feminism

Episode 29: Blood Money – Tampon Tax and Period Poverty

In the second episode of our menstruation series, we talk about the painful truth of financial discrimination based on biology. Yep, tampon tax, period poverty, the whole bloody shebang.

Get yourself a blanket, a cup of tea and lots of chocolate and listen to us talk about the high costs of menstruating.

Bonus: you’ll learn more about our vaginas than you ever wanted to know. so yay.

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Episode 28: The Red Menace – Period Shame and Period Positivity

One thing that causes us pain and necessitates the consumption of copious amounts of chocolate is PMS and period pain. You know what causes us even more pain and requires the consumption of even more chocolate? You guessed it: period shame and period shaming. So, grab all of the chocolate you have in your immediate vicinity and listen to Liz and Bea talk about all things period in this first episode of our menstruation series.

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“5 Things That You Can Do to End Period Shaming.” freshiefemcare.com. Accessed August 21, 2018. https://www.freshiefemcare.com/blogs/freshie-news/5-things-that-you-can-do-to-end-period-shaming.

 

“11 Women Share Their Worst Period-Shaming Stories and They’re Relatable AF.” Revelist.com. Accessed August 21, 2018. https://www.revelist.com/feminism/women-period-shaming-stories/7567.

 

Armitage, Susie. “This Is What Period-Shaming Looks Like Around The World.” BuzzFeed. Accessed August 21, 2018. https://www.buzzfeed.com/susiearmitage/this-is-what-period-shaming-looks-like-around-the-world.

“Muslim Women Are Over All the Period-Shaming During Ramadan.” Global Citizen. Accessed August 21, 2018. https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/period-shame-ramadan-twitter-menstruation/.

Rutherford-Morrison, Lara. “8 Reasons You Shouldn’t Be Ashamed Of Your Period.” Bustle. Accessed August 27, 2018. https://www.bustle.com/articles/109730-8-reasons-you-shouldnt-be-ashamed-of-your-period.

Siebert, Valerie, and SWNS. “Nearly Half of Women Have Experienced ‘Period Shaming.’” New York Post (blog), January 3, 2018. https://nypost.com/2018/01/03/nearly-half-of-women-have-experienced-period-shaming/.

“The Disturbing Parallels Between Period Shaming and Slut Shaming.” Women’s Voices for the Earth (blog), August 2, 2017. http://www.womensvoices.org/2017/08/02/period-shaming-and-slut-shaming/.

Weiss, Suzannah. “4 Things You Didn’t Realize Are Period Shaming.” Bustle. Accessed August 21, 2018. https://www.bustle.com/articles/166788-4-things-you-didnt-realize-are-period-shaming.

Episode 27: The Snail Darter Gang – Ecofeminism and Vegan Feminism

Grab your vegan chocolate and listen to Liz and Bea (despite her heatwave-induced aphasia) talk about the origins of ecofeminism, ecofeminism and intersectionality, speciesism, the intersection of meat eating and hegemonic masculinity, meat eating and empathy and why veganism is a feminist issue.

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Episode 26: Sex-Positive Feminism

Grab some chocolate and join us for this month’s first episode and the first episode ever that was recorded in ONE PLACE and not via the Internet. Yes, we were actually in the same room and talking about sex. More specifically: sex-positive feminism, its origins, its proponents, opponents and everything that is good and/or bad about it. Spoiler alert: sex(uality), like everything else is intertwined with the patriarchal culture we all grew up in and where socialized into. Who would have thought 😉

Episode 25: True Crime and Feminism

Grab some chocolate and join Liz and Beatrice for a discussion about true crime podcasts and television shows, the feminist community that has sprung up around it, and how we can all do better to be intersectional in our love of true crime.

Check out http://endthebacklog.com for more information about how you can help end the backlog of rape kits in the US.

Episode 22: How to be a male feminist with Michael Würmer

Men who claim to be feminists and then turn out to be (alleged) abusers of women (like James Deen or, most recently Eric Schneiderman) repeatedly focus the public’s attention on male feminism: is it possible, what does it mean and what place should men have in the feminist movement? 

Today we discuss what it takes to be a male feminist, how to differentiate between faux feminism and actual feminism in a conversation with “not purely male, fluid inbetween” feminist photographer and artist Michael Würmer.

Get your chocolate ready and join the debate.

You can find his work at: 

https://www.instagram.com/michael.wuermer/

https://michaelwuermersite.wordpress.com/

 

Episode 21: “DIY Rules for a WTF world” with PerSister Krista Suh

Today we talk with perSister Krista Suh, founder of the hat project about her new book “DIY Rules for a WTF World: How to Speak Up, Get Creative, and Change the World”. We discuss masculine “art” vs. “feminine” crafting, how crafting can be a feminist form of expression, how to deal with creating a project that is so successful that it is not actually yours anymore and impostor syndrome. grab your chocolate and enjoy.