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April 19, 2017

Aired 4/19/2017

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Shannon, Bryn and Lauren unpacked the topic of global feminism, which led to conversation on colonialism and "white saviorhood." They also discussed the pattern of women being held accountable for the dangerous actions of men, how spirals of silence can be toxic to marginalized communities, and the importance of demystifying the anatomy of people with vaginas.

 

CW: rape, assault, domestic violence, suicide

All Episodes

  • September 6, 2017

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    Shannon, Bryn, and Lauren disected the topic of comedy and language. Why are men always telling women we have no sense of humor for not laughing at thier rape jokes? Has anyone else noticed that the term "queens of comedy" is basically synonymous with "queens of white feminism?"

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  • August 30, 2017

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    Shannon, Bryn, and Lauren dissected what it means to be a millenial, and covered the latest news regarding Hurricaine Harvey, the catastrophic floods in South Asia, as well as other current events.

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  • August 23, 2017

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    Bryn, Shannon, and Lauren discussed intersectionality and accountability; Kimberlé W. Crenshaw's TED Talk opened the show, as she coined the term "intersectionality."

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  • August 16, 2017

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    Shannon, Bryn, and Lauren do their best to unpack and discuss the issue of white supremacy in response to the recent terror in Charlottesville; guest Titus Hankins joins them to give his perspective on the recent Grand Rapids Solidarity March for Charlottesville.

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  • August 9, 2017

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    Shannon, Bryn, and Lauren discussed gendered trauma and how this is unifying for non-men, as is trauma against any marginalized group is often what brings them together.

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  • August 2, 2017

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    Shannon, Bryn, and Lauren spoke with Grand Rapids poet Kyd Kane about her poetry, messaging, and why she absolutely doesn't identify as a feminist. After the interview, they spoke on the recent transphobia that occured on "The Breakfast Club," why these "jokes" are not funny, as well as other current events.

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  • July 26, 2017

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    Shannon, Bryn, and Lauren had guest and local musician Jes Kramer- they talked art, music, books, feminism, and gave a sneak peek of her new song "Meet You There."

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  • July 19, 2017

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    Shannon, Bryn, and Lauren had guests Dekay Lee and Nate Bentley, otherwise known as drag queens and makeup artists Salem Massacre and Ginger Ambrosia. They discussed what it means to be an intersectional feminist and advocate in the Grand Rapids drag community (spoiler: speaking out against racist practices may get you shunned!), as well as highlighting pivotal moments in their experiences as drag queens thus far.

    For the second half, Shannon, Bryn, and Lauren discussed Teen Vogue's article on anal sex, broke down the most recent happenings with known pedophile R. Kelly, and more.

     

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  • July 12, 2017

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    For the first of their 4-part Michigan Artist Series, Shannon, Lauren, and Bryn had guests Miles Honey and Rayne Klar. They spoke on their experiences as visual artists, their inspirations, and the intersections with being a queer and/or nonbinary feminine-presenting artist in a partiarchial and misogynist society as well as how this relates to their work. You can view and purchase Miles' work at amyfieldmouse.com and Rayne's work at rayneklar.com.

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  • July 5, 2017

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    Shannon and Lauren discussed the politics of hair and how it relates to gender, race, class, and more. The 4th of July was also a topic of conversation--is this day really a celebration of freedom? If so, for whom?

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  • June 28, 2017

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    Should we aim to be allies, or accomplices? Shannon, Bryn and Lauren break down the distinctions, as well as discuss the responsibilities that come along with different intersecting privileges and oppressed identities.

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  • June 21, 2017

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    Shannon, Bryn and Lauren unpack economic systems as they relate to the feminist goal, and also discuss the Bill Cosby mistrial, the rape and murder of 17-year-old Hijabi Nabra Hassanen, the legal lynching of Philando Castile, as well as the circumstances of the avoidable and tragic fire that raged within the Grenfell Tower.

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  • June 14, 2017

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    The umbrella topic is sex work; Lauren, Bryn, and Shannon address dress codes, slut-shaming, cultural appropriation, differing perceptions on male and female sex workers, issues of representation in pornography, as well as the line between healthy kinks and problematic pornography.

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  • May 24, 2017

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    Topics for this episode include the terror attack in Manchester, the recent budget cut plans, and an overall discussion on the mayhem occurring in D.C.

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  • May 17, 2017

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    The topic is food- discussion is around its relation to accessability, classism, justice, and healthcare.

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  • May 10, 2017

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    The topic is masculinity, and Shannon, Bryn, and Lauren upack it all. Though not inherently bad, masculinity can manifest itself in many toxic ways. Men and women are both negatively impacted by the effects of toxic masculinity, but men are both the beginning and end to the problem.

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  • May 3, 2017

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    This episode continued the discussion of feminist justice, but focused on everyday and community level justice. Also examined were current events, including the recent and problematic Heinekin ad, the growing inequality and gentrification of Grand Rapids, the complete mental incompetence of 45 and his whole administration, and much more.

     

    CW: rape, assault

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  • April 26, 2017

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    This eisode introduced the concept of feminist justice-- focusing primarily on the criminal justice system, the prison industrial complex and incarceration, and the ways that the prison abolitionist movement can start to change the ways we think about justice and accountability.

     

     

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  • April 19, 2017

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    Shannon, Bryn and Lauren unpacked the topic of global feminism, which led to conversation on colonialism and "white saviorhood." They also discussed the pattern of women being held accountable for the dangerous actions of men, how spirals of silence can be toxic to marginalized communities, and the importance of demystifying the anatomy of people with vaginas.

     

    CW: rape, assault, domestic violence, suicide

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  • April 12, 2017

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    Bryn, Shannon and Lauren talked the politics of activism; conversation included types of activism, praxis, spaces, allies vs accomplices, and self care. These three also discussed the tragic happenings in Syria, the anti-Semitic remarks Sean Spicer projected from the podium, as well as the insidious underbelly of the new Netflix series, "13 Reasons Why."

     

    CW: rape, assault, domestic violence, depression, suicide, murder

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  • April 5, 2017

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    Lauren, Bryn, and Shannon talk power dynamics, knock down false equivalencies, start the conversation on what it means to be an effective ally, and reinforce the important distinctions between intentions and actual impact.

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  • March 29, 2017

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    Lauren and Shannon deconstruct the roles that gender and sexuality play in our society, speak on the topic of misogynoir (to the extent that two white women are able), as well as discuss the purposes of safe spaces for marginalized communities.

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  • March 22, 2017

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    Shannon, Bryn, and Lauren were joined by guest Nicole Cruz Flores for their conversation on fashion and feminism. Nicole was a fashion student at Kendall, and their discussion ranged from appropriation, to fatphobia, to slut-shaming.

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  • March 15, 2017

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    Shannon, Bryn and Lauren dove into the umbrella topic of internalized misogyny, which led to conversations regarding exclusionary feminism targeting trans people and sex workers. Also hear our advice for how to handle unsolicited d**k-pics!

    CW: discussion of rape, assault, TERFs, and SWERFs.

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  • March 8, 2017

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    Listen in as Lauren, Brynn and Shannon interview their first guest, Challie Frostick! Challie talks about her experience as a queer woman in the Air Force, and sticks around as the regulars talk about Marines sharing nude photos of collegues without consent, a Day Without a Woman, and walking the fine line between self-care and political awareness.

    CW: rape, assault

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  • March 1, 2017

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    Lauren, Shannon, and Bryn unpack the details of various forms and cases of assault in US high schools, address the implications surrounding the "resting bitch face," and cover numerous current and political events- from the Oscar's to Betsy Devos's whitewashing of HBCU's.

    CW: assault, rape

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  • February 22, 2017

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    Listen in to hear Shannon and Lauren get real about periods and the long list of things that women are forced to deal with that men never have to think about, discuss how good intentions aren't always enough, as well as a breakdown the Milo Yiannopoulos story.

    CW: Rape, abuse

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  • February 15, 2017

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    The debut episode of The F Bomb was inspired in part by Valentines day; tune in to hear talk on consent, assault, relationships, sexuality & identity, love, abortion, and of course, the shady-ness of the Grammy's. Check our facebook for updates!
    https://www.facebook.com/The-F-Bomb-1018197131645466/

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