Why is it so damn hard to get your tubes tied? In this episode, Wyatt looks at the ways that gender and race play a role in why it is so difficult for many women to get tubal ligation surgery, and why for other women it may be unethically encouraged.
Check out the links below for more information:
CDC. 2019. “Racial and Ethnic Disparities Continue in Pregnancy - Related Deaths”. https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2019/p0905-racial-ethnic-disparities-pregnancy-deaths.html
Cunha, D. 2019. “The Outrageous Reasons These Women Couldn’t Get Their Tubes Tied” https://www.vice.com/en/article/9kxam7/tubal-ligation-requirements-doctor-denials
Dehlendorf, C., Rodriguez, M. I., Levy, K., Borrero, S., & Steinauer, J. (2010). Disparities in family planning. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology, 202(3), 214–220. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2835625/
Equal Justice Initiative. 2013. “Racial Eugenics”. https://eji.org/news/history-racial-injustice-racial-eugenics/
Lowder, B. 2012. “Sterilize Me, Please”. https://slate.com/human-interest/2012/07/getting-your-tubes-tied-why-do-young-women-have-a-hard-time-getting-sterilized.html
In this episode, Wyatt and Gigi talk about female, bisexual, and queer pleasure as well as the damaging stigma surrounding it. They also chat about their own experiences around learning about female pleasure, their experiences with sex and pleasure in high school vs. college, why starting this conversation is so critically important, and some tips and tricks for understanding your own possible shame around pleasure and sex positivity. **Note: this episode is not exhaustive and there are a lot of different ideas around this topic and everyone has different experiences - we just want to begin this conversation in a small way** Check out these links below for more information!
In this episode, Wyatt and Gigi talk about what’s been going on in “Bachelor Nation” in the past few weeks as well as a general talk about the show itself and the other shows in the series, “The Bachelorette” and “Bachelor in Paradise”. Check out the links below for more information after the episode.
In this episode, Alle and Laisa chat about the new Netflix hit show Bridgerton from the origins, to the biggest surprises, to some of the show's controversy, to lots of *spoilers*. We hope you enjoy our first episode back in the spring 2021 semester!
In today's episode, Wyatt has a chat with guest Kiran Waqar about the racialized history of the birth control pill and its controversial creator, Margret Sanger. They cover the general history of the pill, Sanger's involvement with the eugenics movement, the Puerto Rican pill trials, the use of Black and Brown women as "guinea pigs" for reproductive care developments, contemporary racial issues in reproductive healthcare access as a whole and the people/organizations who are fighting to change it. We hope you enjoy this conversation!
Trigger warning: this episode discusses race, eugenics, and racialization.
In this episode, Alle and Wyatt discuss womxn in media. Including how womxn are portrayed, engrained, and internalized forms of misogyny, where and who we get news and media from, and how womxn are able to advance in the labor market. We hope you enjoy it!
In this episode, Abby interviews the amazing Faith, a content creator on Only Fans, to learn about her personal experience with Only Fans and other sex work websites, the effects of the recent changes on the Only Fans platform, why people use platforms such as Only Fans, and the issues around celebrities *cough* Bella Thorne *cough* exploiting these platforms and how it has affected attitudes and incomes of sex workers. Thanks for listening in, we hope you enjoy! To see more of Faith check out her Only Fans.
Welcome back to Season Three of HCAU's podcast, MISSEDUCATION! We're starting off this season with a chat with Wyatt and Alle about colleges' responses to Covid-19, transitioning to "Zoom University" and the weirdness of being college students at home. We hope you enjoy!
Tune into this episode to learn more about how people who are pregnant are experiencing potential disadvantages in their maternal health care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Abby discusses how people of color and other more vulnerable groups may lack access to the equitable care that they need. She also interviews Ally Henry for an inside perspective on this topic. Thanks for listening and hope all our listeners are staying safe and healthy!
This episode Abby and Wyatt interview an AU student with experience as a sugar baby after an AU Media source wrote an article about sugar babies. This interview covers many questions people may have about the sugar baby experience such as tips for staying safe, changing the narrative around sugar dating, advice for people who may be considering being a sugar baby, their experience ending relationships, meeting a sugar daddy for the first time, and their view on the perceptions people have of sugar dating. To preserve this person's anonymity we have edited the voice of this person. Please enjoy and let us know any thoughts you may have after listening!
In this podcast, we interviewed members from a professional and social sorority, as well as an unaffiliated student at American University. In the interview, we discussed sorority life and expectations and deconstructed the stigmas surrounding these organizations at AU.
Have you ever wondered how that girl from your high school ended up selling lotion on Instagram? Or been curious about how to feel about your Aunt Carol having people over for parties to talk to them about this great new makeup from a company that changed her life? Well, this episode of MissEducation covers those questions and more as Molly Molloy and Katie Malone get on the mic to talk about pyramid schemes, how they are affecting people's lives, what to do if you are contacted by someone about joining, the tips for seeing if a company may be a pyramid scheme, and so much more.
Content warning: This podcast episode discusses sexual violence and interpersonal abuse.
Wyatt Foster and Abby Henry dissect the differences between healthy, unhealthy, and abusive relationships with AU’s Sexual Assault Prevention Coordinator Valerie Tovar. With stats and facts, they dive into how to self-evaluate the quality of your relationships. For more information on AU’s victim advocacy services, visit shorturl.at/cesZ9.
This podcast was brought to you by Her Campus at American. This episodes features contributions from Katie Malone, Abby Henry, Wyatt Foster, Molly Molloy, Zoe Goodman and Maggie Schutte.
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Maggie Schutte and Molly Molloy chat about the ethics behind your fast fashion jeans. Sharing facts and opening up a conversation on the global textile industry, Molly talks with Elisabeth Huijskens, co-founder of Trades of Hope, about how we can buy responsibly. Trades of Hope markets artisan products and ensure that the creators receive the respect and compensation they deserve. Find out more at MyTradesofHope.com.
This podcast was brought to you by Her Campus at American. This episodes features contributions from Katie Malone, Molly Molloy, Maggie Schutte, Abby Henry, Wyatt Foster and Zoe Goodman.
Content warning: This podcast episode discusses sexual violence, police brutality, and human trafficking.
Abby Henry and Wyatt Foster talk about the effort to decriminalize sex work in the District, give an overview the recent decriminalization hearing, and expel sex work myths and stereotypes. Abby also chats with Eteng at DECRIMNOW, a campaign and movement to decriminalize sex work and promote the well-being and safety of people in the sex trade. Find out more at DECRIMNOW.org. Read @SinnamonLove’s Twitter thread here shorturl.at/EFT23.
This podcast was brought to you by Her Campus at American. This episodes features contributions from Katie Malone, Abby Henry, Wyatt Foster, Molly Molloy, Zoe Goodman and Mei Tomko.
In this episode, Maggie Schutte and Molly Molloy Interview Ala Alaeddin from UnPink to learn more about the pink tax and how everyone can get involved In the fight against the unnecessary taxation of traditionally feminine products. UnPink is an organization that educates men on the impact of the pink tax while supporting people subject to it to one day achieve a world with no pink tax. Find out more at UnPink.org.
This podcast was brought to you by Her Campus at American. This episodes features contributions from Katie Malone, Abby Henry, Maggie Schutte, Molly Molloy, Wyatt Foster, Zoe Goodman and Isabelle Iguchi.
Welcome back to MissEducation! Molly, Wyatt and Abby are diving into some of the topics we plan to chat about this semester, catching up on what happened at the climate march and discussing the possibility of a new AU sports center. Finally, they’ll share the names of some of the women that they look up to.
This podcast was brought to you by Her Campus at American. This episodes features contributions from Katie Malone, Abby Henry, Molly Molloy, Wyatt Foster, Zoe Goodman and Naomi Greengold.