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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

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

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?

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?

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

Mansplaining

Mansplaining is patronizing overconfidence with a penis attached. Cristen and Caroline womansplain its origin, meaning and why anyone can do it. See more »

Boy Geniuses

Is genius a guy thing? Cristen and Caroline unpack creative misogyny and why scientists today are rethinking what brilliance looks like. See more »

Election Hangover

The day after the 2016 election, Cristen and Caroline what it all means, what's left to celebrate and why nasty women must keep fighting. See more »