08 / 27 / 14
The Council of Feminist Thought discusses a new anti-date rape nail polish

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The Council of Feminist Thought with speical guests Cassandra Gaddo, Audra Wilson and Ricardo Gamboa  joined The Morning AMp’s Brian Babylon and Molly Adams and discussed a new anti-date rape nail polish created by North Carolina State University students. The nail polish is said to protect women against sexual assualt by changing color when dipped in a drink containing a date-rape drug.

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08 / 20 / 14
Women in men's sports: The AMp talks Mo'ne Davis

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New Council of Feminist Thought guests Elizabeth Gomez and Emily Keck joined Molly Adams and Brian Babylon on the council today, and the topic turned to Little League World Series phenom Mo’ne Davis and challenges women face playing male dominated sports. Davis, a 13 year old who throws 70 miles per hour, is the first girl to throw a shutout in the Little League World Series. Take a listen!

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08 / 13 / 14
When Police Brutality Becomes a Feminist Issue

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What does the Michael Brown shooting have to do with feminism? Hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon discussed the topic of police brutality and feminism in the second half of the Council of Feminism Thought with writer Mikki Kendall and comedienne and burlesque performer Tamale Sepp.

“Black women, Latino women, Native American women- we are all supposed to be part of this. Our communities are being harmed by police brutality. Not only are the women dying, the children are dying, their husbands are dying, their brothers their uncles. The people they love are being killed… it should be a feminist issue because if we’re talking equality and we want equality, well equality includes not being killed for the color of your skin.”

-Mikki Kendall

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07 / 23 / 14
The Council of Feminist Thought discusses Hillary Clinton's recent advice to women in public

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The Council of Feminist Thought on The Morning AMp, comprised of Brian Babylon, Susie An and Cassandra Gaddo discussed Hillary Clinton’s potential 2016 Presidential run, her new book entitled “Hard Choices,” as well as her recent advice to women in public to “grow think skin.” Take a listen to what the council had to say!

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07 / 02 / 14
This Week on The Council of #Feminist Thought: Our Constructive Take on Coastal #Media

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This week on the Council of Feminist Thought, Britt Julious joined the AMp’s Brian Babylon and Molly Adams. We kicked it off by talking about Inland, her new publishing venture that will explore Midwestern culture and identity. We put a little “constructive disliking” (not hate!) on coastal media. Take a listen!

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06 / 30 / 14
Hobby Lobby Wins Contraceptive Ruling in Supreme Court

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MorningAMp’s Brian Babylon and Molly Adams (with the help of some call-in guests) discussed the Supreme Court’s ruling to allow employers with religious objections to refuse to pay for contraceptives.

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06 / 11 / 14
The Council of #Feminist Thought: How Mainstream Media Depict Prisons

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Writer and historian Jacqui Shine joined the Council of Feminist Thought to talk about how the prison realities that men and women face are nothing like the entertainment we create about the justice system. Yes, they talked about the hit Netflix show, Orange is the New Black. Take a listen!

(Photo Courtesy of Sharyn Morrow/Flickr)

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05 / 21 / 14
Birth Rights: Does the Doctor or the Patient Have the Final Say when Choosing how to Give Birth?
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A malpractice suit was filed by a mother in New York. She said that doctors threatened her and that she had a C section against her will. She was asking doctors to give her another hour, and they commanded her to not speak. During the C section procedure, she suffered further physical damage. The Council of Feminist Thought discussed whether or not the doctor has a right to perform surgical procedures on women despite their wishes to give a natural birth and at what point does the doctor have the right to intervene? Take a listen.

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04 / 23 / 14
Why Do We Criminalize Pregnant Women?

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I think that the root of this [criminalizing pregnant women] is tied back to the pro-life movement and trying to give fertilized eggs, embryos, fetuses, certain ‘inalienable rights’ which by their very existence alienate the mother, and put the mother at risk of harm and prosecution.”
- Cassandra Gaddo from the Council of Feminist Thought

Mixing it up on the Council are Cassandra Gaddo from Step Up Women’s Network and comedian Liza Treyger. One #FemWed topic that was discussed was the criminalization of pregnant women for drug use. Along with AMp hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams, they analyzed points on whether or not the root for this falls from the abortion controversy and what protective rights women may or may not have have in certain pro-life states.

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04 / 23 / 14
The Council of Feminist Thought: Sex Education

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Comedian Liza Treyger and Cassandra Gaddo of the Step Up Women’s Network joined the Council of Feminist Thought to speak on various issues with hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon. In this segment, the Council tackles the topic of sex education and teen pregnancy as well as the subject of reality tv shows and their relation to teen pregnancies.

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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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04 / 02 / 14
Council of Feminist Thought: Male and Female Perspectives on Street Harassment

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In honor of International Street Harassment Awareness Week, the Council of Feminist Thought focused in on harassment in both male and female situations. Writer Britt Julious and WBEZ executive producer Justin Kaufmann joined hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon for the conversation. The council looked at different types of harassment; the kind that women are familiar with (intimidating words, gestures, and actions) and the harassment some men are familiar with (stop and frisk).

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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 / 26 / 14
Nerdette Podcast Exclusive: Female Robot Voices

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The Nerdette Podcast gave us an exclusive look at their newest episode where they ask why so many fictional and real robots and robot voices are female. What is it about a digital barrier that makes people more comfortable with female authority? Producer Tricia Bobeda and reporter Logan Jaffe joined hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon to share the wide variety of fem-bots that have served us over the years.

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