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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July 17, 2024 63 mins

Columnist, Associate Editor at the Boston Globe and host of the podcast Say More Shirley Leung joins us to talk about the many shades of burnout for women, especially during and after the pandemic.

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Today we shine a light on the work of Sherwood-O’Regan, a disability, climate, and indigenous rights activist.

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July 15, 2024 21 mins

Recent comments around the weights of two actors in a fictional romance in Bridgerton has kickstarted a lot of conversation. We break some of it down.

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J. Marion Sims is hailed as the father of gynecology, but his legacy is tainted by his experimental surgeries on enslaved women. In this classic episode, Cristen and Caroline contextualize Sims' controversy, diagnose medicine's racist past and honor the unsung mothers of gynecology.

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Yves is back with the story of Marie-Louise Christophe, the first Queen of independent Haiti.

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Sometimes, because of experiences, systemic problems, and internalized fears, it can be hard to take care of yourself. Anney shares a recent example.

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July 10, 2024 34 mins

In the US, there is something often called a 'marriage penalty' for people with disabilities. We dig into the very complicated and often heartbreaking details of what this is, and why the system was designed this way.

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Today we're highlighting athlete, activist, speaker and artist Doaa Shayea. 

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July 8, 2024 20 mins

Going to the gynecologist can be a vulnerable experience, and can really hinge on the gynecologist. We talk about some gendered differences and preferences when it comes to going to the gynecologist.

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July 6, 2024 29 mins

Are there gender differences in hearing and hearing loss? What about in how we listen and who we listen to? Yes and yes. Give this classic episode a listen to learn more.

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July 5, 2024 47 mins

All around the globe, goddesses have and continue to influential and inspirational. We showcase some examples from different regions.

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In our ongoing Sex and the City watch podcast, we talk about numbers, double standards and STIs.

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While the 1999 action-adventure classic The Mummy might not top a lot of feminist movie lists, that didn't stop us from finding some feminist elements in it (and due to Samantha's insistence, The Mummy Returns) to talk about. Come along on this sometimes terribly CGI-ed adventure as we discuss the feminism of these movies and the iconic heroine Evie in this classic episode.

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Today we highlight the work of disability justice writer, speaker and activist Haben Girma.

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As we enter Disability Pride month, we check in with some stats about the intersection of women and disability.

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Unique, quirky and subversive, zines have a long feminist history. In this classic, we flip through the pages of the past and future of zines, and discuss how people are fighting to diversify and preserve zines.

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Pride flags have been destroyed and even banned in public spaces across the country. We talk about how that has played out on a larger scale and a more personal one in this classic episode.

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June 27, 2024 12 mins

In a follow-up to our recent episode about the conservative fear-mongering around gay behavior in animals, we read some notes from listeners about the topic. 

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The 1999 cult classic But I'm a Cheerleader was a hugely significant film for so many in the LGBTQ+ community - and it almost didn't get made. We discuss why it is still a go-to for so many. 

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

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