Vegan Warrior Princesses Attack! is a podcast with in-depth, firey discussions of social justice issues by two modern day vegan warrior princesses. Taking a pro-intersectional approach to their activism, Callie and Nichole “attack” a wide range of topics from an anti-capitalist, feminist, anarchist, vegan perspective. Episodes can cover anything from why everyone should be anti-mass incarceration to why the movie Interstellar is a sexist, pro-colonialist piece of garbage. We talk dating advice, boundaries, consent culture, advocating for yourself and your ethics, how to build community, and doing vegan activism in a way that is not oppressive. Plus, rants, tangents, dad jokes and more from two hilariously and unapologetically angry women.
265 A Whiskey Goodbye to VWPA: A Retrospective.
In typical VWPA fashion, we made the sudden decision to launch “Bitchy Shitshow” next week, so this week we are here with our very last VWPA episode, looking back at our first episode and examining how our thinking has changed over the years; also talking politics and SJW b******t.
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Next week, we’ll be launching “Bitchy Shitshow” and retiring VWPA, so this week we’re here to say goodbye to a wonderful, hard, messy, awesome, frustrating, magical phase of our lives and look forward to the next adventure. We hope you all will come along for the ride!
We look back at our very first episode called “The Opposite of Right is….” where we take a very black and white view on doing harm, and discuss how our perspective has evolved over the years and what we think of this topic today. We roam into talks of politics and cancel culture. There’s a lot of laughs and passion (read: anger, especially from Nichole, she was all fired up during this one) and when we pulled off our headphones, there were tears in our eyes.
Thank you for all the support and love, and please join us on the new show!
264 Celebrating 5 Years of TMI Talking About Our C***s: Who Can Get on Them and Who Needs to Get the Fuck Off Them. Also, a Big Announcement!!!
It’s our anniversary! We’re celebrating five glorious years of TMI, rants, laughs, tangents, and listener love!
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This year we’re talking about former celebrity crushes that now make us cringe, how much we love our listeners, tell a listener-original joke custom made for Nichole, and more!
Sheabutterfemme’s amazing Twitter thread: https://twitter.com/sheabutterfemme/status/1218894917709246469
263 The Rise of Shit-talker: Y’all, We Need to Talk About Star Wars.
We tried to fight it, we held off for weeks, but, y’all…we need to talk about Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Spoilers ahead! (We honestly feel this is one of our best episodes we’ve ever done, please listen even if you don’t give a fuck about Star Wars!)
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I’d love to ask you a question. I’ve read many vegan forums and couldn’t believe what people’s stance is. Would love to get yours. I ate some vegan chocolates the other day. Was reading the ingredients and back of package. Realized that the chocolates were made in a facility that process milk products. A) there could be traces of milk in the vegan items. How can they claim it’s vegan and how are vegans ok with it being processed in animal product facility. I’m very upset about it and I’m only a transitioning vegan. Most vegans don’t care that it’s processed in that type of facility. What’s your stance?
Why is Kylo Ren so angry?
This week we finally cave and talk about the latest and final installment in the Constellation Battles saga. The movie was eating at us ever since we saw it opening weekend and after watching several analyses of it (links to some of our faves below), we felt obligated to weigh-in.
Beyond our feelings about whether the movie was good or not, we could not move beyond issues we saw with racism and homophobia, as well as a narrative that essentially supports eugenics, completely trashed Leia’s/Carrie Fisher’s legacy, erased an important lesson about avoiding abusive relationships and self-love.
* Kelly Marie Tran: I Won’t Be Marginalized by Online Harassment (New York Times)* Oh no! The Rise of Skywalker was real bad :( | Jenny Nicholson (YouTube)* Rise of Skywalker is (hilariously) Bad | Quinton Review (YouTube)
B003 Bonus Episode! Democratic Debate 2020 and Lizzie v Bernie Drama
Inspired by (a.k.a. enraged by) the CNN Democratic Debate on January 14, 2020, we decided to do a bonus episode this week to talk about key points we wish the candidates and moderators were addressing, as well as our thoughts about the Warren-Sanders drama and the SJW reaction online.
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We talk about the recent Democratic Debate in terms of issues that continuously come up but are never properly addressed, namely, single-payer healthcare and free public education, as well as the way that no one goes in on candidates like Pete Buttigieg the way they should on certain issues.
We also address the Elizabeth Warren / Bernie Sanders “feud” in terms of SJW scripts run rampant on the internet, a call for us to use critical thinking skills in light of political tactics rather than following ally scripts, and not confusing issues like this with sexual assault claims.
* Ep. 19: The Sad Downfall of Elizabeth Warren | Michael Moore (Rumble Podcast) – links to valuable resources, comprehensive* Jenny Nicholson Twitter Thread with link to Medium article by Katie McCort that talks about the alt-right and “antis” going after women on the internet with equal destruction fervor* Angie Speaks tweet: “The neoliberal recuperation of identity politics is a poison that will destroy the left unless we are bold enough to not back down when faced with cynical attacks. Warren is a liar PERIOD.”
262 A Tale of Two Rants: Iran & Travel Ableism (a.k.a. Mind Ya Business)
This week we cover Trump’s illegal assassination of Iranian Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, and then Nichole goes off on a tear about people being ableist AF around other people’s travel plans.
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We give our take on the response to Trump’s actions against Iran this week, calling out Democrats for playing the “but he was a bad guy” game in regards to the ILLEGAL assassination of Qasem Soleimani and the threat of war. We talk about what a bully the
Referenced in this Episode
* You are expendable. | Thought Slime (YouTube) * Eyes Left Podcast (iTunes)* Twitter thread by Kathrin on Veganuary
Post-recording update: Trump says ‘it doesn’t really matter’ if Iranian general posed an imminent threat (Washington Post)
What is gray, has four legs, and a trunk?
Nichole pops off and Callie joins right in about how much they fucking hate people being such busy-bodies about what you do on vacation. It’s annoying and ableist. Obviously not as important as Iran, but a fun way for us to end an otherwise heavy show.
Relevant: September 2019 Short Questions: Part 1 (Captain Awkward) – specifically Q5
“…words like “should” and “just” are shame-amplifiers…” Captain Awkward
261 Veganuary, Health Veganism, and International Movements with Jaime K!
We had planned to talk about Veganuary this week when we saw our friend Jaime K post about it on her social media and thought, hey, let’s collab! The three of us discuss the potential dark side of Veganuary in the way it has been co-opted by those who profit off of health veganism.
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Jaime K, Callie and Nichole discuss Veganuary, health veganism, colonization through viral movements, ableism, sizeism, and more in this brief (for us!) episode collaboration.
About Our Guest
Jaime Karpovich, “Jaime K”, is a vegan plus size queer femme writer and speaker. She was nominated for an Emmy for her vegan TV show “Save the Kales”. By day, she works for a children’s literacy campaign. She leads workshops and writes about inclusive veganism, diet culture, self-esteem, and queer identities; and lives in Easton, Pennsylvania.
You can find Jaime on:
* Instagram: Save the Kales! | Hello Jaime K!* Twitter: Save the Kales!* YouTube: Save the Kales!