Stuff Mom Never Told You

Stuff Mom Never Told You

Join hosts Anney and Samantha to listen to Stuff Mom Never Told You, continuing the conversation of what it is to identify as female through research-based discussion around feminism and how it impacts everyday life.

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July 1, 2022 40 min

As we enter a post Roe v Wade world, Bridget Todd sheds some light on the misinformation and disinformation permeating the conversation around abortion, and tells us why abortion is a tech issue. 

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Anney divulges the recipe for her cocktail 'That's So Feetch' (spoiler alert, it's basically a paloma), and Samantha tries to get to the bottom of why Anney likes puns and naming things.

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June 29, 2022 37 min

Yves joins us once again to share the story of Ann Petry, who wrote the first book by a Black American woman to sell more than a million copies. Bonus discussion of celebrity and privacy. 

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From elite warrior to bounty hunter to King, Valkyrie demands respect in everything she does. In anticipation of Thor: Love and Thunder, we break down her story so far. 

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Shortages of tampons and baby formula have shone a light on the ways supply chain issues are having a larger impact on women. We discuss why that is and why we aren't talking about it more.

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June 25, 2022 46 min

What is queerbaiting and why is it so contentious? Anney and Samantha discuss the highly debated term, some of the most prominent examples, the potential perils of shipping and fandom in this classic episode. 

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Published several decades ago, This Bridge Called My Back: Writings By Radical Women of Color remains a relevant and powerful tool for true intersectional feminism. 

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Anney and Samantha sip some drinks and discuss queer representation and toxic masculinity in the show Our Flag Means Death. 

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June 22, 2022 62 min

Podcaster, certified sex educator, and wearer of many hats Cate Osborn opens up about ADHD and how it intersects with sex and kink (and the ableism embedded in a majority of our sex education). Bonus discussion of DND.

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Amazin Le Thi is a queer advocate and activist who has been and is outspoken about transracial adoption and the importance of sports for all.

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We continue our ongoing conversations around abortion with some letters from listeners about their experiences and resources.

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June 18, 2022 49 min

On this episode of book club, Anney ands Samantha discuss Ash, Malinda Lo's LGBTQ+ reimagining of the classic Cinderella fairy tale in this classic episode.

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June 17, 2022 24 min

In the first part of this multi-chaptered SMNTY fiction event, we explore a future dystopian world besieged by a virus and tightened reproductive controls. Sound familiar? When one woman defies the law and flees with her child in a crumbling, abandoned world, can they survive?

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In part one of a two-part episode, Samantha shares a cocktail recipe and we chat about nostalgic Summer memories. 

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June 15, 2022 39 min

What are healthy boundaries and how do we set them? How does boundary-setting look for women and other marginalized communities? We dig into the research of boundaries in all aspects of our lives, why they can be hard to maintain, tips for setting them, and the importance of respecting them. 

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June 14, 2022 11 min

Today we are talking about UK intersectional activist and advocate Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, AKA Lady Phylll, founder of UK Black Pride.

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Why do so many conspiracies in the conservative community revolve around children? We look into some theories and history.

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June 11, 2022 36 min

For this classic episode of book club, Anney and Samantha discuss Unapologetic: A Black, Queer, And Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements by Charlene Carruthers. 

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Bring out the googly eyes and find joy with us as we unpack the many multiverses of this everything bagel episode of Everything, Everywhere, All At Once, jumping from themes like motherhood, identity, being queer, the meaning of life, and of course, cinnamon rolls. 

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Anney and Samantha swap some memories of videogames that they played as children, and especially games with girls as the target demographic. Barbie and My Little Pony feature prominently. 

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