Simon Purdue, a PhD candidate in world history at Northeastern University, joins “Right Rising” to break down why gender is so important to the extreme right. Along with host Augusta Dell’Omo, he takes us on a deep dive into some of the most consistent narratives around womanhood and gender in the American, British and South African extreme right to help us understand why femininity is central to the ideology of these movements.
Finally, Simon and Augusta explore how the extreme right uses narratives of womanhood to advance their racism and misogyny.
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