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Think Feminist is a podcast series that explains fundamental concepts of feminism. Throughout this series, we look at feminism through many lenses: as an ideology or a set of beliefs, as an analytic framework to understand societal problems, and as a social change strategy to overcome them!

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    • Society & Culture

Think Feminist is a podcast series that explains fundamental concepts of feminism. Throughout this series, we look at feminism through many lenses: as an ideology or a set of beliefs, as an analytic framework to understand societal problems, and as a social change strategy to overcome them!

    S01EP03: 'Feminism' ft Farah Ghuznavi and Subha Wijesiriwardena

    S01EP03: 'Feminism' ft Farah Ghuznavi and Subha Wijesiriwardena

    On the third episode of 'Think Feminist', host Srilatha Batliwala talks to guests Farah Ghuznavi and Subha Wijesiriwardena about 'Feminism'. Analyzing feminism as an ideology, as an analytical framework, and as a social change strategy - Srilatha, Subha and Farah talk about how feminism differs from other ideologies, what intersectional feminism looks like, and some of the myths around who a feminist is and isn’t.

    Farah Ghuznavi is a Bangladeshi writer, development worker, journalist and translator. Over the years, Ghuznavi has worked for the Grameen Bank, the United Nations Development Programme, Christian Aid UK and other non-governmental organizations. She is also a regular contributor to The Star weekend magazine.

    Subha Wijesiriwardena is Manager, Programs and Innovations at CREA works on strengthening the resilience of feminist movements against anti-gender, anti-democracy forces, and defending civic space. This includes working on a global, cross-movement “challenging criminalization” strategy. She also works on CREA’s global institutes, and supports global-level advocacy. She is the co-founder of ‘A Collective for Feminist Conversations’, based out of Colombo; a borderless online/on-ground platform for intergenerational and intersectional feminist conversations.

    Podcast Production: CREA and Sonologue
    Music: Icelandic Arpeggios by DivKid

    Read the full episode transcript here!

    • 26 min
    S01EP02: 'Patriarchy' ft Lavanya Mehra and Tasaffy Hossain

    S01EP02: 'Patriarchy' ft Lavanya Mehra and Tasaffy Hossain

    Have humans always been patriarchal as a species? What were the cultural conditions that prompted the rise of patriarchy? How do you start talking to men about it? Listen to the full episode to find the answers to these questions! Catch your host Srilatha Batliwala in conversation with guests Lavanya Mehra and Tasaffy Hossain, as they uncover the origins of patriarchy and what it means to live in a patriarchal world. 

    Tasaffy Hossain is a freelance development professional and an advocate for human and gender rights. She is based in Dhaka, Bangladesh and has been working in private sector development for over 10 years. She is the founder of Bonhishikha - unlearn gender, which works towards a society where everyone is accepted irrespective of their gender: where they are given equal choice and right to opportunities.

    Lavanya Mehra is Manager, Programs and Innovation at CREA. Lavanya is involved in the South Asia Young Women’s Leadership and Mentorship (SAYWLM) program at CREA, an initiative working with 30 partner organizations in India, Bangladesh and Nepal. She has over 15 years of work experience in areas of organizational development, understanding organizational systems and structures and is deeply interested in issues of gender equality, masculinities, feminist leadership and feminist mentorship.

    Podcast Production: CREA and Sonologue
    Music: Icelandic Arpeggios by DivKid

    Read the full episode transcript here!

    • 30 min
    S01E01: 'Power' ft Lisa VeneKlasen and Aruna Rao

    S01E01: 'Power' ft Lisa VeneKlasen and Aruna Rao

    Host Srilatha Batliwala, Senior Advisor at CREA and author of All About Power, kicks off Episode 01 of 'Think Feminist' with a deep dive into the concept of Power. How do you analyze power structures, and the different kinds of power we have access to as individuals and societies?

    Together with Lisa VeneKlasen from Just Associates (JASS) and Aruna Rao from Gender at Work, Srilatha explains how understanding power is the start of a feminist perspective of the world.

    Lisa VeneKlasen is an American activist, educator, strategist and organization-builder. Lisa is also the Founding Executive Director of JASS (Just Associates). Lisa has over 30 years of experience in social justice and women's rights organizations and in movement building. Her work talks about how power operates in different forms.

    Aruna Rao is the Co-founder and Executive Director of Gender at Work, an international feminist knowledge network that works to end discrimination against women and build cultures of inclusion. Aruna is an expert in the field of gender and development with over 30 years of experience in pioneering new approaches to gender and institutional change. Her work focuses on analyzing how intangible power structures operate in organizations.

    Podcast Production: CREA and Sonologue
    Music: Icelandic Arpeggios by DivKid

    Read the full episode transcript here! 

    • 26 min
    Think Feminist - Trailer

    Think Feminist - Trailer

    What has power got to do with feminism? What exactly is the patriarchy? Most of us think we know the answers, but … if you want to find out more about feminism, then join your host Srilatha Batliwala, Senior Advisor at CREA on this podcast!

    Think Feminist is a podcast that explains fundamental concepts of feminism. We look at feminism through many lenses – as an ideology or a set of beliefs! As an analytic framework to define societal problems, and as a social change strategy to overcome them.

    Srilatha is joined by activists from all over the world whose work on gender and feminist leadership has set benchmarks and created breakthroughs. In each episode, you will hear in their own words, their stories from some of the biggest feminist movements in our times. Listen now to understand the history of feminism and how it challenges power to overcome injustice!

    Podcast Production: CREA and Sonologue
    Music: Icelandic Arpeggios by DivKid

    Read the trailer transcript here!

    • 1 min

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