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3.03: 10 Things I Hate About You PLUS The White Race

February 29, 2016

Taking a trip down nostalgia lane and breaking down the 90s teen drama of 90s teen dramas, 10 Things I Hate About You. The film was in a lot of ways a reflection of the millennial generation and shows us a somewhat cringe-worthy picture of our mindset 20 years ago. 

That said, the film does a lot of things right. The screenplay was written by women, there is more than one minority character, the women in the film have personalities, and each character has strengths and weaknesses. To be fair, the play the story was based on was written by Shakespeare himself. Unfortunately, the movie still leaves us with the impression that being a feminist means being too unpleasant to be able to date men. 

If you are a MRA, than you might agree with this sentiment. However, I explain why this thinking ultimately puts us back. 

At the top of the show, I discuss whiteness and how "Caucasian" is often disregarded in conversations about race. Why don't we group white people together as a race the same way we do every other minority? What can we learn by talking about Whiteness the same way we talk about any other race? 

All this and more in this episode! 


WTF is Intersectional Feminism??? on MTV's Braless - YouTube - 

Why Our Feminism Must Be Intersectional (And 3 Ways to Practice It) - Everyday Feminism - 

5 Reasons Intersectionality Matters, Because Feminism Cannot Be Inclusive Without It - Bustle - 

- Movie dialogue and sound clips from 10 Things I Hate About You courtesy of Buena Vista Pictures