In this 4th of July episode we talk about flags. Doesn’t sound like a feminist subject…until you start unpacking the myth of Betsy Ross and how white southern women revived the battle flag of Gen. Lee to provide a symbol for the KKK revival in the 1890’s. Debby wanted to title this episode “Flags and their Bullsh*t” but decided against it. We also discuss positive flags like the Pride flag and contemplate our own Feminist Utopia flag.

 

Resources

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/06/11/mike-pence-confirms-reports-pride-flag-banned-embassies/1417031001/

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/brainsnacks/201506/whats-in-flag-strong-emotions-one-thing
-Feelings about Flags

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modern_display_of_the_Confederate_battle_flag

https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-power-of-symbols-why-people-still-defend-the-confe-1713229880

https://www.salon.com/2018/10/06/7-things-the-united-daughters-of-the-confederacy-might-not-want-you-to-know-about-them_partner/

https://www.indy100.com/article/straight-pride-flag-meme-twitter-boston-lgbt-8948646

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/couple-receives-thank-you-for-flying-pride-flag/ar-AADel5p

http://mentalfloss.com/article/67905/9-women-who-helped-win-american-revolution

http://www.common-place-archives.org/vol-08/no-01/ulrich/

https://harpers.org/archive/2018/07/a-flag-for-trumps-america/ – Blue lives matter flag

https://www.history.org/foundation/journal/summer08/betsy.cfm
https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/books/2013/06/28/marla-miller-unfurls-the-myth-of-betsy-ross-and-the-first-flag/2469923/