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Elevating the Voices of Women
The Electorette is a podcast and media platform dedicated to elevating the voices and expertise of women, featuring interviews with leaders in civil rights, social justice & climate change. Authors, academics, politicians, leaders, scientists & historians share their expertise in long-form interviews on current events, politics and social issues.
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Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny with author Kate Manne
"There is this a danger that if we hold misogyny to be a deep psychological property of individual agents, then it will become very difficult to know or justifiably believe if someone is a misogynist. " This is one of the points you'll hear in my conversation with author Kate Manne. In her book, "Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny," Manne thoroughly explores the meaning of misogyny; her examination, through analogy, and examples from politics and the news headlines, provides considerable clarity about what misogyny is and what it is not. "Down Girl..." is a must-read and should be in every feminist's library along with other notable feminist classics.
Dangerous Discourses: Feminism, Gun Violence & Civic Life | This is the first in a series of episodes in which I'll cover gun violence from several angles. In this episode, I discuss the essay titled "Making Visible Victimhood, Bringing Intersectionality to a Mass Shooting - #SayHerName, Black Women & Charleston" with Professor Catherine Squires. We discuss the Charleston shooting, the need to bring violence against women of color to the forefront, and the patriarchal nature of racism.
"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 powerful conversation with Michele Jawando, Vice President of Legal Progress at the Center for American Progress and Co-host of Thinking CAP Podcast. We discuss controversial judicial nominees, the Supreme Court, voter suppression and the #MeToo movement.
"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.