We Need New Stories
Challenging the Toxic Myths Behind Our Age of Discontent
It is becoming clear that the old frames of reference are not working, that the narratives used for decades to stave off progressive causes are being exposed as falsehoods. Six myths have taken hold, ones which are at odds with our lived experience and in urgent need of revision.
Has freedom of speech become a cover for promoting prejudice? Has the concept of political correctness been weaponised to avoid ceding space to those excluded from power? Does white identity politics pose an urgent danger? These are some of the questions at the centre of Nesrine Malik's radical and compelling analysis that challenges us to find new narrators whose stories can fill the void and unite us behind a shared vision.
1. The Myth of Gender Equality
2. The Myth of a Political Correctness Crisis
3. The Myth of a Free Speech Crisis
4. The Myth of Damaging Identity Politics
5. The Myth of Virtuous Origin
6. The Myth of the Reliable Narrator
Afterword: New Tools for New Stories