Stuff Mom Never Told You
Dolores Huerta's Grassroots Legacy04/29/15
Labor and Chicano civil rights activist Dolores Huerta made history organizing underpaid farmworkers and exposing the plight of the people who feed American families. Cristen and Caroline celebrate her grassroots passion that defied gender and...
Being a farmer's wife used to be the pinnacle role for women in agriculture, but that's changing fast. As more women reclaim land and run farms, Cristen and Caroline highlight how they're becoming seen as the rising gatekeepers of sustainable food...
Society has always been a little suspicious of the divorced woman: Is she a gold-digging threat or a pitiful, jilted wife? Most likely, she's neither. Cristen and Caroline wade through the stereotypes to uncover the reality of life as a divorcee.
Do beautiful women marry for money? Cristen and Caroline unpack the gender- and race-loaded stereotype of the Trophy Wife and investigate whether she really exists.
Social Justice Warriors
Can social media change the world? So-called social justice warriors, slactivists and hashtag activists think so. In this episode, Cristen and Caroline dissect social media activism and its backlash and ponder the perils of political correctness.
Can science fiction change the world?
Science fiction writers like Octavia Butler and Ursula K. Le Guin have long used this otherworldy genre to confront discrimination and inequality. Cristen and Caroline chat with Bitch Media's Sarah Mirk about the power of science fiction to create the...
Are women more passive aggressive?
Sure, fine, whatever. What is passive aggression, and why is it associated stereotypically with women? Cristen and Caroline break down what passive aggression is, where it comes from and how it plays out among genders.
Obsessed with OCD
What is obsessive-compulsive disorder and why does it happen? Cristen and Caroline separate mental health facts from pop cultural fiction about this commonly misunderstood disorder that affects millions of men and women.
A White, Marmorean Flock
Why did an exceptional group of ex-patriot, 19th-century female sculptors become known as a "white, marmorean flock"? Cristen and Caroline discuss their artistic sojourns to Italy and what it meant to be a female sculptor at that time.
The Female Nude
The female nude is a cornerstone of Western art, so how should we interpret her importance? Cristen and Caroline investigate the art history and societal significance of these mysterious unclothed muses.
The Professional Dominatrix
The dominatrix has become a common pop cultural trope and fashion theme, but mainstream depictions are often misleading. Cristen and Caroline discuss the cultural history of the dominatrix and what a professional dominatrix's job description entails.
Is BDSM a safe and healthy sexual lifestyle? Cristen and Caroline guide listeners through the basics of Bondage, Discipline, Dominance, Submission, Sadism and Masochism and why it isn't what '50 Shades of Grey' readers might think it is.
The Real Queen Victoria
How did Queen Victoria's personal life set the tone for the entire Victorian era? Holly from Stuff You Missed in History Class stops by to dish about the fascinating life and times of the her favorite royal, Queen Victoria.
The Woman Pharaoh
Hatshepsut was one of the most successful kings in ancient Egypt who also happened to be a woman. Cristen and Caroline talk with Egyptologist Kara Cooney about Hatshepsut's rise to power, why her legacy was erased from history and what women leaders...
Women in Architecture
Are men better at designing buildings? Cristen and Caroline explore this question the has perplexed the architecture industry since Louise Bethune became America's first female architect in the 1870s.
Women in Construction
Women are a rarity sight on construction sites, making up .less than 10 percent of the building industry. Cristen and Caroline break down the particular challenges women in construction face -- none of which have to do with upper body strength.
Slut Shaming 101
Slut shaming is one of society's favorite forms of policing female sexuality. Cristen and Caroline explore the history, science and psychology of slut shaming, and why it's often a girl-on-girl pattern.
Stalking wasn't illegal in the United States until 1989. Cristen and Caroline outline the different forms of stalking, differences between male and female stalkers and how stalking is a form of dating violence.
Haute Couture Feminism
Can high-end fashion and feminism ever match? Cristen and Caroline discuss the ongoing debates about how clothing fits with feminism from Women's Lib to Chanel's (in)famous fall fashion feminist protest.
Living Dolls: A History of Fashion Modeling
When did models begin strutting down the catwalk? In time for spring fashion weeks, Cristen and Caroline size up the history of modeling and how it's influence beauty culture at large.
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