Breaking Down Patriarchy is a podcast for everyone! Learn about the creation of patriarchy and those who have challenged it as you listen to bookclub-style discussions of essential historical texts. Gain life-changing epiphanies and practical takeaways through these smart, relatable conversations.
LGBTQ History Part 4: No Future, by Lee Edelman, and Cruising Utopia, by José Estaban Muñoz
No Future, written by Lee Edelman in 2004, and Cruising Utopia, written by Muñoz in 2009, represent critical arguments in queer theory.
LGBTQ History Part 3: The Trouble With Normal, by Michael Warner
The Trouble with Normal: Sex, Politics, and the Ethics of Queer Life was written by Michael Warner in 1999. It discusses the role of same-sex marriage as a goal for gay rights activists.
LGBTQ History Part 2: Obergefell v. Hodges
Obergefell v. Hodges was a landmark civil rights case in 2015, whereby the Supreme Court guaranteed same-sex couples the right to marry.
LGBTQ History Part 1: Amy's and Matthew's Stories
Amy McPhie Allebest and Matthew Nelson introduce this four part series by sharing personal essays
The Gender Knot: Unraveling Our Patriarchal Legacy, by Allan G. Johnson
The Gender Knot: Unraveling Our Patriarchal Legacy, was written in 1997 by Dr. Allan G. Johnson. Johnson dissects patriarchal systems and identifies practical ways that people can create meaningful change.
Declaration of the Elimination of Violence Against Women, by the United Nations, 1993
The Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women, adopted by the United Nations in 1993, was the first international instrument explicitly addressing violence against women.
This is an incredible podcast! Amy is a fabulous interviewer and both she and her guests share meaningful insights and perspectives, intertwined with a deep dive into history. This is the history class I never got in school and sadly I’m learning about many of these influential women for the first time. So grateful I’m at least learning it now. This podcast has given me words for things I have felt all my life but never knew how to express. Learning our history better and the influence/role of patriarchy throughout the ages has been truly transformative for my own life.
If you’re like me and wish you could go back in time and wake up your college-aged self to the realities of patriarchal structures and the need for a feminist education, this podcast is for you! I feel like I’m getting an advanced level course in feminist theory by listening to this podcast. It’s the Women’s Studies course I wish I had taken in college! Amie is brilliant and each of her guests bring so much to the table. Thank you!
Interesting, life changing, hard but beautiful!
Learning about the roots of patriarchy is vital for the generations to come, to see how they can positively make change. This podcast gave me an opportunity to look at my own beliefs and understanding of society as it relates to patriarchy and see where I could do better. It was truly empowering in so many ways. Thank you Amy and guests ❤️