Dig: A History Podcast
About This Show
Four women historians, a world of history to unearth. Can you dig it?
Most Recent Episode
“No peace, No p*ssy”: Sex Strikes and the Recent History of Global Feminist Protest
6 days ago
Womyn #4 of 4. Sex striking is a method of passive resistance, a form of peaceful protest, and something attempted by American Indians in the early modern era, First Wave feminists in Europe and America, Bolshevik women in the 1920s, Chinese women in the 1940s, and perhaps most famously, by the Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace in the early 2000s. Sex strikes are an effective way for disenfranchised women to make their voices heard but they are a relatively recent phenomenon despite several click-baity articles which argue the contrary. So why are sex strikes portrayed as having a long history? Why don’t they? And why did they burst on the global scene in the 20th century? Is this a form of sisterhood that spans time and space? Or is it an instance of women buying into the patriarchal system? All this and more as we discuss history’s most famous sex strikes.Find show notes and transcripts here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rated 5 out of
I really dig Dig History. It's great to get down into the depths of history and have my mind be taken to the lesser known pockets that the Dig folks have mined.
I especially enjoyed the Women's Reproductive Health series. I couldn't fathom family planning before hormonal birth control and the sheer numbers of usage were astonishing! It was really mind blowing to find out how far we have come and why it is important.
Aside from that particular series, the rest of the episodes are great as well. I have learned so much and I really love and appreciate the episodes with non-dominant culture themes, and touching on race and class and gender and the world and ALL THE THINGS! ....Anyhoo,yeah, they're great! Listen in and learn a lot!
Date published: 2018-01-08
Rated 5 out of
Love this podcast
The hosts are professional historians and they don't take themselves too seriously. The info seems accurate and they have fun personalities. The topics are just weird enough to be interesting but also relevant to me in some way. I recommend!
Date published: 2017-12-06