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Kicking the Kyriarchy

We're an intersectional feminist podcast looking to challenge thoughts and ideas, whilst providing a platform to those who don't get heard.

We're an intersectional feminist podcast looking to challenge thoughts and ideas, whilst providing a platform to those who don't get heard.

We're an intersectional feminist podcast looking to challenge thoughts and ideas, whilst providing a platform to those who don't get heard.
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United Kingdom

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We're an intersectional feminist podcast looking to challenge thoughts and ideas, whilst providing a platform to those who don't get heard.

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English

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07766748110


Episodes

25: Afterword.

10/15/2018
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We've been a little quiet as of late, and we wanted to tell you why. Review us and subscribe to the podcast so you're the first to know when Season Three hits your podcast device. Tell us what you think! www.kickingthekyriarchy.org.uk Twitter: @KickKyriarchy Email: kickingthekyriarchy@gmail.com

Duration:00:16:30

24: Masculinity

7/26/2018
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*** THIS IS THE LAST EPISODE OF SEASON TWO *** This month, it's all about masculinity. What does it mean to be butch? How do men talk about emotions and mental health in a world that says "man up"? How are black men affected by stereotypes of masculinity? "I refuse to accept that the way I look is about being masculine. It’s not. There are lots of different types of women in the world and I want to fight for that." Tabs "We need to look deep within ourselves and identify the issues we’re...

Duration:01:14:23

23: Voluntourism

7/3/2018
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TW: child sexual abuse Voluntourism appears to be benefiting everyone, apart from the people who need help the most. This month we sit down and chat with three phenomenal women about their own experiences of voluntourism, why it's become so popular, and whether it does more harm than good. Shout out to Assistsant Producers Amelia Parker, Emma Halahan and Becky Malone for their help with this episode. //CONTACT US//CALL US IN//BE A GUEST//SUGGEST A TOPIC// @KickKyriarchy...

Duration:01:03:33

22: Living With HIV.

5/29/2018
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TW: Death, chat around HIV symptons Living with HIV today is vastly different to those living with it 30 years ago. Science and medicine have dramatically improved prognosis of those diagnosed. So much so that it doesn't have any impact on your daily life whatsoever. Having said that, very little research includes the affect on women (quelle surprise), and interestingly women later on in life. On top of that, we explore cultural nuances of HIV and why this fundamental to treatment. Shout...

Duration:01:02:39

21: Incarceration

4/30/2018
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TW: Sexual assault, imprisonment, suicide, murder, drugs. We chat to Marilyn Reed, mother of Sarah Reed who was found dead in Holloway Women's Prison, Yasmin who is currently imprisoned in Yarl's Wood Detention Centre, and Paula who has first hand experience of incarceration in the UK. Shout out to Assistsant Producers Amelia Parker, Emma Halahan and Becky Malone for their help with this episode. //CONTACT US//CALL US IN//BE A GUEST//SUGGEST A TOPIC// @KickKyriarchy...

Duration:01:12:57

20: Feminism

3/29/2018
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2018 marks 100 YEARS since SOME women were given the right to vote in the UK... so it seemed only right that we did an episode on feminism. However with an edge. We explore the untold stories of women, both past and present that are fighting for a fairer world here in the UK, but also further a field. Shout out to Assistsant Producers Amelia Parker, Emma Halahan and Becky Malone for their help with this episode. //CONTACT US//CALL US IN//BE A GUEST//SUGGEST A TOPIC// @KickKyriarchy...

Duration:00:53:42

19: Slavery

2/28/2018
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TW: human trafficking/abuse This month is another epic one. It's not an easy listen, but it's an important one. We sit down and chat to three phenomenal guests about slavery in the UK, both past and present. Warning: Frank, unapologetic conversations about the colonial legacy in the UK, why reparations are owed, and a first hand account of modern day human trafficking. Shout out to Assistsant Producers Amelia Parker, Emma Halahan and Becky Malone for their help with this episode. //CONTACT...

Duration:01:00:17

18: Disability

1/30/2018
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This month we're joined by three phenom guests - Frances, Caz and Michelle who each tell us their story with disability. We open up an honest discussion about person first language, passing privilege when it comes to neurotypical functioning and the forgotten disabled women of colour who you should have learnt about in your history lessons. Shout out to Assistsant Producers Amelia Parker and Becky Malone for their help with this episode. //CONTACT US//CALL US IN//BE A GUEST//SUGGEST A...

Duration:00:54:51

17: Language

12/31/2017
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The way to control a nation is to control their language. Shout out to Assistsant Producers Emma Halahan and Becky Malone for their help with this episode. //CONTACT US//CALL US IN//BE A GUEST//SUGGEST A TOPIC// @KickKyriarchy kickingthekyriarchy@gmail.com www.kickingthekyriarchy.org Kicking the Kyriarchy

Duration:01:16:08

16: Age

11/29/2017
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Is elderly care a feminist issue? Should elderly care for heteronormative people be different to their LGBTQ+ counterparts? What about the representation of older people on screen? What roles do they play? Do their characters have any depth? Are they even there in the first place? As ever, join us as we chat to Nuala, Hanne Marlene and Chryssy who help us explore some of these issues. *Special thanks to assistant producers Becky Malone and Emma Halahan for their help with this episode*...

Duration:01:17:59

15: Class

10/26/2017
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Why does the UK have one of the biggest class divides? Why do we vilify and chase the unemployed single mums of the UK to pay their taxes, and not the gargantuan corporations we get our coffee from every day? How is it that the poorest in the country can be burned alive Grenfell, side by side the wealthiest and the elite? What's it like to live in a tower block after an event like Grenfell? And what is the caste system? Does it exist here in the UK? Meet Rich, Hajera and Meena, who help us...

Duration:01:16:03

14: Race

9/30/2017
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WE'RE BACK. After taking a bit of a break over summer, we're back with even more episodes and amazing guests telling you their story. To ease back into the swing of things, we thought we'd start with a really light and easily digestible topic...race. To some it's surprising that this is still a conversation that needs to be had, and for others, it's a reality that they don't have a choice but to engage in. What does it mean to be politically black? How do you dismantle the model minority...

Duration:01:26:31

13: Drag

8/8/2017
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Gentlemen start your engines, and let the best wo- Let's stop right there. RuPaul's Drag Race is all kinds of fierce, however there's far more to the drag world than shantay-ing and sashay-ing. This month, it's Asifa Lahore, Britain's first out Muslim Drag Queen, and a recently out trans woman telling us her drag journey, and how this interacts with her faith and gender. Next is drag king and all round show stopper Adam All who shows us another side to drag that is rarely given the spotlight...

Duration:01:02:46

12: Creating Platforms LIVE

7/9/2017
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*DISCLAIMER* Because this was a live episode the audio quality is quite poor but the content is certainly not. Please bare with <3 We turned ONE! And to celebrate, in May we held our first ever live podcast recording in front of an audience. Thank you to everyone that came down and supported us, all 37 guests we've had on this podcast, and to your dear listener who's listening to us right now, we wouldn't have been able to do it without you! ON TO THE EPISODE: Creating Platforms. Given the...

Duration:01:00:35

11: Clothing

4/25/2017
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Next in the kyriarchy saga is clothing, but we're not talking dressing for your shape. Have you ever thought about the bindis that your friends bought for that musical festival last year, and the significance of their cultural meaning? Or who made that shirt you bought last week that only cost £3 and wasn't on sale? And what about the hijab? Liberating or oppressing? Terrorist or the terrorised? Meet our guests Sophie, Dominique and Ayesha.

Duration:00:54:53

10: Trans

3/30/2017
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This month we we talk trans to mark Trans Day of Visibility on the 31st March. According to the Trans Mental Health Review, 84% of trans people have contemplated ending their life, and that is just not okay. To help us better understand the issues trans people face everyday, and how we can be better allies to them, we invited Bex, Sabah and Romario. Bex is Head of Trans Inclusion at Stonewall and tells us about her story of self acceptance and how something as simple as speaking in an...

Duration:01:03:45

9: Relationships

2/27/2017
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TW: Physical, emotional, sexual abuse and eating disorders. *also our email address is kickingthekyriarchy@gmail.com, not .org!* This month we focused on relationships, and more specifically, abusive ones. 2 women are killed every week in England and Wales by a current or former partner, and it's easy to ask 'why don't you just leave?'. Well, help is difficult to get, especially when you consider a fifth of refuges have closed since 2010. To help us understand abuse in relationships a...

Duration:00:58:10

8: Mental Health

1/30/2017
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Conversion therapy? Suicide and race? Forcibly sectioned? Mental health. This month we’re joined by Chama, Carl and Nicolle who trusted us enough to tell us their journey with mental health. Our first guest is Chama, a black spoken word poet diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. Chama describes what it’s like to wrestle with multiple suicide attempts, the expectation of being a man today, and the pressures of strong African values. (@chama_kay) Second is attorney Carl joining us...

Duration:01:13:10

7: Consent

12/30/2016
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TW: rape, sexual assault, child sexual abuse Consent. It’s a given, right? You would just say no if you didn’t want to do something, ‘cause no means no, right? Wrong. Research from Edwards et al., (2014) found that a third of male university students didn’t know what rape was, and would even go so far as to rape a woman if they knew no one would find out. According to RAINN, 75% of rape and sexual assault against women goes unreported. Why? Because 35% of victims were “unclear that it was a...

Duration:01:12:14

6: Why is my curriculum white?

10/23/2016
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Did you know that Winston Churchill promoted genocide? Or that Oxford university was part funded by Cecil Rhodes, a man who left his money to further the extension of the British rule and to perfect colonisation? Neither did we. That’s why this month we asked three guests one not-so-simple question: why is my curriculum white? Or in other words, why is my curriculum male, pale and stale? Mariya, a current sabbatical officer at Kings College London, tells us how this is an issue that...

Duration:00:59:22