In Round Table Rebellion: E2, Schrodinger’s Racist, host Angela Page invited LYR members Neece McCoy, Joi Dupler, and Shelby Elmore (of the SPEW podcast) to discuss the nuances of being a feminist in the American south.
The phrase southern feminist might sound like an oxymoron, but why? While it’s true that the American south is a hot bed of overt racism, sexism, transphobia, and ableism, that’s not all there is to it. In fact, northern feminist scholars determined that grassroots feminist activism began in the south during the civil rights movement, but only after confronting some pretty presumptuous stereotypes about people in the south and southern women.
Together, Angela, Neece, Shelby, and Joi offer differing yet complementary perspectives on feminist activism in the American south. Angela is the daughter of Sicilian immigrants who grew up in Miami; Shelby is a 7th generation Floridian; Neece was born in South Carolina and has been living in SWFL for about a decade; and Joi is a recent transplant to SWFL from the Midwest. Each of their experiences plays a role in how they view feminism in the south, and how racism, sexism, transphobia, classism, and ableism manifest in the American south versus north.
Tune in to Round Table Rebellion, E2: Schrodinger’s Racist to hear southern intersectional feminism discussed in depth. Each month, LYR’s Round Table Rebellion will feature host and LYR founder Angela Page discussing topical issues in fourth wave feminist communities with a different panel of guests. Tune in next month for another thought provoking episode of RTR, featuring another unique panel of guests.
Next month, in Round Table Rebellion, E3, Angela and the RTR panel discuss their problematic faves. Hear this candid discussion about each panelist’s problematic faves in music, movies, art, video games, and more. This episode is sure to come complete with some serious side-eye.