Episode 28 – Crossing the Line

This episode I talk a little about street harassment, Trayvon Martin, and public perceptions, and I interview Holly Kearl about AAUW ‘s report Crossing the Line. Also Robin Covers Downton Abbey

Links to check out:
Holly Kearl http://hollykearl.com/
Geraldo Blaming Hoodies
Crossing the Line Report
Visions in Feminism
Downton Abbey

Episode 27 Losing Your Virginity

Another belated article with the generous and wonderful filmmaker Theresa Shechter . Her site:How to Lose Your Virginity Site
Also discussed, websites, conferences

I’m Feminist Enough Tumblr
other feminist Tumblrs
Feminist Ryan Gosling
STFU, Feminists.

Visions in Feminism

Other References
Our Bodies Ourselves
This American Life Podcast (Middle School Episode)
Splendor in the Grass

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Episode 26: Funny Lady

The 26th Episode spans Paula Deen’s diabetes, an interview with the amazing comic Jessica Halem and I briefly discuss the Stop Online Privacy Act (SOPA)

A snippet of what I discuss about Ms. Deen
My problem with the coverage of Paula Deen is that our culture’s obsessions with celebrity means the whole ‘Paula Deen’s had diabetes for 3 years’ critique stops at her celebrity status. She is known for some ridiculous recipes, her Farrah Fawcet silver locks and her southern drawl. Sure Paula Deen’s been shilling non-recipes, but the network gained $ on her outlandish nature. Food network has several cooking shows, not just hers, that include ‘cake mix’ as an ingredient and make no reference to eat locally grown food. Growing up poor I have a sense of how a budget constrains food options. We ate rice and beans a lot growing up not because my mom was some vegan maverick of simple foods, but because it was cheap, and could be bought in bulk. The networks though seem to encourage this idea of a class divide in food (down home vs. foodie surbanite) and only reference food that is healthy in terms of a diet. Networks of course didn’t invent these divides, but they encourage them.

Shakesville’s coverage of Paula Deen

Jessica Halem’s Website
Jessica on Twitter

SOPA info
ACLU’s Info

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Episode 25: Bro-Space’ing it with Gabby Schulz

The 25th Episode has an interview with comic artist Gabby Schulz, and a new installment of Femertainment Tonight.

Partially Examined Life (http://www.partiallyexaminedlife.com/2011/09/05/episode-42-feminists-on-human-nature-and-moral-psychology/)
Herland (free version of the book here: http://etext.virginia.edu/toc/modeng/public/GilHerl.html)
critique of Herland (http://www.thingsmeanalot.com/2011/05/its-bird-its-plane-its-post-on-herland.html)
Gabby Schulz
website (http://www.gabbysplayhouse.com/)
comic about sexism (http://www.gabbysplayhouse.com/?p=1444)
twitter (http://twitter.com/#!/mrfaulty)

related links to conversation
Gabrielle Bell’s comic about SCUM Manifesto (http://gabriellebell.com/2010/03/22/manifestation/)
The book Parasite Rex by Carl Zimmer(http://carlzimmer.com/books/parasiterex/index.html)
I Am Alive and You are Dead the Philip K Dick Biography
The Wikipedia Site on Philip K Dick ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_K._Dick)
Spark Plug Comics ( http://www.sparkplugcomicbooks.com/)

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Episode 24: Menstruation Girl of the 2010s

The 24th Episode has personal space pontification, an interview with the comic artist Jen Vaughn, and a new installment of Femertainment Tonight.

Show Links

Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own (http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/w/woolf/virginia/w91r/chapter1.html )
Feministing Post Referenced (http://feministing.com/2011/08/25/the-feminine-mistake-of-blogging-unsustainably/ )

Jen Vaughn Links
Main Site ( http://www.mermaidhostel.com/)
Jen Vaughn on Twitter (http://twitter.com/Thejenya)
Jen Vaughn on the ‘Images of the Body’ panel (http://www.spxpo.com/spx-2011-images-of-the-body )
Center for Cartoon Studies (http://www.cartoonstudies.org/)
The Beat (http://www.comicsbeat.com/)
ICAF (http://www.internationalcomicartsforum.org/)
Glory Days Railroad Festival ( http://www.glorydaysoftherailroad.org/ )
AVA Gallery, NH ( http://www.avagallery.org/ )
Portland Zine Symposium (http://pdxzines.com/ )

Walking Dead ( http://www.amctv.com/shows/the-walking-dead )
Tom Bodett ( http://www.bodett.com/ )

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Episode 23: Amplify

The 23′rd episode is a review of my experience at the Momentum Conference, a recommendation for a podcast, and a dalliance into pop culture.

Show Notes

Blacking it up http://blackingitup.com/) Podcast I recommend – really listen to episode 54!

Jack and Jill Politics (http://www.jackandjillpolitics.com/)

Melissa Harris Perry ( http://melissaharrisperry.com/)

Young Feminist Task Force in NY (http://youngfeministtaskforce.blogspot.com/2011/04/ashley-judd-responds-to-book-backlash.html) The blog entry I critique

Pop Morsels (http://popmorsels.com/2011/04/11/ashley-judd-points-out-the-obvious/) The blog entry I recommend.

The best youtube video of the day (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYuS4ypVQM4)

My MCON twitter list:

momentum live blog of events

Episode 22: Crafts & Questions

The 22nd episode is packed with navel gazing about demanding education, craft discussions at a Warm and Fuzzies event, & Robin’s coverage of ‘Bro-Coms’

Links Mentioned in the show:

Episode 21: Feminism, oh the places you go!

The 21st Episode is up, with interviews from the ‘ RALLY IN DC! Stop the attacks on Women’s Health’ Event that happened Feb 28th & Robin’s take on pop culture (again!)

Show Links:

International Women’s Day

The Gender Across Borders ‘blog for IWD’

Walk for Choice


Visions in Feminism Conference

Momentum Conference


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Not a podcast, but an opportunity

Living outside of DC, I am lucky enough to attend a variety of conferences, panels, lectures, and a bevy of other events. So imagine how tickled I was when I found out about the conference: Momentum, (http://momentumcon.com/ ) its tag line being: Making waves in sexuality, Feminism, and relationships’ There are oodles of great workshops and not all of them are ‘explicitly feminist’ in title, but by reading through the list of workshops, the intent is really implied in each one. Conferences, like meetings academia can be blown off as isolated, privileged, or predicated on ‘the elite’. But at their best they are an exchange of ideas where presenters and audience leave having learned something, grown, and built community. And that is what it looks like the focus of Momentum is.

So these are the workshops I am most looking forward to:

New Media Roundtable – Tips and Tools for Social Change

While I am always a little apprehensive to call internet ‘work’ actual activist work (funny  I know) I think these tools do start the conversation going. I hope the panel will help ungrumpify my idea of what is possible with the tools of social media

The Good, The Bad, The Ugly: Looking at Female Masturbation Past and Present

Women pleasuring themselves for themselves (w/o any care for an ‘audience’ is still not just a taboo, but something our society actively ignores. Because female sexuality is always centered around pleasing the other, I think this workshop will teach me a thing or two about a history I never got growing up.

I am still deciding between these two sessions (the great split between self-care, and the care of those things I work on):

The Feminist Connection

The focus of this workshop is building healthy feminist relationships. Romantically, friendly, familial, and all of those other bonds we have with humans. With there being so few models for building healthy relationships, this is really exciting. Half of building a good relationship (in my mind) is modeling what relationships work best for you –sharing tips and tricks, I expect to learn a lot here.

Podcasting — What’s in It for Me: Marketing, Mojo and Monetization

Another selfish choice, as I find new listeners I find myself nervously self promoting, I hope some of these awesome presenters self confidence rubs off on me :)

Be sure to check out the schedule (http://momentumcon.com/schedule/ ) and the list of presenters (http://momentumcon.com/presenters/ ) then buy your tickets to support this awesome event.

And if you go, look for the gal with a firey sleeve tattoo and nautili on her chest.

Also, new episodes are in the works, I’ll be talking about conferences, speak outs, and catching up on what has happened in and to feminism since the last episode.

Episode 20 – Street Harassment, TV & ‘Sexy Dolls’

The 20th Episode has an interview with Holly Kearl, a rant about Keith Olbermann, and more pop-culture sexism with Robin.

Show Links
Holly Kearl’s site
Stop Street Harassment
HOT (Helping Our Teen) Girls Campaign
Olbermann Suspends Twitter
Dairi Burger
Down on Jump Street

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