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Asshattery

The Saga of Bitchy Bosses

Anthony Weiner is Out of Prison

Anthony Weiner has been released from prison after just 15 months in. The Dames are all over this. Weiner was originally locked up for sexting various women, including a 15-year-old girl. The Dames question the severity of the punishment in comparison to the crime and they explore the balance between encouraging young girls to have a positive relationship with their body without influencing their mind.

The Oscars Broke Records

The Oscars broke records this year. A record number of women (15 total) won awards including the first African American woman to win in Costume Design. The Dames give praise to the overly positive speeches on behalf of the winners and agree that the Oscars had a different feel to them this year.

The Button: The Dames Discuss “Bitchy Bosses”

The Button in this week’s episode revolves around the idea that women bosses are more bitchy. There is an expectation in the workplace that a woman should be a “doer” but with more empathy than their male counterparts. As a boss, if you aren’t friendly you come off as a bitch. The Dames start out at odds over this, but by the end of the discussion they agree that there is a difference in the way leadership is judged that is based on gender.

A Delicate (But Strong) Ball of Pink Yarn

Women & The Grammys

Women dominated the Grammys and the Dames took notice! Today’s episode kicks off with their discussion of the show and all the power women there, from the host to the performances to the winners. It was all things women and the Dames know it’s time to get on the train.

Justin Fairfax & Sexual Misconduct

Yet another man has been accused of sexual misconduct. This time it’s Virginia Lt. Governor, Justin Fairfax, with multiple accusations against him. He’s calling for due process because he believes all of the “encounters” were consensual. The Dames pose the question: Why is the first response to accusations not “I’m sorry, I thought it was consensual?” Is there arrogance behind a man who chooses to run politically knowing the incidents that have taken place in his past?  

A Debate Over Pixar

Pixar launched a new short film, Pearl, about a woman (represented by a ball of pink yarn) who goes to work in a place where her colleagues are only white men. The short film is tackling the idea of toxic masculinity in the workplace. The Dames engage in an intense conversation as one of them (can you guess who?) has a very difficult time getting past the fact that a woman is represented by a ball of pink yarn.

The Button: Gender & Running for President

The Button in this episodes revolves around exploring the idea of sexism as a shield. The Dames explore how politics should be reported when there are more women than ever running for president. How does criticism work for topics that would normally be non-gendered? Will questions be asked of women candidates that wouldn’t of a man? The Dames decide this is not something that will be easily answered, but rather something that will be a continuous conversation for the next year and a half.

Baby, It’s Cold (and Stormy) Outside

Join the Dames for their last episode of 2018! They are fully invested in the holiday season and ready to spread some holiday cheer.

Our Dames begin by discussing Stormy Daniels and Donald Trump. They speculate about whether a sitting president will go after a pornstar for money awarded to him in court. Kelly and Tracy mutually agree that at this point Donald Trump is practically bulletproof. Aaaannnnd…this is where all agreement in this episode ceases.

Harvey Weinstein’s newest move in the courts to get a sexual assault case dismissed kicks off the Dames’ disagreement. Tracy poses the question that if people f*@# up do we allow them to change and come back to function in society? Kelly is quick to suggest that their place in society should be limited to a host position at TGIF.

Things continue to get heated when they talk about the classic (misogynist?) holiday song, “Baby It’s Cold Outside.” What is the true meaning behind the song; is it about a girl just wanting to get laid or a man trying the rape her? For Tracy the answer is black and white, while for Kelly it is a very, very gray world we live in.

Tracy’s New Year’s Resolution is to care less and Kelly wants to hustle harder and love harder.  The Dames take next week off. See you next year!

66% Best Friends

It’s so cold in DC that Tracy almost wore a fur coat and there are toy polar bears climbing up a fake library wall in the studio building. Christmas has officially arrived in Washington.

Today the Dames are talking Bipartisan friendship. Is it something that can exist in this day and age, with the state of our politics? How can you make it work? Is it as simple as not being a douchebag?

Kelly springs a quiz on Tracy: Are they 33%, 66% or 99% close as best friends? The quiz also reveals a topic Tracy loves to talks about in explicit detail.

In The Button!, the Dames address answers to the question “Why do you need two laptops?”  Seemingly a simple question—until they reveal the asshattery behind it.

Tracy, never hesitating to make the conversation more interesting, reveals what she always makes her husband pack in his carry-on. We bet you’ll never guess.

Men are Scared? Welcome to Our World.

Tracy on the road and, sadly, doesn’t get to drink wine with Kelly and Richard. Apparently, coconut milk coffee isn’t the same.

The national conversation about Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation has changed from why it’s important to believe women who experience sexual assault to why it’s important to protect men from false accusers. Seriously, what the fuck?

Tracy points out that just 28% of rape and sexual assault are committed by strangers, so maybe women should stop being so afraid of walking to their cars at night and start being willing to spray mace in the faces of the men they know.

If men are afraid to say sexual things to women, to touch women, or to behave in any way that may result in them being accused of bad behavior…that’s a GOOD THING!