[Tea With Alice] Kemah Breon Bob – Sex, Race and FeminiCast

Kemah Breon Bob – Sex, Race and FeminiCast

03/11/2018 by Alice Fraser

Web player: http://podplayer.net/?id=58039983
Episode: http://s3-ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.com/alicepodcast/213_kemah_breon_bob_-_sex,_race_and_feminicast.mp3

Kemah Breon Bob, immigrant texan, performer and activist talks not voting, and the difference between what you want to say and what you want people to hear as well as how sometimes talking about your vagina for ten minutes is victory, and sometimes is defeat.
Find Kemah at Kemahsvoice.com

Listen Date: 2018-11-14

Two things in this especially made me grit my teeth and roll my eyes: first, that Kemah Breon Bob was so invested in the idea of Beto O’ Rourke without even knowing what office he was running for. Second, the use of the phrase ’emotional labour’.

The worthwhile part of the episode, I think, is the roughly second half where she and Alice Fraser talk about how, arising from the phrase “It’s not my job to educate you”:

  • it’s unfair that people aren’t kind by default and you have to put in effort to make them so
  • you never know if it’ll work or not
  • Sometimes you just want to preach to the converted because it isn’t exhausting
  • But as with turning kids into adults, even though it’s not your job, somebody has to educate people

I think the discussion cross linked with the one quote about Sybil Vimes realising that though times aren’t easier, they are better; and also with all the things EconTalk says about entrepreneurship. The entrepreneur finds what is possible or not only through doing things, and I guess so does the activist.

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