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We are Maika and Dana from Unboxing Women and this pod is about the gender gap and how women and LGBTQ+ are marginalised in the music and entertainment industry.

It all started after we were called a bitch just for knowing what we want and being assertive about it to the men around us, so if being a knowledgeable woman makes us a bitch, then we are #SUCHABITCH and we’ll show you just what a bitch can do.

Join us as we unbox the underlying truth, discuss taboo topics and bring on guests revealing the dirty little secrets of the music business and what is really going on behind the scenes.

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We are Maika and Dana from Unboxing Women and this pod is about the gender gap and how women and LGBTQ+ are marginalised in the music and entertainment industry.

It all started after we were called a bitch just for knowing what we want and being assertive about it to the men around us, so if being a knowledgeable woman makes us a bitch, then we are #SUCHABITCH and we’ll show you just what a bitch can do.

Join us as we unbox the underlying truth, discuss taboo topics and bring on guests revealing the dirty little secrets of the music business and what is really going on behind the scenes.

    UW #50: What do we do now?

    UW #50: What do we do now?

    We chat about helpless female sidekicks in movies and how Reese Witherspoon made everyone aware of the problem back in 2016, but nothing has changed much.  Still this is a question we have to ask ourselves and our female community as to how we move the needle and make people realise their internalised misogyny that is perpetuated this vicious cycle.

    Spoiler alert: We chat about a couple of movies where the line "What do we do now?" is uttered by the female characters and we describe scenes from 'Toy Story 3' and 'San Andreas'.  

    Link to the clip we play with women saying "What do we do now?" with a part of Reese's speech. Link to the full speech transcript.
    We also mention UW ep34 "Will acting like a man get you ahead?" where we reviewed the movie 'Alien'.

    If there is anything you would like us to talk about send us a DM on our Instagram instagram.com/unboxingwomen or an email to suchabitch@unboxingwomen.com

    Use the hashtag #SUCHABITCH to let us know about your personal experiences.


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    • 24 min
    UW #49: Staying true to yourself with self-managed Dark Pop artist Salt Ashes

    UW #49: Staying true to yourself with self-managed Dark Pop artist Salt Ashes

    Salt Ashes, aka Veiga Sanchez, burst into the electronic/dance music scene with her signature dark synth-pop melodies and zeitgeist club sound - all of which was inspired by Giorgio Moroder’s blend of disco and epic dark atmospheres.  We have a chat with this amazing woman about her artistic choices in sound, lyrics, branding and her touring adventures supporting Goldfrapp in early 2022.

    You can connect with Salt Ashes here:
    Website: https://www.saltashes.com/
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1uX2GtTE1pYPFjEj6wQrhU?si=7oC--ofcQT2GsvQHX0eFFQ
    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@saltashes
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/saltashes
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/saltashes
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/saltashes
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/SaltAshes

    If there is anything you would like us to talk about send us a DM on our Instagram instagram.com/unboxingwomen or an email to suchabitch@unboxingwomen.com

    Use the hashtag #SUCHABITCH to let us know about your personal experiences.


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    • 47 min
    UW #48: Mansplaining: The Art of Assuming You're the Smartest One There

    UW #48: Mansplaining: The Art of Assuming You're the Smartest One There

    How? Why? We hate it and made an episode about it. We try to figure out why (a lot of) men do this and we come to some surprising conclusions.  Let us know the best mansplaining that you have had to endure.

    If there is anything you would like us to talk about send us a DM on our Instagram instagram.com/unboxingwomen or an email to suchabitch@unboxingwomen.com

    Use the hashtag #SUCHABITCH to let us know about your personal experiences.


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    • 34 min
    UW #47: The Adele Controversy: the Grammys go Non-Binary

    UW #47: The Adele Controversy: the Grammys go Non-Binary

    Adele was accused by the media of being transphobic after saying she was proud to be a female artist when the Grammys had just announced they were pulling the plug on gendered categories.  We dive into a conversation about Adele's past touring and vocal issues as well how this whole Grammys discussion came to be.

    !!We realised after recording this that Adele said what she said after the Brits announced they were going non-binary.  Both the Brits and the Grammys went non-binary at the same time - hence our confusion.  This doesn't impact our opinion about both matters much so we decided to keep this episode as is.

    References:
    Adele's interview about new 2021 album '30' on BBC Radio 1.
    Rollingstone interview about touring.
    Info about Grammys category change.
    You can also listen to episode 26 about the Grammys being membership based and their #whysomale show lineup.

    If there is anything you would like us to talk about send us a DM on our Instagram instagram.com/unboxingwomen or an email to suchabitch@unboxingwomen.com

    Use the hashtag #SUCHABITCH to let us know about your personal experiences.


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    • 31 min
    UW #46: The Healing Power of Telling Your Story with The Albrecht Authors

    UW #46: The Healing Power of Telling Your Story with The Albrecht Authors

    Mary and Katie, an aunt and a niece who share the same abuser in their family, wrote a book about their experiences.  The idea arose from wanting to help bring mental illness into the light and in the process they found that by talking about it, they were able to move on as much as one can after having lived what these strong women have gone through.  Listen to our delightful chat about some very heavy subjects.

    You can connect with The Albrecht Authors on:
    Website: http://www.nomoresecretspodcast.com/
    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@nomoresecretspodcast
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thealbrechtauthors
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thealbrechtauthors
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtv0kQcv8M5-fYBp577f0XQ

    If there is anything you would like us to talk about send us a DM on our Instagram instagram.com/unboxingwomen or an email to suchabitch@unboxingwomen.com

    Use the hashtag #SUCHABITCH to let us know about your personal experiences.


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    • 45 min
    UW #45: Part III: How Disney perpetuates homophobia through their Villains

    UW #45: Part III: How Disney perpetuates homophobia through their Villains

    Women above 30 and camp men should be feared! This is Part III of our Disney series where we dissect the choices made by Disney with regards to Disney villains.  Who did they want children to be afraid of and how has that changed over the years?

    Part I: "Disney Princesses" and Part II: "Disney Heroes" in this series also available in this space.

    SPOILER ALERT - we chat in-depth about storylines and scenes from the movies.

    If there is anything you would like us to talk about send us a DM on our Instagram instagram.com/unboxingwomen or an email to suchabitch@unboxingwomen.com

    Use the hashtag #SUCHABITCH to let us know about your personal experiences.


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    • 50 min

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