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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 E14: Women on Porn with Dr. Fiona Vera-Gray

12/17/2018
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Dr. Fiona Vera-Gray is join Electorette to discuss her study titled Women on Porn, the largest ever study solely focused on women's experiences and views of mainstream pornography in the United Kingdom. She launched the survey in 2016 and closed it after 3 months, she got 2000 responses from women and of those carried out a further 100 in-depth interviews. We discuss the study's findings as well as how cultural expectations of women's sexuality creates an atmosphere that discourages open...

Duration:00:30:14

S2 E13: The Feminine Revolution with Amy Stanton & Catherine Conners

12/10/2018
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On this episode, Amy Stanton and Catherine Conners, authors of the book "The Feminine Revolution," join me to discuss how feminine traits, such as sensitivity, intuition, and showing emotion, are often painted as weaknesses in women; while the same traits are lauded in men. We discuss the value in seeing these traits as strengths and how our real power lies in our authenticity and in embracing our femininity without fear of judgement or criticism. The Feminine Revolution: 21 Ways to Ignite...

Duration:01:07:12

S2 E12: Active Measures, Russia's Successful Espionage Campaign in the 2016 Election

12/7/2018
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In this episode I discuss the Russia's and Putin's history of launching cyber-warfare and espionage campaigns including the one against the US during the 2016 presidential election. My guests are Laura DuBois and Marley Clements, producers of the documentary Active Measures. We discuss how Russia successfully compromised the 2016 election as well as Trump's connections to Russia dating back to the 80's, his connections to the Russian mob, dark money laundering and the long-standing...

Duration:00:45:22

S2 E11: The Right Amount of Panic with Dr. Fiona Vera-Gray

12/3/2018
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Public Sexual Harassment with Dr. Fiona Vera Gray & Emily May This episode explores public sexual harassment and cat-calling, a.k.a. "wolf-whistling" in the UK, with Dr. Fiona Vera-Gray, a Research Fellow in the Durham Law School and author of the new book "The Right Amount of Panic: How Women Trade Freedom For Safety." Over the course of 5 years, Dr. Gray spoke to women in the UK about their experiences with public sexual harassment and collected these accounts in her book; we also examine...

Duration:01:08:06

S2 E10: Gender, Your Guide with Dr. Lee Airton

11/26/2018
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Do you ever wish that there was a guide to help you navigate and understand our new gender culture? Do you find yourself wondering which pronoun to use and when? Or have you ever wanted a guide on how to be an effective ally to the LGBTQ and transgender community, especially given the recent attacks on those communities by the Trump administration? This episode explores the book "Gender: Your Guide..." with Dr. Lee Airton, which is a primer in a sense on "what to know, what to do, and what...

Duration:00:44:04

S2 E9: Raising a Black Boy Not to Be Afraid with Nicole Fleetwood

11/19/2018
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In this episode, Nicole Fleetwood, an Associate Professor in the Department of American Studies at Rutgers University and Graduate Faculty in the Department of Women's and Gender Studies, discusses her moving essay titled "Raising a Black Boy Not to Be Afraid: On the Casual Street Violence of Whiteness." The essay explores an experience her son had while walking to school alone in New York City. We explore the emotions, anxieties, and fears of young black boys in a country that is often...

Duration:00:44:00

S2 E8: Grab 'em by the Midterms

11/14/2018
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Who are the new women elected to the House of Representatives? We've elected a chamber full of history makers and in this episode, I'll explore a few powerhouses, the women who are going to DC to shake things up, including Lucy McBath, Sharice Davids, Rashida Tlaib. We take a look at their lives and what may have inspired their run for office and explore how their experiences may shape their roles in the House of Representatives. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:25:04

Bonus Episode | Introducing: The City with Robin Amer

11/5/2018
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After years of disinvestment, highways are rebuilt, old buildings demolished, and new skyscrapers erected. All that rubble has to go somewhere, and its destination isn’t a landfill—it’s a pair of vacant lots in a predominately black, working-class neighborhood called North Lawndale. The man behind this operation is a white guy sporting a Cosby sweater and underworld connections. What follows is a tour de force through Chicago’s underbelly: Aldermen get indicted. An FBI investigation goes...

Duration:00:05:50

S2 E7: Anti-Transgender Memo Pt II with Nathalie Crowley

11/5/2018
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In this episode, Nathalie Crowley from the Family Tree Clinic in MN joins to discuss the anti-transgender memo uncovered by the New York Times, which revealed that the Trump administration could be seeking to narrowly redefine the concept of sex as an " immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth." The Family Tree Clinic offers sexual health services for under-served communities and a large percentage of their patients are from the LGBTQ community. We discuss the pragmatic...

Duration:00:33:34

S2 E6: Gender Justice & the Anti-Transgender Memo Pt I

10/29/2018
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In this episode, Christy Hall and Megan Peterson discuss the anti-transgender memo uncovered by the New York Times, which revealed that the Trump administration could be seeking to narrowly redefine the concept of sex as an " immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth." If adopted, this would be the most dramatic government-wide move to roll back recognition and protections of transgender people under civil rights law. We discuss the proposal in the context of Title IX, the civil...

Duration:00:30:29

S2 E5: Your Voting Rights & Voter Suppression

10/22/2018
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This episode brings together three previous interviews with voting experts to cover all aspects of voter suppression and voting rights, including the history of the Voting Rights Act, the landmark Supreme Court Case Shelby County vs. Holder, the GOP redistricting plan - Project RedMap, and voter ID laws. Interviews With: Carol Anderson, Professor & Author of “One Person, No Vote” Kira Lerner, Thinkprogress Reporter Kat Calvin, Founder of Spread the Vote RESOURCES...

Duration:00:50:12

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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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