Call Your Girlfriend

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A podcast for long distance besties everywhere. Co-hosted by BFFs Ann Friedman and Aminatou Sow. Produced by Gina Delvac. Brand new every Friday.

298 épisodes

8 avril 2016
We discuss futuristic tampons, weed as a cramp remedy, menstrual leave from work, and so much more.
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18 novembre 2016
As we continue to process the election results, we discuss taking your anger out at the gym. Plus, answers to listener questions about the best ways to stay informed and support quality journalism, and how to be an activist with social anxiety.
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11 mars 2016
We discuss the Supreme Court's "red hot feminists" and ending the tampon tax. Rebecca Traister shares from her new book All the Single Ladies, including the brief history of single women in America and the origin story of Amina and Ann.
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9 mars 2018
Shine Theory, millennial pinkwashing, and intellectual property in the internet age. Plus, women-only spaces for profit and for community. ***** Shine Theory / millennial pinkwashing Appropriation in fashion IP in the internet age Jaclyn Friedman laying groundwork on consent Audre Lorde laying groundwork on *everything* NYC: The Wing and New Women Space LA: Women's Center for Creative Work
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8 juin 2018
"The scam economy is entering its baroque phase." From Ponzi schemes to fake royals to imposters in the tech and wellness space, our guide to scammers both amusing and insidious. Common grifters and their scams:Fake royals: Anna Delvey, fake-German-heiress scammer; the guy who impersonated a Saudi royal; fake British royal-adjacent Thomas J Mace Archer Mills Esq.Political grifters: Trump cabinet scammers: Pruitt (and his wife), Carson, Zinke; Ivanka; all Trumps, really; Jill Stein, recount scammerMessy bitches who live for drama: Joanne the Scammer; the ex-Vogue stafferSelf-declared saints: Pope Francis (and all popes, really); Justin Trudeau; John McCain“Wellness” icons: Gwyneth Paltrow; Amanda Chantal Bacon; related scammer: Alex JonesPyramid schemers: Bernie Madoff; the Vegan Bernie Madoff; multi-level marketingSilicon Valley tech-scammer: Elizabeth Holmes; so many dude “serial founders”
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15 avril 2016
From our live show in DC, we talk with Maryland Rep. Donna Edwards about her run for the Senate. Hot topics: how to rate the very nice Uber driver who almost killed you, the newest Kardashian, and Hillary's liaBILLity. Then, Amina talks with tech power lady Kara Swisher about her political ambitions and sex appeal from the Lesbians Who Tech Summit.
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13 mai 2016
We tackle listener questions about bestie drama, internet FOMO, calling your doctor, and a high-pitched vocal dilemma.
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13 juillet 2018
Everybody poops and we're finally talking about it all: Period poops. The pleasure of getting regular. Checking your stool as an indicator of health. Eliminating poop shame and stigma. The pleasure of the bidet. And Dr. Susan Stryker on the unnatural social construct of sex-segregated public bathroom. Reading List Everybody is constipated by Maggie Koerth-Baker at FiveThirtyEight The Lily on documenting their poop for the duration of the month “America has softened on stool.” Period poops Oprah was on this tip back in 2005 / clip Tushy, SquattyPotty, Poo Drops Bristol stool scale Mona Chalabi on stress and rectal bleeding Susan Stryker: Everybody poops. No one should be stigmatized for it. Stalled project
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23 décembre 2016
We're snacking in our most luxurious loungewear, bingeing TV and reading away from our closets and microphones. Happy holidays, besties. We'll be back after the holiday break.
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6 avril 2018
We're together in NYC with the iconic Cecile Richards. Cecile is the president of Planned Parenthood, and announced earlier this year that she's stepping down. She tells us why she's leaving, how she felt after testifying before Congress for nearly five hours, and what's next. (A political career perhaps?) Her new book is Make Trouble with the #goals subtitle Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead--My Life Story. Come for the juicy behind-the-scenes memoir about the fight for repro rights and her front-row seat to her mom (and former Texas governor) Ann Richards' life and career. Stay for practical and inspiring ways to lead and make social change. Reading List: Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead--My Life Story Cecile's 2015 testimony at Congress's sham anti-choice hearings Color of Change SisterSong Texas Freedom Network
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17 juin 2016
From the United State of Women Summit in Washington, DC, we talk about black girl magic, pro-choice fashion, tech safety tips for abuse survivors and Oprah and Michelle Obama's friendship. Plus, conversations with Valerie Jarrett, Renee Bracey-Sherman and Kim Gandy.
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20 mai 2016
Happy birthday CYG! It's our second anniversary and we're (still) celebrating Blac Chyna, (still) fearing menstrual sponges, and sending shine to our listeners and guests.
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3 février 2017
Beyoncé's pregnant with twins! Which is about the only thing keeping us upbeat during the second week of Cheeto Watch. Plus, the hero lady spy who broke into the GOP retreat, menstruation news from Zambia, and political conspiracy theories from the left and the right.
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11 mai 2018
With so much attention on Iran this week, we look at daily life for women. Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad joins us to discuss her campaign against compulsory hijab. Plus, how Western feminists and politicians can be better allies to women in Iran. Masih's soon-to-be-released memoir is The Wind in My Hair. Reading List: The Wind in My Hair: My Fight for Freedom in Modern Iran by Masih Alinejad My Stealthy Freedom campaign White Wednesdays Girls of Revolution Street
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22 juillet 2016
We discuss signature fragrances, chic cults, Ivanka's dad's running mate and his wife's novelty business. Plus, Kim Kardashian's CVS-length receipts.
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24 juin 2016
Amina calls model and climate advocate Cameron Russell to discuss her time at the Paris Climate talks, what's on her Kindle, and balancing her dual identities in fashion and activism.
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15 juin 2018
Remember when the question was, let me know when this administration gets really bad? Welcome to this week, especially for immigrants. We rage and discuss options for supporting people who are likely affected in your local community. Plus, loving ways to handle bouts of mental illness and depression within a friendship. Reading List: ShopCYG is back! DOJ not interested in asylum A small town in Tennessee deals with immigration raids That Merkel photo Voter-roll purges greenlit by SCOTUS Why “You are loved” and “please reach out” aren’t good enough Crisis text line: Text HOME to 741741 in the United States Or call 1-800-273-8255
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10 mars 2017
How did you spend International Women's Day? Thoughts on women's labor strikes of the '70s and now. Study shows that men are more aggro in the Trump era. Brief thoughts on La Croix, post-presidency Barack and the best wealthy communities for thrifting. Women are having too much fun to retire. And, staying politically engaged in a red state.
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26 août 2016
From our live show in Los Angeles, Shine Theory and black excellence at the Olympics and our new segment, What's Wendi Up To. Brooklyn Nine-Nine's Stephanie Beatriz returns with her BFF Courtney Kocak. Plus, we answer a 23 year-old listener's question about how to befriend older women.
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20 juillet 2018
We step back from Cheeto-induced chaos in the U.S. and take a global view. Protests at the World Cup in Russia. The politics of globalization and migration on and off the pitch. In China, the government is cracking down on women organizing online. In Nepal, menstrual stigma risks the lives of women and girls. In slightly better news, women in Egypt are working to end gender-based violence, starting with the men who drive cabs and tuk-tuks. Reading List Russia: Hidden Flag / Pussy Riot World Cup protests China: Women factory workers’ networking group shut down Nepal: Menstruation taboo leading to deaths / ZanaAfrica Egypt: Iman El-Mahdi of CARE Egypt / Circles of Change program
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