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.
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
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.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and join the grassroots feminist movement.
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)
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.
Please sign the petition and support the campaign to end the silence