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.

295 épisodes

8 décembre 2017
Amina shares some personal news. And so much drama at the federal level: the Muslim ban is back, undocumented immigrants could soon lose Obama-era legal protections, and the tax bill is still a nightmare. Plus, a cakemaking bigot doesn't seem like a big deal, but minor acts of discrimination are part of a long game. The waters continue to reveal the creep iceberg as more men in media fall. And yet, Terry Crews' story of assault isn't getting much attention and John Oliver simply doing his job is getting a few too many congrats.
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16 mars 2018
Slump days, ethical travel, and the dominatrix who makes her clients read black feminist theory. Sex workers say a bill meant to stop child trafficking would do more harm than good. Artist Patti Maciesz is invoicing her reps for all her unpaid work: childcare, missed opportunities, emotional labor and all. Plus, that time Amina coverted a Trump voter at the resort bar in Jamaica.
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12 janvier 2018
Amina revisits Jacques Cousteau. We wanted hoverboards & underwater living, an end to racism and sexism, but all we got were these lousy scoop chips. Awards Season headscratching. Hollywood struggles to figure out feminism. Woody Allen is still working. Millionaire celebs donate paltry amounts to Time's Up. Americans desperate for stable genius try to make Oprah be president (let her be Oprah!) And this week in menstruation, free tampons at school in California and Illinois.
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13 avril 2018
A deep dive into some of the new books we're most excited about, with a focus on nonfiction: Brotopia by Emily Chang, Just the Funny Parts by Nell Scovell and Your Art Will Save Your Life by Beth Pickens. Reading List: Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys Club of Silicon Valley by Emily Chang Just the Funny Parts: And a Few Hard Truths About Sneaking Into the Hollywood Boys’ Club by Nell Scovell Your Art Will Save Your Life by Beth Pickens Emergency Contact by Mary HK Choi The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer Back Talk by Danielle Lazarin The Book of Joan by Lidia Yuknavitch
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16 février 2018
There's so much to female friendship, and it extends far beyond a single bestie bond. When best friend is a category, a whole web of relationships develops. We discuss how to navigate the challenges that can arise between your friend and her friends. Plus, Kayleen Schaefer on the history of female friendship, her book Text Me When You Get Home, and policy changes that can better recognize powerful platonic relationships.
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18 mai 2018
Hey girl, we're furious and saddened about, well, a lot actually. First, that former New York AG and public feminist (TM) Eric Schneiderman has abused multiple women. Meanwhile in Iowa, that "fetal heartbeat" bill is really an abortion ban, intended to challenge Roe v. Wade. In Ireland, voters could repeal a constitutional ban on abortion, May 25. New research on the stress and financial strain of anti-abortion laws. And a palate cleanser: we love the web series Bad Ally, Naomi Alderman's book, The Power, and the nation of Australia.
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23 mars 2018
Good and bad looks from RBG and Ivanka, respectively. The New York Times and National Geographic are reckoning with their legacies of racism and sexism in very different ways. A digression into Game of Thrones, Age of Adaline and the very dimply Michiel Huisman. An update from Patti Masciesz aka @artpatti on how CYG listeners have been billing the patriarchy! We love Drag Race! But have to drag some of RuPaul's outdated views on trans folk. Reading List Remember to sign up for the blood drive! Scrunchies never went away Ivanka is dressed up like a scientist NYT “Overlooked” obituary project National Geographic’s racial reckoning / John Edwin Mason / Doreen St. Felix You, too, can Bill the Patriarchy RuPaul's disappointing views on trans people doing drag Ellen meets Asia Kate Dillon
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22 juin 2018
Donate, Protest, Midterm Elections is the new Gym, Tan, Laundry. Let's move from shock and despair at Ivanka's dad's inhumane immigration policy to reading history and taking action. The white women who defend Trump (and still get burned). Delightful quotes from Flo Kennedy: ''Sweetie,'' she said, ''if you're not living on the edge, then you're taking up space.'' Gina got a website! Bey and Jay's creative partnership and black art in white spaces. And the power of a bespoke suit. Reading list: Gina got a website! Kirstjen Nielsen & complicit white women Children ripped from their families: Native Americans, slaves, Japanese Americans Democrats who paved the way for family separation “Donate, Protest, Midterm Elections is the new Gym, Tan, Laundry.” Flo Kennedy’s life, quotes, and public access show June 30: March to Keep Families Together Bey and Jay’s creative partnership, forgiveness, black art in white spaces Emily Meyer suits / the power of bespoke
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20 avril 2018
We're taking 420 off to get stoned, but fear not, some of our favorite men are here to answer questions from listeners and some of ours, including: Why aren't men funny? Why are men so emotional all the goddamn time? And, can men have it all? The Men: Cord Jefferson Thomas Page McBee Chris Roan (aka Mr. Of a Kind) Ezra Klein Bobby Finger Jason Parham Spencer Ackerman Emmanuel Hapsis Jorge Rivas The Resources: Chris's skin care picks, Ezra's book list and more at
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27 juillet 2018
Shouldn't we all have a personal code for how we internet? Through the mini saga of plane bae, how we're conditioned to indulge in hetero-patriarchal fantasies. When internet fascination turns to outrage, no surprise, women pay the price. TV networks that juice social media storylines do not. Just because someone's account is unlocked doesn't mean you should publicize their posts, at least not without permission. Plus, the hosts of Unladylike are diving deep into the Equal Rights Amendment and its (possible!) future. Reading list: Why plane bae was so fucked up / Apology ERA campaign from Unladylike
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25 mai 2018
We let our aggressive word nerd selves out to play. Why the Glass Cliff is an imperfect metaphor for women who get promoted after men fail (glass shovel, anyone?). Al Franken and what's next for #metoo men. Plus, your questions: is it okay to call a group of women "hey guys"? how do you deal with a fragile male ego at work? And, you donated 580 pints of blood in our drive, enough to save 1700 lives! Reading list: “The glass cliff” Laura McGann on Al Franken + letters she’s gotten from men who miss him Kate Manne on what misogyny is really about Leeann Tweeden’s statement What’s next for ‘Me Too’ men? #MeToo doesn't lack nuance. Its critics do The writings of Andrea Dworkin
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29 juin 2018
After a week of upheaval in legal doctrine, the Supreme Court issued another shocking decision: Justice Anthony Kennedy is stepping down. Legal writer (and icon) Dahlia Lithwick explains why Kennedy has never been a centrist, reviews some of the landmark cases Kennedy decided, and previews the likely jurisprudence to come. (Hint: it’s about as scary as you think.) A small silver lining: progressive Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won her Congressional primary thanks to grassroots support. Plus, we're working on our protest signs and fundraising with friends. READING LIST Dahlia Lithwick on the “fan fic” that Kennedy was a moderate If all goes well in November, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will be the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. Flippable / Indivisible / Sister District / Run for Something / Swing Left
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3 août 2018
We love a money diary, even if the internet hated a recent one in Refinery29 about a marketing intern who makes $25/hour and has significant family support to afford her life. In the interest of transparency, we get real about how much we make, where it comes from, secret white people money, emotional spending, and what it means to be self-made.
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