8 episodes

We’re on a mission to make life better for you in the city. Join journalist Jan Fran on the streets as she tackles the questions we need to be asking about sexism in our cities, like: How is there still a pay gap in 2018? Can a street be sexist? Has gender equality changed since the 1960s? You’ll meet inspiring guests, hear real life stories, and discover practical tips to call for justice on the streets, at work, in bars, buses and banks. If you’ve ever experienced sexual harassment, witnessed it, or just want to hear some great advice, this is the podcast for you.

Sexism and the City with Jan Fran Plan International Australia

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 185 Ratings

We’re on a mission to make life better for you in the city. Join journalist Jan Fran on the streets as she tackles the questions we need to be asking about sexism in our cities, like: How is there still a pay gap in 2018? Can a street be sexist? Has gender equality changed since the 1960s? You’ll meet inspiring guests, hear real life stories, and discover practical tips to call for justice on the streets, at work, in bars, buses and banks. If you’ve ever experienced sexual harassment, witnessed it, or just want to hear some great advice, this is the podcast for you.

    Introducing Sexism And The City

    Introducing Sexism And The City

    For the first time in history there are more people living in cities than rural areas. And that's cool right? More opportunities for all! But for women and girls worldwide the chance to work, learn and even just be in our cities is overshadowed by the constant fear of sexism and harassment. Join absolutely-no-BS journalist Jan Fran and our amazing line-up of guests as they explore everything you need to know about living as a girl-slash-woman in a city. Catch you there!

    • 3 min
    #1 A Girl Walks Into A Bar

    #1 A Girl Walks Into A Bar

    Have you been groped, harassed or had guys brush up against you completely unnecessarily on a night out? In this episode we explore the steps some venues are taking to crack down on bad behaviour against women. We look at public safety campaigns coming at you from the back of loo doors and how venues can design their spaces with women in mind. Turns out your local watering hole has a role to play when it comes to equality.
    Guests: Kate Buchanan, Dr. Bianca Fileborn, John Greene
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    To learn more about Plan International Australia's work head to the website. You can find Jan Fran on her Facebook page and the internet.
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    • 24 min
    #2 The Witness

    #2 The Witness

    Have you ever seen a woman being sexually harassed in public and not known what to do? Don't worry, we're all friends here. It turns our you're not alone - women experience harassment and abuse in public spaces in broad daylight with witnesses every. single. day. And too often, nobody steps in. So what's holding stand-up citizens like us from intervening? We're going to explore why people don't step up - and whether they should. If you see something going down in public - what would, should, could you do!
    Guests: Caitlin Welsh, Jonathan Seidler, Dr Bianca Fileborn, Sex Discimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins, Lawyer Kamal Farouque
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    To learn more about Plan International Australia's work head to the website. You can find Jan Fran on her Facebook page and the internet. 
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    • 24 min
    #3 Now And Then

    #3 Now And Then

    In this episode, we're travelling back in time to Australia in 1965. The Beatles are on the radio, the contraceptive pill isn't available and many of the freedoms women hold dear are being fought for by the women who came before us. We're talking to some of the inspirational women who have lived the difference as they share how far we've come and what's left to do, to end sexism once and for all.
    Guests: Comedian Judith Lucy, Journalist Jamila Rizvi, Activist Merle Thornton
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    To learn more about Plan International Australia's work head to the website. You can find Jan Fran on her Facebook page and the internet. 
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    Music credits:
    Eva - The End: https://youtu.be/zmynVSBSLI0
    ParadoxMirror - Crowd Cheering: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=barWV7RWkq0
    Adam Vitovský - Dollar Star: http://adamvitovsky.com/dollar-star
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    • 27 min
    #4 Can A Street Be Sexist?

    #4 Can A Street Be Sexist?

    Female bodies used to sell things. Statues celebrating men. Gendered street and shop names. These are the backdrops of our cities. But how much do we pay attention to them, and does it actually make an impact on gender roles? Can a street be sexist?
    Kenneth Thor and Dr Pamela Salen think so. Kenneth Thor was so frustrated by sexist advertising at his local shopping centre that he launched a viral petition to have it taken down. Dr Pamela Salen, a gender researcher, analysed an 'unsafe' part of Melbourne and found it rife with subliminal sexist messaging.
    In this episode, we're discussing if our streets can impact the way we see gender.
    Guests: Kenneth Thor, Dr Pamela Salen, Dr Lauren Rosewarne, Dr Nicole Kalms
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    To learn more about Plan International Australia's work head to the website. You can find Jan Fran on her Facebook page and the internet. 
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    • 27 min
    #5 Situational Awareness

    #5 Situational Awareness

    Hands up if you always hop in the backseat of the Uber. Or if you walk without headphones on the way home when it's dark. There's a name for this. It's 'situational awareness' and in this episode we're going to pull it apart - the companies making big dollars from our fear, the role guys can play to be situationally aware themselves and how to shift the conversation from how girls can keep themselves safe and instead move the responsibility to the dudes actually committing these acts of violence.
    Guests: Beth Hobern, Konrad Marshall, Professor Kelsey Hegarty, Saul Zavarce, Jess Goldsmith, Dr. Nicole Kalms
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    Credit: circus music courtesy of DJ Quads
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    To learn more about Plan International Australia's work head to the website. You can find Jan Fran on her Facebook page and the internet. 
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    Thanks for listening!

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
185 Ratings

185 Ratings

Suebochan ,

Great pod

Easy to listen to, even when the content was hard. Jan Fran is exceptionally clear and listenable.

Ljholla ,

Binged

Listened to all episodes in 24hrs, yes I have a life!
Jam Fran is a voice we all should be listening to.

SonicmeHedgeBro ,

All men need to hear this.

As a man, I found this a great insight into the subject matter and I strongly believe more men should listen. Gave me a lot to think about.

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