misogyny

Episode 37: The History of Gender and Computing with Historian Mar Hicks

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.

 

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 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 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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(More Sources Coming Soon)

“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 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/

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