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About This Show
Refinery 29's Elisa Kreisinger talks to today's culture makers and rule breakers to solve the mysteries behind our modern popular culture. Are the creative entrepreneurs we see across social media with a ton of followers making any money? What does our obsession with HGTV say about America? How can Taylor Swift sell squad goals after she's put women down? Why do we discount young women but embrace "early adopters"? This award winning podcast is back for season two starting July 10.
Most Recent Episode
Why the F*$% Are We Still Having Kids?
4 days ago
Having kids seems like the worst career move a woman could make: the US lacks paid parental leave, working moms are less likely to be hired and when they are, they make 4-6% less than women without kids. The motherhood penalty is real. But don't worry, what's lacking in social and political support is made up for in platitudes. After all, it's still the "most important job". Elisa talks to sociologist Dr. Kathleen Gerson, Senators Gellibrand and Heitkamp and "Why Have Kids" author Jessica Valenti to ask: why are we still doing this?