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Breaking Down Patriarchy is a podcast for everyone! Learn about the creation of patriarchy and those who have challenged it as you listen to bookclub-style discussions of essential historical texts. Gain life-changing epiphanies and practical takeaways through these smart, relatable conversations.
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Amy is joined by author Celeste Davis to discuss the long history of Mormon feminism, how women's stories have been erased and hidden, and what hope remains for an egalitarian future in the LDS Church. Celeste Davis is the writer behind the popular Substack 'non-spiritual non-direction'. She is a certified spiritual director through the Chaplaincy …
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Amy is joined by Lē Isaac Weaver and Melanie Springer Mock of Christian Feminism Today to discuss the state of gender relations in evangelical communities, Biblical Feminism, purity culture, and the dangerous politization of religious beliefs. Lē Isaac Weaver (they/them) is a creative and technical professional who assists artists, businesses, and …
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Amy is joined by author and preacher Liz Cooledge Jenkins to discuss her book, Nice Churchy Patriarchy: Reclaiming Women's Humanity from Evangelicalism, and dig into ongoing tensions between egalitarianism and complementarianism, plus advice for individuals no longer feeling aligned with their church community. Liz Cooledge Jenkins is a writer, pre…
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Amy is joined by journalist Dr. Leta Hong Fincher to discuss her book, Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China, as well as recent changes in Chinese gender relations, and the courageous women defying their state in search of a more equitable future. Dr. Leta Hong Fincher has written for the New York Times, Washington Post, The …
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Amy is joined by historian Jill Burke to discuss her book, How to Be a Renaissance Woman: The Untold History of Beauty and Female Creativity, exploring cosmetics and beauty expectations of 15th-century Europe, and how the beauty industry continues to shape our culture today. Jill Burke is a professor of Renaissance Visual and Material Cultures at t…
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Amy is joined by scholar and author Dr. Karen Jo Torjesen to discuss her book, When Women Were Priests: Women's Leadership in the Early Church and the Scandal of Their Subordination in the Rise of Christianity. This discussion covers the overlooked history of women as bishops, patrons, and more, as well as the masculinization of the church and how …
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Amy is joined by Christian Nunes, current President of the National Organization for Women for a discussion of NOW's history, overlooked feminist heroes, plus the fight for the Equal Rights Amendment and how to get involved in the largest feminist organization in America today. Christian F. Nunes, MBA, MS, LCSW,  became the National Organization fo…
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Amy is joined by comedian and activist Stacey Harkey to discuss the history of race and gender in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee of the 1960's, diving into the nuances of how white women and Black men can each hold the roles of both oppressor and oppressed. Born in Dallas, Texas, Stacey Harkey considers himself to be a southerner to …
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Amy is joined by philosopher and author Mehrsa Baradaran to discuss her latest book, The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap, and explore the history of Black banking, intersections of race, gender, and economics, as well as how we can take control of our economic future to create a more equitable world for all. Mehrsa Baradaran i…
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Amy is joined by author and activist Mikki Kendall to discuss her book, Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot, and explore the lasting legacy of Jim Crow, the high expectations we place on women of color, and confront some of the ways in which white feminism has failed Black communities. Mikki Kendall is a writer, diversity con…
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Amy is joined by philosopher and author Kate Manne to discuss her latest book, Unshrinking: How to Face Fatphobia, and dig deep into issues of body image, weight shaming, correlation v. causation, and how to create a more just society for people of all sizes. Kate Manne is an associate professor at the Sage School of Philosophy at Cornell Universit…
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Amy is joined by author Kate Moore to discuss her newest book, The Woman They Could Not Silence, exploring the story of Elizabeth Packard's abduction into an asylum, her triumphant fight for justice, and how mental health is wielded to discredit and silence women. Kate Moore is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Radium Girls…
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Amy is joined by Former Representative Mary Chung Hayashi to discuss her book, Women in Politics, and the barriers which dissuade women from entering the political sphere including ambition gaps, the imagination barrier, perceptions of motherhood, and the challenge of fundraising. Mary Chung Hayashi is an award-winning author, national healthcare l…
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Amy is joined by Dr. Michael Kaufman & Dr. Michael Kimmel to discuss their book The Guy’s Guide to Feminism and share the how men can overcome discomfort and guilt to become true feminist allies. Michael Kaufman, PhD, is a writer of both fiction and nonfiction books. As an advisor, activist, and keynote speaker, he has developed innovative approach…
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Amy is joined by returning guest Sarah López to discuss the incredible texts, brilliant guests, and many lessons learned during Season 3 of Breaking Down Patriarchy. Sarah López is a recent graduate from Boston University where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations (with a regional focus on Latin America) and two minors in Itali…
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Amy is joined by Leatha Udayabhanu of Essentially Awake to discuss the daily work of anti-racism, de-colonialism, and holding ourselves accountable with self-compassion. Leatha Udayabhanu is a de-colonial life coach, public speaker, and educator who guides people in healing the internalized legacies of colonization—in particular burnout, exhaustion…
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Amy is joined by Dr. Danielle Stewart to discuss Linda Nochlin's essay, "Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?", and examine the historical and contemporary hurdles faced by women artists. Danielle Stewart is an art historian who specializes in the modern and contemporary art of the Americas. Her most recent publications investigate how mid-c…
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Amy is joined by Dr. Wendy Lower to discuss her book, Hitler's Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields, and begin unpacking the complicated history of women's involvement in the Third Reich. Wendy Lower is an American historian and a widely published author on the Holocaust and World War II. Since 2012, she holds the John K. Roth Chair at C…
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Amy is joined by Dr. Riane Eisler to discuss the features of partnership models v. dominator models as well as their appearances in Neolithic Europe, the Third Reich, and in our own world today. Riane Eisler is a social systems scientist, cultural historian, futurist, and attorney whose research, writing, and speaking has transformed the lives of p…
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Amy is joined by Dr. Sue Blundell to discuss her book Women in Ancient Greece and explore the roles of women in ancient Grecian society as well as representations of female deities. Sue Blundell is a playwright and lecturer in Classical Studies. Many of her plays have been inspired by ancient myths, ideas, and objects. More recently she’s been expl…
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Amy is joined by Alicia Galbraith & BreAnna Larson who turn the table and interview our host about her experiences with the plant medicine Mamá Ayahuasca. This episode is Part Two of Two and covers the experience of an ayahuasca ceremony and how plant medicine can offer healing and revelation. Alicia Galbraith is passionate about mental health. Wit…
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Amy is joined by Tlawil Castillo to begin learning about the plant medicine, Mamá Aya. This episode is Part One or Two and discusses the history and science of ayahuasca as well as first hand experiences of a plant medicine practitioner. Tlawil Castillo is a devoted student of sacred ancient ways and a gate keeper for those who are committed to hea…
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Amy is joined by Alicia Galbraith & BreAnna Larson to conclude their discussion of the plant medicine peyote. This episode is Part Two of Two and covers the process of a peyote ceremony and personal accounts of the grandfather medicine's power. Alicia Galbraith is passionate about mental health. With a background in neuroscience, yoga, and meditati…
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Amy is joined by Alicia Galbraith & BreAnna Larson to begin their discussion of plant medicine. This episode is Part One or Two and covers the history of peyotism among Indigenous communities and what drew our guests to participate in a peyote ceremony. Alicia Galbraith is passionate about mental health. With a background in neuroscience, yoga, and…
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Amy is joined by Dr. Brianna Theobald to discuss her book Reproduction on the Reservation as well as gender roles in Crow culture and the history of reproductive rights in Indigenous communities. Dr. Brianna Theobald is an assistant professor of history and affiliate faculty in the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studi…
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Amy is joined by Dr. Cutcha Risling Baldy to discuss her book We Are Dancing For You as well as the violent legacy of settler colonialism in California and how Indigenous women are reclaiming their traditions. Dr. Cutcha Risling Baldy is an Associate Professor and Department Chair of Native American Studies at Humboldt State University. Her researc…
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Amy is joined by Dr. Farina King to discuss truths of American genocide and explore the tragic history behind Native American boarding schools. Farina King, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, is the Horizon Chair of Native American Ecology and Culture and Associate Professor of Native American Studies at the University of Oklahoma. She received her Ph…
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Amy is joined by Dr. Bri Romanello to discuss the nuanced history and modern ramifications of immigration and interracial marriage across LDS and Latine communities. Brittany “Bri” Romanello earned a Ph.D. in Sociocultural Anthropology from Arizona State University. Her research in the Southwest and borderland areas used mixed ethnographic methods …
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Amy is joined by Dr. Julia Zulver to discuss her book, High-Risk Feminism in Columbia, and learn about feminist organizations striving for justice in Colombia and El Salvador. Dr. Julia Zulver is a feminist researcher studying women's mobilization in communities affected by conflict and violence in Latin America. She is passionate about gender just…
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Amy is joined by Sarah Lopez to discuss Julia Alvarez's In the Time of the Butterflies and discuss the complicated history of patriarchy and revolution in the Dominican Republic. Sarah Lopez is a recent graduate from Boston University where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations (with a regional focus on Latin America) and two mi…
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Amy is joined by Dr. Susie Porter to discuss her book From Angel to Office Worker and explore the nuances of class, gender, and labor in Mexico. Dr. Susie Porter is a Presidential Societal Impact Scholar and Distinguished Professor in the Humanities. She serves as a country conditions expert for asylum cases, was a founder of the Westside Leadershi…
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Amy is joined by Natalia Calero to explore the history and present day realities of reproductive rights in Latin America, as well as intersections between feminism, class privilege, and colonialism. Natalia Calero is the General Director of Coming Up, an organization dedicated to gender equality, labor inclusion and professional development, whose …
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Amy is joined by Dr. Marie Sarita Gaytán to discuss the life of Amelio Robles, who served during the Mexican Revolution and became one of Mexico's earliest transgender icons. Marie Sarita Gaytán is an associate professor of sociology and gender studies at the University of Utah. Sarita writes and teaches in the areas of culture, globalization, Lati…
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Amy is joined by Levi Murray to discuss the tricky intersections between patriarchy and colonialism in Mexico, plus a deep dive into the female archetypes of La Malinche, La Llorona, and La Virgen de Guadalupe. Levi Murray is a half-white, half Mexican-American anti-patriarchist. A dentist by trade, he is currently pursuing a Masters of Theology wi…
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Amy is joined by Dr. Maile Arvin to discuss her book, Possessing Polynesians: The Science of Settler Colonial Whiteness in Hawai'i and Oceania and the intersections between settler colonialism and patriarchy on the Hawai'ian islands. Dr. Maile Arvin is an associate professor of History and Gender Studies at the University of Utah. She is a Native H…
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Amy and Dr. Gina Colvin discuss Māori history, culture, and why feminism may not be necessary in a Māori context. Gina Colvin is a New Zealander of Māori, English, Irish, Welsh, German and French descent. Until the July of 2016, she was in the permanent position of Lecturer at the University of Canterbury. Dr. Colvin served UC for 12 years across P…
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Amy is joined by Dr. Setsu Shigematsu to discuss xer book Scream from the Shadows and the history of women's liberation in Japan. Setsu Shigematsu is a mother of two children and an Associate Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at UC Riverside. Xer intellectual and scholarly concerns include the relationship of US and Japanese imperialism, gend…
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Amy is joined by author Wang Ping to discuss her book Aching for Beauty: Footbinding in China and explore the nuances of beauty practices in China and beyond. Wang Ping is a poet, writer, photographer, performance and multimedia artist. Her publications have been translated into multiple languages and include poetry, short stories, novels, cultural…
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Amy is joined by Annabelle Qian to conclude their discussion of patriarchy's history in Imperial China from the Qin Dynasty (221 BCE) to the Qing Dynasty (1912 CE). Annabelle Qian is an 18 year old scholar who just graduated from Waterford High School, and will be studying international affairs and economics at the University of North Carolina at C…
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Amy is joined by Annabelle Qian to discuss the Women in Ancient China and Women in Early Imperial China by author Bret Hinsch, and explore patriarchy's history in China from the Neolithic Age to the Eastern Zhou Dynasty (221 BCE). Annabelle Qian was born to a Chinese father and an American mother. One of three children, she has lived extensively in…
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Amy is joined by film-maker Jenn Lee Smith to discuss Patriarchy in East Asia: A Comparative Sociology of Gender by Sechiyama Kaku and (En)gendering Taiwan: The Rise of Taiwanese Feminism, and to explore patriarchy specifically within Confucianism and Taiwan. Jenn Lee Smith was born on the friendly, vibrant island of Taiwan. She is a filmmaker who …
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Amy is joined by Marissa Lila and Rachel Lam to discuss Buddhism After Patriarchy by Rita Gross and begin our exploration of patriarchy in East Asia. Rachel Lam is a professor of psychology and integrative medicine caregiver in Salt Lake City, Utah. She identifies as a biracial-female educator, healer, and advocate for social justice and mental hea…
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Amy is joined by Rev. Cynthia Brix, Dr. William Keepin, and Harin Jeong to discuss their groundbreaking work with Gender Equity and Reconciliation International. Rev. Cynthia Brix, is co-founder of Gender Equity and Reconciliation International, which has organized 280 intensive trainings in twelve countries for healing and reconciliation between w…
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Amy is joined by advocate Mariya Taher to learn more about Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting and discuss firsthand accounts from those affected. Mariya Taher has worked in gender-based violence for over a decade in the areas of teaching, research, policy, program development, and direct service. In 2015, she cofounded Sahiyo, an award-winning, tran…
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Amy is joined by Dr. Srimati Basu to discuss her book The Trouble With Marriage: Feminists Confront Law and Violence in India and explore the complicated gender politics behind divorce. Srimati Basu is a Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies and Anthropology, and a member of the Committee on Social Theory. She serves as the President of the Assoc…
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Amy is joined by Thenmozhi Soundararajan to discuss her book The Trauma of Caste: A Dalit Feminist Meditation on Survivorship, Healing, and Abolition and help open our eyes to the oppressive and far-reaching ramifications of the caste system. Thenmozhi Soundararajan is a Dalit Civil rights artist, organizer, and theorist who has worked with hundred…
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