Best of the Left Podcast : (2015/02/20) Stuff we shouldn’t have to explain anymore (Feminism)

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Edition #900

Today we get some reminders about what feminism is and what is isn’t, plus make an effort to explain the pay gap in ways that, at long last, everyone can understand
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Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: Explaining the gender pay gap - Workplace Gender Equality Agency (@WGEAgency) - Air Date: 08-07-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: Compensation - Spotlite Series - 'Mainline' and 'Casino' Records, Vol. 1

Ch. 4: Act 2: Microsoft CEO: Don't Ask For A Raise, Trust Karma - @TheYoungTurks - Air Date: 10-14-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Apology - Back Sides

Ch. 6: Act 3: Does sexism hurt men? - Laci Green (@gogreen18) - Air Date: 11-14-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Sunday Morning - Tragic Kingdom

Ch. 8: Act 4: Firing Women for Breastfeeding Not Sexist Since Some Men Lactate - @DavidPakmanShow - Air Date: 02-05-15

Ch. 9: Song 4: Discrimination - Meet Me In the Park

Ch. 10: Act 5: Talking While Female - @NPR - Air Date: 10-24-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: Young and Beautiful - Twist Is the New Twerk

Ch. 12: Act 6: There's More to the Story of the Shrinking Pay Gap - @PewResearch Center - Air Date: 1-9-14

Ch. 13: Song 6: inequality - What'z Next

Ch. 14: Act 7: The difference between Europe and the US on women in the workforce - Economic Update w/@profwolff - Air Date: 12-22-14

Ch. 15: Song 7: Self Inflicted - One of the Boys

Ch. 16: Act 8: What Your Boobs Say About You - Stuff Mom Never Told You (@MomStuffPodcast) - Air Date: 11-28-14

Ch. 17: Song 8: Science Riot Girls Song 8 - My Smart Hands

Ch. 18: Act 9: Women Are Bad At Negotiating - @planetmoney - Air Date 3-28-14

Ch. 19: Song 9: House of Cards Main Title Theme - House of Cards (Music From the Netflix Original Series)

Ch. 20: Act 10: #EqualPayDay (4/14/2015)- Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 19: Song 10: "This fickle world" - Theo Bard

Ch. 22: Act 11: #MenimistTwitter + Anti- Feminism - @kat_blaque - Air Date: 11-12-14


Ch. 23: Money should go to finding the causes of autism - Colin from Cleveland, OH

Ch. 24: If you give people the option to be stupid, lots of them will - Tyler from Kentucky

Ch. 25: Anti-vaxxers are truthers, birthers and grassy knoll types - Wade from Ft. Worth, TX

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 26: Final comments on why some women are opposed to feminism

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

Activism: #EqualPayDay (4/14/2015)

Take Action:

Wear red on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 for #EqualPayDay.

Visit the “What You Can Do” tab at to track legislation, contact Congress, form a wage club, or do an equality audit of your business.

Sources/further reading:

Wage Gap Fact Sheet via Institute for Women's Policy Research

Equal Pay and the Wage Gap via National Women's Law Center (NWLC)

"Women Can't Afford to Celebrate Equal Pay Day” by Margaret Carlson at Bloomberg View

"For African-American Women—and All Women—Let’s Make Every Day Equal Pay Day” by Stephanie Schriock and Rep. Terri Sewell at The Root

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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