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The Electorette: A new podcast 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 podcast 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 podcast 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


Episodes

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

6/18/2018
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In this conversation with Professor Shelly Grabe, whose research includes women’s rights violations and social justice in a global context, we explore the Women's Autonomous Movement in Nicaragua. 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 America. We also talk about the many ways in which the Nicaraguan movement is 30 years ahead of the women's movement here in the US.

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

Mila Johns - Maryland State Delegate, 18th District

5/14/2018
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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

EPISODE TWENTY-SEVEN | Invisible No More with Andrea Ritchie

5/7/2018
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"When I come across a story involving police interactions with black women, it's hard to tell whether a story took place in 1863, in 1963 or 2013." This is just one of the points you'll here in this interview with Andrea Ritchie, author of "Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color." We discuss how Black women, Indigenous women, and women of color experience racial profiling, police brutality, and immigration enforcement from both a historical and modern lens....

Duration:00:43:43

EPISODE TWENTY-SIX | Lisa Hunter, Candidate for DC City Council

4/30/2018
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Lisa Hunter is a candidate for City Council in DC's Ward 6 and if elected, she would be the first Latino elected to the City Council. Hunter has a long history of serving her community and just three days after graduating from college, she boarded a plane to Guyana to begin service in the Peace Corps. Once she returned to the US, Hunter took a job at Barack Obama’s campaign headquarters. She was later deployed to St. Louis as a field organizer, where she met voters and learned about the...

Duration:00:31:51

EPISODE TWENTY-FIVE | The Color of Money with Mehrsa Baradaran

4/24/2018
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In my conversation with University of Georgia Law Professor and author, Mehrsa Baradaran, we explore the history and origins of today''s racial wealth gap. We discuss the history of segregated industries and black economies that were created in an effort to overcome the financial effects of slavery. We also discuss attempts be recent administrations to close the racial wealth gap as well as what incoming administrations can do to tackle the problem.

Duration:00:37:28

EPISODE TWENTY-FOUR | Weapons of Math Destruction with Cathy O'Neil

4/16/2018
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"Democracy isn't just about the ability to vote. Democracy is about being an informed citizen..." This is just one of the points you'll hear in my conversation with data-skeptic, author and mathematician, Cathy O'Neil. We discuss her book "Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality & Threatens Democracy," and the ways in which algorithms dictate nearly every aspect of our lives, including our interactions with the criminal justice system and our elections. We also discuss...

Duration:00:48:46

EPISODE TWENTY-THREE | Dr. Wendy Osefo, March For Our Lives, Intersectionality

4/8/2018
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In this episode, I talk with Dr. Wendy Osefo, Professor of Education at The Johns Hopkins University and progressive political commentator and strategist. We discuss the success of March For Our Lives and the movement against gun violence driven by the students of Stoneman Douglas High School. We discuss ways in which these movements fail often fail at garnering public support for students and activists of color; and also the NRA and their attacks on student activists.

Duration:00:35:01

EPISODE TWENTY-TWO | Organizing for Change

3/26/2018
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Our the two guests for this episode turned their energy following the 2016 election into organizational change. Cristina Tzintzún, a nationally recognized advocate and leader in the Latino community, founded Jolt - a Texas-based multi-issue organization that builds the political power and influence of Latinos in Texas. Also we talk with Amanda Litman, the founder of Run For Something, which recruits and support young diverse progressives to run for down-ballot races.

Duration:00:30:59

Girlhood Interrupted: The Erasure of Black Girls’ Childhood with Thalia González

2/26/2018
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"Girlhood Interrupted: The Erasure of Black Girls’ Childhood" is a groundbreaking report published by Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality, which revealed that adults view Black girls as less innocent and more adult-like than their white peers. In this episode, Thalia González, an Associate Professor at Occidental College and co-author of the report, discusses the ways in which adults perceive black girls in public systems have both short-term and long-term repercussions.

Duration:00:24:43

'Spread The Vote' Founder, Kat Calvin

2/19/2018
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Spread the Vote is an organization that tackles undemocratic voter ID laws by directly working with citizens in marginalized groups to help them obtain their state ID. Spread the Vote founder, Kat Calvin, discusses the original motivation by her organization's start, as well as the cost and challenges many eligible voters face in getting the necessary ID in order to vote. We also discuss the many hidden barriers that not having an ID poses in every day life, not related to voting.

Duration:00:32:17

Electorette Redux Pt 2: Racism & Xenophobia in Trump's America

2/12/2018
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In this episode, we've pulled together some of the most compelling moments from earlier interviews which explore racism and xenophobia in America, both during the Trump administration and following 9/11. This episode includes highlights of interviews from Maryam Zaringhalam, Catherine Squires & Ruth Defoster.

Duration:00:22:45

Michele Jawando | Center for American Progress, Co-Host of Thinking Cap Podcast

2/5/2018
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"They're afraid of the 2.6 million people who came out and marched on the anniversary of the Women's March. They are afraid of the young black activists and Black Lives Matter who are standing up... They’re afraid of our activism, and our civic awareness, and awakening that I think is happening.... There is a civic awakening that I think is happening and I think that, that's powerful because what [the GOP] are afraid of, are our voices." This is one of the points you'll hear in this...

Duration:00:52:49

Sharon Fairley, Candidate for Illinois Attorney General

1/29/2018
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This episode features an interview with Sharon Fairley, candidate for Illinois Attorney General and the first candidate to receive the endorsement of the American Women's Party. Sharon Fairley has an incredibly impressive background, serving as federal prosecutor with the US Attorney General’s office for the Northern District of Illinois for eight years; she's also served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Appeals section of the Office of Illinois Attorney General. In...

Duration:00:30:24

Katie Watson | Scarlet A: The Ethics, Law & Politics of Ordinary Abortion

1/22/2018
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Jan 22nd 2018 marks the 45th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision issued in 1973 on the issue of the constitutionality of laws that criminalized or restricted access to abortions. In this episode, with award-winning professor and author of the book "Scarlet A: The Ethics, Law & Politics of Ordinary Abortion" Katie Watson, we discuss the deeper structural, cultural, and social issues that fuel our modern debate on abortion rights.

Duration:00:48:18

Electorette 2017 Redux Pt 1: Violence, Mass Shootings & Misogyny

1/16/2018
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In this episode, we've pulled together some of the most compelling moments of episodes from 2017. This episodes includes highlights of interviews from 1) Ruth Defoster, professor and author of Terrorizing the Masses 2) Pamela Nettleton, professor, domestic violence and media expert 3) Kate Manne, professor and author of Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny

Duration:00:23:00

Addicted to Rehab: Gender, Race and Rehabilitation with Prof. Allison McKim

12/11/2017
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In my conversation with Professor Allison McKim, we discuss her book "Addicted to Rehab: Race, Gender, and Drugs in the Era of Mass Incarceration (Critical Issues in Crime and Society)" in which she compares two addiction rehabilitation programs: one is linked to the criminal justice system and the second, is private and is covered by private insurance. We discuss the ways in which gendered treatment or "Women Centered Treatment" the lives of women in recovery, the lives of their families...

Duration:00:55:12

Mass Shootings, the Media & American Terror with Dr. Ruth Defoster

11/13/2017
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"For some reason, all of the tropes and the explanations and the frames that came out of the Columbine coverage, have been repackaged and recycled in media coverage of almost every mass shooting since." This is just one of the points you'll hear during my conversation with terrorism scholar and mass shooting expert, Dr. Ruth Defoster. We discuss the consistent features present in all mass shootings and their perpetrators, including toxic masculinity. We walk through several of the...

Duration:00:51:25

Dangerous Discourses: Media Coverage of Violence Against Women With Dr. Pamela Nettleton

11/6/2017
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"We've been asking the wrong questions. We ask 'why does she stay' instead of 'why is he hitting her...'" This is just one of the points you'll hear in my conversation with Dr. Pamela Nettleton. We discuss how the media's coverage of violence against women perpetuates a culture of violence. We also discuss how our social systems are set up to burden women who are victims of violence.

Duration:00:38:33