Are You Allowed to Represent Yourself?

Let me say: how weird is this question?

Interestingly, it’s a question we find behind some pretty strange yet uncommon statements people make about politics.

Although this episode – and an almost identical one in Lithuanian! – was sparked by something that has just happened in Lithuania, I talk about something universally important: political representation.

What is the current paradigm when it comes to who is allowed to represent whom? What is the role that the concept of a myth plays here? And why do we have to talk about political representation in the first place?

This is the perfect episode for International Women’s Day.

Why? Because we can’t talk about women’s progress in any society without talking about political representation.

Give it a listen.

As I’ve promised in this episode, here are two books I highly recommend on the topic of gender quality and “who is allowed to represent whom”.

  1. Invisible Women by Caroline Criado Perez
  2. Mediocre by Ijeoma Oluo

“Books by women? So niche…”

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