Robots = Sexist
Siri and Alexa are popular robots but are the people building them sexist? The Dames conduct an experiment to see if Siri will answer them in a submissive voice that some argue is a trait that women have. This leads to the question is a gender bias built into the artificial intelligence of these robots?
The Button! Sexist Awards in Spain
This segment focuses on the participants of a squash competition in Spain. The female participants were awarded vibrators, and waxing and callus removal kits. The Dames speculate about what the equivalent prizes for men would have been, maybe a sex swing or shave kit? The squash competition participants argued for the change in the discrimination of women in the sport!
Male Ally: Random Twitter Guy
This man sent out many tweets highlighting gender politics and identity; pointing out that women have more patience than men and created hypotheticals about men enduring the sexism that women have for the past 240 years.
Men Feeling Uncomfortable
The Dames touch on a survey conducted among men managers. In this survey, 60% of the men managers said that they were uncomfortable working around women after prominent men have lost their jobs due to the “Me Too” movement, a 14% increase from the previous year. The Dames agree that men that aren’t getting fired for making off-color jokes, but rather for their actions.
It may come as no shocker but it is still cold as f@#! outside. On your favorite podcast that tackles sexism big and small, the Dames cover the 2020 Presidential Race, a new study with surprising findings regarding mothers and sisters and the infamous Gillette ad.
Women in the 2020 Race
The Dames start this episode on a high note. More women are entering the presidential race on the Democratic side, and that is grounds for some excitement and possible change. With more women entering the race, Kelly and Tracy argue that this could lead the presidential race to become a human choice versus a gender choice.
Female Family Members Leads to Conservatism?
This week’s Button is a puzzle for the Dames. New research shows having daughters makes men and women more Republican and having sisters makes men more conservative, sparking one crazy conversation. Interestingly, it goes from the idea that men’s ideologies are driven by the females in their lives, to the notion of “women and children first!” into lifeboats on a sinking ship, to aggression in young boys, and then it all circles back to a desire to protect. Whew!
Gillette Ad Sparks Internet Debate
Have you seen the newest Gillette Ad? The ad features various shots of men calling each other out to be better in terms of their sexist behavior. The ad ends with the text “It’s only by challenging ourselves to do more that we can get closer to our best.” Kelly and Tracy discuss the ad and the moral outrage that has surrounded it, leading Tracy to tell everyone to just “take a breath.”
East Coast meets West Coast as Tracy and Kelly welcome Kaiya Waddell of Facebook to the show to discuss the similarities for women in politics and women in tech. Kaiya also joins the Dames for this week’s Stupid Shit People Say for a little World Cup misogyny.
Then things take a turn to middle school humor as the Dames discuss the Fair And Reciprocal Trade Act, a leaked draft of new proposed legislation blowing out of The White House, and ponder just how much the President’s staff must hate him to put his name on a FART Act. Are they completely unaware of Washington’ penchant for acronyms? And can Tracy stop giggling?
All that and more squeaks out of this latest episode. Just stand upwind.