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Feminism

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Far More Than Fifty

Friday, February 20, 2015

The commercial success of Fifty Shades of Grey has introduced America to BDSM and ignited an age-old debate in feminism. Brooke explores the many-shaded implications of mainstream kink.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Gender-Neutral College Admissions And The 4th Wave of Feminism

Thursday, February 12, 2015

What is "Fourth Wave Feminism" and how is it manifesting on college campuses? 

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The Takeaway

Twitter, Trolling & Being A Woman Online

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Most women have a story about sexism or harassment online. Longtime feminist blogger and journalist Jill Filipovic shares her story, and her advice for dealing with internet sexism.

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The Takeaway

Tavi Gevinson: Taking Back the Online Conversation

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

With the online magazine "Rookie," Tavi Gevinson curates an online community for young women—a magazine many older women wish they'd had in their teen years.  

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The Takeaway

Mormon Church Struggles to Move Forward

Monday, January 19, 2015

Thousands of Mormons are struggling with issues of same-sex marriage and the ordination of women. And one prominent figure in the Mormon Church is under fire for giving them a voice.

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WNYC News

They Were Angry, and Started a Revolution

Thursday, December 11, 2014

 "She’s Beautiful When She's Angry" is a new documentary about a group of women who started the feminist movement in the United States between 1966 and 1971.

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The Takeaway

Is America Finally Taking Rape Seriously?

Friday, November 21, 2014

When Bill Cosby first faced rape allegations in 2005, they hardly tarnished his career. Now he's being dropped by networks. What's changed? 

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Soundcheck

Roxane Gay: The Bad Feminist's Guide to Enjoying Hip Hop

Friday, November 21, 2014

From dissecting "Blurred Lines" to finding modern-day poets who still insist on casually using the term "bitch," essayist Roxane Gay talks about where she draws the line.
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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: A Changing America, a Brewing Revolution, and Fighting Rape Culture

Friday, November 21, 2014

The Takeaway looks at President Obama's action on immigration, a look at the violent protests in Mexico, and the allegations of sexual assault facing comedian Bill Cosby. 

The Takeaway

Slow Your Roll, Bro: Uber Scandal Spotlights Tech's Dude Problem

Thursday, November 20, 2014

From sexist comments to the targeting of a female journalist, Uber's macho stance extends far beyond the $18 billion ride-sharing company.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Leonard Lopate Weekend: Wonder Woman, Prison Reform & Rachel Dratch!

Friday, October 31, 2014

The Leonard Lopate Show's three favorite segments from the last week, in case you missed them. 
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Spinning on Air

Envisioning Future Feminism

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Future Feminism is a provocative, celebratory collaboration. Participants Bianca Casady, Sierra Casady, and Kembra Pfahler join David Garland to talk and to perform in the WNYC Studio.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Israeli Women at the Back of the Bus

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Do ultra-Orthodox Jews need their Rosa Parks? A leading Israeli feminist, an Orthodox Jew herself, calls for a civil rights movement within her religious community.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What if "Nuns Ruled the World"?

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Some Catholic nuns are pushing to allow women to be ordained as priests. Is advocacy for such a major change compatible with a deep dedication to the church as an institution?

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The Leonard Lopate Show

When Leaning In Means Falling Short

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Three women argue that the contemporary “lean-in,” trickle-down feminist philosophy is depoliticizing politics, labor issues, and economics.

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The Takeaway

Roxane Gay Breaks The Rules With 'Bad Feminist'

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Writer Roxane Gay is all about living in the contradictions. She says feminism is messy, and that capital-F feminism could do with a little more messiness.

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The Takeaway

Feminist Icons: From Rosie the Riveter to Beyoncé

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Just how flawless of an icon was "Rosie" herself?  And is it time we put aside the propaganda and found some new feminist icons? 

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The Takeaway

The Symbolism & Politics of Geraldine Ferraro

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

As the first woman nominated for vice president from a major political party, Geraldine Ferraro endured a litany of questions about her appearance, her children, and even her blueberry muffin recipe. A new documentary by Ferraro's daughter demonstrates that she was and remains a symbol of leadership.

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The Takeaway

Red Lipstick: From Suffragettes to Chanel

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Red lipstick is as en vogue as ever this summer. But did you know that behind that color is a rich history steeped in identity, self-expression, and liberation?

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On The Media

#YesAllWomen

Friday, May 30, 2014

Amid revelations of Elliot Rodger's deep-seated anger and resentment toward women, Internet activists crafted a counter-narrative with the hashtag #YesAllWomen. It has created a catalog of stories about what not all men do, but what most women fear: male violence. Brooke talks with Deanna Zandt, co-creator of the Tumblr "When Women Refuse", about the potency of the hashtag to shed light on everyday misogyny. 

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