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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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Anna Holmes: Fucking While Feminist Episode 5

This week, Jaclyn is joined by smartypants Anna Holmes for a chat about breakup letters and catharsis, this article by Kira Cochrane on what the Duchess of Cambridge has in common with a lot of high school girls and possibly you (hint: it has to with with cameras and sexual autonomy), and an advice question about what to do if you’re being sexually harassed on the job.

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Anna Holmes is a writer and editor living in New York. Her first book, HELL HATH NO FURY: WOMEN’S LETTERS FROM THE END OF THE AFFAIR, was published in 2002. Her second, THE BOOK OF JEZEBEL, will be published next year and is based on the website of the same name, which she created in 2007.

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Fucking While Feminist Ep4: Charlie Glickman

Jaclyn talks with sex educator Charlie Glickman about the purpose of the upcoming Good Vibrations Sex Summit, and deep fixes for the real barriers to cultural change around sexuality (hint: part of the answer rhymes with “hex shed”). Then they help out a listener who’s worried about a a friend in a “sexless marriage.”

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Charlie Glickman PhD is a sexuality educator, blogger, writer, speaker, and coach. He’s also the Education Program Manager and the blog editor at Good Vibrations (www.goodvibes.com). Charlie’s areas of focus include sex-positivity, sex & shame, communities of erotic affiliation, sexual communities and practices, sexual health, gender & masculinity, and adult sexuality education. He is also one of the authors of the upcoming book The Ultimate Guide to Prostate Pleasure: Erotic Exploration for Men and Their Partners. Find him online at www.charlieglickman.com and on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ as Charlie Glickman.

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Fucking While Feminist Ep 3: Michelle Goldberg

Michelle Goldberg joins Jaclyn to talk about the Republican anti-abortion agenda that’s not making headlines, how to fight back about right-wing misinformation, the real problem with Naomi Wolf’s Vagina, the difference between new-age “tantric sex” and actual tantric sex, and even more. Then Jaclyn takes an advice question from a woman struggling to disclose to sexual partners that she’s been raped.

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Michelle Goldberg is a senior contributing writer for Newsweek and The Daily Beast. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller Kingdom Coming: The Rise of Christian Nationalism and The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power and the Future of the World, winner of the 2008 J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award and the Ernesta Drinker Ballard Book Prize. Goldberg’s work has appeared in Glamour, Rolling Stone, The Nation, New York magazine, The Guardian, and The New Republic. Her next book is about the world-traveling adventuress, actress, and yoga evangelist Indra Devi.

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