film projects. She also has a newsletter, The Audacity. 


Kate Manne

Kate Manne is a philosopher and associate professor at the Sage School of Philosophy at Cornell University. Before that, she was a junior fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows, did her graduate work at MIT, and was an undergraduate at the University of Melbourne. Her current research is primarily in moral, feminist, and social philosophy. Manne has published a number of scholarly papers, is the author of two books, and also regularly writes opinion pieces and essays in venues such as The New York Times, The Boston Review, Politico, The Atlantic, and The Washington Post.