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.
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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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.
Sources and Notes
Beatrice talks about women’s rage as the impetus for action.
Rebecca Traister – “Good and Mad”: http://www.rebeccatraister.com/
“Why is This Happening” – https://art19.com/shows/why-is-this-happening-with-chris-hayes/episodes/5f30cc4e-bc1f-4b73-a920-4eca8960db25
In this episode Elizabeth and Bea discuss period taboos and cultural beliefs around menstruation. Some of it’s good, some of it…not so much, so grab some chocolate and settle in.
*Note: Elizabeth’s audio has some issues for the first 30 minutes, but after that, we’re good.
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.
Grab your chocolate (lots of it) and listen to Liz and Bea talk about the manosphere, men’s rights activists (i.e. anti women’s rights activits) on the Interwebs, INCELS, terrorism and all the horrible rest of it.
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.