The Dames discuss the evolution of feminism. They talk about how feminism should not be considered progressivism in this day and age. Both Dames agree that women in high corporate positions need to be celebrated despite their ideology. One Dame admits that maybe she needs to rethink arguments that she chooses on behalf of feminism and why she does it.
The Button! Moore Ridiculous Sexism
This week’s The Button! segment is about Steven Moore saying that women do not have a place in sports. He states that women should not be referees, or even sell concessions! The Dames ponder if this comment he made is satirical in nature or if it is really a view that he holds.
Gender Sacrifices and Expectations
The Dames present an article that speaks about millennials going into marriages without having expectations of gender roles. They explore both sides – having gender roles versus not. Marriages always have push and pull but where does the benefit of sharing things in the household lie and where do the pressures come from?
One of our Dames starts this episode off with a personal story about being hit on in front of her husband – how she handled it, and how it made her feel.
Beating Trump – Woman or Man?
The Dames tackle a tough question, who can beat Donald Trump in the upcoming campaign trail of 2020? They discuss a few articles that pose the question of whether it is better to back someone who can beat Trump or who someone who would be the best president. The Dames also consider whether women voters will get behind a woman candidate after the failed presidential run of Hilary Clinton, and who will ultimately excite voters.
The Button! The Future of Young Girls’ Futures
Hold on tight, The Button! this week gets The Dames fired up. The women get heated when discussing if it is realistic in this day in age to tell girls that they can be anything they want to be. One of The Dames believes this is setting girls up for failure, while the other thinks that girls need to be encouraged to do what they want. However, they both come together and agree that girls need to be taught about how they can change the current sexism scene.
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.
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.
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!