Episodes

Bury Your Gays  

Cristen and Caroline unpack the Bury Your Gays trope, how it affects offscreen culture and whether the Lexa Pledge will make a difference.

Weather Girls  

Why does the forecast for women broadcast meteorologists often call for sexism? Cristen and Caroline track the origin of the Weather Girl stereotype.

Thank a Social Worker  

Cristen and Caroline trace social work's intersectional origins, celebrate unsung black social workers and examine the prevalent issue of burnout.

Charitable Burnout  

Cristen and Caroline donate an episode to nonprofit's not-so-generous gender dynamics and burnout-prone working conditions.

Mansplaining  

Mansplaining is patronizing overconfidence with a penis attached. Cristen and Caroline womansplain its origin, meaning and why anyone can do it.

Boy Geniuses  

Is genius a guy thing? Cristen and Caroline unpack creative misogyny and why scientists today are rethinking what brilliance looks like.

Election Hangover  

The day after the 2016 election, Cristen and Caroline what it all means, what's left to celebrate and why nasty women must keep fighting.

Election Hangover  

The day after the 2016 election, Cristen and Caroline what it all means, what's left to celebrate and why nasty women must keep fighting.

Madam Presidents  

With history as their guide, Cristen and Caroline forecast how a gender revolution in the Oval Office will affect long-term equality at large.

Buffy the Feminist Vampire Slayer  

Cristen, Caroline and HowStuffWorks galpal Lauren Vogelbaum dive into the Hellmouth of Sunnydale to assess how Buffy slayed the patriarchy.

Villainesses  

Cristen and Caroline mine pop culture for what villainesses like the Wicked Witch, Ursula and Maleficent can tell us about views of real-world women.

Oprah Wasn't Built In a Day  

Oprah Winfrey is a phenomenal example of why if at first you don't succeed, it's important to try again. But that's easier said than done for girls.

Mothers of Invention  

Cristen and Caroline discover the American history of women inventors and why the patent gender gap has been so challenging to close.

Fighting Shirley Chisholm  

Cristen and Caroline detail the life and legacy of 'Fighting' Shirley Chisholm, the Brooklyn educator and presidential candidate ahead of her time.

The Ghost of Phyllis Schlafly  

How did Phyllis Schlafly disrupt second-wave feminism and the Republican Party? Cristen and Caroline uncover this conservative icon's unlikely rise.

Empowertising  

Cristen and Caroline look at the history of using feminism to sell products to women and whether advertisers' intentions matter.

Why Yogurt Loves Women  

Cristen and Caroline get to the bottom of why yogurt is one of the most gendered foods in grocery stores.

Uber Privilege  

Cristen and Caroline take a look at sharing economy privilege and why collaborative consumption leaves out the people who most need its services.

Sex Objects in the Sky  

Cristen and Caroline discuss the original stewardesses, how sex sold airline tickets and flight attendants' fight for professional recognition.

The Menstrual Cups Revival  

Menstrual cups have been around as long as tampons, so why are our periods just now getting to know them?

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