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Spare Parts: Pleasure is Not a Luxury

We lick our wounds. We tend to each other. We figure out how to move forward. We fight.

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Dicks Everywhere

WE NEED TO PROCESS THIS ELECTION. Jaclyn is joined by writer and activist Soraya Chemaly to talk about our collective trauma, how to take on the institutions that made Trump possible, talking rape at the dinner table, the five stages of post-election grief, and how we think about healing from here. Whatever happens at the polls today, we’ll get through it together, Unscrewed Nation.

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Spare Parts: Your First Hurrah

Men write Jaclyn letters — and they’re good! Plus advice for a listener who hates being called a “late bloomer,” and repro rights rockstar Renee Bracey Sherman helps us look past November 8 to the abortion & birth control fights we need to be ready for next year and beyond. All in one jam-packed quickiesode.

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Your Body’s on the Ballot

Attention all nasty women: just because you’ve heard enough from the orange fascist doesn’t mean you’re ready to vote. There’s a lot at stake up and down the ballot for sexual and reproductive freedom, so Jaclyn caught up with repro rights rockstar Renee Bracey Sherman to shed some light on some key fights involving sex ed, abortion access, condoms, porn, the minimum wage and more.

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Spare Parts: Taking and Receiving

This Spare Parts quickiesode brings you advice about making meaning out of a dumpster fire full of flaming poop, and advice about learning to love using a vibrator during partnered sex! Featuring the return of the Reality Bytes dynamic duo, Stephanie Beatriz and Kourtney Kocak.

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Don’t Fake Your Orgasms Ever

Don’t freak out, but Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine Nine’s Rosa Diaz) and her bestie Courtney Kocak (writer on Amazon’s Danger & Eggs) are Jaclyn’s guests on a show about when size actually does matter, why they love and loathe the same things about dating in the age of Tinder, and the importance of the female gaze to a rape scene. (Plus some gratuitous plugs for their favorite places to eat in LA.) It’s all to celebrate the launch of their podcast on love and sex in the digital age, Reality Bytes.

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What Are Abortion Stories For? Fucking While Feminist Episode 57

Recently, actress Jemima Kirke posted a video in support of the Center for Reproductive Rights’ Draw the Line campaign, in which she talked about having an abortion. Kirke’s frank story inspired an article in the Daily Beast arguing that we shouldn’t focus on people telling their abortion stories, because it doesn’t change policy.

The ensuing brouhaha left me with a lot of questions, so I asked the brilliant Renee Bracey Sherman to help me understand the power and purpose of abortion storytelling, and what it was like to tell her own story so publicly for Fusion earlier this year. And then we helped out a listener with some advice about consent and setting boundaries with a friend.

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  • Jemima Kirke’s story:
  • The Daily Beast claps back.
  • Renee responds to the Daily Beast
  • Renee’s abortion story video on Fusion:
How to listen to the podcast via iTunes: We’re still trying to sort out our rejection from the store. In the meantime, here’s how to subscribe via iTunes:

  1. Open iTunes
  2. Under the File* menu, open Subscribe to Podcast
  3. Enter this URL: http://feeds.feedburner.com/jaclynfwf and hit “okay”
  4. FWF should load into your iTunes Podcast window. Enjoy!
  5. *In older versions of iTunes, it will be under the Advanced menu.

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Deanna Zandt: Fucking While Feminist 7

Jaclyn dives deep with social media maven Deanna Zandt about the implications of the recent showdown over Predditor, Gawker, and the general strategy of outing people who post nonconsensual creepshots of women on the internet. Plus: cocktails and polyamory. Well, talking about polyamory, anyhow.

Tune in right here.

Links for this week’s show:

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Spare Parts: Pleasure is Not a Luxury
Dicks Everywhere
Spare Parts: Your First Hurrah
Your Body’s on the Ballot
Spare Parts: Taking and Receiving
Don’t Fake Your Orgasms Ever