She Who Persisted. The Nasty Podcast.

She Who Persisted. The Nasty Podcast.

One American. One Austrian. Too much to talk about. biweekly feminist podcast


August 16, 2019 36 min
When Disney announced that Halle Bailey would be playing the new Ariel in the live-action version of The Little Mermaid, people lost their minds. We're here to break down the nonsense and support an inclusive Ariel.

Tracey Baptiste - "Mermaids have always been Black." -
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What do you know about the history of Stonewall and the history of Pride? Today we talk about the importance of making visible the contributions of women of marginalized identities to history. Marsha P. Johnson and Brenda Howard. Remember their names. Remember their stories.

For links and show notes, check out our website
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Before we start, two things:
1. Happy Pride!!
2. Enjoy some Women's World Cup!!! That should cheer you up before we look at the recent abortion restrictions being passed throughout the feminist hellscape that is the United States and the anti-choice discourse that has started to become more relevant in many European countries too.
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As you may know, the right-wing/conservative Austrian coalition government was ousted from office via a no-confidence vote from Parliament after a video surfaced that showed the vice-chancellor in Ibiza promising favorable treatment for government contracts to a (supposed) niece of Russian oligarch and basically suggested selling Austria's biggest tabloid to her. Sound shady? Yep, it's super shady. This is how you oust a c...
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In this episode we talk to Dr. Emma Vossen, award winning public speaker and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at York University with a PhD from the University of Waterloo. Her research looks at the myriad of different ways marginalized people have difficulty accessing gameplay and games culture both historically and in the present. She is the co-author and co-editor of the anthology Feminism in Play.

Check out Emma online at http://e...
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In this episode we finish up our interview with Historian Mar Hicks and talk about contemporary issues facing women in computing, the impact of globalization on IT, and how pink-collar jobs impact everyone.

Tip: the answer to all of our problems may be labor organizing.
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We interrupt our two-part interview with Mar Hicks to bring you this episode. Liz sits down with guest co-host, Amy Drayer (@amydrayer) to talk about WTF is going on in politics today, the state of women in the world, and how we can resist the patriarchy.

Follow Amy on Twitter @amydrayer

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In celebration of women's history month and the 30th anniversary of the world wide web, we are kicking of our third season with a two part interview with historian Mar Hicks (@histoftech). Mar's research explores the intersection of computing, gender, and labor and this first part of our interview looks at how important it is to include gender in our explorations of the past.

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Happy International Women's Day and welcome to the new season of She Who Persisted. The Nasty Podcast.
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In our last episode before Christmas (and our last episode in 2018!), Bea sits down to talk with acclaimed author, compelling storyteller and inspiring advocate LY Marlow about her organization "Saving Promise", whose goal it is to “disrupt the cycle of intimate partner violence in at-risk adolescence and young adults and create safer communities for generations to come.”
for their new campaign...
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Grab all your pre-Christmas chocolate and cookies and listen to Liz and Bea discuss (gendered) body hair, the history of its removal and the fight against body hair stigma.

Our listeners get 15% off FUR products: visit and enter the code “PERSIST15” at check-out.

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In this episode we speak with Hallie Mazurkiewicz, founder of Lunar Wild. Hallie turned her own very positive period experience into her entrepreneurial passion and we had a great discussion about how to talk more about periods and start normalizing our discussion about women's bodies.

Listeners can use promo-code NASTY at checkout for $10 off a period box at
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In this episode Bea and Liz sit down with PerSister Raashi Thakkar to discuss her initiative to provide menstrual products and education to rural India, The Minte Project. She's doing amazing work and you can support her by starting a chapter on your campus, or through donations.

Check out the project's Insta: and DM her to get in touch or write an E-Mail:
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October 30, 2018 49 min
How are you planning on celebrating Halloween this year? In this episode we discuss how to have a feminist Halloween in the era of #metoo, because there's nothing scarier on Halloween than rape-culture.

So join us and grab some halloween candy to listen to our discussion of ways to smash the patriarchy with thoughtful non-racist halloween costumes, movies with strong female leads, and opportunities to get-out-the-vote.

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It's October, our favorite month! Time for the morbid, macabre, and scary. You know what patriarchy seems to be very scared of? Yep, menstruation. In the fourth episode of our menstruation series, we talk about menstruation in horror films, most particularly "Carrie". Get your chocolate ready and enjoy some menstrual horror.
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Beatrice talks about women's rage as the impetus for action.

Rebecca Traister - "Good and Mad":

"Why is This Happening" -
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In this episode Elizabeth and Bea discuss period taboos and cultural beliefs around menstruation. Some of it's good, some of it...not so much, so grab some chocolate and settle in.

*Note: Elizabeth's audio has some issues for the first 30 minutes, but after that, we're good.

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In the second episode of our menstruation series, we talk about the painful truth of financial discrimination based on biology. yep, tampon tax, period poverty, the whole bloody shebang. 

Get yourself a blanket, a cup of tea and lots of chocolate and listen to us talk about the high costs of menstruating.

Bonus: you'll learn more about our vaginas than you ever wanted to know. so yay.



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One thing that causes us pain and necessitates the consumption of copious amounts of chocolate is PMS and period pain. You know what causes us even more pain and requires the consumption of even more chocolate? You guessed it: period shame and period shaming. So, grab all of the chocolate you have in your immediate vicinity and listen to Liz and Bea talk about all things period in this first episode of our menstruation series.

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Grab your vegan chocolate and listen to Liz and Bea (despite her heatwave-induced aphasia) talk about the origins of ecofeminism, ecofeminism and intersectionality, speciesism, the intersection of meat eating and hegemonic masculinity, meat eating and empathy and why veganism is a feminist issue. 

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