New feminist podcast with Amanda Marcotte and Samhita Mukhopadhyay

Amanda Marcotte and I have been graciously invited to head up a feminist focused podcast on Citizen Radio that we have titled, Opinionated: The Feminists You Were Warned About. Citizen Radio is the brainchild of the snarky and very smart duo Jamie Kilstein and Allison Kilkenny.

Check out our first episode which covers everything from the destruction of the library at OWS, to Herman Cain stuffing sausage in his mouth to Katie Roiphe wanting to be that girl that all the boys like. We are not politically correct, but we’ll make you LOL. And look out for future eps, we will most certainly have some of your favorite commentators and writers on regularly as special guests.

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  • Danny

    I’m really excited about this! Since hearing Samhita on Rabble I was really hoping some Feministing editors would get into podcasting.

  • Mighty Ponygirl

    I listened to this yesterday and really enjoyed it.

    As far as “realizing you’re a feminist” moments, I still laugh at mine. I was like, 12 or 13 and was reading, of all things, a copy of Glamour magazine, and they had an article about “the current state of women’s rights organizations” and talked about organizations like NOW, NARAL, and some other organizations (feminist frontiers? I forget. It was a while ago). And I sort of clicked that all of these things that had been bothering me were being talked about by these organizations, and that there was an organized system of grievance already in place. So I literally went and wrote a letter to NOW that was like “Dear NOW: I am a 12 year old girl and I just read about your organization in Glamour and I you like totally are what I am interested in and I’m so glad you’re out there.” And those poor people at NOW headquarters, you know they didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. I got back a letter basically saying “good for you … um… we’re not really used to getting letters of support from people who read Glamour…” and then going on to talk about different resources that might be available to me as a budding feminist. But it still cracks me up that I got plugged into the mainstream feminist movement from a glossy fashion mag.

  • Al

    Okay. I was really excited about this, but may I ask what is up with all the gay jokes? I know the idea was to mock Cain’s antiquated ideas about masculinity, but I don’t think it’s fair (to the queer community) to question his manliness by implying he might like to engage in some fellatio. Those two things are not at all incompatible.