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Everyday Feminism Podcast
42 minutes | 7 years ago
EF 40 - Transforming Organizations To Be More Equitable, with Aruna Rao
In many countries, there have been significant advances in public policy and an increase in the number of organizations working to address gender inequities. Despite this, we are not seeing the outcomes for women that we hope for or expect. This is in large part due to how gender biases are still built into the very organizations whose mission it is to bring about social change. In this podcast, Sandra Kim and Aruna Rao discuss how organizations can transform their institutional practices to bemore equitable, based on her experience at Gender at Work. Gender at Work works with organizations to analyze their unquestioned, “normal” way of working by looking at its values, history, culture, and practices and then helps them find customized strategies to create greater gender equity.
37 minutes | 7 years ago
EF 39 - If the Police Took a Feminist Approach, with Michael Urbina
Since the creation of the law enforcement institution, protecting and serving the people has long been the mandate of police departments across the country. However, law enforcement struggles with many issues when working with marginalized people and communities, including racial profiling, police brutality, and mishandling of crimes committed against women, trans* people, and people of color. Additionally, the internal culture of police is very patriarchical and is primarily focused on fighting crime versus protecting, serving, and empowering the community. In an effort to challenge this patriarchical power in the law enforcement institution, Sandra Kim and Michael Urbina discuss a model he's developed called the feminist standpoint-oriented policing, which is a revolutionary new strategy of policing grounded in feminism. It calls upon law enforcement to transform how it operates, provides training, and relates to marginalized people and communities in order to better protect and serve them.
32 minutes | 7 years ago
EF 38 – Exploring Fat and Fitness, with Kimberly Dark
It is a point of fact that the general public scrutinizes fat bodies. Every time you check the comment section of a piece dedicated toKimberly Dark eradicating fatphobia, you’ll find it completely hijacked by people wanting to discuss (and, moreover, diminish) the relationship between fat and fitness. People are hungry to talk about it – usually to spread fatphobic messages. So we need to have this conversation – one around how fat bodies move through the world and how health and fitness is related (or not related) to that. Join Everyday Feminism Editor Melissa A. Fabello in this podcast episode as she speaks with writer, storyteller, and speaker Kimberly Dark in a conversation about the relationships (and non-relationships) between fat and fitness.
38 minutes | 7 years ago
EF 37 - Evolving the Body-Positive Movement, with Melissa A. Fabello
Within the body-positive movement, many people (and women especially) find solace. Finally, they find, there exists a space where bodies are celebrated instead Melissa A. Fabelloof denounced, where people can find inspiration and share experiences openly. However, just like any movement, the world of body-positivity could use some improvements. Join Sandra Kim in this podcast episode as she talks to Everyday Feminism editor and body image activist Melissa A. Fabello in a conversation about the body-positive movement's growth into adolescence and how, as it evolves, we have a unique opportunity to foster it into something deeper and more far-reaching.
47 minutes | 7 years ago
EF 36 - How Religious Groups Are Supporting Reproductive Justice, with Rev. Rob Keithan
When we think of religion and reproductive justice, normally images of extremely conservative Christians and Catholics protesting against abortion pop into our minds. And while their voices may be very loud and have a disproportionate impact on our policy, the reality is that most religious people are actually pro-choice (as most Americans are too). To counter the religious Right-wing groups, organizations like the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice are fighting for reproductive justice, including for compassionate abortion care, comprehensive sexuality education, and affordable access to contraception. In this podcast episode, Sandra Kim and Rev. Rob Keithan discuss how his faith led him to be involved in reproductive justice and how people of faith and religious organizations can stand up for social justice based on their faith. As one of their activist slogans says, you can be "pro-faith, pro-family, pro-choice."
44 minutes | 7 years ago
EF 35 - Making Campuses More LGBTQ+ Friendly, with Dr. Adriana di Bartolo
Increasingly college and university campuses across the United States are working to make their campuses more welcoming and safe for queer and trans* students. In this podcast episode, Sandra Kim and Dr. Adriana di Bartolo discuss how Adriana has developed the programming and services at the Queer Resource Center to serve all 7 campuses at The Claremont Colleges Adriana provide a stellar list of concrete actions to directly support LGBTQ+ students, educate all students on homophobia, transphobia, and cissexism, and shift the broader campus culture. Whether you're a student activist or college administrator, this is a gold mine of ideas.
26 minutes | 7 years ago
EF 34 - Jump Starting a Career in Sexuality Education, with Bryce Komaroff
Shockingly, the topic of sexuality education is still very controversial today. Views around whether this vital information should be taught in schools, what exactly should be discussed, and which populations “need” it the most varies widely. Even though many comprehensive sexuality education interventions have been researched to show positive behavior change and less risky sexual activity for the students going through sexuality education programs, there are still many teens (and even adults!) who are not receiving this potentially life-saving information. In this podcast episode, Bryce Komaroff and Melissa A. Fabello discuss the value in pursuing a career in sex ed, and how to get started with the journey!
42 minutes | 7 years ago
EF 33 – Getting Started with Campus Activism, with Kaylee Jakubowski
Students have a long history of organizing and advocating for progressive change in their schools. More recently, we’ve seen a number of media stories highlighting students calling for colleges and universities to address sexual violence and rape culture on campus and make the school more queer and trans* inclusive. In this podcast episode, Sandra Kim and Kaylee Jakubowski discuss Kaylee’s experience with being a student activist and how interested students can get involved to create change.
39 minutes | 7 years ago
EF 32 - Bringing Feminism to the Mormon Faith, with Ingrid Asplund
Mormon feminism may seem like an oxymoron for many people. Yet there is a strong online community of Mormon feminists who are connecting with each other and supporting each other as they wrestle with what it means to be both Mormon and a feminist. In this podcast episode, Sandra Kim and Ingrid Asplund from the blog, Young Mormon Feminists, discuss Asplund's journey to live from both her feminist values and her faith, and how Mormon feminists are challenging patriarchal practices in the church.
33 minutes | 7 years ago
EF 31 - The Important of Pleasure-Based Sexuality Education, with Erica Butler
In our culture, the concept of “pleasure-based sexuality education” is a scary one. But the reality is that it provides our youth with meaningful tools to help navigate one of the most fundamental and vulnerable parts of their sexual identity -- particularly for young women who are constantly denied approval to be sexual, while feeling discouraged by societal messages telling them to enjoy sex, and experience fear of being labeled "fast" or "slutty" for having sexual needs. This has been a violation of our sexual rights for far too long! So what can you do to fight for your right to pleasure-based sexuality education and start taking action today? Melissa Fabello and Erica M. Butler discuss the value of emphasizing pleasure in sex-education, and provide ideas about how to make it a reality.
35 minutes | 7 years ago
EF 30 – Survivors of Sexual Violence Organizing for Justice, with Marissa Ferri
(Trigger Warning: Sexual Violence) “I thought my rape was the most traumatic experience of my life. But I was wrong. What was more traumatic was the way DC police treated me.” Unfortunately this experience is not unusual for survivors who go to the DC police to report their assault, as Marisa Ferri shared at the DC Council hearing for the Sexual Assault Victims’ Rights Amendment Act of 2013, in December 2013. This important legislation seeks to remedy problems with how the DC Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) handles sexual assault cases and treats victims. It was partially in response to a Human Rights Watch report on the DC Metropolitan Police Department released in January 2013. They found that in many sexual assault cases, they are too often not properly documented or investigated and victims may face callous, traumatizing treatment, despite official departmental policy to the contrary. Sandra Kim and Marisa Ferri discuss the challenges survivors face when seeking justice through DC police and how the DC Justice for Survivors Campaign is organizing to get this important legislation passed with additional amendments to make sure changes are enforced.
20 minutes | 7 years ago
EF 29 - Trans* Empowerment Through Technology, with Dr. Kortney Ryan Ziegler
Due to anti-transgender bias, trans* people are unemployed at twice the national rate (four times for trans* people of color), have incomes of less than $10,000 a year, experience immeasurable homelessness, and suffer overwhelming discrimination when accessing adequate health care, legal services and housing. Founded by Dr. Kortney Ryan Ziegler, Trans*H4CK's mission is to tackle these social problems faced by trans* and gender non-conforming people by developing new and useful open source tech products. Trans*H4CK hosts community-building hackathons, where trans and gender non-conforming people and allies in the tech industry come together to develop apps, websites and products as well as network to find employment. Kortney and Sandra discuss the role of Trans*H4CK in the lives of trans* people and the trans* movement and how you can help support this innovative initiative.
30 minutes | 7 years ago
EF 28 – How Using Correct Gender Pronouns Will Make You a Better Trans* Ally, with Laura Kacere
Pronouns are an important part of our language. And while using the right gender pronouns in our own daily language and asking others to do the same isn’t enough to change the extreme transphobia, discrimination, and violence that trans* people experience, it is a simple way to use language to show respect for our friends, to make trans* issues visible, and to challenge gender-based oppression. Laura Kacere joins Sandra Kim in a discussion of why respecting trans* people’s preferred pronouns is a key part of trans*-inclusive feminism.
23 minutes | 7 years ago
EF 27 - The Difference Between Cultural Exchange and Cultural Appropriation, with Jarune Uwujaren
Being aware of and enjoying other cultures is not inherently bad. On the other, stealing them and claiming them as your own can do unseen, oppressive damage. So where do we draw the line between “appropriate” forms of cultural exchange and more damaging patterns of cultural appropriation? Melissa A. Fabello and Jarune Uwujaren helps to clear the air around this important issue.
39 minutes | 7 years ago
EF 26 – The Impact of Anti-Abortion Legislation, with Kat Sabine
A key feminist issue in today’s politics is abortion rights. Some policy-makers have made it their life’s work to restrict access to safe abortions, but do they understand all the implications of their actions? Sandra Kim and Kat Sabine, Executive Director of NARAL Pro-Choice Arizona, discuss Arizona’s recently passed anti-abortion legislation.
36 minutes | 7 years ago
EF 25 - Fat Men Are a Feminist Issue Too, with Virgie Tovar
Fatphobia in so many ways is about hating and policing women and our bodies. But the fatphobia that fat men experience is also a result of misogyny. Sandra Kim and Virgie Tovar discuses how fatphobia toward men, at its roots, is related to anxiety that fat men were becoming woman-like.
37 minutes | 7 years ago
EF 24 - How Parents Teach Kids That Consent Doesn’t Matter, with Paige Lucas-Stannard
Some parents may not be aware of the ways some of their early parenting tactics and behaviors have been undermining the value of consent in their children. Sandra Kim and Paige Lucas-Stannard discuss how these ways of communicating with our children distort their understanding of consent.
34 minutes | 8 years ago
EF 23 - The Plight of Choosing Not to Have Children, with Donna Gratehouse
The cultural expectation for women is to start a family. Most of our media portrays motherhood as the be-all, end-all of womanhood, to the point that it’s almost accepted as fact that some women don’t want kids. But it’s true: some don’t. Sandra Kim and Donna M. Gratehouse, democratic blogger from Arizona, discuss women who choose not to have children and what this decision means for them.
32 minutes | 8 years ago
EF 22 – How to Heal Brokenness in a Relationship, with Erin McKelle
Sometimes there’s pain in a relationship. And sometimes, things can become so fragile and hard to navigate that irreparable cracks surface, and the relationship becomes broken. These relationships can lead to unhappiness and heartbreak if left unhealed. Melissa A. Fabello and Erin McKelle discuss why this healing process is important and how to begin with it.
35 minutes | 8 years ago
EF 21 - Strategies for Engaging Sexual Violence Prevention on College Campuses
With rare exceptions, no one who is throwing a party spends the energy so that people will get assaulted. Yet, the grim reality is that at least 1 in 4 college women are survivors of sexual violence, and our institutions are not doing enough to stem this terrible tide. Sandra Kim and Jamie Utt, sexual violence prevention educator, discusses this phenomenon and offers advice on how to begin the change.
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