Touching: Appropriate or Not?
The Button: It’s The Sexism, Stupid
Beto Entitlement Bullshit
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.
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.
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.
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.