Best Kyriarchy podcasts we could find (Updated November 2018)
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Intersectional feminist podcast series providing a platform to marginalised voices since 2016.
 
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We've been a little quiet as of late, and we wanted to tell you why. Review us and subscribe to the podcast so you're the first to know when Season Three hits your podcast device. Tell us what you think! www.kickingthekyriarchy.org.uk Twitter: @KickKyriarchy Email: kickingthekyriarchy@gmail.com
 
*** THIS IS THE LAST EPISODE OF SEASON TWO *** This month, it's all about masculinity. What does it mean to be butch? How do men talk about emotions and mental health in a world that says "man up"? How are black men affected by stereotypes of masculinity? "I refuse to accept that the way I look is about being masculine. It’s not. There are lots ...…
 
TW: child sexual abuse Voluntourism appears to be benefiting everyone, apart from the people who need help the most. This month we sit down and chat with three phenomenal women about their own experiences of voluntourism, why it's become so popular, and whether it does more harm than good. Shout out to Assistsant Producers Amelia Parker, Emma H ...…
 
TW: Death, chat around HIV symptons Living with HIV today is vastly different to those living with it 30 years ago. Science and medicine have dramatically improved prognosis of those diagnosed. So much so that it doesn't have any impact on your daily life whatsoever. Having said that, very little research includes the affect on women (quelle su ...…
 
TW: Sexual assault, imprisonment, suicide, murder, drugs. We chat to Marilyn Reed, mother of Sarah Reed who was found dead in Holloway Women's Prison, Yasmin who is currently imprisoned in Yarl's Wood Detention Centre, and Paula who has first hand experience of incarceration in the UK. Shout out to Assistsant Producers Amelia Parker, Emma Halah ...…
 
2018 marks 100 YEARS since SOME women were given the right to vote in the UK... so it seemed only right that we did an episode on feminism. However with an edge. We explore the untold stories of women, both past and present that are fighting for a fairer world here in the UK, but also further a field. Shout out to Assistsant Producers Amelia Pa ...…
 
TW: human trafficking/abuse This month is another epic one. It's not an easy listen, but it's an important one. We sit down and chat to three phenomenal guests about slavery in the UK, both past and present. Warning: Frank, unapologetic conversations about the colonial legacy in the UK, why reparations are owed, and a first hand account of mode ...…
 
This month we're joined by three phenom guests - Frances, Caz and Michelle who each tell us their story with disability. We open up an honest discussion about person first language, passing privilege when it comes to neurotypical functioning and the forgotten disabled women of colour who you should have learnt about in your history lessons. Sho ...…
 
The way to control a nation is to control their language. Shout out to Assistsant Producers Emma Halahan and Becky Malone for their help with this episode. //CONTACT US//CALL US IN//BE A GUEST//SUGGEST A TOPIC// @KickKyriarchy kickingthekyriarchy@gmail.com www.kickingthekyriarchy.org Kicking the Kyriarchy…
 
Is elderly care a feminist issue? Should elderly care for heteronormative people be different to their LGBTQ+ counterparts? What about the representation of older people on screen? What roles do they play? Do their characters have any depth? Are they even there in the first place? As ever, join us as we chat to Nuala, Hanne Marlene and Chryssy ...…
 
Why does the UK have one of the biggest class divides? Why do we vilify and chase the unemployed single mums of the UK to pay their taxes, and not the gargantuan corporations we get our coffee from every day? How is it that the poorest in the country can be burned alive Grenfell, side by side the wealthiest and the elite? What's it like to live ...…
 
WE'RE BACK. After taking a bit of a break over summer, we're back with even more episodes and amazing guests telling you their story. To ease back into the swing of things, we thought we'd start with a really light and easily digestible topic...race. To some it's surprising that this is still a conversation that needs to be had, and for others, ...…
 
Gentlemen start your engines, and let the best wo- Let's stop right there. RuPaul's Drag Race is all kinds of fierce, however there's far more to the drag world than shantay-ing and sashay-ing. This month, it's Asifa Lahore, Britain's first out Muslim Drag Queen, and a recently out trans woman telling us her drag journey, and how this interacts ...…
 
DISCLAIMER Because this was a live episode the audio quality is quite poor but the content is certainly not. Please bare with <3 We turned ONE! And to celebrate, in May we held our first ever live podcast recording in front of an audience. Thank you to everyone that came down and supported us, all 37 guests we've had on this podcast, and to you ...…
 
Next in the kyriarchy saga is clothing, but we're not talking dressing for your shape. Have you ever thought about the bindis that your friends bought for that musical festival last year, and the significance of their cultural meaning? Or who made that shirt you bought last week that only cost £3 and wasn't on sale? And what about the hijab? Li ...…
 
This month we we talk trans to mark Trans Day of Visibility on the 31st March. According to the Trans Mental Health Review, 84% of trans people have contemplated ending their life, and that is just not okay. To help us better understand the issues trans people face everyday, and how we can be better allies to them, we invited Bex, Sabah and Rom ...…
 
TW: Physical, emotional, sexual abuse and eating disorders. also our email address is kickingthekyriarchy@gmail.com, not .org! This month we focused on relationships, and more specifically, abusive ones. 2 women are killed every week in England and Wales by a current or former partner, and it's easy to ask 'why don't you just leave?'. Well, hel ...…
 
Conversion therapy? Suicide and race? Forcibly sectioned? Mental health. This month we’re joined by Chama, Carl and Nicolle who trusted us enough to tell us their journey with mental health. Our first guest is Chama, a black spoken word poet diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. Chama describes what it’s like to wrestle with multiple ...…
 
TW: rape, sexual assault, child sexual abuse Consent. It’s a given, right? You would just say no if you didn’t want to do something, ‘cause no means no, right? Wrong. Research from Edwards et al., (2014) found that a third of male university students didn’t know what rape was, and would even go so far as to rape a woman if they knew no one woul ...…
 
Did you know that Winston Churchill promoted genocide? Or that Oxford university was part funded by Cecil Rhodes, a man who left his money to further the extension of the British rule and to perfect colonisation? Neither did we. That’s why this month we asked three guests one not-so-simple question: why is my curriculum white? Or in other words ...…
 
It's shark week! This month we get the chance to have some pretty frank conversations with three out-of-this-world guests who each have their own unique experiences about what it's like when the decorators are in. SPOILER ALERTTaboos will be broken! First up is Laura - the phenomenal activist behind the "End the Tampon Tax" campaign. She tells ...…
 
We sit down with three kickass guests who are all sticking it to the man and breaking down what it means to be a sex worker in the current political climate. Meet Isla, an anonymous sex worker who calls attention to the unjust normative beauty standards that sex workers can be objected to, and how the Nordic model isn’t reducing the demand for ...…
 
What is it like being non-binary in a society that forces you to choose between being either a man or a woman? Join Puj, Sean, CJ and Ashley who talk queering up the classroom, what the government is doing (or isn't doing) to recognise non-binary identities and what a medical transition is like.Listen to Puj at 03:10, Sean at 12:29, CJ at 35:24 ...…
 
Is beauty oppressive, or freeing? What does it mean to be a fat activist? Is that linked to class? Does colourism affect black hair? What do we mean by "nude"?Join three kick ass guests, Rae, Ashna and Barbara as they explore what beauty means to them. Did we say something that was totally in appropriate, or could have been phrased better? Is t ...…
 
How do you recognise your own, and navigate other people's? Can you be both privileged and oppressed simultaneously? Our three guests Madi, Sarah and Ben give us their thoughts. Please note: since the making of this podcast, it has been pointed out to us that it is preferred to use the word "non disabled" instead of "able" when describing peopl ...…
 
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