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Classic Episode: The Breast Cancer Gene

 Classic Episode: The Breast Cancer Gene

After Angelina Jolie announced her preventive mastectomy, more women requested breast cancer gene testing. Caroline and Cristen explore the science, statistics and Supreme Court ruling regarding the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. See more »

Classic Episode: Latina Feminism 101

 Classic Episode: Latina Feminism 101

Caroline and Cristen first discuss influential Latinas in America. They then explore the history of Chicana feminism and its past and present frustrations with white, Eurocentric feminism. See more »

Classic Episode: Does rape culture exist?

 Classic Episode: Does rape culture exist?

In part two of our two-part series on rape and sexual assault, Cristen and Caroline examine the concept of rape culture and the sobering statistics of sexual assault in the United States today. See more »

Classic Episode: A Brief History of Rape

 Classic Episode: A Brief History of Rape

In part one of a two-part series examining rape and sexual assault, Cristen and Caroline look at the legal evolution of the crime of rape and how civil rights and women's rights reformers fought to eradicate longstanding patterns of victim-blaming. See more »

Classic Episode: The Notorious RBG

 Classic Episode: The Notorious RBG

Supreme Court Justic Ruth Bader Ginsburg, aka The Notorious RBG, has become a pop cultural rock star for her judicial outspokenness on equality and reproductive rights. Cristen and Caroline delve into her incredible biography and what has propelled her recent popularity among young women. See more »

Classic Episode: Lady Stoners

 Classic Episode: Lady Stoners

Pop culture stereotypes marijuana users as lovable, underachieving stoner guys, but what about weed-loving women? Cristen and Caroline discuss the past and present of women's relationship with weed and intersections of gender and the pot industry. See more »

Classic Episode: Women in Punk Rock

 Classic Episode: Women in Punk Rock

Who were the leading ladies of the 1970s punk scene? What are the punk origins of the riot grrrl movement? Does riot grrrl still exist today? Join Cristen and Caroline as they explore the relationship between riot grrrls, punk rock and gender in music. See more »

Classic Episode: Beyonce's Feminism

 Classic Episode: Beyonce's Feminism

The release of Beyonce's secret 'visual album' in December 2013 was hailed as her feminist manifesto, setting off an internet-wide discussion about the mega-star's public image versus her personal politics. Cristen and Caroline weigh in on the pop cultural significance of Beyonce's feminism. See more »

Classic Episode: How Estrogen Works

 Classic Episode: How Estrogen Works

Estrogen comes up ALL the time in the podcast, so what's the science behind the hormone? Does estrogen really turn women into emotional chocolate-eaters? Listen in to learn more about estrogen's myriad health benefits. See more »

Classic Episode: The Revenge Porn Wars

 Classic Episode: The Revenge Porn Wars

Sometimes termed 'cyber rape,' revenge porn refers to sexually explicit images and videos nonconsensually shared on the internet. Cristen and Caroline chart the horrifying rise of revenge porn, why it happens, how it affects the victims and how the digital laws are evolving to criminalize it. See more »