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57 minutes | Aug 22, 2012
A Terrifying Tidal Wave of Pussy
All about pussies this week! Who gets to control them? Do they really shut down when raped? Is it cool to treat women as some irritating obstacle between you and pussy? And when is it appropriate for pussies to riot? (Answer: whenever they want.) Surprisingly, zero cat talk, for which we will make up next week.
55 minutes | Aug 15, 2012
Analyzing the Zombie-Eyed Granny Starver
Michael Brooks comes on to explore the question of whether the Paul Ryan pick means Mitt Romney wants to lose. Samhita and Amanda discuss why people forgive male comedians a lot more for casual racism than female ones. Plus: Why atheism is going to stall out if atheists don't start getting more intersectional.
62 minutes | Aug 8, 2012
How to Be Black
Baratunde Thurston joins the podcast to talk about race, the election, and assorted nonsense. Samhita and Amanda discuss the shooting in Wisconsin and wonder when is a good time to talk about gun control. Also, a new #femquery.
54 minutes | Aug 1, 2012
Romney's Dancing Horse
Zerlina Maxwell comes on the show to talk about Romney's parade of gaffes, as well as his fancy dancing horse he claims to have practically forgotten he owns. She stays on to talk Olympics and explain some of the finer points of gymnastics. Also: Amanda and Samhita play the part of feminist art critics.
67 minutes | Jul 25, 2012
The Goddess of Cats
Women are trying to find female friends though online "dating". This might be a better idea than it seems on the surface. After the horrible tragedy in Aurora, Colorado, calls to reinstate stricter gun control are being ignored. But there's a reason the first black President can't be outspoken on gun control. Lots of great #femquery this week, including discussion of the gag order on a 17-year-old rape victim.
64 minutes | Jul 18, 2012
F*ck You Feminists Are Numerous
Samhita and Amanda discuss a profile of Caitlin Moran in Slate that treats her like the only fuck-you feminist left standing. Another New York Times article implies that the only cure for women's poverty is for them to just get married to those invisible husbands they keep turning down. Are we tired of yuppie parenting articles yet? Also, some #femquery.
56 minutes | Jul 11, 2012
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Samhita has finally watched "Girls", just in time to talk about the Anna Holmes piece in the New Yorker about the show and the realities of female friendship. Frank Ocean shares his story about loving a man, and Amanda and Samhita are stoked about his story and his upcoming album. Plus, a new #femquery tackles an old question.
65 minutes | Jul 4, 2012
Busy Busy and Sometimes Lazy Feminists
Samhita and Amanda bring on Ann Friedman, beloved editor and Tumblr genius, to discuss how busy we are all the time. Or are we actually just farting into the couch and making excuses to our friends for why we can't go out? Samhita rubs shoulders with the rich and powerful, and has to take a long shower to wash it off, and Amanda gets a little overexcited at the idea of everyone getting to see a doctor.
88 minutes | Jun 27, 2012
The Four-Headed Progressive Chat Monster
Jamie and Allison from "Citizen Radio" brought on Amanda and Samhita for an hour+ discussion about the Supreme Court, lady stuff, pick-up artists, and, of course, cats. This podcast is being broadcast over both feeds, so if you haven't checked out Citizen Radio, do so now!
57 minutes | Jun 20, 2012
Feminists Will Not Punch You In The Nose For Opening Doors
Who knew a sneaker could be so racist? Samhita and Amanda investigate. A rape scene in an upcoming video game points to some larger problems with sexism in video games and in the general world of geek. Michigan legislators fear that giant, man-eating vaginas will kill them in their sleep. Also: Are feminism and chivalry compatible?
58 minutes | Jun 13, 2012
Women Use The Computer Box
Samhita and Amanda discuss the season finale of Mad Men, and the problem that arises when one of the most feminist shows on TV has a race-fail. Turns out that women love the internet and computers and tablet and phones, and in greater numbers than men. And why is it that Republicans in West Virginia are perfectly happy getting their daily dose of hate from a middle schooler?
64 minutes | Jun 5, 2012
Feminists Love Shiny Objects
Samhita and Amanda are very sorry they ran off to the circus for a week, and promise not to do it again. Post-circus topics: Sex selective abortion in the U.S. is a hoax. Mitt Romney's people make it clear that they think the female half of voters aren't important in the slightest. Also, the triumphant return of #femquery!
62 minutes | May 24, 2012
How The GOP Got With the Mail Order Bride Industry
Samhita and Amanda discuss the battle over the Violence Against Women Act, and how the mail order bride industry got involved. New numbers from the Census show that non-white babies outnumber white ones, and more research shows that we might have the causal relationship between teenage pregnancy and poverty reversed. Also: dropping our asses to Biggie Smalls.
52 minutes | May 16, 2012
President Obama Must Listen To This Podcast
Erika Nicole Kendall comes on to talk about feminist approaches to weight and health, and to denounce the NY Times yet again for making a pointless spectacle out of black women. Amanda and Samhita talk about the limits to our understanding of mental health and answer your #femquery. Also, turns out Obama's taking his marching orders from this podcast.
61 minutes | May 9, 2012
I Want To Offer My Love And Respect To The End
Samhita has a birthday and an anniversary of quitting the demon tobacco. Amanda parties with the rednecks. Both are deeply saddened by the death of Adam Yauch and want to remember him for the great guy he was. On this week's you-suck list: Michele Bachmann, Sean Hannity, Jesse Lee Peterson, and Ted Nugent.
58 minutes | May 2, 2012
The One Where Religion Is Blamed for Everything
The Violence Against Women Act is running against reauthorization problems. The Christian right is to blame, of course, but why this is especially appalling during our economic times. Reactions to Mona Eltahawy's piece continue a very hard discussion, but people are being surprisingly calm and polite. Dan Savage speaks truth to power, and a bunch of whiny babies throw a tantrum.
50 minutes | Apr 25, 2012
Let's All Change Our Names To Clothing Measurements
Samhita and Amanda discuss Mona Eltahawy's powerful and complex piece on misogyny in Muslim nations. In their version of lightening the mood, they also discuss our comical shock troops for ladies who hate ladies, specifically Lila Rose and S.E. Cupp. For this week's #femquery, they take on the question of post-feminism, that slippery beast.
58 minutes | Apr 18, 2012
Eternity Is A Hologram Of Famous Feminists Getting Spanked
Samhita and Amanda are appalled by Katie Roiphe's aggressive anti-feminist trolling. The hologram of Tupac Shakur creates a rift in the space-time continuum, causing your hosts to wonder what your post-death hologram will show you doing. More #femquery answers, and Amanda is traumatized by the results of a momentary brain fart on a public bus.
56 minutes | Apr 11, 2012
The Ins and Outs of the Bone Zone
Samhita and Amanda welcome special guest Aminatou Sow to discuss why not every man living in the friend zone wants to be in the bone zone with his female friends. Ashley Judd uses the word "patriarchy" in public, and the feminists online are so thrilled. A defense and critique of music snobbery, and learning to embrace your inner Beyonce fan.
63 minutes | Apr 4, 2012
Feminists Vs. The Anti-Sex League
An anti-choice legislator in Georgia compares women to farm animals in an effort to strip away their rights to basic medical care. Terrorists attack a Planned Parenthood in Wisconsin. Samhita and Amanda are pissed. But it's all okay, because this week's #femquery has a question about boobs, lovely boobs.
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