This week on INCESSANTLY HUMAN, Aaron and I dive into the subject of so-called cancel culture. Our questions are fairly simple: Does it exist? If so, what even is it? Is it a unique feature of the "left," the way a lot of conservative critics like to paint it?
The short answers are "Yes," "It's complicated," and "Not even remotely." For the long (and we do mean LONG) answers, listen in on your favorite streaming platform by clicking the link above!
If you're interested in our sources, here's a select list:
- Angie Speaks, "Exiting the Vampire Castle: A Commentary on Cancel Culture" (video essay)
- Ben Burgis, "So You're Still Being Publicly Shamed"
- Jeff Orlowski (dir.), The Social Dilemma (film)
- Jo Freeman, "Trashing: The Dark Side of Sisterhood"
- Lindsay Ellis, "XOXO Festival Appearance" (video)
- Mark Fisher, "Exiting the Vampire Castle"
- Meagan Day, "Uber & Lyft Are Trying to Cancel Pro-Worker Activism"
- Natalie Wynn (ContraPoints), "Canceling" (video essay)
- Oliver Thorn (PhilosophyTube), "Artists and Fandoms" (video essay)
- Peter Coffin, "Cancel Culture is BAD NEWS BRO" (video essay)
- Silvia Federici, Caliban & the Witch: Women, The Body, & Primitive Accumulation
This is the second-last episode before the end of our first season and a big re-brand, as I mentioned last week, so keep your eyes and ears open...!