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.
Breaking Down Patriarchy in the US Marines - Abby's Story
Abby shares her experiences during her 10 years as an active-duty Marine.
Breaking Down Patriarchy and Body Image - an Interview with Dr. Lindsay Kite
Amy is joined by Dr. Lindsay Kite to discuss the burden of beauty standards, self-objectification, uncomfortable compliments, and how we can strive to escape the cycle of normative discontent.
Breaking Down Patriarchy in Sexuality and Spirit - with Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife & Monette Chilson
Amy is joined by Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife and Monette Chilson on the topics of redefining our relationships with sexuality and sacredness.
Breaking Down Patriarchy and Sacred Rage - with Cherie Burton
Cherie Burton talks to us about sacred rage, the anger of ancestresses, and how we can harness the indignant energy that patriarchy boils up inside us.
Breaking Down Patriarchy in Competitive Chess - an Interview with Anna Rudolf
Amy is joined by Anna Rudolf to discuss her experiences in the patriarchal world of competitive chess.
Breaking Down Patriarchy and the American Novel — with Robert Lashley
Robert Lashley shares a stunning story about the books of Toni Morrison, American literature, and a son’s unyielding love for his mother.
One of my favorite Podcasts!
I’ve learned so much about how patriarchy has shaped our world and influenced me personally from this podcast. It’s given me hope that the world is moving more towards equality thanks to many past and present brave women activists.
So powerful, so important!
I am so grateful for this podcast! This should be required listening–it is so important! I’m so grateful to Amy McPhie Allabest for the unimaginable amount of time and effort she has devoted to making this brilliant and accessible (and free!) resource. She combines thorough scholarship with thoughtful insights and engaging discussions with her fabulous reading partners. She consciously incorporates diverse voices and perspectives, and approaches difficult topics with sensitivity and empathy. As a white woman with a middle class upbringing, I have been especially grateful that Amy has been so intentional in incorporating diverse perspectives (I am surprised by the one lone reviewer who didn’t think so–I don’t think that person listened to season 1!). It has opened my eyes to the intersectional issues of race and class as they relate to the female experience and given me a lot to think about. It’s not an exaggeration to say that this podcast is truly changing my life. It’s allowing me to name and understand my own and others’ experiences, to heal old wounds, and to make more conscious choices. As I become more aware of the patriarchal milieu, as well as my own "interior colonization," it is allowing me to live more consciously, more freely, and more independently, as well as to teach my children differently. If you are looking for an intelligent, thoughtful, accessible, and eye-opening look at the world we all live in, you will not be disappointed.
Learned so much
I’ve loved this podcast and have learned so much. I really appreciate the time they are putting toward this in educating us all!