Loud, Angry & Not Sorry


September 15, 2021

Welcome to hell, or as others may know it, early September. 

CW for gendered violence, abuse, and systemic violence. 

We talk about abortion ban in Texas and what we should in Australia to improve access.The absolute abomination that has been appointed the position of Human Rights Commisioner. The National Women's Safety Summit, Respect at work/discrimination act, and finally John Setka. 

It's almost cute conservatives think we don't need feminism. 


Indue Abuse feat Amanda From Say No 7

Indue Abuse feat Amanda From Say No 7

August 4, 2021

We need to find a cheerier topic but this year we pull apart the cashless debit card, Indue and have a peak at the documented effects on cardholders and Amanda from Say No 7 is interviewed by Steph to highlight first hand accounts and lived experiences of the cashless debit card. If the Nats and the Libs have their way, low key anyone on a payment will be on it - please help us stop the card. 

The Say NO Seven https://www.thesaynoseven.com/who-we-are/

Reports and articles: https://www.thesaynoseven.com/reports-and-articles/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SAYNOSEVEN/

You Tube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyEdz_Grgai2WIgMBw-gvBA

No Cashless Debit Card Australia 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/notowelfarecard

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/notowelfarecard/

Prison Abolition 101 feat Karen Fletcher

Prison Abolition 101 feat Karen Fletcher

July 19, 2021

In this episode we do a quick look back at the history of the prison complex and a very basic step through what is prison abolition, what it is not and what our community could look like if we abolished them all together (it could be pretty sweet)

We are joined by legend, lawyer and Flat Out Inc board memeber Karen Fletcher to talk about the work Flat Out does and the benefits prison abolition has on our community. 









Sex Education with Eva Sless

Sex Education with Eva Sless

June 21, 2021

Big ol CW for mentions of sexual violence, sexual acts, violence, porn, reproductive organs, and mention of child sexual assault at 1:01:37-1:02:43. 

This week we are joined by Eva Sless, sexpert, educator, writer and author of 'A Teenage Girl's Guide to Getting Off' to chat about age appropriate sex education in schools, pleasure and just how worried about porn should we be really?

This episode is a hefty middle finger to SWERFs, anti porn crusaders and all the folk out there who shame sexuality and work to reduce access to support services. 

More from Eva Sless

twitter: https://twitter.com/deliciouslybad

instagram: https://www.instagram.com/evasless/

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Eva-Sless-1907975752800830

articles: https://www.adultmatchmaker.com.au/author/8/eva-sless

Purchase 'A Teen Girls Guide to Getting Off': https://www.booktopia.com.au/a-teen-girl-s-guide-to-getting-off-eva-sless/ebook/9780992351434.html


This podcast was recorded on stolen land.

Gaslight Me Harder Frydo feat Eliza Littleton from The Australia Institute

Gaslight Me Harder Frydo feat Eliza Littleton from The Australia Institute

June 9, 2021

CW for mentions of rape & assault.

Welcome to our review of the LNP's 2021-2022 so called "Women's budget”.

We chat many, many statistics, the flow on effects of underfunding these services and the culture that underpins these decisions (it's misogyny). 

We interview the very very cool Eliza Littleton from The Australia Institute about the gendered impacts of this alleged women's budget and what she would do differently. (time stamp: 22min)


More from Eliza




More on the sexist nature of this "women's" budget



National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women & Their Children



Please vote out the LNP. Their policies are actively harmful. 


This podcast was recorded on stolen land. 


Universal Childcare TM

Universal Childcare TM

May 22, 2021

This episode we are introducing a new cohost Steph, who you might remember from past episodes such as a Jaunty Stroll Through the History of Transmedicalisation and Happy Coup Year!

In just over an hour discuss Universal Childcare, some “interesting” research out of Germany and how it just one small piece of a utopian puzzle. We also talk about the education system, mental health, abortion, even Foucault gets a look in. All of this with our regulation shitting on the LNP, stoker, and a healthy skepticism of how something good can get coopted by neoliberalism.

For further reading

cw: article is pretty neoliberal and racist.


cw: contains LNP opinions (vomit emoji)


This episode was recorded the day before the budget was announced, but also before the violence in against Palestinian esculated. Please support our Palestinian friends, go to demos, support their causes and remember that that being anti zion isn't being anti semetic. (as soon as i find a charity that i'm certain is absolutely going to Palestinians, I will share x)


FINALLY: In collabortation with SlutWalk Melbourne, Feminists United Australia is collecting expressions of interest for a Feminist conference / festival, let us know what you want to see, hear and do!


Spicy Sexism: Microagressions, Performativity & Trans Allyship

Spicy Sexism: Microagressions, Performativity & Trans Allyship

April 13, 2021

This week Leah is joined by Callum Edwards (he/they/bug) to discuss trans allyship including performativity, microagressions and TERF dogwhistles. 

Please support Callum's art https://bugdrawz.carrd.co/

And here are some links for further ally education

https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2018/09/19/why-asking-students-their-preferred-pronoun-not-good-idea-opinion (Rachel N Levin: Why Asking Students Their Preferred Pronoun is Not a Good Idea)

https://medium.com/@quinncrossley/uplifting-diverse-genders-beyond-women-and-non-binary-916c890f2185 (Quinn Crossley: Uplifting Diverse Genders: Beyond “Women and Nonbinary”

https://www.reddit.com/r/NonBinary/comments/c6yxcy/thoughts_on_women_and_nonbinary_people_often/ (A very good discussion - one commenter proposed “Women and those who feel that they belong in women-centred spaces” as an alternative)

https://twitter.com/drdevonprice/status/1364996321518624772 (Good thread from Devon Prince)

https://youtu.be/j_8l1MFcAiQ (Ashton Daniel: being trans & nonbinary online is exhausting and it’s cis people’s fault)

https://medium.com/@sethkatz.art/the-fetishiation-an-infantilization-of-trans-men-3d3a01e66dae (Seth Katz: The Fetishization and Infantilization of Trans Men)

http://www.themichigangayly.com/opinions/trans-man-or-baby-boy-a-new-wave-of-transphobia-through-fetishization (Adrian Bayer: Trans Man or Baby Boy? A New Wave of Transphobia Through Fetishization)

https://www.reddit.com/r/FTMMen/comments/9ka70h/lets_talk_about_the_infantilization_of_trans_men/ (This is a really good discussion)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfxCvtP5Ex0 A good stream where a trans person watches and talks about a Jubilee video entitled something like “Trans VS Traditional”

(https://www.practicewithpronouns.com/#/?_k=1xjo38 is an amazing website that will let you practice using any pronouns!)

Transmed rhetoric, and why it’s wrong (https://atranslog.medium.com/truscum-why-do-they-hate-the-way-they-do-23d5f9fe21aa

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9rU0FI7nG8 - A nice and short video from someone who used to be a transmed. This isn’t a super educational video, however it might provide some context and a further explanation.

Basic trans ettiquete: https://mashable.com/2015/10/18/transgender-ally-words/


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March 22, 2021

Leah is joined this week by Sam Castro from WACA, friends of the earth and cohost of They're Gunna Kill Us podcast and all round bad ass feminist. 

We talk about the layers of oppression, intersectional feminist foundations, learning from mistakes and how vital community is when building movements. 

We also chat about the upcoming rolling stoppages, women's strike, and our plans to unite the feminist left.

We can not keep asking nicely for our rights, it's time to take them! When women stop, the world stops. If you're keen to get involved please email us at femmosunited@gmail.com and join the grassroots feminist movement. 

From Socialism to cupcakes. Feat Mev & Ness

From Socialism to cupcakes. Feat Mev & Ness

March 6, 2021

Leah is joined by SlutWalk Narrm organiser Mev as they discuss the socialist history of International Women's Day, how that transpired into cupcakes & ways we can get it back. 

Leah also speaks to Ness who is one of the speakers at IWD Narrm about Ness' work at Gabriela Australia. Gabriela provide education and information sessions on the rights and welfare of women and children, with a focus on the areas of health and family violence. (https://www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/directory/gabriela-australia-association-filipino-women)

WWJD: What Would Jenny Do?

WWJD: What Would Jenny Do?

February 25, 2021

CW: discussion of rape, sexual violence & victim blaming. 

When Brittney Higgins publicly acknowledged not only that she was raped but that the Liberal Government knew and covered it up, the country went into shock. And by the county we mean, a lot of cis men were vocally shocked.

In this episode we discuss our infinite anger at a culture that seemingly refuses to hear victim survivors, the culture that perpetuates this behavior and the government that allows rape culture to thrive.

45% of the reports of sexual violence are flat out ignored. We need to foster a system that not only supports and empowers victim survivors but holds abusers and rapists accountable. Creating new laws to push for change will not work, especially when the laws that exist don’t protect us from rape. We must dismantle this capitalist, white supremist, patriarchal and colonial system – otherwise we are simply asking men for stuff.

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