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The Religious Feminism Exponent podcast series introduces feminists of a variety of faiths to each other and to other kinds of feminists so that we can learn from each other and collaborate more. View supplemental materials and the complete series of interviews with feminists of a variety of faiths at http://www.the-exponent.com/tag/religious-feminism-podcast/

Religious Feminism Podcast April Young Bennett

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6, 14 Ratings

The Religious Feminism Exponent podcast series introduces feminists of a variety of faiths to each other and to other kinds of feminists so that we can learn from each other and collaborate more. View supplemental materials and the complete series of interviews with feminists of a variety of faiths at http://www.the-exponent.com/tag/religious-feminism-podcast/

    A Feminist Hanukkah with Judith Rosenbaum

    A Feminist Hanukkah with Judith Rosenbaum

    In this episode of the Religious Feminism interview series, Judith Rosenbaum, CEO of Jewish Women’s Archive, talks to us about incorporating feminism into our holiday celebrations and remembering the apocryphal story of Judith during the Hanukkah season. She also tells us why Hanukkah isn’t her favorite holiday. You can find episode notes for the Religious Feminism Podcast here at the Exponent website: http://www.the-exponent.com/tag/religious-feminism-podcast/

    Links to Connect and Learn More:

    Jewish Women’s Archive

    Jewish Women’s Archive’s blog: Jewish Women, Amplified

    Jewish Women’s Archive podcast: Can We Talk?

    Story Aperture, the Jewish Women’s Archive story-collecting initiative and app

    Jewish Women’s Archive’s Teen Rising Voices Fellowship

    Jewish Women’s Archive’s Encyclopedia

    Jewish Women’s Archive on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JewishWomensArchive

    Jewish Women’s Archive on Twitter: @jwaonline

    Jewish Women’s Archive on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jewishwomensarchive/

    Additional Resources Discussed in the Podcast:

    The Book of Judith, Holy Bible (Apocrypha)

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    • 14 min
    Newsreel: Women of the Wall, activism against gender violence in Rwanda, progress in LDS temple ceremonies and remembering Rachel Held Evans

    Newsreel: Women of the Wall, activism against gender violence in Rwanda, progress in LDS temple ceremonies and remembering Rachel Held Evans

    In this Religious Feminism Newsreel episode of the Religious Feminism Podcast, we cover the 30th anniversary of attempts of  Women of the Wall to pray where women are barred at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, how Rwandan men are getting involved in United Nations efforts to combat violence against women, progress Mormon feminists have made toward equality in LDS religious ceremonies, and lastly, we remember Rachel Held Evans, a strong voice for feminists of faith who passed away in 2019.

    Is something happening that you would like to hear more about in the next next newsreel? Tell the host about it by tagging April Young Bennett on Twitter at @aprilyoungb or by leaving a comment here at the Exponent website, where you can find Religious Feminism Podcast episode notes: http://www.the-exponent.com/tag/religious-feminism-podcast/

    News Stories Featured in this Episode:

    Women of the Wall: The 30th Anniversary Efforts by Jewish Women to Integrate the Western Wall

    Women of the Wall website

    Women of the Wall: A Holy Mess

    Peggy Cidor | The Jerusalem Post | March 10, 2019

    ‘I came to liberate the Western Wall’: Interview with Yochi Rappeport, Executive Director of Women of the Wall

    Israel Hayom | Emily Amrousi, November 1, 2019

    Western Wall Controversy: Israeli Women Split in Call for Reform

    TRT World | April 1, 2019

     



     

    16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Kicks Off Early in Rwanda

    ‘Gender Cafes’ to tackle bias against women

    Glory Iribagiza | The New Times | October 24, 2019

    Toxic masculinity and its effects on women empowerment

    Sharon Kantengwa | The New Times | October 31, 2019

    UN Women: 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS, Mormon) Ceremonies Changed to Come Closer to Gender Parity

    ‘Ordain Women’ urges LDS Church to change policies regarding women serving as official witnesses

    Rebecca Green | FOX 13 | February 17, 2016

    Q&A: Why aren’t Mormon feminists thrilled with the new LDS temple baptistry policy?

    April Young Bennett | The Exponent | December 18, 2017

    Mormon women given increased role in 2 key ceremonies

    Brady McCombs | AP News | October 2, 2019

    Members rejoice over changes to Temple Ceremony

    Sarah Martin | ABC4 News | January 4, 2019



    The Funeral of Rachel Held Evans

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    • 28 min
    Learning from the Past to Become Better Activists with April Young Bennett

    Learning from the Past to Become Better Activists with April Young Bennett

    In this episode of the Religious Feminism interview series, April flips the script. Instead of interviewing a guest, April shares clips from recent radio interviews and podcasts in which other hosts interviewed April about her new book, Ask a Suffragist: Stories and Wisdom from America’s First Feminists. You can find episode notes for the Religious Feminism Podcast here at the Exponent website: http://www.the-exponent.com/tag/religious-feminism-podcast/

    Links to Connect and Learn More:

    April’s website

    Ask a Suffragist website

    Ask a Suffragist: Stories and Wisdom from America’s First Feminists



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    Listen to the Complete Episodes:

    Clips from the following podcasts and radio shows are shared in this episode of the Religious Feminism Podcast. If you liked the clip, listen to the full episode!

    For Every Girl, Woman or Female Activist, How can We Best Make Our Voices Heard? Could it be, by asking a Suffragist? on FLAUNT: Build Your Dreams, Live Your Sparkle with Lora Cheadle, Dreamvision Radio

    April Young Bennett discusses the history of women’s voting rights with Victor Fuhrman on Destination Unlimited

    April Young Bennett and Shawn Andrews discuss career-building on the Critical Mass Radio Show

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    • 21 min
    An Interfaith Dialogue among Mormon, Catholic, Muslim and Jewish Women on Women’s Equality Day

    An Interfaith Dialogue among Mormon, Catholic, Muslim and Jewish Women on Women’s Equality Day

    In this special Women’s Equality Day episode of the Religious Feminism interview series, the Religious Feminism Podcast teams up with the The Breaking Free Show for a joint episode, bringing in activists from a variety of faiths (some of whom are previous guests of the Religious Feminism Podcast) for an interfaith dialogue. Breaking Free Show host Marilyn Shannon proposed the joint episode during an interview with Religious Feminism Podcast host April Young Bennett. (You can view that episode here.) You can find episode notes for the Religious Feminism Podcast here at the Exponent website: http://www.the-exponent.com/tag/religious-feminism-podcast/

    Women on the panel:

    April Young Bennett, host of the Religious Feminism Podcast

    Marilyn Shannon, host of the Breaking Free Show

    Mary Dispenza, Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests

    Listen to another episode of the Religious Feminism Podcast featuring Mary here: Stopping Sexual Abuse by Ecclesiastical Leaders with Mary Dispenza and Judy Larson

    Theresa Ann Yugar, Women’s Ordination Conference, Roman Catholic Women Priests

    Listen to another episode of the Religious Feminism Podcast featuring Theresa here: Latina Feminist Theology with Theresa A. Yugar

    Zahra Ayubi, Feminist Islamic Troublemakers of North America

    Zahra Khan, Feminist Islamic Troublemakers of North America

    Listen to another episode of the Religious Feminism Podcast featuring Zahra here: Feminist Islamic Troublemakers of North America with Shehnaz Haqqani and Zahra Khan

     

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    View April Young Bennett’s first interview on the Breaking Free Show here, in which April and Marilyn decided to follow up with this interfaith dialogue.



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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Coping with Contradiction with Melissa Wei-Tsing Inouye

    Coping with Contradiction with Melissa Wei-Tsing Inouye

    In this episode of the Religious Feminism interview series, Melissa Wei-Tsing Inouye, a senior lecturer in Asian studies at the University of Auckland, discusses her experiences living in a variety of countries where she was a religious minority, being a racial minority within her own religion, and integrating the contradicting values and messages she has collected from her cultures, faith and scholarship. She also discusses how her battle with cancer motivated to publish her thoughts and experiences in her new book, Crossings: A bald Asian American Latter-day Saint woman scholar’s ventures through life, death, cancer, and motherhood (not necessarily in that order). You can find episode notes for the Religious Feminism Podcast here at the Exponent website: http://www.the-exponent.com/tag/religious-feminism-podcast/

    Links to Connect and Learn More:

    Crossings: A bald Asian American Latter-day Saint woman scholar’s ventures through life, death, cancer, and motherhood (not necessarily in that order) by Melissa Wei-Tsung Inouye

    Audiobook of Crossings (Mormon feminists in particular might enjoy this book on audio because it includes a poetry reading reminiscent of women’s blessings.)

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    • 20 min
    Feminist Islamic Troublemakers of North America with Shehnaz Haqqani and Zahra Khan

    Feminist Islamic Troublemakers of North America with Shehnaz Haqqani and Zahra Khan

    In this episode of the Religious Feminism interview series, Shehnaz Haqqani, Assistant Professor of Religion at Mercer University, and Zahra Khan, an activist and engineer, talk to us about the online feminist community they founded for Islamic feminists. We discuss how the inclusive theology of Islam differs from patriarchal cultural practices and about feminist initiatives within their Islamic community such as their efforts to combat all male panels. You can find episode notes for the Religious Feminism Podcast here at the Exponent website: http://www.the-exponent.com/tag/religious-feminism-podcast/

    Links to Connect and Learn More:

    FITNA on facebook

    Shehnaz’s blog: http://orbala.net

    Shehnaz on twitter: @qrratugai

    Additional Resources Discussed in the Podcast:

    Side Entrance blog

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    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

livimeikle ,

Fascinating, thoughtful, needed

This is a thought-provoking and always fascinating podcast exploring the relationships and points of connection between religious feminists of all faiths. These conversations are necessary, inspiring, challenging and always worthwhile. Highly recommended.

maxabelg ,

Awesome and much needed podcast!

Weekly listening for me these days.

Wendyhcd ,

Love this podcast!

April Young Bennett interviews women from many faith traditions about their advocacy for women inside and outside their church. Always interesting and educational. A must-listen for feminists—church-going or not!

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