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Episode 35: Let it Grow – Body Hair Stigma and the Fight against it

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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Episode 34: Menstruation Entrepreneur and PerSister Hallie Mazurkiewicz, Founder of Lunar Wild

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.

Listeners can use promo-code NASTY at checkout for $10 off a period box at lunarwild.com

Episode 33: Fighting Period Poverty with PerSister Raashi Thakkar Founder of the Minte Project

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 – raashi924@gmail.com – to get in touch.

Episode 32: Feminist Halloween Edition

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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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 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 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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