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The Electorette: A new about politics, intersectionality and feminism. The Electorette features interviews and conversations with the women leading the resistance. They are passionate about equality, voting rights, climate change, access to healthcare & reproductive rights and all issues that make a healthy democracy.

The Electorette: A new about politics, intersectionality and feminism. The Electorette features interviews and conversations with the women leading the resistance. They are passionate about equality, voting rights, climate change, access to healthcare & reproductive rights and all issues that make a healthy democracy.
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The Electorette: A new about politics, intersectionality and feminism. The Electorette features interviews and conversations with the women leading the resistance. They are passionate about equality, voting rights, climate change, access to healthcare & reproductive rights and all issues that make a healthy democracy.

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English

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Episodes

S2 E4: Technically Wrong With Author Sara Wachter-Boettcher

10/15/2018
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Sara Wachter-Boettcher discusses her book "Technically Wrong: Sexist Apps, Biased Algorithms, and Other Threats of Toxic Tech," which reveals how tech industry's biases and blind spots are baked into digital products and ultimately harm us. Technically Wrong: Sexist Apps, Biased Algorithms, and Other Threats of Toxic Tech https://amzn.to/2yGOzEC http://www.swingleft.org/electorette

Duration:00:50:19

Bonus Episode | Introducing: Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff

10/9/2018
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Rebecca Minkoff is a fashion powerhouse, and each week she sits down with the women who shape our culture, change the world, and lift each other up along the way. First up? Michelle Lee from Allure, who is challenging the status quo and changing the conversation around inclusion in beauty and fashion. Subscribe to Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff today. www.wondery.fm/superwomen

Duration:00:05:03

S2 E3: Special Episode on Kavanaugh Nomination Votes & Midterms with Neera Tanden

10/5/2018
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This is a special early episode featuring a conversation with Neera Tanden, the CEO of The Center for American Progress Action Fund. We discuss the Brett Kavanaugh nomination, the incoming votes from Jeff Flake, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski. We also discuss the crucial work needed to win back the Senate and House in the November midterms.

Duration:00:26:46

S2 E2: Congressmembers Barbara Lee & Pramila Jayapal, Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Alicia Garza

10/1/2018
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She The People Conference & Summit: Last month, the inaugural summit of the She the People initiative, was held in San Francisco. She the People is a network and initiative which elevates and amplifies the voices and leadership of women of color and establish women of color as a transformational voting block. This episode features Electorette’s coverage of the summit including interviews with three influential leaders, Congressmembers Barbara Lee, Pramila Jayapal, and Black Lives Matter...

Duration:00:50:32

S2 E1: #MeToo, One Year Later: Brett Kavanaugh, Louis C.K. & Male Redemption

9/24/2018
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This week's episode explores the #MeToo Movement and how the redemptive pathway for men has overshadowed the needs of victims. Three guests discuss the comeback attempts by several high profile men and the process of male redemption by looking at the cases of Brett Kavanaugh, Louis C.K., Jian Ghomeshi and others. >> Chapter I: Shannon Koyano, a stand-up comedian, talks about what the stand-up culture for women, how it helps perpetuate behavior exhibited by Louis C.K., and her audition with...

Duration:00:47:17

EPISODE FORTY-TWO | ReproAction, Fighting for Abortion Rights & Repro Justice

9/17/2018
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Erin Matson and Pamela Merrit founded Reproaction in order to uphold abortion rights and advance reproductive justice as a matter of human dignity. They take bold action and hold all leaders to accountable to upholding reproductive rights in direct and aggressive ways. We discuss reproductive rights, fake abortion clinics, political allies and of course the Brett Kavanaugh nomination. https://www.reproaction.org Toolkit: Taking Bold Action Against Crisis Pregnancy Centers:...

Duration:00:46:09

EPISODE FORTY-ONE | Carol Anderson, One Person, No Vote

9/10/2018
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Prof. Carol Anderson, the Charles Howard Candler Professor and Chair of African American Studies at Emory University and author of the bestseller, "White Rage," discusses her new book "One Person, No Vote," which chronicles the government's longstanding commitment to limiting democracy through voter suppression. From the passage of the 15th amendment to now, America's are still fighting to have full and equal access to the ballot. http://bit.ly/carol-anderson-electorette...

Duration:01:32:08

EPISODE FORTY | Aimee Allison, President of Democracy in Color, SheThePeople.org

9/3/2018
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Aimee Allison, the President of Democracy in Color and founder She the People, discusses the goals of her organizations including how we an return the country to a progressive, multiracial majority in government via increasing new voter turn out. We also discuss midterms and the direction Democrats should go in order to in future elections. Lastly, we discuss the She the People summit aimed at elevating the voices of women of color in leadership. Democracy In Color: www.democracyincolor.com/...

Duration:00:38:25

EPISODE THIRTY-NINE | Daniella Gibbs Leger, Center for American Progress, Thinking Cap Podcast

8/27/2018
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In this conversation with Daniella Gibbs Leger, Senior Vice President of Communications & Strategy at the Center for American Progress and co-host of the podcast, Thinking Cap, we discuss midterms, women running for office and how they are viewed by party insiders, feminism, the state of the democratic party, and voter suppression. Thinking Cap Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/amprog Center for American Progress: https://www.americanprogress.org Daniella Gibbs Leger:...

Duration:00:35:02

EPISODE THIRTY-EIGHT | Sayu Bhojwani, Founder of New American Leaders

8/20/2018
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Sayu Bhojwani, an advocate, speaker and writer, discusses her journey to American citizenship, her role as New York City’s first Commissioner of Immigrant Affairs, her organization New American Leaders, and her forthcoming book, "People Like Us: The New Wave of Candidates Knocking at Democracy’s Door." https://www.NewAmericanLeaders.org/ http://www.SayuBhojwani.com/ https://amzn.to/2MpSFe3

Duration:06:11:02

EPISODE THIRTY-SEVEN | Diversity in Silicon Valley with Sinduja Rangarjan

8/13/2018
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This episode explores a new report from Reveal News reporter Sinduja Rangarajan and delivers the clearest picture of Silicon Valley’s diversity yet. The report provides a first-of-its kind analysis of 177 of the largest San Francisco Bay Area tech firms revealing large disparities in racial and gender disparities. Our conversation explores hiring and corporate cultural practices that lead to these disparities. The entire report may be found here:...

Duration:00:42:59

EPISODE THIRTY-SIX | Shauna Dillavou, Online Security Innovator & Expert

7/30/2018
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Shauna Dillavou is a security innovator, weaving together her experiences in intelligence, free speech, technology, and trauma. We discuss creating safe environments online and offline for women politicians and women generally, as well as, how technology and social media companies fail to create processes and products that are conducive to online safety.

Duration:00:45:20

EPISODE THIRTY-FIVE | Wagatwe Wanjuki & The Cost of Not Believing Survivors

7/16/2018
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Wagatwe Wanjuki is a feminist activist, writer, speaker, and digital strategist best known for her work as a national campus anti-violence advocate. She's a founder of the anti-rape organization Survivors Eradicating Rape Culture and is a founding co-organizer of Know Your IX’s ED ACT NOW campaign. She also has a podcast about the experience of survivors called "I, Survivor" which debuts on July 31st with the Wondery network. Wanjuki is a rape survivor and we discuss her experience in...

Duration:00:43:07

EPISODE THIRTY-FOUR | Ruth Defoster, Mass Shootings & Gun Violence Myths Debunked

7/9/2018
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Dr. Ruth Defoster, professor and author of "Terrorizing the Masses," walks through the myths around the causes and solutions to America's gun violence epidemic and debunks NRA and GOP talking points. We discuss gun laws and violence in Chicago, the role of mental illness and video games in mass shootings, as well as, the predictable patterns that nearly all mass shooters exhibit. We also discuss recent shootings including, Parkland, the recent police shooting of Antwon Rose, and the shooting...

Duration:00:49:24

EPISODE THIRTY-THREE | Lily Herman, Founder of "Get Her Elected"

7/2/2018
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Lily Herman, is the founder of Get Her Elected, a political network of over 2,000 volunteers offering their skills pro bono to more than 220+ progressive women candidates running for office. We discuss women candidates, campaign strategy, and of course, midterms. We also discuss how growing up as a liberal in a conservative region of the country shapes your view of politics. www.GetHerElected.com www.LilyHerman.com

Duration:00:41:39

EPISODE THIRTY-TWO | Bev Gooden, #WhyIStayed, Domestic Abuse Activist

6/25/2018
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This episode features domestic abuse advocate, activist and creator of the #WhyIStayed hashtag, Bev Gooden (www.BeverlyGooden.com). A survivor of domestic violence herself, Bev Gooden created the viral hashtag, #WhyIStayed, to give others who've experienced domestic abuse a sense of community and safe space to discuss their experience. Gooden talks about her own experiences, her inspiration behind the creation of #WhyIStayed hashtag and her new project, The Bolt Bag (https://bit.ly/2pqrfGo)....

Duration:01:07:20

EPISODE THIRTY-ONE | Shelly Grabe, The Psychology of Resistance

6/18/2018
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In this conversation with Professor and author Shelly Grabe (https://bit.ly/2lOW3ja), whose research includes women’s rights violations and social justice in a global context, we explore the Women's Autonomous Movement in Nicaragua. We discuss her book "Narrating a Psychology of Resistance" (https://amzn.to/2lLmZ37); and through our conversation and exploration of the movement, we uncover the parallels in the women's resistance movement in Nicaragua and the current women's movement in...

Duration:00:35:39

EPISODE THIRTY | Truth Decay, Report by RAND Corp, Jennifer Kavanagh

6/11/2018
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This episode features a conversation with Jennifer Kavanagh, a political scientist and researcher for the RAND Corporation. We discuss their new study, Truth Decay. RAND defines Truth Decay as the diminishing role of facts and data in American public life. We discuss the four trends that characterize Truth Decay as well as examine some recent and historical examples. We also make the distinction between Fake News and Truth Decay as well as discuss the role of social media and the 24 hour...

Duration:00:35:55

EPISODE TWENTY-NINE | Kelly Dittmar, GenderWatch 2018 & Political Strategy

6/4/2018
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Kelly Dittmar is an Assistant Research Professor at the CAWP or the Center for American Women and Politics, a unit of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University. We discuss how the political strategy for women politicians is shaped when it's crafted through a gendered lens, including examining Hillary Clinton's 2008 and 2016 strategies as examples. We also discuss the PinkWave and CAWP's real-time research project, GenderWatch 2018, which provides crucial data in relation to...

Duration:00:46:23

EPISODE TWENTY-EIGHT | Mila Johns - Maryland State Delegate, 18th District

5/15/2018
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Mila Johns is a candidate for Maryland State Delegate, 18th District. A terrorism analyst and researcher by training, Mila Johns decided to run for Maryland's House of Delegates after turning down a job vetting Syrian refugees for U.S. Customs and Border Protection after Trump when elected. We discuss her platform including her work as an activist for reproductive justice, domestic violence awareness, and expanding access to healthcare.

Duration:00:33:28