Feminists Without Mystique
Ep 157: Maternity & Paternity Leave

Ep 157: Maternity & Paternity Leave

November 23, 2021
Erin is about to go on maternity leave (!!!), so we discuss how she's feeling about it all, and then take some time to discuss more broadly the state of maternity and paternity leave in the U.S. 
 

We see you: The entire Kyle Rittenhouse trial and verdict. 


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Ep 156: Kyle Rittenhouse Is a Little Shit

Ep 156: Kyle Rittenhouse Is a Little Shit

November 17, 2021
We celebrate Britney Spears's freedom from her conservatorship (finally!) and Taylor Swift's newly released version of the RED album, and then get into the frustrating, enraging trial of Kyle Rittenhouse. Even though we're still waiting on a verdict, we're worried it won't deliver any justice or closure for the  victims' families (yeah, we're using the word 'victim' Judge Schroeder!). 
 
We see you: Tucker Carlson, Louis DeJoy, Eric Clapton, people shaming Tik Tok recipe creators, Andrew Bradshaw, NY Post article on “winter vagina”
 
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Ep 155: Our Feelings on Chris Pratt

Ep 155: Our Feelings on Chris Pratt

November 10, 2021
We get into the hottest issue of the week, Chris Pratt's thoughtless Instagram post! But really, there are a lot of layers in his post to unpack, and then there are the other historic things about him which make us skeptical at best.
 
We see you: Paul Gosar, Bari Weiss's new university, Armstrong Junior-Senior High School Students, User01 from the comment section of Bari Weiss's substack, Madison Cawthorn, Josh Hawley
 
This episode is brought to you by Kensington's newest title, THE LAST GOODNIGHT by Kat Martin. 
 
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Ep 154: Dave Chappelle and the Bad Art Friend

Ep 154: Dave Chappelle and the Bad Art Friend

November 4, 2021
After an exciting month of interviewing authors featured at the upcoming Miami Book Fair, we're back to our regularly scheduled programming! 
 
We catch up and rant about some of the latest news and controversies - Dave Chappelle's Netflix special The Closer, The NY Times viral article titled "Who is the Bad Art Friend" and the absolutely unacceptable behavior from Manchin and Sinema which contributed to a colossally bad election season for Democrats yesterday. And on top of all that, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Monday regarding the absurd and unconstitutional Texas law which bars most abortions in Texas after six weeks of pregnancy. There's a lot to catch up on.
 
We see you: Kyle Meyers, EPA, Vin Thaker, Matthew McConaughey, Joe Rogan, Oklahoma prosecutors
 
This episode is brought to you by Kensington's newest title, THE LAST GOODNIGHT by Kat Martin. 
 
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Ep 153: As A Woman

Ep 153: As A Woman

October 27, 2021
We're excited to share our conversation with Paula Stone Williams on her memoir, AS A WOMAN.
 
Dr. Paula Stone Williams is an internationally known speaker on gender equity, LGBTQ advocacy, and religious tolerance. She is also a pastor and pastoral counselor in Boulder County, Colorado. Paula has been featured in The New York Times, TEDWomen, TEDSummit, TEDxMileHigh, Red Table Talk, The Denver Post, New York Post, New Scientist Magazine, Radio New Zealand, and many other media outlets. Her TED talks have had more than five million views. 
 
Her latest book, As A Woman, is a moving memoir that explores her experience as a pastor transitioning from male to female.
 
Paula Stone Williams is one of the many authors from around the world participating in Miami Book Fair 2021, the nation’s largest gathering of writers and readers of all ages. She is so looking forward to sharing her work, thoughts and new ideas with everyone, in person and on line. Please visit miamibookfair.com for more information, or follow MBF at @miamibookfair #miamibookfair2021
 
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Ep 152: Against White Feminism

Ep 152: Against White Feminism

October 20, 2021
We're excited to share our great conversation with Rafia Zakaria on her latest book, AGAINST WHITE FEMINISM.
 
Rafia Zakaria is an attorney, political philosopher, the author of The Upstairs Wife: An Intimate History of Pakistan, Veil, and most recently Against White Feminism.  She also authored many essays for the Guardian, CNN, and the New York Times Book Review.  She is a regular columnist for Dawn in Pakistan and the Baffler in the United States. You can also find her on Substack.
 
AGAINST WHITE FEMINISM provides historical and contemporary evidence as to the destructive, problematic nature of white feminism and why we need to disrupt and dismantle it.  Per Zakaria, a white feminist is someone who refuses to consider the role that whiteness and racial privilege have played and continue to play in universalizing white feminist concerns, agendas, and beliefs  as being those of all feminism and all of feminists.
 
Rafia Zakaria is one of the many authors from around the world participating in Miami Book Fair 2021, the nation’s largest gathering of writers and readers of all ages. She is so looking forward to sharing her work, thoughts and new ideas with everyone, in person and on line. Please visit miamibookfair.com for more information, for follow MBF at @miamibookfair #miamibookfair2021
 
Feminists Without Mystique is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. Find more podcasts you’ll love at Frolic.media/podcasts!
 
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Twitter: @fwmpodcast
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Ep 151: The Other Black Girl

Ep 151: The Other Black Girl

October 14, 2021

We're so excited to speak with Zakiya Dalila Harris, the author of THE OTHER BLACK GIRL. We had so many questions for Zakiya, her book is riveting and nuanced and we can't wait for the adaptation on Hulu! (And, we not-so-secretly hope she writes a sequel!) We hope you enjoy this conversation!

 
Zakiya's debut novel, THE OTHER BLACK GIRL, is available now from Atria Books in the U.S., Bloomsbury in the U.K., and elsewhere around the world. A TV adaptation is currently in active development with Tara Duncan, Temple Hill Entertainment, and Hulu.
Zakiya Dalila Harris is one of the many authors from around the world participating in Miami Book Fair 2021, the nation’s largest gathering of writers and readers of all ages. She is so looking forward to sharing her work, thoughts and new ideas with everyone, in person and on line. Please visit miamibookfair.com for more information, for follow MBF at @miamibookfair #miamibookfair2021
 
Feminists Without Mystique is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. Find more podcasts you’ll love at Frolic.media/podcasts!
 
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Twitter: @fwmpodcast
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Ep 150: Still Mad

Ep 150: Still Mad

October 5, 2021

We're thrilled to interview Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar, authors of Still Mad: American Women Writers and the Feminist Imagination. The discussion is delightfully wide-ranging, from the most topical things on our mind (Kyrsten Sinema and Britney Spears) to the broadest questions we are grappling with "Will true equity ever be reached?" and "Why do so many white women regularly vote against their own interests?" We discussed how women have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic, Susan Sontag's lesser known feminist essays, intersectionality, and the utopianism found in feminism - the wish for a better world, and the need to imagine a better world so that it comes into being. And that's just scratching the surface - we hope you enjoy! 

The book is so comprehensive and engaging, we highly recommend reading it, and immersing yourself in the lives and work of some of the sharpest, fiercest literary minds of the last 70 years. 
 
Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar are two of the many authors from around the world participating in Miami Book Fair 2021, the nation’s largest gathering of writers and readers of all ages. They are all so looking forward to sharing their work, thoughts and new ideas with everyone, in person and on line. Please visit miamibookfair.com for more information, for follow MBF at @miamibookfair #miamibookfair2021
 
Feminists Without Mystique is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. Find more podcasts you’ll love at Frolic.media/podcasts!
 
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Twitter: @fwmpodcast
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Ep 149: Will Britney Spears‘ Conservatorship End Today?

Ep 149: Will Britney Spears‘ Conservatorship End Today?

September 29, 2021

We discuss the two most recent documentaries cashing in on/exposing more details of Britney Spears' 13 year battle to end her conservatorship. The New York Times in partnership with Hulu produced their follow up to this spring's Framing Britney Spears aptly titled Controlling Britney Spears, while Netflix released Britney vs. Spears yesterday. The more we learn about this conservatorship, the more enraging and terrifying it becomes. 

We see you: Devious Lickers, Zillow, Senate Republicans, Kyrsten Sinema, Joseph Ladapo, Louis DeJoy

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Ep 148: The Tragedy of Gabby Petito & the Heartbreaking Erasure of Missing Women of Color

Ep 148: The Tragedy of Gabby Petito & the Heartbreaking Erasure of Missing Women of Color

September 21, 2021
The (long) title says it all. We discuss the tragic death of Gabby Petito alongside the ongoing tragedy of the erasure of missing women of color. As Molly Jong-Fast emphasizes in her recent Daily Beast article, "In the same area that Gabby Petito disappeared, 710 indigenous people— mostly girls—disappeared between the years of 2011 and 2020 but their stories didn’t lead news cycles."
 

We see you: Hangtime Sports Bar & Grill (Rowlett, TX), Scott Frank and William Horberg's Queen's Gambit Emmy speeches, Lauren Pefferle, Benton Harbor water quality, CBP treatment of Haitian asylum seekers at the border

 
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