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Get to know Candidate Robert VanKirk- fighting for economic, social, and environmental justice for the people of the 77th State House District.
Shannon and Lauren talked about faux-solidarity from sexual predators in Hollywood, the disasters within 45's administraition, as well as the potential for politicizing the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Shannon and Lauren discussed the terrorist attack in Egypt, as well as the obvious selective empathy and racist algorithims that have kept this out of the media spotolight. Also covered is the the auctioning of slaves in Libya, and the racially motivated murder of Broderick Ward in Kalkaska, MI.
Shannon and Lauren recognize Trans Day of Remembrance and pay homage to trans folks who have died at the hands of a violent system and society, and what we can do every day to make sure we're living anti-transphobic lifestyles. Also, they reconfirmed that Lena Dunham is trash; she is sa racist a rapist, and a rape apologist. They also give updates on many of the public sexual assault cases.
Shannon and Lauren talked about Al Franken should resign, some wins for everyday women and women in Hollywood, and why it was so inappropriate for "Get Out" to be nominated for a Golden Globe under the category of "Comedy."
Shannon and Lauren covered the shooting in California, and some possible solutions for gun violence in the US. They also discussed the disturbing data that shows that there has been an increase of acceptbility of politicians who are pedophiles and the implications behind this. There are also some good news stories sprinkled in.
Shannon and Lauren are joined by guest Tessa Gawrylowicz from Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan. Tessa informed us about the distinctions between reproductive rights, reproductive healthcare, and peproductive justice and how PPH helps us achieve all three.
Darmesha and Calandra of Loud Moufs discuss some of the biggest and most ironic Democrat wins and firsts from the general election, including Danika Roem beating out the creator of the anti-trans bathroom bill. They also talked proper p***y maintenence and debunked some sex myths.
Lauren and Shannon cover the details of the shooting in Texas, the topics of gun cotrol, toxic masculinity, and discuss recent developments with the Danny Masterson and Netflix.
Shannon and Lauren debunked the rumors that the Texas shooter was a "member" of Antifa, so they broke down what exactly Antifa is/means. They also talk about the "rape insurance" bill passed in Texas, Taylor Swift trying to sue a blogger because she asked Swift to denounce white supremacy, and announce ome results from the election as they roll in.
Shannon and Lauren talked about the epistemic crisis America is in, as well as talk about recent developments with sexual predators in Hollywood, alolng with other current events.
Lauren and Shannon talked about the colorism happening in the New York strip clubs, the controversy with the DNC corruption in the primaries, and a white student at Hartford University secretly poisoning her black roommate for weeks before publishing proof on social media.
Lauren and Shannon were joined by Calndra and Darmesha of Loud Moufs, and they talked about the rape/assault accusations against Harvey Weinsten and Kevin Spacey, as well as the culture that has excused them for so long.
Shannon and Lauren talked about the terrorist attack in New York before getting back into the topic of political ideologies and American political parties.
Shannon and Lauren talked about positive feminist costumes and icons.
Shannon and Lauren were joined by guest Mesha Flores on the topic of witchcraft; they discussed the feminist and empowerinng aspects of the practice as well as the issues at the core of the Salem Witch Trials.
Shannon and Lauren are joined by Calandra and Darmesha of Loud Moufs; they touch on slut shaming, the cultural appropriation conversation surrounding the Moana costumes, and the issue of colorism.
Shannon and Lauren reviewed the basics of the language behind and meaning of cultural appropriation and how it applies to Halloween costumes.
Shannon and Lauren begin their first week in their new 1 hour time slot; the topic of the week is Halloween! They unpacked the misogyny and internalized mysogyny that comes with slut shaming women and femes for their costumes, as well as the bigger conversation on sexual assault and rape culture in response to all of the allegations in Hollywood.
Lauren and Shannon discuss the power, perceptions and politics surrounding art/"feminist" art, and also dig into news stories such as thedisgusting sexual assault debacle surrounding Harvey Weinstein, Eminem's dragging of #45, along with other current event updates.
Shannon, Bryn, and Lauren disuss how white supremacy, terrorism, toxic masculinity, and a lack of effective/just gun control contribute to the continued violence against already marginalized communities.
The topic is patriotism, and Shannon, Bryn, and Lauren discussed the danger of blind patriotism. It is also very telling that Kaepernick has beeen kneeling for a year, but only now that #45 has made this about free speech are others kneeling with him. We cannot let the true issue and cause be overlooked, and that is the state sanctioned murder of Black Americans.
Lauren, Shannon, and Bryn were joined by guests Darmesha Glover and Calandra Brenae; they inspected the topic of ethics in media, and how to navigate the power of our technological presence, keeping in mind the impacts of intersectioning oppressions and privileges.
Bryn, Shannon, and Lauren had guest Jeff Thomas, candidate for Grand Rapids 3rd Congressional District, and spoke with him on the following issues: jobs and the economy, education that works, healthcare for all, liberty & justice, and the current political climate.
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?"
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.
Bryn, Shannon, and Lauren discussed intersectionality and accountability; Kimberlé W. Crenshaw's TED Talk opened the show, as she coined the term "intersectionality."
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
The topic is food- discussion is around its relation to accessability, classism, justice, and healthcare.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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!