Episode 15: Age Gaps & Things I Like

Today’s episode covers a lot – some podcasts I’m a fan of, the issue of intent, and a conversation with my friend Colin where we talk about the inter-generational throw down that seems to be going on in the feminist world.

Podcasts I like
Stuff Mom Never Told You
Stuff You Missed in History Class

Articles referenced during the talk with Colin
Nancy Keenan on NewsWeek
Gail Collins and Stacy Schiff
Mother Jones article on ‘Young Feminists’

Some Young Feminists Respond
Fiona Lowenstein speaks to her experience as a young feminist
‘This is what a young feminist looks like’ blog carnival response

Left Over Links
Wikipedia entry on cyperbalkinization
The Tyranny of Struturelenssness
The Tyranny of Tyranny

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2 Responses to “Episode 15: Age Gaps & Things I Like

  • 1
    September 13th, 2010 20:19

    Great podcast! For what it’s worth…$.02:

    Whenever I tell older women about the work I do, especially when I meet them in public spaces, they are so pleased to hear young feminists all around the country are pissed off and smashing patriarchy. It’s nice to be that messenger.

    Twitter is best for bringing strangers with common interests together. It’s a medium for ideas, but that’s all. The standard cop out that young feminists are just less visible because they’re on teh interwebs is silly. If you go looking for them (which my nonprofit industrial complex job pays me to do), you’ll find them. Sometimes it’s as easy as….picking up the phone. Though Google helps.

    Perhaps another discussion for another day – feminist nonprofit models from country to country. Difficult to compare, but it’s fun to speculate what would happen if US women’s groups were as heavily govt subsidized as in other countries…


  • 2
    September 14th, 2010 02:45

    thanks for the feedback!
    The internet as a tool is the strawman for both sides- the bestest thing ever, or the sign of a declining empire.

    And the gov’t point you raise is interesting. With gov’t money comes gov’t compromise. I think we could definitely have a discussion on the podcast about the complexities of that issue. :)

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