Elizabeth Holmes & Her Effect on Feminism
In this episode, the Dames tackle lean-in feminism. Elizabeth Holmes, the founder of the company Theranos, used everything available to her, including her looks to land investments for her company that was developing a medical test that turned out to be fraud. The Dames leaning-in. It was successful for Elizabeth but can anyone lean in? Also does the fact that she leaned in and her product was fraudulent hurt the women’s movement to be strong bosses?
The Button: Sexism in Medicine & The Turn to Natural Cures
Is sexism in medicine driving women to utilize dangerous natural cures is the question asked in this week’s Button. It leads to an interesting conversation about vaginal steaming.
Sexism & Dress Code
Relaxed dress code is becoming a new thing. However, is it better for men or for women? Men are excited about it but many women feel it is a trap as there are too many options regarding what is considered professional. The Dames get a bit heated on this topic as they have different points of view on clothing.
Study Shows Women in Power Equals Fewer Deaths
Do more women in government positions mean better public health? The Dames examine a recent study released that found that when more women are in power there are fewer deaths overall. The Dames ponder if this is due to women putting their focus on different priorities than their counterparts and if the results of their efforts are fewer deaths.
Klobuchar and the Flying Binder
Amy Klobuchar has the Dames conflicted, especially Kelly. Klobuchar is a Democratic Senator from Minnesota who recently announced her candidacy for the presidency. She has a reputation of being a “tough” boss and there are reports of her throwing office supplies at an employee. With a caring public persona and employees that have both loved her and disliked her, should her temperament overshadow her achievements? Is she a crazy lunatic or a caring individual? The Dames are torn and ask if she was a man, would this discussion even be taking place?
The Button: Girls’ Behavior at School
The Button takes place in the “school of real life” this week. Tracy’s recounts an experience her daughter recently had at school where she was disciplined for defending herself. The Dames agree that girls need to be given space to stand up and protect themselves, without facing repercussions for their actions.
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Can You Tell Someone They Have Resting Bitch Face?
Resting bitch face has The Dames up in arms. Apparently, some women are having “grin lifts” done to fix their resting bitch face. The Dames agree that this is an extension of the sexist expectation on women to look and act a certain way. It drives Kelly bananas and Tracy, while she claims to have an epic resting bitch face, thinks that people just need to stop telling women how their faces look.
Diversity Issues at Prestigious Paul, Weiss Law Firm
Intentionality is something that is lacking from elite law firms and new partner class. The Dames discuss how there is a lack of women partners in law firms and, when they do exist, they are given the generally “womanly” roles. Why can’t men plan cocktail parties?
NYC Restaurant Nello Cutting Back on Call Girls?
The Button this week revolves around a restaurant in New York that won’t allow women to sit alone at the bar in an effort to cut down on call girls in their establishment. Not surprisingly, The Dames do not agree with this sexist rule. Why is it automatically assumed that an attractive female sitting alone at a bar is an escort?
Kevin O’Brien Fired Amidst Sexual Harassment Allegations
The Dames examine the hiring process in politics after Bill DeBlasio aide Kevin O’Brien was fired from his position after it was revewaled he had sexually harassed women at previous jobs. The Dames admit that calls for references are lacking in the industry and many acquire jobs by word of mouth from friends. Kelly brings up intentionality and the lack of using it to break cycles.