Stuff Mom Never Told You

Stuff Mom Never Told You

Through an intersectional feminist perspective, hosts Anney and Samantha dive into science, history, and culture to make sense of the everyday and unpack the stories that brought us to where we are today. This podcast aims to better understand the challenges facing women and marginalized folks all over the world and highlights the tools we can use to tackle them head on.

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June 25, 2024 11 mins

Today we highlight the work of Indigenous activist, scholar and educator Charlie Amaya Scott.

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When does daydreaming become a problem, and does it impact women more? We break down maladaptive daydreaming.

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In this classic episode, we discuss Alison Bechdel's graphic novel and memoir Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic and dig into themes of sexual identity, gender norms and dysfunctional family dynamics.

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Tilda and Madison have an encounter with some of the few survivors remaining in the world with devastating consequences. 

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When it comes to dating, people have some issues where they draw the line. As we continue our Sex and the City watch podcast, we chat about some of those - and about how some things have not aged well.

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June 19, 2024 68 mins

What is pinkwashing? Friend of the show Joey joins us to explain and breaks down corporate and political examples.

Links:

Protest at the GLAAD awards: https://www.them.us/story/glaad-awards-palestine-protest-act-up-new-york-city 

Sarah Schulman on Pinkwashing: https://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/23/opinion/pinkwashing-and-israels-use-of-gays-as-a-messaging-tool.html 

More from Sarah Schulman: https://www.them.us/story/sarah-schulman-pa...

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After inheriting powers from her mother, Nia Nal became the Dreamer, a superhero with the ability to see the future. This character broke a lot of barriers when it came to trans representation and has so much story to be written.

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June 17, 2024 15 mins

The term 'mother' has blown up on the internet, but it has a much longer history rooted in queer communities of color. We trace the history and dig into its current mainstream usage.

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June 15, 2024 52 mins

More men than ever before are raising kids as single dads. To celebrate Father's Day, Cristen and Caroline trace how single fatherhood has become the new normal and spotlight how and why society treats single dads differently from single moms in this classic episode.

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June 14, 2024 63 mins

Gabby Rivera's 2016 book Juliet Takes a Breath is a coming of age and coming out story of finding voice, identity, feminism and support through women. 

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It's Pride month, and there's a lot of talk about animals and the 'natural order' by those against the LGBTQ+ community. But at its heart, this argument ignores reality, is ultimately pointless, and ignores some pretty cool stuff.

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June 12, 2024 54 mins

Game developer and creative director of Stumbling Cat studio Renee Gittins joins us to talk about the challenges and rewards of developing an indie game like her recent game Potions: A Curious Tale and being a woman in the industry.

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June 11, 2024 30 mins

This Pride Month, we check in on Anney to get an update, both personally and politically.

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Recently, there has been a lot of conversation speculating that the size of tampons (and pads) have shrunk while the price has remained the same. We unpack how the claims and response measure up.

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June 8, 2024 42 mins

Almost as soon as public libraries began flourishing, librarian quickly became one of the most female-dominated jobs in the country. In this classic, Cristen and Caroline break down was being a librarian was really like back in the day and the badass women who've shaped these community centers of learning and culture.

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June 7, 2024 64 mins

Friend of the show Joey stops by to highlight the 2023 satirical, irreverent film Bottoms and why it is an important (and fun) example of breaking down high school movie tropes all while being queer-centered.

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We continue our Sex and the City watch series with an episode that has not aged well at all when it comes to gender and sexual orientation.

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As they continue to flee the wreckage of recent revelations, Tilda and Madison finally encounter some people in their post-apocalyptic landscape.

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Today we celebrate the activism, writings and entrepreneurship of Bandy Kiki, especially in the LGBTQ+ community.

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A recent study found that US patients of all genders were more likely to survive and not be re-hospitalized when being treated by women doctors. We examine this study, what it demonstrates (and doesn't), and potential suggestions.

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