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Episode 41: We’re going to Ibiza, or How to Oust a Corrupt Government

As you may know, the right-wing Austrian Chancellor was ousted from office via a no-confidence vote from Parliament after his party faced a scandal involving a Video of another official in Ibiza promising favorable treatment for government contracts to the daughter of a Russian oligarch. Sound shady? Yep, it’s super shady and the people and other government officials did the one thing they could to fight this corruption, they decided to start over. This is how you oust a corrupt government. Join us in our conversation about the political situation in Austria and what it means for the future of feminist politics.

Episode 40: Gamer Girls and Games Culture with PerSister Dr. Emma Vossen

In this episode we talk to Dr. Emma Vossen, award winning public speaker and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at York University with a PhD from the University of Waterloo. Her research looks at the myriad of different ways marginalized people have difficulty accessing gameplay and games culture both historically and in the present. She is the co-author and co-editor of the anthology Feminism in Play.

Check out Emma online at http://emmavossen.com or on Twitter @emmahvossen

Episode 37: The History of Gender and Computing with Historian Mar Hicks

It’s Women’s History Month AND the 30th anniversary of the creation of the World Wide Web!! To commemorate this, we interviewed historian Mar Hicks (@histoftech). In this episode, the first part of a two part interview, we talk about their research and the importance of understanding how labor and gender intersect in the field of computing.

Links to the books Mar recommends, coming soon, but for now, check out their book, Programmed Inequality.

 

International Women’s Day – New Season Trailer

Happy International Women’s Day!!

This year as we celebrate 100 years of women’s suffrage in so many countries, we will be honoring the work that has been done and the work that we still have to do to fight patriarchy and bias.

The hashtag being used for this year’s international women’s day is #balanceforbetter  and in this season of She Who Persisted we’re going to be looking at contemporary and historical ways that people have worked to create balance. From historians looking at the intersection of gender, labor and technology, to activists organizing to improve the lives of women, these people are persisting in their desire to create a better world for women and individuals experiencing discrimination, to fight the patriarchy, and to raise awareness of bias in all its forms. We’ll also be discussing books that raise our awareness of issues that we didn’t even know existed. Checking our unintended bias, and learning more about how we can be better allies is a huge reason that this podcast exists and we’re always looking for books and blogs that help us do that. We have a few books in mind, and have taken your suggestions to heart. If you have any additional ideas, please reach out to us on social media, either through our Facebook page She Who Persisted. The Nasty Podcast., the Facebook discussion group Persisters – The She Who Persisted Group, Instagram @shewhopersisted, twitter shepersistedpod, or via email at shewhopersistedpodcast@gmail.com

We hope you’ll join us in thinking about ways that you fight the patriarchy, resist and persist.

Stay Nasty!

Episode 36: Fighting Intimate Partner Violence with PerSister LY Marlow, Founder of “Saving Promise”

In our last episode before Christmas (and our last episode in 2018!), Bea sits down to talk with acclaimed author, compelling storyteller and inspiring advocate LY Marlow about her organization “Saving Promise”, whose goal it is to “disrupt the cycle of intimate partner violence in at-risk adolescence and young adults and create safer communities for generations to come.” https://www.savingpromise.org/ for their new campaign “Don’t Just Give a Damn“.

Our listeners get 15% off FUR products: visit www.furyou.com and enter the code “PERSIST15” at check-out.

Check our Instagram for pics: https://www.instagram.com/shewhopersisted/

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Episode 35: Let it Grow – Body Hair Stigma and the Fight against it

Grab all your pre-Christmas chocolate and cookies and listen to Liz and Bea discuss (gendered) body hair, the history of its removal and the fight against body hair stigma.

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Episode 34: Menstruation Entrepreneur and PerSister Hallie Mazurkiewicz, Founder of Lunar Wild

In this episode we speak with Hallie Mazurkiewicz, founder of Lunar Wild. Lunar Wild sells curated period boxes to celebrate first periods, or to reclaim the power of your period. Hallie turned her own very positive period experience into her entrepreneurial passion and we had a great discussion about how to talk more about periods and start normalizing our discussion about women’s bodies.

Listeners can use promo-code NASTY at checkout for $10 off a period box at lunarwild.com

Episode 33: Fighting Period Poverty with PerSister Raashi Thakkar Founder of the Minte Project

In this episode Bea and Liz sit down with PerSister Raashi Thakkar to discuss her initiative to provide menstrual products and education to rural India, The Minte Project. She’s doing amazing work and you can support her by starting a chapter on your campus, or through donations.

Check out the project’s Insta: https://www.instagram.com/minte.project/ and DM her or write an E-Mail – raashi924@gmail.com – to get in touch.

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