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I Could Keep Up With You

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.

It’s The Sexism, Stupid

Touching: Appropriate or Not?

Joe Biden’s habit of touching of hair and shoulders has the Dames talking (again) about physical contact. They explore what is appropriate and what isn’t, and discuss the option of speaking up when one does or does not like to be touched (even handshakes and hugs!). It is well known that physical touch is a human need, so The Dames pose the question: What does it mean for social interactions in the future that women often don’t want to be touched?

The Button: It’s The Sexism, Stupid

This week’s sexist talk is all about media coverage of women presidential candidates. Sadly, this topic is not going away anytime soon. However, the Dames point out that it is a circular problem: In order to get media coverage you have to be dominating the polls, but in order to dominate the polls you have to have media coverage. How can a woman succeed at both?

Beto Entitlement Bullshit

The Dames discuss a recent article in the Boston Globe titled “Woman’s Prayer”. The prayer is written from a woman’s perspective and describes each of the “notable” Democratic men running for office. It’s hilarious but sad.

Good Morning Washington Crashes Dame It All!

Good Morning Washington Joins The Dames

This week, The Dames are joined by Autria Godfrey and Eileen Whelan from Good Morning Washington! Eileen has been a Meteorologist at Good Morning Washington for seven and a half years, while Autria has been a Reporter and Anchor for eight. The Dames and their guests discuss overall appearance on television and how male executives often determine what they should wear and how their hair and makeup should be styled. It leads to a conversation about men’s tendency to ask women if they are “old enough” for their job, strictly based on appearance.
The four women explore a recent development: two women anchors on the desk of Good Morning Washington and other major news shows. While there has been uncertainty in the news industry about whether two women can hold their own, the guests and hosts agree: the biggest critics of women news anchors are often actually older women.

The Trail: Sexism Mixed with Ageism

A recent article by the New York Times identifies a difference between the coverage of men and women on the campaign trail are getting. Often, a woman is described as being either too young or too old to run for office, with no “perfect age”. The Dames think the cards are stacked against women who enter the politicals, especially at the presidential level.

Drugs and a Double Standard

Double Standards Strong with Cardi B

Cardi B, who has openly admitted to being a stripper and a prostitute in the past, has recently confessed to drugging and robbing men. The Dames discuss this as a double standard – if a man were to confess to this he would be surrounded by controversy, however, Cardi B has not been. The Dames argue that men typically drug and rape women, versus drug and rob.

The Button: “Uncle” Joe Biden’s [In]Appropriate Acts

The Button this week is all about “Uncle” Joe Biden and his tendency to rub women’s shoulders and touch their hair. The Dames discuss benevolent sexism – the idea of men patronizing women and creating highly uncomfortable situations. One of the Dames gets quite worked up on the idea of a man opening a door for a woman; is it a chivalrous act or demeaning?

Increased Sexism within the Marijuana Industry

Without advertising standards within the marijuana industry, many have turned to the old saying: “Sex Sells”. In states where pot is now recreationally legal know this and are using it to sell pot, but many do not know how to appropriately advertise towards women. With that comes a conversation between the Dames about men primarily being the “drug dealers” and the up-and-coming women within the industry.

Spacesuits & Sports Bras

NASA’s Lack Of Smaller Suits Leads To All-Women’s Space Walk Cancellation

It is episode 69! The Dames talk about how an all-woman spacewalk was canceled and their spots were given to men because there were not enough space suits to fit the women. One of the Dames is left completely speechless that this was even allowed to happen at NASA.

Sports Bras & Sexism On The Field

Sports bras are causing issues at Rowan University. The Dames get heated and can’t believe the Rowan University head football coach objectified two women while they were running around the track in sports bras while the football team was practicing. The Dames agree that the outrage from the coach consisted of sexist comments and debate gender equality.

The Button: Sexism and the Right of “No”

The Button segment this week is about a government official, Baudet from the Netherlands. He said that women “do not want you to respect their ‘no’, to respect their resistance. The reality is that women want to be overwhelmed, dominated, yes; want to be overpowered.” The Dames have a strong opinion on Baudet’s sexist comments and the stance that he takes.