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The Killjoy Guide is the weekly left feminist podcast for the 99%. The mission of this show is to pop the liberal feminist fantasy and get to the root of what left and feminist movements are all about. We discuss politics and pop culture and take a deeper look at intersectional issues to challenge neoliberal narratives and strengthen left and feminist movements. We also interview activists, scholars, journalists, and other allies in left struggle.

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The Killjoy Guide is the weekly left feminist podcast for the 99%. The mission of this show is to pop the liberal feminist fantasy and get to the root of what left and feminist movements are all about. We discuss politics and pop culture and take a deeper look at intersectional issues to challenge neoliberal narratives and strengthen left and feminist movements. We also interview activists, scholars, journalists, and other allies in left struggle.

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    Why Jessa Crispin Isn't a Feminist

    Why Jessa Crispin Isn't a Feminist

    In this episode, Meg talks to Jessa Crispin, the author of The Dead Ladies Project and Why I'm Not a Feminist: A Feminist Manifesto, about the failures of the contemporary feminist movement and what a humanist, intersectional feminist movement could look like. 

    Check out Jessa Crispin's website: http://www.jessacrispin.com/ Why I'm Not a Feminist: A Feminist Manifesto from Penguin Random House https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/645357/why-i-am-not-a-feminist-by-jessa-crispin/ 



    Check out The Killjoy Guide every Sunday at 6:00 PM on Fred Hampton Leftists and new videos every Tuesday on The Killjoy Guide podcast channel. Watch the full video of this episode here: https://youtu.be/DK3j3YwVYeM 



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    • 1 hr 36 min
    Becoming Cliterate with Dr. Laurie Mintz

    Becoming Cliterate with Dr. Laurie Mintz

    In this episode, Meg talks to Dr. Laurie Mintz about the orgasm gap. Why are women having fewer orgasms than men? Why do we continue to see misconceptions about female sexuality and pleasure in our media and culture? How can we begin to change these attitudes? We explore all of these questions and more!

    Dr. Laurie Mintz is a Professor of Psychology who teaches classes on The Psychology of Human Sexuality at the University of Florida. She is the author of Becoming Cliterate: Why Orgasm Equality Matters--and How to Get It. Visit her website https://drlauriemintz.com to check out her Ted talks and blog posts about sexuality and learn more about her books.

    Works cited:

    Sophia Wallace, "Unconquerable" https://media-cldnry.s-nbcnews.com/image/upload/t_fit-720w,f_auto,q_auto:best/newscms/2019_14/2807896/wallace_sophia_adamas.jpg

    https://www.themarysue.com/dc-batman-oral-sex-cmon-now/

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    • 43 min
    Talking Black Women's Health with Karleen Schlictmann

    Talking Black Women's Health with Karleen Schlictmann

    In this episode, Meg talks to Karleen Schlictmann, health and wellness coach and founder of Ask Karly, about black women's health disparities. We also discuss Karleen's own experiences with health disparities as a community healthcare advocate in a rural, majority low-income black community. We talk about historical mistrust of the medical establishment in the Black community and her experience navigating the healthcare system both as a Black woman and as the daughter of a Black woman with chronic illness. 



    Follow Karleen's work on Twitter and Instagram

    Twitter: @askkarly_

    Instagram: @askkarly



    The March for Medicare for All takes place Saturday, July 24, 2021, in 55 cities across the country.  Check out the website m4m4all.org to find the one nearest you and to sign the petition to demand Congress pass Medicare for All now.



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    Works cited:

    https://magazine.jhsph.edu/2020/black-womens-biggest-health-issue-system

    https://www.endofound.org/the-disparities-in-healthcare-for-black-women

    https://www.kff.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/racial-and-ethnic-disparities-in-women-s-health-coverage-and-access-to-care.pdf


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    • 1 hr 35 min
    Marching for Medicare for All with Savage Joy

    Marching for Medicare for All with Savage Joy

    In this premiere episode of The Killjoy Guide, Meg breaks down why Medicare for All is a feminist issue and how our current healthcare system impacts women across gender, race, class, and sexuality. Then, she talks to Joy Marie Mann (aka Savage Joy @SavageJoyMarie1), one of the lead national organizers for the March for Medicare for All, about her experiences as a disabled woman in left indie media, navigating the healthcare system after she lost her sight and the upcoming March for Medicare for All (and it's "controversies").

    The March for Medicare for All takes place Saturday, July 24, 2021, in 55 cities across the country.  Check out the website m4m4all.org to find the one nearest you and to sign the petition to demand Congress pass Medicare for All now.



    Outro music: "Medicare for All! Every Woman, Child and Man" by Wickline Family and Friends 

    https://wicklinefamilyandfriends.bandcamp.com/album/medicare-healthcare-for-all



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    Works Cited: 

    The Feminist Case for Single Payer by Natalie Shure https://jacobinmag.com/2017/12/single-payer-feminism-medicare-for-all-health-women

    Experts & Advocates Explain What Women Would Get Out Of Medicare For All by Jo Yurcaba https://www.bustle.com/p/what-medicare-for-all-would-cost-women-lgbtq-people-according-to-experts-19261749 

    How Medicare For All Challenges our Ideas of Black Deservingness by Ampson Hagan http://somatosphere.net/2019/how-medicare-for-all-challenges-our-ideas-of-black-deservingness.html/ 



    Additional resources:  

    https://www.ourbodiesourselves.org/our-story/ 

    https://inthesetimes.com/article/medicare-for-all-transgender-gender-diverse-sanders-warren 

    https://www.essence.com/feature/medicare-for-all-black-women/






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    • 1 hr 39 min
    What is feminism? A Killjoy Primer

    What is feminism? A Killjoy Primer

    People have a misconception about what feminism is and what it means to be a feminist based on what they've seen in mass, In this primer, Killjoy Meg breaks down how this view of feminism is wrong and explains her views on feminism and how they establish the foundation of The Killjoy Guide Podcast.  New episodes are released every Tuesday. 

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    • 7 min
    Introducing The Killjoy Guide with Killjoy Meg

    Introducing The Killjoy Guide with Killjoy Meg

    The Killjoy Guide is the weekly intersectional left feminist podcast for the 99%. Video clips from the show released every Tuesday beginning July 13, 2021. Subscribe now and turn on notifications so you never miss an episode!  

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