You know that feeling – you’ve just read an infuriatingly uninformed op-ed lamenting old school gender roles, or you’ve been gobsmacked by one of your mates making a seriously sexist/racist/ableist or homophobic joke, or you’ve been sent a ‘well-meaning-but-definitely-unsolicited’ pic – and you’re not sure how you’re supposed to react? Yep, we all have. That’s why we’re here.
This is a podcast that isn’t quite a wine club, and isn’t quite a book club, but you’re invited anyway! So grab a drink (and if you want to drink along with us, listen in each ep for the next bottle, or follow us on insta), kick off your heels, and settle in for some semi-informed banter about some of life’s trials and tribulations, and what we might be able to do about them. Oh, and wine.
Katie, Casey and Courtney are three thirty(something) women who love a wine, and a good old yarn where nothing is off limits, and anything goes. But life (and world-wide pandemics) are keeping them from being able to have their whine & wine sessions on the regular.
03: Ooh baby! | Talking all things kids, birth, and all the choices those entail
'To be or not to be' may have been the question in Shakespeare's day, but now? It's all about babies, baby. Have you ever stopped to think about the huge number of choices we have to make when it comes to reproduction?
To have a baby, to choose not to; to give birth 'naturally', or by caesarean; pain medication or no; to head back to work or stay home with the kids... the decisions seem endless.
Join us as we explore this massive, gargantuan topic and talk all things babies, birth, decisions and doing pregnancy tests for a laugh.
02: You might like it, but should you put a ring on it? | Rethinking all things marriage
For some years in recent history, the institution of marriage was thought to be in terminal decline. But somehow, it refuses to go away - in fact it's getting more and more fashionable. Now, with same-sex marriage officially on the books in Australia and around the world, it seems like it's well past time we cast a critical eye over the institution itself. Join us as we drink a bottle or two of Hog in the Woods and mull over the history of marriage, name changes, proposals and why we just can't seem to shake that desire to see someone down on one knee.
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01: That's it, period | Endometriosis and menstruation | Myths and misconceptions
Did you know that at any one time, a quarter of people who get periods (who are of reproductive age) are menstruating? And yet, periods are a topic that lots of people would rather not have a frank chat about. With this self (and society)-imposed silence, it's no wonder there are a lot of myths surrounding this monthly process.
All these myths do is to further shut down period discussions - which leads to silence, shame, and misconception, and can even lead to poor reproductive health outcomes for women and men alike.
With all that in mind, take a deep breath, grab your wine, and settle in for a really open and honest, but still a little fun, whine with us. Because we've had enough of the silence and stigma, period.
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Endometriosis Australia: https://www.endometriosisaustralia.org/
Endometriosis facts: https://bit.ly/34wtw9b
Invisible Women book: https://bit.ly/34uOLIk
I May Destroy You TV show: https://www.hbo.com/i-may-destroy-you
00: Pilot | Rules of wine club | Get to know us
Tune in to find out the rules of our wine club, hear our atrocious wine review, and get to know us a little better with some random ass questions!
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