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Episode 15: Happy Feministmas!!

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!

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Episode 14: Sick and Tired – Women as Patients

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!!

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Boynes-Shuck, Ashley. “Bias Against Women With Chronic Pain?” Healthline, 31 Jan. 2017, https://www.healthline.com/health-news/gender-bias-against-female-pain-patients.

Dusenbery, Maya. “Is Medicine’s Gender Bias Killing Young Women?” Pacific Standard, https://psmag.com/social-justice/is-medicines-gender-bias-killing-young-women.

Fassler, Joe. “How Doctors Take Women’s Pain Less Seriously.” The Atlantic, Oct. 2015. The Atlantic, https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/10/emergency-room-wait-times-sexism/410515/.

Hoffmann, Diane, and Anita Tarzian. The Girl Who Cried Pain: A Bias Against Women in the Treatment of Pain. SSRN Scholarly Paper, ID 383803, Social Science Research Network, 2001.  https://papers.ssrn.com/abstract=383803.

Jamison, Leslie. “Grand Unified Theory of Female Pain.” The Virginia Quarterly Review, vol. 90.2, no. Spring 2014, http://www.vqronline.org/essays-articles/2014/04/grand-unified-theory-female-pain.

Liu, Katherine A., and Natalie A. Dipietro Mager. “Women’s Involvement in Clinical Trials: Historical Perspective and Future Implications.” Pharmacy Practice, vol. 14, no. 1, 2016. PubMed Central, doi:10.18549/PharmPract.2016.01.708.

Tasca, Cecilia, et al. “Women And Hysteria In The History Of Mental Health.” Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health : CP & EMH, vol. 8, Oct. 2012, pp. 110–19. PubMed Central, doi:10.2174/1745017901208010110.

Episode 13: Wating for Gadot – Feminism and Superheroes

With the Justice League movie coming out this Friday, 17 November, Beth, Liz and Bea discuss the topic of female superheroes (a.k.a. every woman in existence ever). We look at Wonder Woman, Supergirl and the new Doctor Who. Get ready for a lot of girl power and ass-kicking.

Episode 10: Foxes, Magic, and Persecution – Non-European Witches

Today on SWP, join Beatrice, Heather, and Elizabeth as they discuss witchcraft and magic from a non-Eurocentric stance. From Appalachia to Australia, Africa to Japan, we cover everything from the brutality of modern-day witch hunts to Okabe the cat witch and everything in between. We have plenty of resources for you to peruse as well if you want to check out our citations. Enjoy the next installment of our witch series, and, as always, stay nasty! 😉

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Episode 9: Witches in Pop Culture – Interview with PerSister Allene Nichols

Grab some Halloween candy and listen to Liz talk with our special guest PerSister Allene Nichols about pop-culture depictions of witches and witchcraft. The conversation spans from good vs. evil witches and how that is connected to gender, Charmed, Hermione and the significance of cauldrons. This time, we won’t be talking about persecution, burning and castration, so enjoy it while you can and get ready to binge-watch some witchy shows on Netflix.

Episode 7: Witches’ Herstory – the persecution, the burning, the killing.

Grab your Halloween chocolate and listen to Heather explain all the things about the fun parts of being a woman in the early modern era (like not being allowed to do or say anything ever because anything can be suspect and you’re gonna get killed). Featuring merry tales of persecution, killing, burning and castration anxiety. (Yay)

Also: fitting the theme of castration anxiety and misogyny, you’ll learn a binding spell against trump, which should be part of anyone’s magical survival kit, so listen to this.

You’re welcome.

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Episode 6: Asèxuale – the (not so) new fragrance for YOU

Grab your chocolates, nasties, cause Beth and Bea discuss the ‘A’ in LGBTQIA and how it doesn’t represent allies, but rather the ever-mystifying ‘asexuality’. Full of witty one-liners and phrases you’ll want a button of, Beth and Bea unpack all the shades of grey within asexuality, as well as look at some of the other closely-related ways that people may identify – all while inventing their own perfume line (you’re going to want it, trust us!).

Stay tuned for our next exciting new series soon!

Episode 4: Don’t Rain on my Bisexual Parade – Binegativity and Misogyny

We are kicking off pride month like we kick off everything: talking about things that are depressing as fuck. This time bi-negativity and misogyny and the intersection of both. Do we need to remind you that you need chocolate to get through this episode? No, we don’t.

 

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Episode 3: Pregnant Bodies – the (questionably) good, the bad, and the chocolate

In this Mother’s Day episode, Heather explains pregnancy while Beth, Beatrice, and Liz realise that they need inhalers to get through the episode. Grab your chocolate and your Feminist rage and learn about as much as we could stomach about the pregnant female body. We’re sorry for everything we put our mothers through, and we thank them for going through the torture that led to our birth.

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