This is the Shrews Untamed Podcast: Where two old witches stir the pot, and pull back the curtain on social and cultural plots. Untamed and unashamed, join us as we talk about all the things while having a cackle about our not-so-secret plan to eat the patriarchy.
We might have gotten things wrong in this podcast which we're not too proud to reconsider and we reserve the right to change our mind about anything as we learn and evolve.
These are our opinions - tell us about yours. Find us at Jay Crisp Crow and Jennifer Zeven - on our websites, FB, or IG.
Our theme music is Celtic Impulse by Kevin MacLeod
Fat Shaming & Thin Privilege
Despite the rise and rise of the Body Positive movements, the pervasive thin (female) body aesthetic still reigns supreme in media, advertising, and our society's subconscious. Today Jen talks about Fat Shaming, Thin Privilege, and how these constructs benefit the patriarchy - not women and girls.
Listen, I don’t mean to break it hard to you, dear listener. But bad stuff happens. To bad people, yes, but to good people and middling people too.
And so what we’re exploring today is the damaging power of toxic positivity, especially to people who simply cannot wish themselves out of the existence they’re in.
Women In Leadership
Outspoken Harridans, School Marms, Bad Mothers, bad fashion and Conspicuously Empty Fruit Bowls - that's right, today we’re talking about Women Leaders.
We’ll discuss why there aren't more, what barriers they face, what female leadership looks like, and why there *should* be more.
The Hustle - An Episode Where Shrews Disagree
"Everybody's hustlin'"... not in the House of Shrew they're not.
Join Jen (anti-hustle) and Jay (pro-hustle) as we dissect and dismember this pervasive term in the Australian women's vernacular. Learn where it came from, how it's used, if it has evolved, or why we should drop it altogether.
Is it good, bad, or does it just need a rebrand?
Bonus: you get to hear us debate. Hint: Jen's better at it.
Feminism In The Land Down Under
You'd better run, you'd better take cover.
From suffrage to second-wave feminism, from Greer to Ford, from Vida Goldstein - the "darling" of the cause to Gillard's misogyny speech, meet Ellen van Neerven and hear how First Nation's women's roles were overlooked from Marcia Langton, we explore why Penny Wong seems to have more of a voice outside a political party and learn Edith Cowan said, "I belong to no party in this house...I shall be responsible only to my constituents”.
You'll also hear us say "what a f**king legend!" quite a bit. This is a tiny slice of feminism in Australia.
What's In A Name? Is Taking Your Husband's Last Name Unfeminist?
Yes, we know Unfeminist isn't a word. We're breaking the rules.
We're also showing you a little of what it's really like to record a podcast when kids - young and old - are home due to COVID-19. Water bottles are stolen, and a 19-year-olds are stopped from making life-saving coffee.
In between, we're discussing why we change our last names when we marry. How it started, why we do it, and how it's all the bloody patriarchy.