Our Dirty Laundry

Our Dirty Laundry

Stores about white women making a mess of things and how to clean up our act.


May 9, 2024 63 mins

Debbie Reese is a Nambé Pueblo scholar and educator. Dr. Reese founded American Indians in Children's Literature, which analyzes representations of Native and Indigenous peoples in children's literature. She co-edited a young adult adaptation of An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States with Jean Mendoza in 2019.

American Indians In Children's Literature Blog

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Interview with Leah Slick-Driscoll. 

Leah is a member of the Meskwaki Nation of Iowa (Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa) and is also Winnebago from Nebraska. She received her B.A.s in History and Social Studies Education from the University of Iowa in 2009. She received her M.A. in Social Studies Education from the University of Iowa in 2014. She is honored to teach 9-12th grade social studies at the Meskwaki Settlement S...

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March 29, 2024 43 mins

Weighing in on the Katie Britt response to the SOTU address and how she ties in to weaponized white motherhood

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March 8, 2024 37 mins

While we all realize the latest Alabama ruling on IVF is a reproductive rights issue, we may not have thought through the deeper issues of intersectional feminism that run through this controversy. Today we're discussing how white women are showing up in very white-womany ways for IVF.

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February 15, 2024 90 mins

We're back!!! Sorry we disappeared for a moment there. But don't worry, we're still here, we're still friends and we're still down for exposing white women and how we enforce and support white supremacy. We're discussing the weaponization of motherhood this season and starting with a group of modern day Daughter's of the Confederacy: Mom's for Liberty. It sounds nice, but as we well know, whi...

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January 16, 2023 27 mins

Discussion of the article "It's not White Fragility, it's White Flammability" by Sun Yung Shin on Medium. Also mentions: "Is 'Imposter Syndrome' Just for White Women". Find out more about Sun Yung Shin on her website

There's a t-shirt I always see advertised to me on Instagram that says "Not fragile like a flower, fragile like a bomb" with a half-face portrait of RBG...

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Chat with Ruby Hamad about her best selling book, White Tears/Brown Scars: How White Feminism Betrays Women of Color. 

Ruby Hamad 

White Tears/Brown Scars 

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December 10, 2022 55 mins

Whew....last time we said we were back, but now we're really back. For sure. Probably. :)Join us for Part 2 of our discussion of Ruby Hamad's amazing book, White Tears/Brown Scars.

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September 2, 2022 55 mins

Season 3 Book Club: White Tears/Brown Scars - How White Feminism Betrays Women of Color, by Ruby Hamad.

Part one of Hamad's book covers "The Setup" of the white/brown binary and the creation of the "damsel in distress" from the colonial era to current times. Listen in and follow the links below to buy a copy of the book. Hamad's in depth research and inspiring writing is not to be missed!

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July 17, 2022 49 mins
The rise and fall of the Girl Boss
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Katy tells us what we really want, what we really, really want...about girl power and what we can take away from pop culture activism.
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June 26, 2022 9 mins
Mini-rage session and lessons to hold on to.
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May 28, 2022 59 mins

Katy takes us through the history of the early 90s white feminist punk rockers known as the Riot Grrl Movement. 


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May 9, 2022 74 mins

It was going to be a minisode, but honestly there is just too much! 


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April 23, 2022 64 mins

This history of the fight for equal pay & the gender pay gap - what it encompasses and what it leaves out.

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April 8, 2022 14 mins

These women don't deserve much of our time, but the lesson that it always helps to be a white lady is reinforced in a hard core way with the stories of Anna Delvey and Elizabeth Holmes. Yet, somehow, it's seldom mentioned that their whiteness was integral to their fraud. 

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The ERA finally got through Congress, with surprising ease, in 1972. It was then quickly ratified by 30 states...and then, about to cross the threshold into an adopted amendment, it died. Why? Well, that's where Phyllis comes in.

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Kate Schatz is back to bring in some examples of positive white ladies deviating from the patriarchal, white supremacist norm and how we can learn from their lives and work. When we talked to Jessie Daniels a few episodes back we noted that many of the non-shitty white women we find in history happened to be queer women. We asked Kate to highlight a few of those women in this episode. 

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You're not going to be shocked, but you'll still be horrified, if you didn't know the passing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act had some of the same background shenanigans going on from the early suffrage days (we're looking at you Susan B). White women always watching out for white women, even when it's not about them...

NYT Article: How Women Got in on the Ci...

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Everyone agrees that people shouldn't be discriminated against based on their sex, don't they? Maybe they do, maybe they don't, maybe they shouldn't?? Turns out it's a bit complicated as we start discussing the ERA!

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