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Eesha Pandit: Fucking While Feminist Episode 17

Feeling confused or overwhelmed by all the recent gendered violence in the news? The shockingly brilliant Eesha Pandit joins Jaclyn to shine some much-needed clarity on the realities behind the headlines, from Delhi to Steubenville and far beyond. We break down silos, and talk “innocence,” rehabilitation, what matters and doesn’t about “cultural differences,” and the importance of the right question. Then we confess our failures around even understanding what “self-care” means, and punt to Loretta Ross.

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Heather Corinna: Fucking While Feminist Episode 16

Happy new year! Jaclyn rings it in with Scarleteen.com‘s Heather Corinna, reflecting on 2012 through the prism of Scarleteen’s community of young people. We talk about a zillion things, including useful new research about porn actors, confusion between safer sex and contraception, the waning of worry over the “hook-up culture,” condom use in WWI (really), why Heather is encouraged by the anti-rape protests in India, and the soundtrack to Jaclyn’s sex life. Plus, what we’re paying close attention to as we slip into 2013. And there are buttcrack jokes.

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FORCE upsetting rape culture: Fucking While Feminist Episode 15

Need some good news? This episode brings you the badass woman (and man) behind the recent viral Pink Loves Consent prank/action, as well as the Rape Is Rape projection in DC just before the election. Hannah Brancato and Rebecca Nagle are the force behind FORCE: upsetting rape culture, a creative activist effort to upset the culture of rape and promote a culture of consent. We talk about their motives, hijinks and future plans, the challenges of exercising free speech using platforms owned by privately-held media companies, and oh yeah — The Good Men Project.

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Captain Awkward: Fucking While Feminist Episode 14

Holidays stressing you out? Captain Awkward graciously joins Jaclyn to discuss some of the thorniest sexuality-related holiday conundra, including great responses to people overly invested in your singlehood, your sexual orientation or your outfit, what to do if you run into your ex at a party, and under which circumstances we encourage you to engage in a holiday hookup with a former lover. Plus a good giggle over Cosmo sex tips, and advice for a listener on how to handle people flirting with you when you’re not interested.

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Loretta Ross: Fucking While Feminist Episode 11

In the post-election afterglow, Jaclyn caught up with powerhouse activist, organizer and leader on reproductive justice Loretta Ross for some grounding in how far we have and haven’t come, and where we need to refocus our energy now. (Hint: it involves Dr. Jekyll’s alter ego.) Plus, a sneak preview of Ross’s old/new project on Black women & abortion, her surprising advice for recharging your batteries post-election, and we reclaim the slogan “if you screw us, we multiply.” You heard it here first.

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Irin Carmon: Fucking While Feminist Episode 10

Just in time for Election Day, Jaclyn and Salon.com’s Irin Carmon review the Year in Electoral Politics About Sex. From Personhood to Mourdock, we hit the headlines, then dive deeper to talk about what’s really at stake, why this year of misogynist rhetoric could be good for women in the end, and what to focus on next if Tuesday night brings good news. Then they give advice about being poly and managing feelings about feelings.

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Mirelle Miller-Young: Fucking While Feminist Episode 9

Jaclyn talks with Dr. Mirelle Miller-Young about her manuscript, A Taste for Brown Sugar: Black Women, Sex Work and Pornography (forthcoming in 2013 from Duke University Press), how women of color are resisting fetishism and remaking porn in their own image, what Gail Dines got wrong in this summer’s brouhaha with Melissa Harris-Perry, and what it all has to do with Sasha and Malia. Then they give advice to a stone femme struggling with maintaing her boundaries. Recorded live at the Good Vibrations Sex Summit!

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Melissa Tapper-Goldman: Fucking While Feminist Episode 8

Melissa Tapper-Goldman’s documentary Subjectified brings the stories of nine young women’s relationships to their sexuality to complex life. This week, Jaclyn talks with Melissa about the film, and why telling women’s stories about sex is so important. Hint: it has to do with the response to Katherine Fenton’s question about equal pay at the last debate, and with Amanda Todd’s suicide as well. Then they take on this week’s advice question: how do you keep doing what you do when everything is so awful?

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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.

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