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CS 272: Karens (Hard-R) With Attitude feat. Nashwa Khan pt. 1

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This episode is hosted by Trevor. Today we have Nashwa Lina Khan on the show. Today we discuss the difficulties of being a feminist and leftist of color and how navigating those worlds can come into conflict. We discuss tone-deaf white feminism, the unwillingness of white leftists and even some people of color who work for white publications to fully account for racial undertones of when a white woman accuses a man of color of sexual assault, such as the case of Aziz Ansari. We also discuss the pros and cons of brown representation as seen in the shows and movies of Aziz Ansari, Mindy Kaling, Ramy Youssef, Priyanka Chopra, Kumail Najiani and others, as well as property's like Marvel Comics' new Ms. Marvel book.

Nashwa is an activist,perpetual student, researcher and freelance writer. She is currently working on a few projects including a small chapbook of poems she never thought she would share. Her activist scholar work is presently focused on transformative education. Her graduate work uses maternal decolonial methodologies to make sense of how family law impacts sex workers, HIV positive women, refugee women, and unwed mothers in Morocco accessing healthcare services in relation to citizenship and nation.  she is also half of the podcast Muslim Rumspringa. Some of her work can be found here https://nashwakhan.contently.com/. You can check out her podcast on most streaming platforms and twitter @muslimrumsprnga, you can tweet her @nashwakay.

Co-produced & edited by Aaron C. Schroeder / Pierced Ears Recording Co, Seattle WA ([email protected]). Opening theme composed by T. Beaulieu. Closing theme composed by Dustfingaz (https://www.youtube.com/user/TheRazhu_)

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