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 Classic Episode: What's the difference between gender and sex?

Three of the most defining attribute people have are their gender, sex and sexual orientation. Cristen and Caroline offer an easy-to-understand guide to what each of those terms mean and how all of them encompass far more than a his/her, male/female, man/woman binary. See more »

Classic Episode: Trailblazing Lesbians You Should Know

 Classic Episode: Trailblazing Lesbians You Should Know

Guess what? Awesome, history-making lesbians aren’t limited to Ellen and Rachel Maddow. This episode covers famous lesbians you might not know about, but should and also asks if it's harder to be openly gay and female in the professional and public spheres. See more »

Classic Episode: A Revisionist History of Abortion, Part 2

 Classic Episode: A Revisionist History of Abortion, Part 2

Raised during the Progressive Era crusade against abortion, Margaret Sanger devoted her life to making birth control and familiy planning accessible to women from all walks of life. In this second installment of the two-part cultural and legal history of abortion, Cristen and Caroline highlight Sanger's legacy and eugenics controversy and how the development of Planned Parenthood coincided with midcentury women's fight to access abortion by whatever means necessary. See more »

Classic Episode: A Revisionist History of Abortion, Part 1

 Classic Episode: A Revisionist History of Abortion, Part 1

In colonial America, early-term abortion was a way of life for many women. But by 1900, it had become criminalized across the country -- but not for reasons you'd expect. In this two-part cultural and legal history of abortion, Cristen and Caroline time travel from ancient Greek herbal remedies to induce miscarriage to 19th-century abortionist Madame Restell at the center of America's first major abortion debate. See more »

Classic Episode: The Secret History of International Women's Day

 Classic Episode: The Secret History of International Women's Day

International Women's Day, celebrated every March 8, is a holiday inspired by factory women going on strike for better wages and working conditions. Cristen and Caroline explore why the (sometimes fake) history of the commemorative day is central to working-class issues within feminism then and now. See more »

Classic Episode: Were mediums the first feminists?

 Classic Episode: Were mediums the first feminists?

What are mediums, and what did they have to do with the early suffragists? Join Caroline and Cristen as they explore the role of women in the spiritualist movement and divine its connections to feminism in this episode. See more »

Classic Episode: Women in Science: They Exist!

 Classic Episode: Women in Science: They Exist!

Why don't more women pursue science careers? Join Caroline and Cristen as they look at 4 female scientists you've probably never heard of, including Rita Levi-Montalcini and more. See more »

Classic Episode: Living Dolls: A History of Fashion Modeling

 Classic Episode: Living Dolls: A History of Fashion Modeling

When did models begin strutting down the catwalk? Cristen and Caroline size up the history of modeling and how it's influenced beauty culture at large. See more »

Classic Episode: Social Justice Warriors

 Classic Episode: Social Justice Warriors

Can social media change the world? So-called social justice warriors, slactivists and hashtag activists think so. In this episode, Cristen and Caroline dissect social media activism and its backlash and ponder the perils of political correctness. See more »

Classic Episode: Transgender 101

 Classic Episode: Transgender 101

What does 'transgender' mean? Is it the same as gender identity disorder? Join Cristen and Caroline as they explore the history of sexology, sex change operations and transgender identity, as well as why trans people are fighting for their civil rights. See more »

Classic Episode: A Controversial Woman

 Classic Episode: A Controversial Woman

Who really was Susan B. Anthony, figurehead of American women's suffrage? In celebration of her birthday, Cristen and Caroline explore Anthony's fascinating biography and the less well-known, controversial aspects of her singleminded crusade for the women's vote. See more »

Classic Episode: Hey, Ladies!

 Classic Episode: Hey, Ladies!

The word 'lady' has undergone a reclamation of sorts in recent years, but it still carries a lot of baggage, thanks to its gender-loaded etymology. Cristen and Caroline get down to the history, use and varying meanings of what it means to be a 'lady' today. See more »

Classic Episode: The Body Shaming Epidemic

 Classic Episode: The Body Shaming Epidemic

Weight bias, also known as fat-shaming, has serious real-world impacts on overweight and obese women. Now, thin women are making their voices heard about so-called 'skinny shaming' as well. Cristen and Caroline discuss the harmful spectrum of body shaming and what women can do to stop it. See more »

Classic Episode: Crazy Women

 Classic Episode: Crazy Women

Why are women so commonly written off as 'crazy'? Caroline and Cristen dig into the 'crazy women' verbal tick and how it undermines people actually dealing with mental illness. See more »

Classic Episode: A Skeptic's Guide to Women & Islam

 Classic Episode: A Skeptic's Guide to Women & Islam

Cristen interviews skeptic blogger and Muslim-turned-atheist Heina Dadabhoy about women and Islam. Is Islam inherently patriarchal? What is Islamic feminism? Listen in to learn more. See more »

Classic Episode: 6 Black Feminist Pioneers You Should Know

 Classic Episode: 6 Black Feminist Pioneers You Should Know

Does feminism have a race problem? How have black women shaped abolition, civil rights and women’s rights? Join Cristen and Caroline as they recount the work of Maria Stewart, Daisy Bates, Flo Kennedy, bell hooks, Audre Lorde and Alice Walker. See more »

Classic Episode: Are female politicians better for women?

 Classic Episode: Are female politicians better for women?

As Margaret Thatcher's legacy demonstrates, female politicians don't always support women's issues, feminism or other women in leadership. Caroline and Cristen discuss the effectiveness of female politicians, surrogate representation and more. See more »

Classic Episode: Does birth control affect future fertility?

 Classic Episode: Does birth control affect future fertility?

Do oral contraceptives make it harder to get pregnant down the road? Do IUDs increase pregnancy risks? Does abortion endanger long-term fertility? Tune in for the answers to these questions (and more) in this episode. See more »

The Good In Goodbye

 The Good In Goodbye

Cristen and Caroline bid a fond farewell to Stuff Mom Never Told You with a hopeful eye toward future independent feminist media. See more »

Do Women's Marches Matter?

 Do Women's Marches Matter?

Cristen and Caroline explore the history of women's marches, the whitewashing of activist history and what it takes to maintain a movement's momentum. See more »