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The feminists you were warned about present a podcast to discuss all things feminist, from gender politics to pop culture.

The feminists you were warned about present a podcast to discuss all things feminist, from gender politics to pop culture.
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The feminists you were warned about present a podcast to discuss all things feminist, from gender politics to pop culture.





The Inevitable "Ladies Love Shoes" Episode

Samhita and Amanda depress themselves talking about the racism on display at the Republican debate in South Carolina on King Day. To cheer themselves up, they make fun of this poem about the word "bitch" that's purportedly written by Jay-Z and discuss why it's perfectly fine to be a feminist with a closetful of shoes.

Duration: 00:51:57

Gentlemen: Do Your Laundry

The Tea Party is a lot more than angry white dudes. It's also angry white ladies. Amanda and Samhita investigate why. Jamilah King comes on to discuss the new movie "Pariah", and why coming out should be a party. Boston Magazine publishes a story about single people that is surprisingly positive.

Duration: 00:58:05

Feminists Want To Dress Your Kids in Gray and Mauve

Samhita and Amanda discuss the most recent flare-up of sexist tantrum throwing in the online atheist community. Is there a reason to believe that little kids' gender preferences are nature or nurture, or is the story more complex than that? And at the top of the hour, our feminists make fun of the Iowa caucus and Ron Paul in particular. Amanda predicts who the winner of the caucus will be; download this podcast and find out if she's right.

Duration: 00:53:22

The Year in Suck and Awesome

Samhita and Amanda discuss some of the ugliest developments this year in both reproductive rights and sexual violence. Republicans spent 2011 losing their minds, and "Community" looks like it's going to be cancelled. But the news wasn't all bad! A full half of the podcast is spent loving on stuff that made us happy this year, and gives us reason to look forward to 2012.

Duration: 00:59:31

Chris Hitchens Had A Lot of Books: What Now, Feminists?

Samhita and Amanda discuss the legacy of Christopher Hitchens. The Egyptian military cracks down on protesters with a special sadism towards women. American police continue to single young black men out for abuse in ways that tend to be routinely ignored. John Waters has important advice for everyone: Don't sleep with anyone who hasn't written a book. Books are very important.

Duration: 00:54:45

Bro Down and Out

Samhita's out of town, so Katie Halper steps in to make fun of Newt Gingrich in her place. Gingrich pledges on to cheat on his wife in exchange for voter support. Andrew Breitbart suddenly claims to have developed a single moral belief, which is bizarrely that you shouldn't out gay men who support homophobic propaganda. Abortion doesn't make you crazy, though anti-choicers might. Brits can't tell the difference between rapists and men's magazine writers, but then again, neither can Amanda.

Duration: 00:46:41


Amanda and Samhita discuss the French approach to prostitution and how it may change, what makes online dating so bemusing, and why the people on Twitter love to make Charlie Sheen jokes while the people on Yahoo just want to look at pictures of Kim Kardashian's butt.

Duration: 00:49:31

Kinky Pizza and Bird Feeder Weddings

Jenn Pozner comes on to discuss the question: Can reality TV do any good after feeding us years of rich bitches and drunken bimbos? Herman Cain reassesses his campaign in light of new allegations, this time of the consensual variety. A couple of unkissed virgins marry on TLC and embarass the nation on their behalf, and an 18-year-old high school student uses Twitter to reveal to Kansas what a douchebag Sam Brownback really is.

Duration: 00:50:45

Giving Thanks for Porn-Obsessed Feminists

Samhita and Amanda give advice on how to survive your family this Thanksgiving when they badger you about still being single. Amanda Hess from GOOD tells us why the porn industry needs to cater more to women. Newt Gingrich fantasizes about a time when you could make 10-year-olds clean chimneys.

Duration: 00:51:38

The Inaugural Episod of Opinionated

Samhita and Amanda introduce themselves, and discuss the feminist politcs of Occupy Wall St., the Herman Cain sexual harassment debacle, and Katie Roiphe's strange defense of sexual harassment in the workplace. Also, cats. There is no escaping the talk of cats.

Duration: 00:43:57