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04 / 17 / 14
A Long Walk Home: Helping Women Heal Overcome Everyday Violence
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We continue our conversation about everyday violence faced by women and girls when we are going by Sangheetha Ravichandran and Larrinita Starks, a staff member and youth leader with A Long Walk Home. ALWH uses art therapy and visual and performing arts to help girls heal from violence and to seek ends to it.

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03 / 12 / 14
Ladies: Are you a Boss? Bossy? Or Both?
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"I’m not bossy, I’m a boss," says Beyoncé in a new campaign from LeanIn.org encouraging parents and educators to drop the word “bossy” when describing headstrong girls. But the AMp’s Council of Feminist Thought has convened to wonder if “bossy” is all that bad and what kind of effect banning a word can have.

Even though this campaign may have been well-intended, it does not cover the REAL issues facing young women, particularly young women of color as discussed by the Council: According to the African American Policy Forum, black girls are suspended at a higher rate than all other girls and white and Latino boys. Sixty-seven percent of black girls reported feelings of sadness or hopelessness for more than two weeks straight compared to 31 percent of white girls and 40 percent of Latinas. Single black women have the lowest net wealth of any group, with research showing a median wealth of $100.

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02 / 12 / 14
Biological Feminism: Why Do Women Menstruate When Most Mammals Do Not?
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A play at Timeline Theater explores a very Feminist Wednesday topic: Why do humans menstruate when most mammals do not? Using the meeting of two biologists with differing theories, The How and the Why also explores the pressure that women scientists are under to perform at a high level. Actors Janet Ulrich Brooks, Elizabeth Ledo, and director Keira Fromm joined the AMp hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon this morning in the Vocalo studio to discuss.

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02 / 05 / 14
The Farm Bill: How this will Drastically Affect Low Income Families and Food Stamp Users
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The Farm Bill was finally passed yesterday after two years of debate in the House and the final version will take $800 million a year out of the food stamps and nutrition program over the next 10 years, for a total of an $8 billion reduction. What will low-income families do to make up this gap? What will Congress do to help people earn enough to pay for their food? The AMp hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams discussed possible solutions to these questions with the help of a couple of Vocalo callers and listeners.

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01 / 29 / 14
Should We Let Kids Read What they Want in School? Yes!

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Some people have argued that boys don’t have models of male readers but again, what we found, it was that it wasn’t that they didn’t like reading. It’s that they would be more apt to read comics or sports pages. Not the books that schools tend to want them to read […] We found that both boys and girls were more avid readers of these marginalized genres that we studied. It was an interesting departure for us. […]Although the texts that they have read were different, they both got the same kind of pleasure reading them.[…] If you stigmatize the kind of reading a kid does, they don’t adopt the role of reader.”
           - co-author Michael Smith 

When you were a kid, were you a bookworm or did you think reading was for nerds? Perhaps your experience had to do with what kind of books were given to you. Authors of the book Reading Unbound: Why Kids Need to Read What They Want—and Why We Should Let Them, Michael Smith and Jeffery Wilhelm have found that when kids can pick what they want to read in school, they become more engaged in their studies. This morning Mr. Smith joined the AMp hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams by phone to share his findings and answer our questions.

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01 / 22 / 14
The Guy Friends That Will Save Your Love Life

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Need some relationship advice but don’t have any level-headed friends? That’s where Josh and Aaron from the Guy Friends Podcast step-up: Two straight, sensitive, single guys who can give you a couple different options to solving your dating dilemmas that you will feel comfortable and confident with. This morning, Josh and Aaron stopped by the studio and joined the AMp hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams as they hashed out all the possible date-related scenarios on this #FeministWednesday segment. On February 15th, Aaron and Josh will also host a Guy Friends Podcast Two Year anniversary party and post-Valentine’s show which will be recorded live. If you are interested in attending, please visit their Facebook event page for more information!

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12 / 11 / 13
Should a First Grader be Suspended for Sexual Harassment After Kissing a Classmate's Hand?

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This morning on the Council of Feminist thought, AMp hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon were joined by Alice Kim and Kelly Fair to talk about a an article about a first grader being suspended for “sexual harassment” after kissing another student during school. Many questions were asked surrounding the behavioral background of the student and whether or not parents should take the extra step and talk about sexual harassment with their child so they will know what is and what is not deemed inappropriate touching.

Following this segment, listener NY Expat suggested some further reading and listening: “The Trouble with Boys” is a book by journalist Peg Tyre about why boys are five times as likely as girls to be expelled and have fallen below 50% representation in college. She gave a talk at Elmhurst College and our own Veronica Arreola gave the book a mixed review on her blog, pointing out some of the gender stereotypes that the Tyre’s analysis relies on.

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12 / 11 / 13
The Growing Awareness of Birth Control Risks
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#Feminist Wednesday PSA! Fresh off the heels of the reveal the Plan B doesn’t work on people who weigh over 175 pounds, word is spreading about the dangers of NuvaRing: Manufacturuer Merck has already has over 3,500 of lawsuits filed against them and this investigative report on how the industry covered up how the drug increases risk of blood clots in Vanity Fair will certainly increase that. This morning on the AMp, hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams were joined by the Council of Feminist thought members Alice Kim and Kelly Fair of Polished Pebbles to talk about it from a feminist perspective.

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12 / 04 / 13
Can You Be Prejudice to White Men? Ask The Council of Feminist Thought
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Writer Britt Julious drops in to talk about whether white men can be discriminated against as a class, what makes a “fit” parent, and what exactly it mean when scientific studies say men and women are “wired differently.”

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11 / 27 / 13
Dating Like a Feminist
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For the single guy and gal in 2013, what role does gender play in dating? Does it matter who pays? Does it matter who gives who a ride? Does it matter who asks questions? And if none of it matters, does Brian Babylon want his country back? Emily Heist Moss, proprietor of Rosie Says, joined Brian and AMp co-host Molly Adams this morning as she shared her reflections on being a single, straight, feminist gal just trying to find a guy who respects her boundaries.

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10 / 16 / 13
Commercializing Pink

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The products that are labelled pink are sometimes even promoting or containing toxic chemicals that cause breast cancer […] We do have a sort of issue with just slapping pink on these products.”

- Audra Wilson on the Commercialization of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Audra Wilson, host of Practically Speaking, and Cassandra Gaddo of the Step Up Women’s Network joined the AMp’s Molly Adams and guest co-host Ernest Wilkins as they shared their thoughts about “pinkwashing” during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Oh, and did you know that October is also Domestic Violence Awareness month? Why has Breast Cancer awareness overshadowed other, more common problems women face? From the NFL to the American Cancer Society, the purpose for all these various cancer campaigns were probed and discussed.

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10 / 16 / 13
Maryville: Steubenville All Over Again
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What happened in Maryville? A case with echoes of Steubenville (drunk young victim, popular jock perpetrators, whole small town gets involved) has reignited a lot of passions as the case was closed and charges dismissed against the alleged rapists. Now the Lt. Gov. of Missouri is calling for the state’s Attorney General to re-open the case. The Council of Feminist Thought, which consisted of the AMp’s Molly Adams, guest co-host Ernest Wilkins, regular panelists Audra Wilson from Practically Speaking and Cassandro Gado from the Step Up Women’s Network discussed the story.

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09 / 25 / 13
Baby Veronica and the Flawed Adoption System

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This week the AMp hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams were joined by WBEZ pop culture columnist Leah Pickett and culture critic, writer, and Internet mean girl, Michelle Kendall as we got out all the feelings about the Baby Veronica case and went into different perspectives on adopting international children and the controversy behind the system.

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09 / 25 / 13
Marriage Advice Book Suggests Good Housewives are Obedient Housewives

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This week the AMp hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams were joined by WBEZ pop culture columnist Leah Pickett and culture critic, writer, and Internet mean girl, Michelle Kendall to talk about designing gender-neutral cities, a terrible, terrible book of marriage advice written by reality TV house wife star, Melissa Gorga. In the book, there were excerpts where Melissa insisted that women should perform sex with their husbands with or without their own consent and regardless of mood. She also made the point that women secretly want to be taken control over, dominated, and bossed around. Outraged and horrified, the Feminist Wednesday panel discussed her motives for these claims and whether or not they are publicity stunts to keep her career going.

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09 / 18 / 13
What Future Feminism Will Look Like in Practice
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This weekend the Critical Ethnic Studies Association gathers for their conference, Decolonizing Future Intellectual Legacies and Activist Practices. Whoa, very grad school. But Mariame Kaba, member of the Critical Ethnic Studies Association Working Group and founder of Chicago pro-peace group Project NIA, joined the AMp hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams this morning, as she broke down what that means and why the future of Feminism will be found in intersectional practices.

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