feminism

Episode 19: The Friendzone and Toxic Masculinity

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.

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Episode 17: Women’s History Month – The US Edition with PerSister Amy Drayer

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.

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Episode 16: Dumbledore’s Army – Women’s Rights in Austria

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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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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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.

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