Jeannie Yandel and Eula Scott Bynoe break down how sexism works in the modern workplace. And with help from some badass experts, they bring you real tactics you can use to fight back.
BTSW Live: Who gets to be the hero?
There's no shortage of hero stories in our books, on TV, and in movies. And for a long time, most of our heroes, from flawed to super, had something in common: they were either white dudes or femme fatales. (Or in Superman's case, a space alien who passed as a white dude.) But wait! That doesn't mean we're doomed to have the same kinds of stories or the same kinds of heroes forever. Join Eula Scott Bynoe and Jeannie Yandel, hosts of KUOW’s Battle Tactics For Your Sexist Workplace podcast, for a fascinating, funny conversation about who gets to be the hero and why it matters.
Eula and Jeannie will welcome real life superheroes, comic book writer G. Willow Wilson and Salon.com TV critic Melanie McFarland.
Patriarchy hurts men too. Liz Plank wants us to talk about that.
Liz Plank is an award-winning journalist and the author of the new book *For the Love of Men. *She talks to Jeannie Yandel about why we need to have more conversations about the patriarchy that include men’s voices.
Madam Pomfrey (Women of Harry Potter)
On this week's podcast, we share an episode from a podcast we love, Women of Harry Potter a feminist podcast that looks at the women characters in the series.
It’s Vanessa’s turn to bless a female character of Harry Potter, and she’s chosen to bless Madam Pomfrey for her invisible labor. Ariana invents a game about woman doctors in America.
Himpathy (from Scene on Radio)
On this week’s podcast, we share an episode from a podcast we love, Scene on Radio. The episode explores the idea of ‘himpathy,’ or the disproportionate empathy that men receive compared with other groups.
Several years after Janey was sexually assaulted by her former boyfriend, Mathew, she told some of her closest friends, and her mother, what Mathew had done. Janey was so troubled by her loved ones’ responses, or lack thereof, that she went back to them years later to record conversations about it all. In this episode: Janey’s story, and philosopher Kate Manne, who coined the term “himpathy” in her 2017 book, Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny. With co-hosts John Biewen and Celeste Headlee.
To hear more of Janey Williams’ story and the conversations she had with friends, check out her podcast, “This Happened”, available on most podcast apps and at thishappenedpodcast.com.
Music by Alex Weston, Evgueni and Sacha Galperine, and Kevin MacLeod. Music and production help from Joe Augustine at Narrative Music.
Getting dressed for work is a minefield. So get in character instead
Dress for the job you want. Dress for success. We have all been looking for that the magic combination of clothing that projects “I’m smart yet approachable yet not looking for inappropriate attention AT ALL yet totally a team player yet absolutely a boss yet not too bossy.” Businesses like Stitch Fix, MM LaFleur and Armoire exist because they promise to grapple with this problem for us and deliver solutions in the form of curated clothing. But what if you don’t think throwing a ton of money at this is a solution?
Savannah Sly, a longtime sex worker and former cannibis startup employee has a fascinating idea about how women and non-binary people can think differently about dressing for work: think about the persona you are trying to embody.
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"I'm the best boss I've ever had": Lessons from Celeste Headlee on freelancing
Hate your sexist boss? Ok, so why not be your own boss? This is one of the draws of pursuing freelancing as a career. While freelancing offers wonderful plus sides, it also comes with new uncertainties and pressures that many traditional jobs don’t have. And it comes with many of the same gendered and racial biases found in traditional jobs too. Award-winning journalist Celeste Headlee knows this dilemma well and shares her insights with Eula and Jeannie.
I love this podcast! I have so many moments of recognition listening to it, it feels validating to hear how sexism impacts the workplace, and how my observations about sexist behavior in said workplace have been correct, I wasn’t crazy after all.
It’s nice to hear this subject being explored in such a thoughtful intelligent manner. Good work!
A really well-done show on an important topic, the advice is specific and good
Truth and tactics!
Love this podcast both as an employee and as a manager of other women. So thoughtful, so helpful.