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Pantsuit Power Dressing

 Pantsuit Power Dressing

Cristen and Caroline trace the history of the power suit and ask why such a seemingly simple fashion has the power to embolden and enrage. See more »

Feminist Fight Club

 Feminist Fight Club

Get ready for the Feminist Fight Club induction. Jessica Bennett discusses her new (wo)manual for working women waging war on the modern workplace. See more »

Lunch Ladies

 Lunch Ladies

Cristen and Caroline trace the history of lunch ladies as part of the nutrition, labor and Civil Rights movements. See more »

Justice for Janitors

 Justice for Janitors

Custodians keep our schools, work places and public spaces clean and orderly, but they're often treated downright dirty. See more »

Welfare Queens

 Welfare Queens

Ronald Reagan made 'welfare queens' a household epithet during his unsuccessful 1976 presidential campaign. Considering the 20th anniversary of so-called welfare reform, Cristen and Caroline examine the deeper origins and implications of the racist, classist welfare queen stereotype as well as the surprising history of how welfare was originally for white ladies. See more »

Women's War with Heroin

 Women's War with Heroin

Cristen and Caroline trace why heroin is more popular among suburban, white women than ever before. See more »

Mad Women, Part 2

 Mad Women, Part 2

Women work nearly half of all ad jobs, but the industry remains rife with sexism and discrimination. See more »

Mad Women, Part 1

 Mad Women, Part 1

Cristen and Caroline trace how women fared, fought and sometimes failed during the dawn of the advertising industry. See more »

Unicorn Legends

 Unicorn Legends

The associations between unicorns and all things feminine is nothing new, but where did it come from? Cristen and Caroline dive into unicorns' history as goddesses' pets, symbols for Christ and the stars of Lisa Frank trapper keepers. See more »

Finding Lisa Frank

 Finding Lisa Frank

Lisa Frank is a real person, and she has a stable of sad unicorns and wilted rainbows hidden away in her closet. Cristen and Caroline explore Lisa Frank's rise to girlhood fame and descent into corporate chaos. See more »