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Spare Parts: 50 Shades of Over It

We celebrate VDay with a quickiesode covering resistance-themed sci fi erotica, why 50 Shades is anti-kink, and the gender politics of the philosophy of love. Oh, and Jaclyn threatens to punch a dead man in the face.

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A Little Ineffable

With Valentine’s Day breathing down our necks, Jaclyn takes some time to dig deep into the meaning and implications of romantic love with philosopher Carrie Jenkins. Does talking about love kill the magic? Can a pill make you stay in love, or fall out of it? What do queer people teach us about the biology of love? Can one person’s love change the world?

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Spare Parts: On the Hook

A quickiesode in which we discuss whiteness & feminism, warn you about a potential new law that threatens queers, sluts, and people of color, and give you solid advice about when to keep your mouth shut about assholes in your dating apps. All in 15 minutes!

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Ellen Samuels essay White Women, Let’s Not Repeat History After the Women’s March

Deanna Zandt’s project, Ask Deanna About Racism But Only If You’re White

Batty Mamzelle on This Is What I Mean When I Say “White Feminism”

How to be a more intersectional feminist, 101 and 201.

Radical Faggot on Holding Our Rage is Your Political Labor

 

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What You Think You Look Like

Let’s get it ON. Smut peddler and embodiment activist Elle Chase joins Jaclyn to talk about sex positions for curvy girls and people of different abilities, the joys of farting in bed, and what to do when you just can’t find a way to love your body but want to have great sex anyhow.

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American Hookup

All the moral panic about “hookup culture” on college campuses does a lot more harm than good. But that doesn’t mean hookup culture isn’t doing some damage of its own. Sociologist Lisa Wade joins Jaclyn to break down what she’s found about sex, holding hands, being tough, catching feelings, and why colleges benefit from the screwed up status quo.

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An Army of Lovers

Pleasure isn’t optional – it’s a key ingredient in both our humanity and our political resistance. Let historian Hanne Blank explain as she talks with Jaclyn about what she learned during the 80s AIDS crisis, the importance of marshmallows when the world is on fire, and why an old slogan from a 1960s French art movement should be our mantra right now.

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And don’t forget to sign up for Hanne’s #100PhoneCalls page!

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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: 50 Shades of Over It
A Little Ineffable
Spare Parts: On the Hook
What You Think You Look Like
American Hookup
I’m Not Mother Theresa
An Army of Lovers
Spare Parts: Pleasure is Not a Luxury
Dicks Everywhere
Spare Parts: Your First Hurrah
Your Body’s on the Ballot