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 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 »

Man Haters

 Man Haters

Cristen and Caroline unpack the etymological root of misandry and the chilling effect of crying man hater. See more »

IUDs FYI

 IUDs FYI

Cristen and Caroline explain long-acting reversible contraception (IUDs and implants) and how stigma and sterilization fears have slowed their spread. See more »

Maternal Mental Health

 Maternal Mental Health

Cristen and Caroline explain antenatal and postpartum anxiety and depression, where the gaps are in treatment and how culture factors into care. See more »

The Politics of Adoption

 The Politics of Adoption

Cristen and Caroline decode the underlying messages of how we perceive orphaned children, adoption stereotypes and the meaning of family. See more »

Retail Hell

 Retail Hell

Retail is America's largest employment sector that often treats its low-wage workforce worse than an H&M sales rack. Cristen and Caroline explain why. See more »

The Cost of Fast Fashion

 The Cost of Fast Fashion

Cristen and Caroline stitch together fast fashion's implications not only for the environment, but for women's and children's rights around the globe. See more »

Bury Your Gays

 Bury Your Gays

Cristen and Caroline unpack the Bury Your Gays trope, how it affects offscreen culture and whether the Lexa Pledge will make a difference. See more »

Weather Girls

 Weather Girls

Why does the forecast for women broadcast meteorologists so often call for sexism? Cristen and Caroline investigate the stormy stereotype. See more »

Thank a Social Worker

 Thank a Social Worker

Cristen and Caroline trace social work's intersectional origins, celebrate unsung black social workers and examine the prevalent issue of burnout. See more »

Charitable Burnout

 Charitable Burnout

Cristen and Caroline donate an episode to nonprofit's not-so-generous gender dynamics and burnout-prone working conditions. See more »