Shrews Untamed Podcast
Welcome to the House of Shrew, where we stir the pot and speak of social and cultural plots.
Untamed and unashamed, join us as we talk about all the things – as well as having a cackle at our not-so-secret-plot:
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Period Coach and international speaker Stasha Washburn thinks menstrual blood is the last taboo. And when 3 out of 4 Australiain women have expressed the same thing, with 70 percent of young women preferring to skip class than have their peers know they’re ‘on their period’, it’s hard to disagree. We go deep into the heart of the taboo, where it came from, why it matters, and how to break it down.
Listen, I don’t mean to break it hard to you, dear listener. But bad stuff happens. To bad people, yes, but to good people and middling people too.
And so what we’re exploring today is the damaging power of toxic positivity, especially to people who simply cannot wish themselves out of the existence they’re in.
Despite the rise and rise of the Body Positive movements, the pervasive thin (female) body aesthetic still reigns supreme in media, advertising, and our society’s subconscious. Today Jen talks about Fat Shaming, Thin Privilege, and how these constructs benefit the patriarchy – not women and girls.
Outspoken harridans, school marms, bad mothers, bad fashion and conspicuously empty fruit bowls – that’s right, today we’re talking about Women Leaders.
“Everybody’s hustlin'”… not in the House of Shrew they’re not.