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:

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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:

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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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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:

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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:

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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:

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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:

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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.

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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:

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Kierra Johnson: Fucking While Feminist Episode 44

Facilitated cruising, repealing the Hyde Amendment, building mad coalitions and struggling to have a sex life while you’re fighting for sexual liberation: all this and more when Jaclyn catches up with Choice USA‘s badass executive director Kierra Johnson this week. Then we take an advice question from a girl who feels abused in retrospect.

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Show notes:

  • Be sure to sign up for All Above All, the campaign to finally repeal the Hyde Amendment, which blocks federal funding for abortion and puts abortion care out of reach for many poor women.

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The Sex-Positive Parent: Fucking While Feminist Episode 43

How do you raise kids into healthy sexual beings when the sexual culture all around you is so toxic? This week, Airial Clark, The Sex-Positive Parent, is on hand to chat with Jaclyn about some practical best practices. Then we turn to teenagers: to let them get busy in the house, or to not let them get busy in the house? That is this week’s question.

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Show notes:

  • As always, the Scarleteen Sex Readiness Checklist is an invaluable resource for talking with young people about whether they should be sexual with a partner.
  • Not Under My Roof, the book Airial mentions that compares Scandinavian and U.S. attitudes toward teens having sex in their parents’ house.

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#365FeministSelfie: Fucking While Feminist Episode 42

photo (2)Are selfies empowering or unhealthy? That was the debate online this past fall, to which feminist blogger Veronica Arreola, of Viva La Feminista, responded with the #365 Feminist Selfie project. She joins Jaclyn to talk about the amazing responses to the project so far, as well as belly fat, duck lips, and the power of being the author of your own image. Then we take on a question from a listener who wants to know how to express her feelings for someone without risking getting hurt.

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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:

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