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The Cancel Culture Paradox: Reimagining Accountability with D Howden
Episode 1013th April 2021 • Real Talk: A Diversity in Higher Ed Podcast • Southern Connecticut State University
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Afraid of being cancelled for saying the wrong thing? Our podcast guest D Howden thinks that's much less likely to happen than you think... Today we'll explore the deep roots of cancel culture and its displaced meanings in the modern media landscape. We'll also talk about the real victims of cancel culture, how the tables can be turned, and the close relationship between platforms, power, and accountability to differentiate between public repercussions and actual "cancellation."

D Howden (they/them)

D is a queer, gender non-conforming autistic human who supports victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. They have been doing this work for about five years, and part of their role is around PREA, the Prison Rape Elimination Act. They also actively participate in mutual aid and community care to uproot white supremacy in themselves and in their community. They live in Oregon, and yes, they love the outdoors and flannel.

Mentioned in today's show: Adrienne Marie Brown: We Will Not Cancel Us