On June 17th, 2015, Dylan Roof shot and killed nine parishioners at Emanuel AME Church. The attack brings to mind other white supremacist and white nationalist violence in the country’s history. The podcast goes on to discuss the white supremacist violence in the US and how it is shaped by angry white men.
The podcast continues to discuss how alt-right factions are viewed as one giant playground for men, featuring sweaty podcasts, deadly insurrections, and angry white men. It walks through historical violence by white supremacists and discusses the way the movement is shaped.
The conversation shifts to the history of white women’s involvement in white supremacist groups. It mentions the Ku Klux Klan and how even today, white women are involved in extreme right-wing movements. The reasons and motivations for their involvement are highlighted.
The podcast discusses the ‘tradwife’ movement, which idealizes a 1950s escapist fantasy of chasity, marriage, and motherhood. White women’s involvement in this movement is viewed as bringing numbers, amplifying it with their influence. The podcast also talks about how this movement is a starting point for alt-right radicalization.
The conversation goes on to discuss tradwives and their involvement in right-wing politics, leading vulnerable viewers to deeper and deeper right-wing views. It emphasizes the role of social media in furthering alt-right radicalization, and the influence these women have in spreading right-wing ideologies.
The narrative shifts to critiquing the tradwife movement, addressing the comforting facade it provides and the reality of the oppressive ideals it endorses. The podcast counters the appeal of the tradwife movement, emphasizing the need for liberation over conformity to an oppressive structure.
The conclusion addresses the danger of alt-right ideologies, particularly the inherent differences between white women and white men, emphasizing the potential threats white women in the movement face if they become ‘unuseful’. The role of the tradwife movement in upholding the white nationalist cause is underscored.