097 On The 2016 Presidential Election: Third Party Voting, Othering, Safety Pins, and What We Can Do Now
The Princesses tackle the election this week, discussing everything from third party voting to the hot debate over wearing safety pins, and some tips for what we can do now the Cheeto-Jesus is president elect.
In This Episode
Disheartened by the election results, and the election in general, Nichole and Callie try to tackle some tough topics surrounding the post-election atmosphere, namely the hate and vitriol that’s being thrown around at third party voters, non-voters and, yes, even Trump voters. We dig into how it is shortsighted to alienate and other people that we will need on our side to protect our rights during the looming presidency. We discuss the safety pin movement, ally theater, and what we can do now to effect change.
We hit a lot of complex and difficult topics in this episode, and as carefully as we tried to flesh out our opinions and ideas, there was so much that we left out or still have to say about this. If you want to further the discussion, the VWPA Society on Facebook is a great place to work through the themes brought up here.
Links and Information
Resources Related to Episode
Voting Demographics & Opinions on Election
- Blaming Trump on Voters is for Privileged Democrats (Medium)
- Almost Half Of The Country Didn’t. Even. Vote. (Scary Mommy)
- Marc Lamont Hill Interviewed on Breakfast Club about 2016 Election (Let The Madness Begin Facebook Page)
- The Onion Knight Talks Election Minutia on the Differences Between Candidates:
- A Privileged Vegan Talks Environmental Impact of War and Likeliness of War by Candidate:
What Do We Do Now?
- Christopher Sebastian: A seven-point plan to disrupt White Supremacy and U.S. American Exceptionalism (they gon’ be mad) (Facebook)
- Bernie Sanders: Where the Democrats Go From Here (NY Times)
- If You’re Overwhelmed By The Election, Here’s What You Can Do Now (Huffington Post)
- Sign the #NoDAPL petition to tell Obama to stop the pipeline (Credoaction)
- So You Want to Wear a Safety Pin (Isobel Debrujah)
- So You Want to Wear a Safety Pin Part 2: Is it Really About Your Feelings? (Isobel Debrujah)
- How to Disrupt Bigotry Safely: