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Nearly half of vegetarians are men, but veganism is an overwhelmingly women-dominated lifestyle. E&B unpack the pros and cons of a plant-based life.

Oh, Miley

Miley Cyrus dropped hip hop like it’s hot, saying she no longer identifies with the genre. But this stylistic choice is far from simple, and indicative of a larger, troubling trend.

Women and ADHD

We think of ADHD as a disorder impacting boys - and that’s a problem. Bridget and Emilie unpack why.

B*tches Who Bike

In E&B's first live show, they chat with Atlanta Bicycle Coalition's Executive Director, Rebecca Serna, about women bicyclists takin' it to the streets!

Nipple Nonsense

Did you know it was once considered scandalous for men to go topless? But they fought for and won that right nearly a century ago, while women's nipples still create an uproar. Bridget and Emilie explore why.

The Magnificent History of Women & Whiskey

Despite its uber-masculine connotation, it's women who are behind the renaissance of this delightful drink, and women who were instrumental to its American origin story.

Marriage v. Ambition

Does a woman’s career ambitions hurt her dating life? Do we down-play our ambitions to attract an opposite-sex partner? E&B break down the surprising science behind the ambition/marriage trade-off.

Ivanka Trump's 'Feminism'

Some consider Ivanka to be the best hope for the Trump administration when it comes to gender politics. But when you look at Ivanka’s brand of feminism, that reputation might be unearned.

The Resistance Will Be Marketed

From pussy hats to 'nevertheless, she persisted' swag, who profits off of the movement?

How Teen Vogue Got Woke

Teen Vogue has gone in a distinctly 'woke' editorial direction this past year. Emilie and Bridget unpack how this rad change in tone came to be - and how it’s been received.

Gals in the Gig Economy

The majority of workers in the 'gig economy' will soon be female. Does this leave us empowered - or exploited?

US Women's National Hockey Team and Equal Pay

E&B give an inside look at the National Women's Hockey League's fight for equal pay.

What Is Benevolent Sexism?

How do you deal with the kind of sexism that’s veiled in politeness?

Policing Women's Speech

People love giving women advice on how to speak at work. But is this advice always grounded in fact? E&B break it down.

'Auntie Maxine' Waters

California Congresswoman Maxine Waters is having a millennial moment. How and why did she become a viral meme in the age of Trump? Bridget and Emilie break it down.

Women and Pyramid Schemes

Multi Level Marketing business ventures like LuLaRoe and ItWorks are getting more popular, especially with women. Can selling leggings on Facebook really be a good way to make money or is it all a scam?

The New War on Women's Health

The new administration has ushered in a whole new slew of attacks on women’s health - both at home and abroad. Here’s what you need to know.

Is My Hair a Feminist Statement?

Short or long? Natural or relaxed? To dye or not to dye? In this episode, Emilie and Bridget ask: is my hairstyle a reflection of my feminism?

The Mommy Tax

Having a child currently comes with a hefty price tag - including reducing overall earnings for the average woman. But did you know it comes with a pay raise for most men?

Can We Be Friends?

Why does making friends as a grown woman feel so dang...awkward? Also, hey from your new SMNTY co-hosts, Emilie and Bridget! Can we, like, hang?