Interview: Annie Kelly

While traveling in the United Kingdom Simon interviewed the PhD student Annie Kelly. Annie is studying at the University of East Anglia, researching the online anti-feminist groups Return of Kings, A Voice for Men and the Reddit forum Kotaku in Action.

Simon and Annie talk about the ideologies and ideas of these groups, their differences and similarities with each other, and the connections between anti-feminist groups and the broader far right. They also discuss Annie’s article in the New York times on ‘tradwives’, a community of women in the United States who advocate for a return to traditional gender roles.

The Housewives of White Supremacy (New York Times Article): https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/01/opinion/sunday/tradwives-women-alt-right.html

The Alt-Right: Reactionary Rehabilitation for White Maculinity (Soundings article): https://www.eurozine.com/the-alt-right-reactionary-rehabilitation-for-white-masculinity/

A GamerGate explainer: http://www.abc.net.au/technology/articles/2014/10/28/4116140.htm