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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

How All Politics Became Reproductive Politics with Dr.Laura Briggs

5/24/2019
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This conversation with Dr. Laura Briggs, author of How All Politics Became Reproductive Politics, on the politics of reproductive justice is more important than ever. We discuss the daily assaults on bodily autonomy, the history of Roe v Wade, Reagan's role in diminishing the social safety net, and why conservative women vote against their own interests. Please Note:This is an updated, condensed version of the original recording published a few months before the 45th anniversary of Roe v...

Duration:00:45:58

Shannon Watts, Founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

5/19/2019
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Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, discusses gun legislation, the 2020 election, and the state of the NRA. We also talk about the inspiration behind her new book, Fight Like a Mother. Find out more about Shannon Watt's work and Moms Demand Action >> Fight Like a Mother >> Moms Demand Action Org >>Be SMART for Kids >>Educators Demand Action Episode Reading List Fight Like a Mother by Shannon Watts RELATED LISTENING: Gun Violence & Mass Shootings:...

Duration:00:37:25

Gun Violence & Mass Shootings: Debunking Conservative Myths With Ruth DeFoster

5/17/2019
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Dr. Ruth DeFoster is a gun violence, mass shooting, and terrorism expert, and she joins to discuss and debunk conservative myths around gun violence. Episode Reading List Terrorizing the Masses by Ruth DeFoster Columbine by David Cullen Also, if you enjoy the Electorette, please subscribe and leave a 5-star review on iTunes. Also, please spread the word by telling your friends, family and colleagues about The Electorette! WANT MORE ELECTORETTE? Follow the Electorette on social...

Duration:00:48:51

The Original Old Boys Club: Why Does Massachusetts Lag Behind in Electing Women

5/13/2019
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Laura Colarusso, Senior Managing Editor of WGBH discusses her project, "The Original Old Boys Club," which explores the reasons behind why Massachusetts lags behind much of the country when it comes to electing women, despite its reputation as a progressive state. Also, if you enjoy the Electorette, please subscribe and leave a 5-star review on iTunes. Also, please spread the word by telling your friends, family and colleagues about The Electorette! WANT MORE ELECTORETTE? Follow the...

Duration:00:37:19

Ordinary Abortion: Discussion on the Ethics, Law, and Politics of Abortion with Katie Watson

5/10/2019
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Ethicist and author Katie Watson discusses the legal and political arguments around abortion, as well as Roe v Wade, a topic she explores in her book, Scarlet A: The Ethics, Law, and Politics of Ordinary Abortion. She uses the term ordinary abortion to describe the common nature of abortion given that roughly 1 in 5 pregnancies end in abortion. Also, if you enjoy the Electorette, please subscribe and leave a 5-star review on iTunes. Also, please spread the word by telling your friends,...

Duration:00:50:32

Kathy Hochul, Lt Governor of New York State

5/5/2019
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Kathy Hochul, lieutenant governor of New York state, holds the highest elected office of any woman in the state and joins me to discuss her elections, both the victories and the losses, as well as, New York State's Women's Justice Agenda. We also discuss her #HowSheDoesIt Campaign, a social media campaign intended to help women succeed by providing transparency into how she's dealt with the challenges of elected office. Episode URL: Electorette.com/73 Click here to FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE...

Duration:00:49:30

Misogyny: The New Activism with author Gail Ukockis

4/28/2019
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A conversation with author and activist Gail Ukockis, about her new book Misogyny: The New Activism, where she explores historical examples of misogyny and suggest actions to combat each example chapter by chapter. If you'd like to explore this topic more, please listen to my episode with philosopher Kate Manne, on episode 13, where we discuss her popular book, Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny Listen here: Electorette.com/13 WANT MORE ELECTORETTE? Follow the Electoretteon social...

Duration:00:18:33

The Men's Story Project with Dr. Jocelyn Lehrer

4/21/2019
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The Men's Story Project, founded by today's guest Dr. Jocelyn Lehrer, is a storytelling and community project that brings critical exploration of social ideas about masculinity into public forums around the world and allowing men to share their stories that are less-often heard with a live audience. On this episode, I talk with Dr. Lehrer about how The Men's Story Projectbreaks silences on issues including sexism, racism, homo/transphobia, ableism and violence – and ways in which these are...

Duration:00:51:10

Marianne Williamson: 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidate

4/8/2019
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Marianne Williamson is best known as an acclaimed lecturer, activist and author; and seven of her twelve published books have been New York Times bestsellers. Williamson has been one of America’s most well-known public voices for more than three decades and now she's a Presidential Candidate in the 2020 Democratic Primary race. Outside of politics, Marianne Williamson has amassed the largest social media following out of all the 2020 Democratic primary candidates and has been a popular...

Duration:00:51:47

Rhiana Gunn-Wright: Discusses the Green New Deal

4/1/2019
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Rhiana Gunn-Wright, the Policy Director of the progressive think tank, New Consensus, and one of the architects behind The Green New Deal, joins me to discuss the details of the GND Climate Change resolution and how its comprehensive approach will address the social justice and economic impacts of transforming the country's primary energy source, as well overhauling our transporation framework and building infrastructures. Learn More About The Green New Deal Download The Green New...

Duration:01:09:27

Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers: Discusses Her New Book "They Were Her Property..."

3/25/2019
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Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers discusses her new book "They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South," a book that dispels a common myth about the role of white women within the institution of slavery, as being one of reluctance and passivity. Previous scholarship has often depicted them as bystanders or even as allies to enslaved people; but in her new book, Jones-Rogers uncovers how white women in the antebellum south were actually adept slave owners and willing...

Duration:00:42:26

Summer Brennan: Discusses Her New Book, "High Heel"

3/18/2019
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Summer Brennan, award-winning journalist and author of the new book High Heel, joins me to discuss the writing process for her book which explores the iconography of the high heel. Summer Brennan methodically explores the high heel using analogies from Greek Mythology and literature; she considers its role in our professional lives, in politics or how the high heel fits into sex culture and history. PURCHASE "HIGH HEEL" book FOLLOW SUMMER BRENNAN PURCHASE "HIGH HEEL" book Summer Brennan...

Duration:00:42:37

BONUS EPISODE: Marisa Kabas of Crush the Midterms Discusses 2020 PT II

3/11/2019
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This is Pt II of my conversation with activist and writer, Marisa Kaba, creator of the popular online voter tool, Crush the MidTerms. We discuss the tool's popularity, why she created it; wealso discuss the midterm election outcome, 2020 candidates and what we can do to support our favorite candidates before primary election season begins. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:16:27

Gina Clayton-Johnson of the Essie Justice Group

3/4/2019
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Gina Clayton-Johnson, founder and executive director of the Essie Justice Group, an advocacy group for women with incarcerated loved ones, joins to discuss the unique hardships of women who shoulder the burden of America's epidemic of mass incarceration. The US has the highest incarceration rate in the world and the emotional, financial and political burden of this crisis falls upon women. The Essie Justice Group seeks to lesson that burden and harnesses the collective power of women to...

Duration:00:37:35

BONUS EPISODE: Marisa Kabas of Crush the Midterms Discusses Michael Cohen Testimony

3/1/2019
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Last week, Michael Cohen, former personal attorney to Donald Trump, who has been convicted on a number of charges, testifihed before the House Oversight Committee. And this was the biggest news of the week. Following Cohen's testimony, several additional investigations and hearings have been scheduled. Marisa Kabas joins me on the Electorette to break the whole thing down. Activist, writer, and creator of the popular online app, Crush the Midterms - an online tool that helped voters craft...

Duration:00:21:22

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