We join the Dames today on your favorite podcast covering sexism as they enjoy wine in a can. Hold on to your britches because Kelly and Tracy get feisty with each other in this episode, and agree there are just some things they will disagree about until they’re dead.
Congresswoman Tlaib Curses
The Dames begin by talking about the statement Congresswoman Tlaib from Michigan made on Swearing-in Day that caused an uproar. She said, “We are going to impeach the motherfu@#$!.” Kelly argues that it’s sexism – a double standard for women. A man (Trump) has used the same language and gotten away with it. If you can’t beat him, might as well join him, right? Tracy thinks that Talib has tarnished all the achievements that came with her election to office. Get yourself some popcorn; the discussion gets heated and entertaining.
Courage to Run Back at It
Frieda Edgette joins the Dames to discuss Courage to Run, a nonpartisan 5k run/walk based in D.C., and its path for 2019. Courage to Run is growing and plans to use the political “off” year to build up support for women to live healthy and lead effectively. You can listen to the first time we spoke with Frieda here.
Elizabeth Warren and Likeability
Finally, The Button has Kelly and Tracy talking about Elizabeth Warren’s Presidential Run once again; it’s only been a week since she stepped into the presidential election and the lady shit has already hit the f#$% fan. What is the issue surrounding women candidates? If the issue isn’t likeability than is it just sexism and misogyny? Or is there more to it than that?
Our Dames are at it again, tasting (and chugging) some wine. Kelly could care less for Tracy’s foo-foo bottle of Cabernet and instead goes for a cheap Pinot Noir.
Tracy shares a story about dresses (in Brazil) that record groping, to expose the harassment women often face in nightclubs, which sparks a conversation about the “touch-and-grab” so many men try. The Dames hope they’ll try this project in Washington to see how different the results would be.
Next topic: Has “feminism” become a dirty word? Believe it or not, men who claim they suffer from sexism appear to have different views on this topic than Kelly and Tracy. Naturally, Kelly’s reaction to the conversation is more Pinot in her glass.
Wonderbra is in The Button! this week. Celebrating its 25th anniversary of giving women built-in boobs. Kelly tells Tracy about a game her husband and her play to guess whether people they see in public are Republicans or Democrats?
Tracy recalls the overachieving Melania Edwards as she relates a beautifully sarcastic response article that paints a much more realistic picture of the lives of working moms.
This week the Dames jump right in and discuss a new survey about sex that shows Democrats and Republicans don’t just disagree about politics, they have very different sexual fantasies. The results are not what they expected. Spoiler: Both Dems AND Repubs fantasize about sex with Bill Clinton. Waah?
Tracy treats Kelly nicely by bringing in the white wine…which isn’t all that good…as they commiserate over a Chicago Cubs shirt Tracy bought her daughter that apparently offender classmates. Neither of the Dames understands that at all, especially the teacher’s fail.
In this week’s Google Sexism Button, a Forbes article on How To Use Sexism To Your Advantage. The conclusion: Lean The F*@k In! Apparently, that doesn’t work for women candidates, who report that they get told they don’t have the right “body parts” to be elected. Still, the Dames agree that women running for office feels different now than it did in the past.
Just two weeks from the midterm elections and the President has called Stormy Daniels “horseface”. Tracy and Kelly talk about Carly Fiorina’s recent column calling the statement disrespectful but pointing out that women have bigger problems. Then they stop to enjoy some Worthy Cabernet Sauvignon.
In the new segment, “Google News Button,” they talk about Rachel Hundley, a Sonoma, California City Councilwoman who was slut-shamed for her actions as the appointed mayor. Then things get really crazy when they review the recent Business Insider article about the unreal life of Melania Edwards. They don’t appreciate her. At all. Seriously. They kinda hate her. And their very charmed lives are nothing like that bitch’s make-believe fantasy life. (We’re sure she’s actually a lovely person.)
After a few weeks of the emotional rollercoaster dealing with challenges to women’s role in our country’s future, Tracy and Kelly spend this episode enjoying being friends, because science.
Did you know that science says women get actual hormonal benefits from their girlfriends, and that women who swear are more loyal and trustworthy? Friends can even make you less likely to catch a cold.