ATR 93 – race and sex

Warning: This episode contains adult content, explicit language, and frank discussions of sexual acts.

Why aren’t there more people of color giving sex-positive sex advice? How have stereotypes about hyper-sexualized non-white people caused a puritanical backlash to sexuality? How do race and sex collide on the dance floor? Why have sexuality and spirituality been decoupled in American interpretations of Eastern philosophy?

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Andrea (AJ) Plaid runs The Cruel Secretary, where she blogs about race, gender, and sex; she’s also a contributor at Michelle Obama Watch. Andrea has been quoted in the Washington Post and Chicago Tribune regarding the decline of the NAACP, African Americans’ protectiveness toward Senator Barack Obama, and the rift between white feminists and feminists of color in defending Michelle Obama against racist and sexist media attacks. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Duration – 55:39
File Size – 26.2 MB

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2 thoughts on “ATR 93 – race and sex”

  1. Hello,

    Very much enjoy this podcast. I find funny that it turn out that I practices as well the same Buddisme as Andrea.

    However like the title of your web and in the Podcast you repeatly refer to ” your race “.

    I am american and live in France for over 10 year. Outside america people say your culture. One because there is only one Race that is the Humain Race then after there are different cultures.

    It funny how only american use “your race”. It sound as if another way of keeping people divided…..

    me voila mes pensée…

  2. Awesome podcast!

    I have to say I’ve been stereotyped many times by people assuming that I CAN dance, for the sole reason that I speak Spanish.

    I am often assumed to be able to dance Salsa and Merengue, which are Afro-Caribbean rhythms … but I am Native South American (Amerindian) LOL

    And even then, I’m sure there are Afro-Caribbean people out there for whom dancing is not interesting to them. So why stereotype them?

    It’s very offensive to me, not because I don’t like those rhythms but because I am immediately assessed as having certain interests and frequenting certain places, because of the language I speak.

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