#807 Like men, only cheaper (Feminism)

Today we watch as conservatives clumsily try to hold back the rising tide of gender equality. It's quite sad, really.


Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: The GOP war on women hasn't died down - @allinwithchris Hayes - Air Date: 01-23-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: Out of Control - Boy (Remastered)

Ch. 4: Act 2: Privileged Republican Senator Dismisses 'War On Women' But Here Are The Facts - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 01-28-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: La nuit - Contre jour (Original Soundtrack)

Ch. 6: Act 3: Bill O'Reilly: "There's Got To Be Some Downside To Having A Woman President" - Media Matters Minute - Air Date: 02-27-14

Ch. 8: Act 4: No, Online Harassment is Not the Same for Women and Men - @majorityfm - Air Date: 01-24-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: Superwoman - As I Am

Ch. 10: Act 5: Rand Paul: Women won the war on women - @allinwithchris Hayes - Air Date: 01-27-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: Comptine d'un autre été l'après midi (Live) - C'était ici

Ch. 12: Act 6: O'Reilly Questions "The Point" Of Highlighting The Gender Pay Gap - Media Matters (@mmfa) - Air Date: 01-16-14

Ch. 14: Act 7: Obama Sets Bear Trap, Republicans Walk Right Into It - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 01-31-14

Ch. 15: Song 7: The Chance I Deserve - Spring Came, Rain Fell

Ch. 16: Act 8: Stop Michael Boggs’s Confirmation via @NARAL - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 17: Song 8: Activism - The Poet

Ch. 18: Act 9: @josswhedon at 'Make Equality Reality' - @equalitynow - Air Date: 11-08-13


Ch. 19: Donate your account call to action - Perry from Green County, IN

Ch. 20: A mild scolding - Matt in Negaunee, Mi

Ch. 21: Explaining signifier words and their threat to privilege - Tanya in California

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 22: Final comments asking just how much privilege do some people need

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


Stop Michael Boggs’s Confirmation from NARAL Pro-Choice America

Stop Michael Boggs’s Confirmation from MoveOn.org

Sources/further reading:

"Why the Campaign Against Conservative Judicial Nominees Like Michael Boggs Matters” by Jessica Mason Pieklo, RHRC sr. legal analyst

"27 Liberal Groups Oppose Obama Judicial Nominee"

"Civil rights leaders call for Obama to withdraw Georgia judicial nominees" via The Hill

"Obama judicial nominees draw lawmaker, civil rights ire” via CNN

"Voting yes on Boggs is bad for women” by MSNBC.com guest blogger, Ilyse Hogue, NARAL president

"Major Abortion Rights Group Breaks With Obama Over Judicial Nominee’s Record On Choice” by Ian Millhiser at Think Progress


Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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  • commented 2014-03-12 02:06:49 -0400
    Just left an angry voice mail. I was listening to BotL while studying for my feminist history mid-term, while discussing the lack of queer theory available at my college and then kind of exploded. Sorry, not sorry for it.

    Fun fact though, BotL is saved in my contacts list. I’m going to try to make it a habit to call more. Can I make that my mid-term resolution?