Bye Bye Ben’s Butt, and Other Pawnee-Related Matters: FWF Episode 54

::SNIFF:: Tonight we honorary Pawneeans say goodbye to the giant-hearted band of misfits we’ve come to know and love lo these seven seasons (ok, six if you skipped Season One) on Parks and Recreation. Join Jaclyn & Robin “Miss Conduct” Abrahams as they ease the pain as best as they can and trade their legs for angel’s wings in this episode about the politics of sex & relationships on Parks & Rec.

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Show notes:

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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50 Shades of Over It: FWF Episode 53 (take 2!)

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WE’RE BACK. And unless you’ve been living under a log, you know that so is the woman-hating kinkphobic abuse manual called 50 Shades of Grey, which hits theaters on Friday.

Last month, Jaclyn learned all about the horrors 50 Shades via bestselling author Jenny Trout’s world-famous hate-read recaps, and today she’s got Jenny on the line to ask the key questions, including: What does it mean that so many women love a book that hates them so much? If most things are better than 50 Shades, what are the best things that are better than 50 Shades? How did you wind up on the Steve Harvey Show? Do you have Stockholm Syndrome with respect to E.L. James? Then we take on a listener question about coming out as submissive to a new beau.

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Show notes:

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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50 Shades of Over It: FWF Episode 53

WE’RE BACK. And unless you’ve been living under a log, you know that so is the woman-hating kinkphobic abuse manual called 50 Shades of Grey, which hits theaters on Friday.

Last month, Jaclyn learned all about the horrors 50 Shades via bestselling author Jenny Trout’s world-famous hate-read recaps, and today she’s got Jenny on the line to ask the key questions, including: What does it mean that so many women love a book that hates them so much? If most things are better than 50 Shades, what are the best things that are better than 50 Shades? How did you wind up on the Steve Harvey Show? Do you have Stockholm Syndrome with respect to E.L. James? Then we take on a listener question about coming out as submissive to a new beau.

Click here to listen!

Show notes:

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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10 Ways Cosmo Will Blow Your Mind: Fucking While Feminist Episode 52

beyonce_fullad_cosmo_courtesyHave you noticed that Cosmopolitan.com seems to have gone feminist lately? Have you wondered WTF was up with that? Jaclyn’s on the case, talking with their senior political writer Jill Filipovic about those controversial candidate endorsements, how anti-rape coverage feels nestled next to terrible sex tips, Playboy’s parallel move and more — including the first ever makeup recommendation to be offered on a FWF episode. Then we take on a listener question about sluttiness.

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Show notes:

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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Reverend Beverly Dale: Fucking While Feminist Episode 51

1207What would Jesus say about your sex life? The answer might surprise you. On this episode of FWF, Jaclyn catches up with the Reverend Beverly Dale, founder of the Incarnation Institute for Sex & Faith, who will totally rearrange your understanding of the relationship between Christianity and sexuality.

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Show notes:

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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Sex Nerd Sandra: Fucking While Feminist Episode 50

We’re back! It was a longer-than-planned hiatus for sure. But let me make it up to you with the one and only Sex Nerd Sandra up close and personal! If she’s a shame-fighting superhero (and she is), this interview is her origin story. Then we help out a caller who meets Sandra’s definition of “creep.”

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Show notes:

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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The Bandana Project: Fucking While Feminist Episode 49

10013229_10152788508594782_245988515_nToday is the first day of 2014′s Bandana Project, an annual campaign aimed at addressing the issue of workplace sexual violence against migrant farmworker women in the United States. To celebrate, Jaclyn caught up with Bandana Project founder (and badass lawyer & activist) Mónica Ramírez to talk crisis, justice and hope, with a side of glitter. Then we answered a question from a listener grappling with secondary trauma from witnessing all the sexual violence around her.

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Show notes:

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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WTF, RAINN: Fucking While Feminist Episode Episode 48

RAINN, one of the largest and best-funded organizations addressing sexual violence in the US, publicly advised the federal government that a) campus judicial systems are bunk, and the only answer to rape is the criminal justice system, b) there is no rape culture, and c) women should prevent rape by not carrying heavy things. Wagatwe Wanjuki, co-organizer for Ed Act Now and Feministing contributor, joins Jaclyn to try to answer the obvious questions raised by RAINN’s statements (namely, WTF?!?!?!!), and to broaden the conversation out to what campuses and the federal government should actually be doing for survivors, and to prevent more rape from happening.

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Show notes:

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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Playing the Whore: Fucking While Feminist Episode 46

What becomes possible and visible when we recognize sex work as “legitimate” labor, and what stops seeming reasonable? What stake to the police have in sex work? What about the media? Melissa Gira Grant, journalist and author of the new book Playing The Whore steps up to the mic to offer some thoughtful and provocative answers. Then she & Jaclyn help out a listener who’s afraid to get too sexy lest the sex end too soon.

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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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Tales from a Sex Toy Shop: Fucking While Feminist Episode 47

What kind of vibrator should you buy? What’s the question a feminist sex shop proprietor wishes you would ask? And what makes a sex shop feminist, anyhow? All that and the blowjob/oral hygiene connection on this week’s podcast, recorded live at Early To Bed, Chicago’s feminist sex toy shop, where Jaclyn caught up with founder and proprietor Searah Deysach.

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Show notes:

  • Observant listeners will note that we appear to have skipped Episode 46. We’re having technical difficulties with the rad interview we recorded for it with Melissa Gira Grant about sex work as a labor rights issue. Cross your fingers and sacrifice an avocado.

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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Valentine’s, Weddings & the Romance-Industrial Complex: Fucking While Feminist Episode 45

Do you have FEELINGS about Valentine’s Day and/or the Romance-Industrial Complex? Jaclyn and special guest Samhita Mukhopadhyay (author of Outdated: Why Dating Is Ruining Your Love Life and former executive editor of Feministing.com) are here for you in this special V-Day episode featuring realtalk, coping mechanisms, cheese, karaoke, roses, chocolates, and the radical possibilities of love. And then Samhita sacrifices herself for the revolution.

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Show notes:

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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