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The Electorette: A new about politics, intersectionality and feminism. The Electorette features interviews and conversations with the women leading the resistance. They are passionate about equality, voting rights, climate change, access to healthcare & reproductive rights and all issues that make a healthy democracy.

The Electorette: A new about politics, intersectionality and feminism. The Electorette features interviews and conversations with the women leading the resistance. They are passionate about equality, voting rights, climate change, access to healthcare & reproductive rights and all issues that make a healthy democracy.
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The Electorette: A new about politics, intersectionality and feminism. The Electorette features interviews and conversations with the women leading the resistance. They are passionate about equality, voting rights, climate change, access to healthcare & reproductive rights and all issues that make a healthy democracy.

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English

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Episodes

Martha S. Jones: Birthright Citizenship

2/24/2019
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Professor Martha S. Jones, author of the book Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America, discusses the history of birthright citizenship in America, a struggle that began before the Civil War, before the Emancipation Proclamation. During this uncertain and perilous, a time particularly dangerous African Americans, black activists fought for citizenship status, thus radically transforming the terms of citizenship for all Americans. FOLLOW MARTHA S. JONES Martha...

Duration:00:49:06

Congresswoman Barbara Lee

2/22/2019
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Last fall I had the chance to sit down for a conversations with Congresswoman Barbara Lee at the She The People conference. We discussed the then upcoming midterms and whether voters are connecting our power at the ballot boxes to the changes we want to see in our individual lives. We also discussed her time in Zimbabwe where she observed the election of Nelson Mandela; she describes how driven the citizens were to exercise their right to vote in order to end apartheid. This episode is...

Duration:00:12:23

Allison Dore: Comedian & Founder of Howl & Roar Records Discusses Women in Comedy

2/17/2019
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Canadian comedian Allison Dore founded a record label, Howl & Roar, which focuses on making recordings for women and other artists from under-served groups. Allison is hilarious and we have a fun conversation, we touch on the unique professional needs of women comedians, political tensions between Canada and the US, and of course, the controversy surrounding comedian Louis C.K. Follow Allison Dore's work here: Howl & Roar Allison Dore Allison on Twitter Facebook This episode is brought...

Duration:00:38:02

Christine Grimaldi | How the Democratic Controlled House of Representatives Can Do GOP Damage Control

2/11/2019
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Christine Grimaldi is a journalist and writer in Washington, D.C., who often covers reproductive and LGBTQ policy in Congress and under the Trump administration. Her reporting has appeared in Rewire.News, DAME Magazine, the Columbia Journalism Review, and The Rumpus, and her essays in The Washington Post, The Toast, and The Morning News. In this episode, we discuss how the new Democratically controlled House of Representatives can rollback 8 years of GOP damage to legislation that protects...

Duration:00:39:37

Parker Molloy: Social Science & Fox News' Response to Threats to Masculinity

2/4/2019
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Activist and Journalist for Media Matters, Parker Molloy, explores the social science explaining why Fox News wants viewers to believe masculinity is under threat. We discuss the Gillette Ad and other cultural events, and the negative response from the conservative media. The conversation centers around Molloy's piece titled, The social science explaining why Fox News wants you to believe masculinity is under threat, written for Media Matters. This episode is brought to you by the...

Duration:00:37:34

Christina Reynolds of Emily's List, 2020 Primary & Women Running for Office

1/28/2019
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Christina Reynolds, Vice President of Communications for Emily's List, discusses the #2020 Primary Race, the challenges that face the women seeking the Democratic nomination, how best to support women running for office, and how not to repeat the mistakes from 2016. We also discuss the newly elected women to Congress including Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Lucy McBath. This episode is brought to you by the Innovation For All Podcast. If you love The...

Duration:00:41:26

Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom Discusses Her New Book "Thick..."

1/21/2019
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Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom discusses her new book of essays "Thick: And Other Essays." Dr. Cottom is an assistant professor of sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her work has been featured by the Washington Post, NPR’s Fresh Air, The Daily Show, the New York Times, Slate, and The Atlantic, among others. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:55:18

The Asylum Seekers

1/14/2019
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In this episode we discuss the experiences of US asylum seekers from all over the world, the conditions they face and our broken asylum process. Joan Hodges-Wu Founder & Executive Director of the Asylum Seekers Assistant Project (A.S.A.P.) and immigration attorney Anam Rahman who is also on the board of the Asylum Seekers Assistant Project join to discuss the asylum cases they've seen through their organization. *Warning: This episode contains descriptions of sexual, rape and gang violence...

Duration:00:30:06

Being Muslim with Sylvia Chan-Malik

1/7/2019
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Sylvia Chan-Malik, Rutgers University professor, scholar of Race, Women's and Gender Studies, and author of "Being Muslim: A Cultural History of Women of Color in American Islam" discusses Muslim womanhood and feminism, from a historical perspective to modern times. She explains how women of color throughout history, viewed Islamic traditions as acts of resistance and a way to express their agency throughout history, against racism during the Reconstruction Era, as well as, through the...

Duration:00:54:01

Electorette Holiday Bonus Episode

12/24/2018
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Thank you for listening, subscribing and supporting the Electorette in 2018. Please listen to this special, holiday mini-episode to close out the year. And so we can bring you a better Electorette in 2019, please drop Jenn a line at Electorette.com/email and give her your feedback! And until next year, keep up the good fight! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:03:11

Women on Porn with Dr. Fiona Vera-Gray

12/17/2018
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Dr. Fiona Vera-Gray is join Electorette to discuss her study titled Women on Porn, the largest ever study solely focused on women's experiences and views of mainstream pornography in the United Kingdom. She launched the survey in 2016 and closed it after 3 months, she got 2000 responses from women and of those carried out a further 100 in-depth interviews. We discuss the study's findings as well as how cultural expectations of women's sexuality creates an atmosphere that discourages open...

Duration:00:30:14

The Feminine Revolution with authors Amy Stanton & Catherine Conners

12/10/2018
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On this episode, Amy Stanton and Catherine Conners, authors of the book "The Feminine Revolution," join me to discuss how feminine traits, such as sensitivity, intuition, and showing emotion, are often painted as weaknesses in women; while the same traits are lauded in men. We discuss the value in seeing these traits as strengths and how our real power lies in our authenticity and in embracing our femininity without fear of judgement or criticism. The Feminine Revolution: 21 Ways to Ignite...

Duration:01:07:12

Active Measures, Russia's Successful Espionage Campaign in the 2016 Election

12/7/2018
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In this episode I discuss the Russia's and Putin's history of launching cyber-warfare and espionage campaigns including the one against the US during the 2016 presidential election. My guests are Laura DuBois and Marley Clements, producers of the documentary Active Measures. We discuss how Russia successfully compromised the 2016 election as well as Trump's connections to Russia dating back to the 80's, his connections to the Russian mob, dark money laundering and the long-standing...

Duration:00:45:22

The Right Amount of Panic with Dr. Fiona Vera-Gray

12/3/2018
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Public Sexual Harassment with Dr. Fiona Vera Gray, Sarah Myhre & Emily May This episode explores public sexual harassment and cat-calling, a.k.a. "wolf-whistling" in the UK, with Dr. Fiona Vera-Gray, a Research Fellow in the Durham Law School and author of the new book "The Right Amount of Panic: How Women Trade Freedom For Safety." Over the course of 5 years, Dr. Gray spoke to women in the UK about their experiences with public sexual harassment and collected these accounts in her book; we...

Duration:01:08:06

Gender, Your Guide with Dr. Lee Airton

11/26/2018
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Do you ever wish that there was a guide to help you navigate and understand our new gender culture? Do you find yourself wondering which pronoun to use and when? Or have you ever wanted a guide on how to be an effective ally to the LGBTQ and transgender community, especially given the recent attacks on those communities by the Trump administration? This episode explores the book "Gender: Your Guide..." with Dr. Lee Airton, which is a primer in a sense on "what to know, what to do, and what...

Duration:00:44:04

Raising a Black Boy Not to Be Afraid

11/19/2018
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In this episode, Nicole Fleetwood, an Associate Professor in the Department of American Studies at Rutgers University and Graduate Faculty in the Department of Women's and Gender Studies, discusses her moving essay titled "Raising a Black Boy Not to Be Afraid: On the Casual Street Violence of Whiteness." The essay explores an experience her son had while walking to school alone in New York City. We explore the emotions, anxieties, and fears of young black boys in a country that is often...

Duration:00:44:00

Grab 'em by the Midterms

11/14/2018
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Who are the new women elected to the House of Representatives? We've elected a chamber full of history makers and in this episode, I'll explore a few powerhouses, the women who are going to DC to shake things up, including Lucy McBath, Sharice Davids, Rashida Tlaib. We take a look at their lives and what may have inspired their run for office and explore how their experiences may shape their roles in the House of Representatives. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:25:04

Bonus Episode | Introducing: The City with Robin Amer

11/5/2018
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After years of disinvestment, highways are rebuilt, old buildings demolished, and new skyscrapers erected. All that rubble has to go somewhere, and its destination isn’t a landfill—it’s a pair of vacant lots in a predominately black, working-class neighborhood called North Lawndale. The man behind this operation is a white guy sporting a Cosby sweater and underworld connections. What follows is a tour de force through Chicago’s underbelly: Aldermen get indicted. An FBI investigation goes...

Duration:00:05:50

Anti-Transgender Memo Pt II with Nathalie Crowley

11/5/2018
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In this episode, Nathalie Crowley from the Family Tree Clinic in MN joins to discuss the anti-transgender memo uncovered by the New York Times, which revealed that the Trump administration could be seeking to narrowly redefine the concept of sex as an " immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth." The Family Tree Clinic offers sexual health services for under-served communities and a large percentage of their patients are from the LGBTQ community. We discuss the pragmatic...

Duration:00:33:34

Gender Justice & the Anti-Transgender Memo Pt I

10/29/2018
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In this episode, Christy Hall and Megan Peterson discuss the anti-transgender memo uncovered by the New York Times, which revealed that the Trump administration could be seeking to narrowly redefine the concept of sex as an " immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth." If adopted, this would be the most dramatic government-wide move to roll back recognition and protections of transgender people under civil rights law. We discuss the proposal in the context of Title IX, the civil...

Duration:00:30:29