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Today, prolific freelance writer Torraine Walker (https://twitter.com/torrainewalker) joins us to talk about the Cam Newton sexism controversy and how he managed to uncover racist tweets by the white feminist reporter at the heart of the controversy, and how the mainstream media and white feminists are choosing to only focus on Newton’s sexism while minimizing and ignoring the female reporter’s racism.
Discussed in this episode:
- Torraine Walker’s website and clippings: http://www.torrainewalker.com/work.html
- Cam Newton’s controversial comment https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y66UzHEPq98
- Apologies and explanations from Newton after the controversy (which conveniently enough omit the reporter in question’s own past racist comments): http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/us-sport/national-football-league/nfl-star-cam-newton-apologises-sexist-comments-female-reporter-jourdan-rodrigue-a7987766.html and http://nypost.com/2017/10/09/cam-newton-says-sexist-response-was-attempt-at-compliment/
- “BREAKING: Sports Writer At The Center Of Cam Newton Controversy Caught Being Racist Online
Watch White feminism work”, including Torraine Walker’s involvement. https://blavity.com/breaking-sports-writer-at-the-center-of-cam-newton-controversy-caught-being-racist-online
- Erin Andrews discussing the Richard Sherman controversy, “Erin Andrews’ Biggest Regret From That Infamous Richard Sherman Interview” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/19/erin-andrews-richard-sherman_n_5693021.html
- I mention the concept of “TradWife” when discussing the concept of “racist love” or “sexist love”. Here is what a TradWife is: https://timeline.com/fascinating-womanhood-andelin-feminism-509dfe538de7
- “The battle of the Swedish chocolate ball” (Negerbollar) https://watchingtheswedes.com/2014/05/12/the-battle-of-the-swedish-chocolate-ball/
- “New Poll Finds That Hillary Supporters Are Pretty Racist Too” by Josh Voorhees http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2016/06/29/reuters_hillary_clinton_supporters_are_pretty_racist_too.html
- The threads of woke black twitter people siding with white feminists over black men. Here: https://twitter.com/queersocialism/status/916051375137705984 and here: https://twitter.com/RyanTheHoly/status/916135121194975232
- White feminist trying to minimize the racism and get it back “on topic” toward the sexist focus: https://twitter.com/kateefeldman/status/915993873385738241
- Jordan Rodrigue’s fauxpology: https://twitter.com/JourdanRodrigue/status/915976275356999680