Divided States of Women
By Liz Plank, Vox Media Podcast Network
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Too often, women are thought of as a monolithic bloc, and they were often discussed that way throughout the 2016 election. But women are in fact divided on major issues. Hosted by Liz Plank and Hitha Herzog, Divided States of Women uncovers the complicated, multifaceted, intersectional debates that make up the life of the modern American woman. Liz (a progressive) and Hitha (a conservative) are friends who get along, but don't always agree. They'll bring prominent feminist thinkers, politicians and celebs onto the show as guests, and they'll report from the field to hear from women around the country.
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||CleanBonus: Elise Hu on the state of gender equality in South Korea||Elise Hu is an international correspondent for NPR who’s based in Seoul and covers both Koreas and Japan. As the world’s attention turns to South Korea for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, we wanted to learn more about the role and status of women in||12/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
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||CleanLessons from a year full of toxic masculinity||This week, an interview with Wade Davis, the NFL's first Diversity and Inclusion consultant and, well, a professional feminist. (Ok, maybe that one's not on his business card). Davis uses his public platform to talk to men and boys about masculinity as||11/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEsther Perel: Why Women Cheat and Why Women Stay||Today, women are cheating nearly as much as men. But why do we judge women more harshly than men, whether they're the cheater, the victim of the cheating who decides to stay, or the mistress? Our guest today is Esther Perel, preeminent couples and fami||11/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs It My Fault If I Hate My Body?||Women of all shapes and sizes feel insecure about their bodies. Hitha and Liz compare notes, and discuss the economic and cultural ramifications of our stereotypes about "overweight" women. We hear from Emily Martin at the National Women's Law Center a||10/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
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||CleanHugh Hefner, American Hero and Sexist Pig||Hugh Hefner was an exceptional businessman whose legacy is built upon the exploitation of women. Our hosts and guests, including Liz’s mom, debate how Hugh Hefner should be remembered, and discuss the role of the Playboy empire in the sexual revoluti||10/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs That a Gun I See in Your Corset?||We visit the NRA's first concealed carry fashion show, and learn about the firearm equivalent of a "nip slip." We also talk with Dr. Angela Stroud (a gun owner herself), who studies how race, class, and gender identity shape Americans' perceptions abou||9/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCan You Be A Conservative And A Nasty Woman?||In our debut episode, Liz talks to young women at a conservative summit in Texas to find out if they agree with her on...anything. We also interview the editor of the new anthology "Nasty Women," Samhita Mukhopadhyay.||9/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanComing soon: Divided States of Women||--||9/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Denzel J-G’s Review
Unprecedented. A show for the decades. This podcast reveals the long underrepresented, misunderstood, and strategically ignored complexity and depth of women in an easy to understand, yet still serious and possibly pragmatic format.
The first episode is ambitious. It confronts the paradox of believing in women’s rights and issues, but also being a conservative. They also delve into the 2016 election and what it means for women seeking a powerful role, such as president, and all the double standards, sexism, and gender roles they must jump through.
But the real gem of this podcast, is it’s ability to show perspectives from many angles; it’s usually the calling card of brainwashing when a news or educational program offers their specific viewpoint on a subject, and shouts down other opinions...like from almost all news media organizations/ corporations. But this show doesn’t rely on massive donations from big companies, politicians, or political businesses. That means they can give you good information, with less bias, because no one is telling them what to say. I hope it stays that way.
The speakers ask the right questions, and they can’t be answered in a single episode so I look forward to many seasons to really tackle the existential issues facing our country.
Legit - Love this.
Have been waiting for this podcast my whole life it seems. Thank you Liz Plank and Hitha Herzog for taking this on. I want to have more honest and practical conversations with women about women's issues and this can only help. Thank you for being champions of women, and americans. <3
A different perspective.
Provides insight to other political perspectives without making me angry. That’s a first.