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A podcast for long distance besties everywhere. Co-hosted by BFFs Ann Friedman and Aminatou Sow. Produced by Gina Delvac. Brand new every Friday.

Call Your Girlfriend Ann Friedman and Aminatou Sow

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A podcast for long distance besties everywhere. Co-hosted by BFFs Ann Friedman and Aminatou Sow. Produced by Gina Delvac. Brand new every Friday.

    Joe Biden Problems - Part 2

    Joe Biden Problems - Part 2

    In the second of two parts, we discuss Tara Reade's sexual assault allegation against Joe Biden with Vox's Laura McGann who spoke with Tara when she came to her in 2019 with a different complaint about abuse of power in Biden's Senate office. Plus, how Biden makes progressives complicit in his pattern of non-consensual behavior, why you may or may not vote for him, and how we can be re-center survivors in our discourse.

    Links:

    Laura McGann on reporting out Tara Reade's allegations

    Tarana Burke's tweets

    Rebececa Traister on the Biden Trap for women politicians

    Stacey Abrams' Biden endorsement

    AOC's Biden comments

    • 58 min
    Joe Biden Problems - Part 1

    Joe Biden Problems - Part 1

    Throughout public life, Joe Biden has claimed to stand for women. His long career from the Senate to the Vice Presidency to presumptive Democratic nominee can paint a very different picture. In the first of two episodes, we discuss key moments that give us pause about Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr.

    1991: Biden mishandles Anita Hill's testimony during Clarence Thomas's confirmation hearings as chair of the Senate Judiciary committee. 

    1994: Biden uses the Violence Against Women Act as character witness, a shield from backlash against his treatment of Professor Hill. VAWA was situated within the crime bill and tended to focus on training law enforcement and judges, stopping short of addressing the broader scale of violence women confront.

    2016: Speaks at the United State of Women conference to a packed room of gender equality advocates, among them untold numbers of survivors, and us, describing his work on the Violence Against Women Act and recounting numerous instances of violence against women in borderline lewd, graphic terms.

    2019: Announces his campaign and calls Anita Hill. Professor Hill was not impressed with his apology and shared some pointers for how he might make amends.

    Throughout his career: inappropriately grabs, touches and hugs women in congressional offices and the campaign trail.

    Links:

    Biden's role in the Clarence Thomas hearings in 1991

    Violence Against Women Act in 1994

    Biden speech at the United State of Women in 2016

    Lucy Flores on Joe Biden kissing her head in 2014

    CYG Episode 33: Low Key Creep in 2015

    Joe Biden "just likes giving hugs"

    Biden's non-apology to Anita Hill in 2019

     

    • 33 min
    Things That Scare Us

    Things That Scare Us

    From snakes to ocean waves to people's unstated political ideologies, we talk about our fears. Plus, journalist Eva Holland on how fear lives in the body and her new book where she unwinds trauma, phobia, and grief.

    • 43 min
    Resilience

    Resilience

    What allows people to endure and try again? In the first of a series tackling big ideas that are helping us get through these deep-feeling quarantimes, we talk with Lulu Miller about a scientist who lost everything - again and again - and somehow was never fazed. Plus, Amina's love of country music, and how friendship is a beautiful unexplained anomaly in an often-selfish world.

    • 50 min
    Get Counted

    Get Counted

    The U.S. Census is underway and - if you just started snoozing, gently nudge yourself awake. This once-a-decade opportunity to be counted. Why? As Jeri Green of the National Urban League tells us, the Census is used to determine everything from how Congressional seats states get to federal funding for student loans, and much more. And now you complete it online. It's especially important for people from marginalized communities to get counted. Go to My2020Census.gov to fill out the quick and easy from and tell your besties!

    • 27 min
    Stream Me, Feel Me, Watch Me, Heal Me

    Stream Me, Feel Me, Watch Me, Heal Me

    The legendary Fran Tirado is here to tell us what to watch and where we can stream it.

    • 48 min

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