Russia’s parliament passed legislation decriminalizing domestic abuse. In this episode we discuss the ramifications of the legislation. Closer to home, The Broadcast welcomes city council candidate Miranda Jimmy and NDP MLA Heather Sweet to discuss identity in politics as it relates to Indigenous female politicians. Start listening at about the 7 minute mark if you’re interested in this conversation. Is it important for these women to present their Indigenous identity in their political lives — either for themselves, or for others? How do cultural and gender identity intersect on the political stage for these women? How much does the media’s desire for labels affect their work? Jimmy and Sweet talk honestly about the tricky topics of identity, race, gender, and politics.
In this podcast we reference this article from The Economist.