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.
In this episode Liz sits down with guest co-host, Amy Drayer to talk about WTF is going on in politics today, the state of women in the world, and how we can resist the patriarchy.
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.
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 email@example.com
We hope you’ll join us in thinking about ways that you fight the patriarchy, resist and persist.
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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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.
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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 – firstname.lastname@example.org – to get in touch.
How are you planning on celebrating Halloween this year? In this episode we discuss how to have a feminist Halloween in the era of #metoo, because there’s nothing scarier on Halloween than rape-culture.
So join us and grab some halloween candy to listen to our discussion of ways to smash the patriarchy with thoughtful non-racist halloween costumes, movies with strong female leads, and opportunities to get-out-the-vote.
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It’s October, our favorite month! Time for the morbid, macabre, and scary. You know what patriarchy seems to be very scared of? Yep, menstruation. In the fourth episode of our menstruation series, we talk about menstruation in horror films, most particularly “Carrie”. Get your chocolate ready and enjoy some menstrual horror.