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The Future is Feminine. Get Ready. This podcast provides a feminist perspective on important feminist issues and current events at a time when this perspective is not only under attack, but desperately in need of amplification.

The Future is Feminine. Get Ready. This podcast provides a feminist perspective on important feminist issues and current events at a time when this perspective is not only under attack, but desperately in need of amplification.
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Silver Spring, MD

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The Future is Feminine. Get Ready. This podcast provides a feminist perspective on important feminist issues and current events at a time when this perspective is not only under attack, but desperately in need of amplification.

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English


Episodes

The Guilt of Motherhood

1/8/2018
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In this honest discussion with Dr. LaKesha Anderson of the National Communication Association about societal expectations of mothers, and self-imposed expectations about what mothers would like to be for their children, we talk about how it is very difficult to live up to either of these expectations. As a result, a nearly inevitable part of motherhood is taking on a certain amount of guilt about the difference between what is ideal in your mind versus what is possible in our busy lives....

Duration:00:37:56

Harassment and Women in Tech

12/11/2017
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At a time when we are becoming more acutely aware of the level of harassment endemic in American businesses, government, and the entertainment industry, we must pay particular attention to women working in technology fields. Some new research conducted by the non-profit organization Women Who Tech, revealed the full story of the level of harassment which is going on in tech industry. We need to encourage more women to enter technology fields, and play a part in the rapid growth and cutting...

Duration:00:31:04

Bravely: Trafficking & Trauma Survivors

12/3/2017
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If you are interested in or concerned about human trafficking, this episode is a must listen. We are hearing more and more about human trafficking in the United States, including warning signs and who to contact if you suspect trafficking. What we do NOT hear about is what happens to women who have been trafficked and are able to move on from this imposed life. They escape sometimes with little more than their lives. A large number of the women suffer from anxiety, depression, and...

Duration:00:36:27

Modern Trends in Childbirth

11/26/2017
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I have a fascinating conversation with Pat Keating, a registered nurse and childbirth educator, about the trends she has seen over the last 37 years around childbirth, breastfeeding, and preparing for a baby. We discuss how women and couples prepare for a baby, through childbirth education, birth planning, and internet resources. About half of pregnancies in the United States are not planned, and we discuss how the optimal situation would allow women to begin thinking about their...

Duration:00:38:15

Sexual Abuse and Insufficient Labels

11/19/2017
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Listen to our eye opening discussion on the rhetoric and language around women who have experienced sexual abuse. We specifically discuss the dichotomy of the labels "victim" versus "survivor" and how these terms are insufficient to describe the experience of many women who have experienced sexual abuse. We also acknowledge the implicit values attached to these labels and what that means to the women as they process the experience and try to move on. In researcher Rebecca Murphy-Keith's...

Duration:00:38:00

Fertility, Technology, & Acknowledging Grief Part 2

11/12/2017
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In the second part of this two part series, we continue our discussion with reproductive psychologist Dr. Julie Bindeman. We examine the issue of fertility and chasing parenthood. We review the current technology and options available to couples who desire to have a child, and very importantly, the psychological impact that is associated with difficulty in conceiving a child without intervention. We go in depth in our discussion of the role of technology and fertility, and the moral and...

Duration:00:30:44

Women in Comics: Is Wonder Woman Wonderful?

10/29/2017
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In our discussion of women characters and the portrayal of women in graphic novels, we go back and unpack the history of women in comics and early characters. We take a look at how the portrayal and story lines of women in comics have changed over time, and the contemporary women characters, as well as interest by girls and women in graphic novels. We uncover an unappreciated but potentially important aspect of graphic novels in getting young girls interested in reading. We discuss the...

Duration:00:36:17

Trusted Sources: Sexuality Education & Our Children

10/16/2017
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In this episode, we discuss sexuality and "the talk," that uncomfortable imparting of information about sexuality to our children. But parents need to be aware of all the sources that children are using to get their information about sexuality, and a number of other sensitive topics that they might not come to parents about. We shouldn't think our children find us to be the only source for information, because we aren't. They are bombarded with potential sources of varying qualities, most...

Duration:00:34:03