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Punches, Productivity and Millennial Thinking

Throwing Drunk Punches
The Dames kick this episode off with a punch. They discuss a lawmaker who punched his wife in the face when she took too long to undress for sex. The Dames agree that hitting a woman is not right but what if a man to strike a woman after she strikes first?The Button! But Who’s Going to Cook Dinner?
Coming from somewhere outside the US, a woman did not let a man tell her what to do! The Dames recall an article about a woman whose fiancé used economics as a cover for his sexism. He gave her an ultimatum to either stay at home and let him work, or take a job. The Dames applaud her for taking the job and encourage women to never let a man hold them back.

Feminism + Millennials = ?
Is feminism pushing millennial women into college and careers? Is it also harming the institution of marriage? The Dames share an article that argues that feminism is having a harmful influence on millennials. The Dames get heated and argue whether millennial women are working, or choosing to stay home because they have to, or because they can.

It’s Getting Cold in Here
Are men more productive in cooler temperatures than women? According to a study they are. The Dames speculate if the temperatures in offices are changed to fit the preferences of men who typically wear slacks and long sleeve shirts to work. Is the setting of the temperature sexist in nature?

Robots, Sex Swings, and Uncomfortable Men

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.

Sex Strikes and New Guidelines

#SexStrike By Alyssa Milano

Episode #75 begins with Alyssa Milano calling for a sex strike due to the new abortion laws that are being implemented in some states. The Dames ponder whether Milano’s call could hurt, rather than benefit, the feminist cause. It also leads to a discussion between The Dames about the double standard that comes with women’s traditional responsibility for preventing pregnancy, and the choices that both sexes make.

The Button! Women Encountering Adversity

This week’s The Button! segment discusses the recently released American Psychological Association’s (APA) new guidelines “to help therapists who treat girls and women”. The Dames share the new guidelines, which sparks a conversation about traditional masculinity in men and expectations of childbirth and marriage that many women are left to work out for themselves.

Apologies and Agreements

Feminism Ideologies

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?

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.