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Personal insecurity and political extremism
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Personal insecurity and political extremism

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So much of the political and religious extremism that is currently plaguing the United States and many other countries likely derives from personal psychological trauma. 

Matt and Kali kick off a multi-faceted discussion of this topic talking about Lady MAGA, a pro-Trump drag queen who had to abandon her profession after Republicans decided to create a nationwide trans panic.

Timecodes

01:51 -- Obergefell v. Hodges and the conservative bifurcation of queer equality movement

06:49 -- Why intersectionality matters and one way of explaining it to others

12:02 -- How the right manipulates sexually frustrated straight men

15:41 -- How some people use "affirmative action" as an excuse for personal setbacks

22:17 -- The importance of positivity in the fight against injustice

27:31 -- How the far right seeks to create center-to-left discouragement

31:58 -- A note about our theme music

33:59 -- Drag and transgender people have always been part of Western culture

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So This Just Happened
So This Just Happened is a podcast focusing on the people behind the news, with a particular emphasis on stories about identities. Co-hosted by Matthew Sheffield and Kali Holloway. New free episodes drop on Fridays. Paid bonus shows on Tuesdays.