You guys, you’ll need all the chocolate for this ’cause we’ll be talking about the myth of the friendzone and all the misogyny connected to it. It’s ugly.
What do the “friendzone”, toxic masculinity, and the “incels” have in common? Everything!
The domestic terrorism that we have seen perpetuated by men, unhappy with their relationships, on innocent bystanders may be the most extreme expression of misogynistic violence perpetrated by those who consider themselves victimized by the “friendzone”. But the toxic masculinity and misogyny is pervasive and is part of all women’s experiences at one point or another.
In this episode we talk about institutionalize misogyny, how popular culture perpetuates unsafe, unhealthy relationships and what we can do about it.
We are so excited to present this interview with author Karen Karbo about her new book, “In Praise of Difficult Women.” We talk about the women who inspire us, the importance of intersectional feminism, and why we should all embrace “difficult” as an adjective to describe us. Whether you’re a nasty woman or a difficult woman, this episode is for you!
Grab some chocolate (this time, though, merely for celebratory reasons instead of psychohygiene) and listen to Liz and Bea talk about some awesome, badass inspiring feminists that shaped their own feminism. Cheers!
Grab your chocolate (lots of chocolate!) and listen to Bea, Liz and special guest Amy talk about all the things from reproductive freedom, to the suffragette movement, to retirement poverty.
Amy Drayer is an activist, author, and feminist. She has written for The Huffington Post, Medium, and is currently working on a novel and worked on progressive political campaigns and issues throughout her career.
We hope you enjoy our discussion of the history of the women’s movement, where we are now, and our hopes for an intersectional future.
Happy International Women’s Day!!! After a bit of a break, we’re back to kick off Women’s Month and International Women’s Day with a discussion about women’s rights in Austria. Join Liz and Bea as they talk about the history and current issues facing women in Austria.
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Happy New Year!! We are in the midst of changes here at She Who Persisted. In this episode, Beatrice fills you in on what’s going on and when you can expect new episodes from us.
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Are you ready for Feministmas? It is a wonderful time of year that celebrates some pretty kickass ladies from history and myth! From saints to goddesses and trees to mistletoe, grab your holiday chocolate and cookies and join Beatrice, Elizabeth, and Heather as they celebrate the origins of the holiday and a few of the many important women who helped make the season what it is today! In keeping with holiday spirit, this episode only features a bit of stomach slitting and burning on stakes, far less then usual. Happy Feministmas, Nasties!
The ladies of SWP sat down to talk about sexism and how women are treated by healthcare professionals. Spoiler alert: it’s not great. Grab some chocolate and settle in for a frank conversation about pain, hepeating, medical testing, and trusting your gut. Lesson for the episode: be an advocate for your own health and body!!