A Daily Signal podcast that challenges the left's narrative that all women must be liberal, pink-hat wearing, Planned Parenthood supporters. Hosted by Lauren Evans and Virginia Allen. Problematic Women celebrates and empowers right-minded women through thoughtful, long-form interviews and sharp-witted commentary on issues from pop culture to politics.
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What We Have Learned From Freed Hostages and Biden's War on Foster Parents
Up on today’s Problematic Women – We bring you the latest on the release of Israel hostages and some of the consequences that have come from this nearly 2-month-long conflict. Then, the Biden administration is once again attacking family values, this time through a rule that would brand those with traditional views “unfit” to foster LGBTQ+ children. And as always, we’ll be crowning our problematic woman of the week! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/11/2023 • 44 minutes 15 seconds
Graphic Reality of Hamas’ Attack on Israel on October 7
Up on today’s Problematic Women – We tell you what you need to know about the pro-Israel march in Washington, D.C. this week, and share some information about the horrific reality of what happened in Israel on Oct. 7th. Plus, we share which state in America ranks highest for education freedom. And we’ll be sharing some Black Friday tips and holiday inflation numbers. And as always, we’ll be crowning our Problematic Woman of the Week!Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/11/2023 • 42 minutes 21 seconds
Surrogacy Complications, AI Fears Come True, and Dating Flirting Tips
Up on today’s Problematic Women – we talk surrogacy and all the complications that come with it. Plus, AI generating image technology is raising concerns over the safety of children and young people. And dating app users are burnt out. It’s time to return to the “old ways” of meeting people and we have a few tips for doing so. Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/11/2023 • 52 minutes 45 seconds
Homeschooling Is Cool Now, China Takes Pandas Back, and AI Fears
Up on today’s Problematic Women – Homeschooling is actually becoming cool. We explain how. And You have heard about the new speaker of the House Mike Johnson. But who is he? We share some exclusive Daily Signal content. Plus, the Biden administration is trying to make AI. safe. Is it possible? We discuss. And instead of a crowning a Problematic Woman of the Week, we are bringing you a hot take. Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/11/2023 • 35 minutes 25 seconds
What Happened to Femininity? Author Rebekah Merkle Talks Faith and Feminism
Up on today’s Problematic Women – We are changing thing up this week and first giving a brief update on news from Israel and what we know about the freed hostages. And then, we are devoting the rest of the show to our Problematic Woman of the Week, Rebekah Merkle, author of “Eve in Exile: The Restoration of Femininity.” Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/10/2023 • 43 minutes 40 seconds
Why Israel and Hamas Are at War, Britney Spears’ Abortion Heartache, & Employers Ditch Degree Requirement
Up on today’s Problematic Women – We explain a little bit of the history of the conflict between Israel and Palestine and how we got to where we are today. Plus, we unpack why some college students are supporting Palestine and in turn Hamas. Also on today’s show, Britney Spears says she had an abortion more than 20 years ago and it remains one of the most painful things she has ever gone through. And more employers are ditching the requirement for a college degree. Is this a good thing? We weigh in. And as always, we’ll be crowning our problematic woman of the week!Learn more about the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews here: https://www.ifcj.org/ Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/10/2023 • 55 minutes 58 seconds
Learning to 'Step Up:' Ellen Troxclair's Story
Ellen Troxclair says she never intended to run for public office. She was busy growing her small real estate business in Texas, but grew frustrated by the high property taxes that were keeping buyers out of the market. Troxclair ran for public office, becoming the youngest-ever elected woman, and lone conservative, on the Austin City Council. During her time there, she was successful in bringing property tax relief to Austin residents.In 2022, voters elected Troxclair to the Texas House of Representatives, where she again advocated tax relief and helped pass what was called the largest property tax cut in U.S. history. Her desire to solve the practical problems facing her community not
12/10/2023 • 34 minutes 1 second
Week in DC: House Speaker Ousted, Fire Alarm Pulled, and Carjacking
Up on today’s Problematic Women – It has been an eventful several days on Capitol Hill. A Congressman's car was stollen at gunpoint. There’s an investigation over a lawmaker pulling a fire alarm at the same time as a congressional vote. And in a historic moment, the House speaker was ousted from his position. Plus, NYC just became the first US City to Offer ‘on Demand’ Phone Appointment for ‘Abortion Kit.’ And as always, we’ll be crowning our problematic woman of the week! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/10/2023 • 30 minutes 1 second
Elon Musk, Government Spending Fight, and Senate Takes Casual Friday to New Level
Up on today’s Problematic Women – The government looks like it’s headed for a shutdown. We explain why it relates to Elon Musk’s trip to the southern border. And the Senate has told lawmakers they can wear whatever they want. Do dress codes matter? Plus, the Supreme Court will be back in session soon. What are the big cases everyone will be talking about this term? We explain. And as always, we’ll be crowning our problematic woman of the week! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/09/2023 • 41 minutes 19 seconds
The ‘Madness’ Coming After Our Kids, FACE Act Repeal Effort, and Yes, Good News From California
Up on today's Problematic Women podcast, Merianne Jensen joins the “Problematic Women” podcast to share her unexpected rise to fame after she spoke out at the school board meeting and what parents can do to guard their kids against the left’s harmful agenda. Also on today’s show, we share the story of two California teachers who are fighting back against a policy that would force them to lie to parents of children struggling with their gender identity. And Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, is taking steps to repeal the Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act.Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/09/2023 • 50 minutes 41 seconds
Sipping Debt: What the PSL and Government Spending Have In Common
Up on today’s Problematic Women – We give you a hot take on Starbucks and government spending. And have you noticed that mainstream media is blaming climate change for every natural disaster these days? We have some idea why. Plus, the crisis at the southern border costs a woman the life of her daughter and mother. We share her story. And as always, we’ll be crowning our problematic woman of the week! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/09/2023 • 30 minutes 11 seconds
Why America’s Birthrate Is in Decline and What Some Tradwives and Feminist Have in Common
Up on today’s Problematic Women – We talk about the declining birth rate and some of the factors that are causing women to choose to have fewer kids or no children at all. And since it takes two to make a baby, we will also discuss the role men play in this situation. Then, we will breakdown the tradwives trend and how tradwives might have accidentally embraced one of the most harmful characteristics of the feminist movement. Plus, it looks like the majority of Americans are addicted to their phones. Are you? And as always, we’ll be crowning our problematic woman of the week!Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/09/2023 • 46 minutes 37 seconds
True Confessions of a Conservative Harvard Graduate
Up on today’s Problematic Women – Anna Low is pulling back the curtain for us on life at Harvard University and what being a conservative student at Harvard is really like. Then, we discuss the controversy over Harvard’s admissions practices. And as always, we’ll be crowning our problematic woman of the week! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/08/2023 • 34 minutes 9 seconds
Addressing Drinking, Hazing, and LGBTQ Culture in a Mission to Restore Women's Sports
Drinking, partying, and pressure to explore homosexuality are common within women’s sports, but this does not need to be the norm, according to former college athlete Samantha Kelley. While the "transgender" issue is a new challenge in women's sports, it has long been "statistically proven that college athletes party more [and] drink more than the normal student population," says Kelley, the founder and president of FIERCE Athlete. Athletes are "under so much pressure and under so much scrutiny, and even more so today with social media," she added.An athlete herself, including playing Division I soccer at the University of Connecticu
24/08/2023 • 52 minutes 36 seconds
Bizarre Roots of the Feminist Movement No One Talks About
The English Romantic poet Percy Shelley, who died in 1822 at age 29, played a significant role in developing the ideas of the feminist movement, author Carrie Gress says. Ideas of the “the occult, smashing the patriarchy, and free love” played a significant role in Shelley’s writing and ideology, says Gress, author of the new book “The End of Woman: How Smashing the Patriarchy Has Destroyed Us.”Shelley was a “barbaric man” who was “involved in the occult,” Gress says. His wife was Mary Shelley, author of the 1818 novel “Frankenstein,” she notes, and Shelley drew on the ideas of her parents—a vision of a “women’s revolution w
17/08/2023 • 39 minutes 26 seconds
Some Conservatives Are Celebrating Loss of US Women's Soccer. Should They Be?
Up on today’s Problematic Women – U.S. Women’s Soccer lost. We have a hot take on why their star may have fallen so quickly. Plus, guest Hayden Sledge joins us to discuss how the defeat of a ballot initiative in Ohio could put thousands of lives at risk. She also shares her journey into politics and offers advice for young working women and for those Problematic Women headed back to college. Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/08/2023 • 43 minutes 58 seconds
Transgender Movement Gives Up Ground Women Fought For
Up on today’s Problematic Women: President Joe Biden finally acknowledges his 7th grandchild in a news dump on a Friday night. We break down this latest scandal with the Biden Family. There was a big hearing on Capitol Hill last week on parental rights when it comes to “gender affirming care” — we’ll bring you some of the spiciest moments of the day and we’ll get Sarah’s legal take on what parental rights actually means. Whether you’re a CEO, an intern or anywhere in between, the phrase “servant leader” is a buzzword you’ve heard around the office. Is it an outdated concept in modern society? We discuss. And as always, we’ll be crowning our problematic woman of the week! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/08/2023 • 50 minutes 13 seconds
"Barbie" Movie Is Surprisingly Pro-Motherhood & More Hot Takes on the Summer Blockbuster
Up on today’s Problematic Women – Evie Solheim joins the show to share the story behind the "Girl's Guide" and offer some insight and advice for women entering the career field. Then we are discussing a new trend being celebrated – “lazy girl job.” We explain what it is and what it reveals about our culture. And then we are of course talking all about the "Barbie" movie and why it is not as lefty as everyone thought it would be, and even makes some surprisingly conservative points. And as always, we’ll be crowning our problematic woman of the week!And be sure to check out the Girl's Guide here: The Girl’s GuideFind Evie on InstagramFind Evi
27/07/2023 • 42 minutes 37 seconds
Why There Is No Such Thing as the 'Wrong Puberty'
Up on today’s Problematic Women – we explain what a military spending bill known as the NDAA is and what abortion has to do with it. Plus, a U.S. state is considering eliminating the religious exemption for vaccines for kids at public and private schools. And Health Admiral Rachel Levine says youth should not have to go through the “wrong puberty.” We have some comments about that. Plus, we unpack 😉 the current issue with flights across America. Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/07/2023 • 34 minutes 55 seconds
Not Your Typical College Experience. Macy Petty Shares Her Journey to Become Women's Sports Advocate
Up on today’s Problematic Women – We hear how Macy Petty became a voice for true women’s rights. Plus, we get Macy's reaction to U.S. women’s soccer star Megan Rapinoe saying she would be cool having a male on the women’s team. And a new poll shows that Americans don’t trust colleges anymore. We discuss why. And as always, we’ll be crowning our Problematic Woman of the Week!Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/07/2023 • 45 minutes 28 seconds
How Sexual Revolution Hijacked the Women's Movement, Sue Ellen Browder Explains
Sue Ellen Browder says she played a role in hijacking the women's movement. As a young woman working for Cosmopolitan magazine, Browder says she wrote what she describes as “propaganda.” What was the goal? To sell women on the idea that sexual liberation is the path to the single woman’s personal fulfillment.In her book "Subverted: How I Helped the Sexual Revolution Hijack the Women’s Movement," Browder details what it was like working within the sexual revolution and how she got out. Enjoy this rerun of a great speech Browder delivered at The Heritage Foundation in 2019. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/07/2023 • 15 minutes 2 seconds
Millions of Young People to Be Affected by Two Supreme Court Decisions
Up on today’s Problematic Women – Drag Queens say they are coming for your children, but parents have something to say about that. The Supreme Court will issue two major decisions this week that have a direct affect on millions of young people. Plus, the real life Barbie Dream House is on Airbnb and two people will be able to stay there in July. And as always, we’ll be crowning our Problematic Woman of the Week!Find out more about the Barbie Dream House here: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/857387972692815761?source_impression_id=p3_1687823144_JtS46LtZpWHyONnN&irgwc=1&irclid=1cXSsxxgixyPTB-xAE0FNQF7UkF2wdUr3TPj3A0&ircid=4273&sharedid=&af=&iratid=9627&c=.pi73.pk4273_256585&irparam1= Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/06/2023 • 42 minutes 39 seconds
In Defense of Life: One Year Since Roe Overturned and Fight to End Child Sex Slavery
Up on today’s Problematic Women – It has been one year since Roe v. Wade was overturned and a new poll indicates how Americans view abortion today. Plus, we caught up with a former NFL player turned pro-life advocate to ask his advice on where the fight for life stands. Also on today’s show, we break down one of the biggest hidden crime rings in the world - child slavery. And as always, we’ll be crowning our problematic woman of the week! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/06/2023 • 44 minutes 22 seconds
When the Radical Left Targets Moms
Up on today’s Problematic Women – Special guest Nicki Neily joins us to share her story of fighting for truth and parent’s rights, and to share why the left is labeling her organization a "hate" group. Plus, the White House banned a group of trans activists from the White House. We explain why. And according to Forbes, Taylor Swift is stimulating the economy in a huge way right now. Plus, we’ll be crowning our Problematic Woman of the Week! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/06/2023 • 50 minutes 27 seconds
There’s No XY in Female Sports
Up on today’s Problematic Women – We’re shaking things up a little. The queen of The Heritage Foundation's legal center herself shares her journey to Washington, D.C. Then we dive into the fight to keep women's sports women's sports! And the story on a former teammate of the transgender swimmer Lia Thomas is sharing her discomfort with how the biological male joining the women’s swim team. Later, we give a HOT TAKE on Ireland’s war on cows, and we talk about the upcoming Turning Point USA’s Young Women’s Leadership Conference. Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/06/2023 • 44 minutes 3 seconds
Target Paying Price for Transgender Swimsuits, Carbs Causing Brain Fog, 25 States Protecting Life
Up on today’s Problematic Women – Target is losing money amid controversy over its transgender clothing line. We’ll explain how tuck friendly swimsuits may have cost the company billions. Plus, half the states across America now protect life past 12 weeks of pregnancy. We will tell you which states and where the fight for life stands. Also on today’s show, a new study has concluded that your morning bagel might cause brain fog. And as always, we’ll be crowning our problematic woman of the week! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/06/2023 • 42 minutes 42 seconds
BONUS | Sen. Joni Ernst on 2024 Presidential Hopefuls and Fight to End Pentagon Abortion Funding
It’s not every day there is an opportunity to ride a motorcycle alongside a U.S. senator, but on June 3, hundreds of Americans will do just that.Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, is hosting her annual Roast and Ride Saturday. Motorcyclists are invited to join Ernst in a ride to the Iowa State Fairgrounds to enjoy some BBQ are hear from 2024 presidential hopefuls, including Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, political commentator Larry Elder, entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, and former Vice President Mike Pence, who has yet to formally announce his bid for president. In addition to the Roast and Ride, Ernst joins the "Problematic Women" podcast to discuss why she and Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-Ala., are fighting to end a Pentagon policy that uses taxpayer money to help cover the costs associated with abortion.Enjoy the show!<p style='color:grey; font-size
31/05/2023 • 25 minutes 49 seconds
Climate Activists Deface Trevi Fountain, Impending Debt Limit Deadline, and Critical Time for Ukraine War
Up on today’s Problematic Women – We break down what is happening with the debate over the national debt and why Congress and the President can’t seem to agree on raising the debt limit. Plus, some climate activists poured black vegetable charcoal into the Trevi Fountain in Rome. We explain why. Also on today’s show, we are diving into the latest on the war in Ukraine. And as always, we’ll be crowning our Problematic Woman of the Week!Want to know more about fossil fuels? Check out the conversation with Alex Epstein on "The Kevin Robert's Show:" https://www.heritage.org/coal-oil-natural-gas/commentary/fossil-fuels-enable-human-flourishing Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/05/2023 • 49 minutes
The Obvious and Deadly Consequences of Defunding the Police in NYC and an Eyewitness Account of Border Crossings as Title 42 Expires
The Obvious and Deadly Consequences of Defunding the Police in NYC and an Eyewitness Account of Border Crossings as Title 42 ExpiresOn this week's episode of Problematic Women – Title 42 is dead and gone, and despite how the Biden admin tries to frame it, a surge of illegal migrants continues to cross the border. We give you an eyewitness story of the repercussions of this major policy change. Happy Police Week! Many are celebrating our men and women in blue, but some cities continue to embrace environments of lawlessness and violence. We tell you what you need to know. Finally, House Republicans held a hearing this week on the implications of the FACE Act. What will come from these hearings and more. And as always we crown our Problematic Woman of the Week. Show notes: Reporting from the Border: https://twit
18/05/2023 • 42 minutes 10 seconds
Did Tucker Carlson Kill Cable? Biden Wants You to Drive Electric, Southern Border In Crisis
Up on today’s Problematic Women – Title 42 ends today. We tell you what it is and why its ending is expected to cause mass chaos at the southern border. And the Biden administration openly pushing to increase production of electric vehicles. The reasoning will shock you! And Tucker Carlson surprises us with the debut of his new show now streaming on Twitter. What does this mean for the future of cable television?And as always, we’ll be crowning our problematic woman of the week! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/05/2023 • 44 minutes 40 seconds
One Year Since Dobbs Leak, Clime Regulations Could Kill Your AC, & Real Talk on Economy
On today’s edition of the “Problematic Women” podcast, we explain some of the biggest economic news of the week. Also on today’s show, we discuss the one-year anniversary of the leak of the Supreme Court's draft opinion in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The Biden administration also declared war on your air conditioner; we tell you what you need to know about this latest green energy craze. And as always, we’ll crown our Problematic Woman of the Week.Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more informati
04/05/2023 • 39 minutes 11 seconds
Tucker Carlson Splits with Fox News, Democrats Push ERA, and SCOTUS Makes Abortion Pill Decision
Up on today’s Problematic Women – Tucker Carlson has left Fox News. We share what we know. And the Supreme Court has ruled that, for now, the abortion pill can still be used to end pregnancy. Plus, Democrats are moving forward to pass the Equal Rights Amendment even though the amendment died decades ago. And as always, we’ll be crowning our Problematic Woman of the Week!Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/04/2023 • 37 minutes 38 seconds
Female Entrepreneurs Share Their Stories of Trusting God, Navigating Challenges of Running a Small Business
Being a business owner is not always as glamorous as it looks, but it is highly rewarding, say entrepreneurs Hope Harvard and Macy Maxson. Harvard, founder of the makeup company Hope Beauty, was eager to find a new purpose after working in the Trump administration. The South Carolina native says the idea for a makeup line inspired by the women of the Bible came to her suddenly one morning after a great deal of prayer, and even some tears.Running her own business has proven to be challenging, but Harvard says she has found much joy in creating makeup products for women that remind them of their natural beauty in Christ. Similar to Harvard, entrepreneurship has been a journey full
20/04/2023 • 12 minutes 39 seconds
Bud Light Bust, Abortion Pill Rulings, and Classified Documents Leaked
Up on today’s Problematic Women – Dueling court ruling have been issued on the abortion pill, and now the Supreme Court might weigh in on a case that could ultimately save millions of lives. We break down what you need to know. Plus, classified documents have been leaked from the Pentagon. We explain why it matters. And people are ditching Bud Light - we tell you why. And as always, we’ll be crowning our problematic woman of the week!Read more about the abortion pill case here: https://www.dailysignal.com/2023/04/11/best-part-of-federal-judges-ruling-against-abortion-pill-comes-down-to-two-words/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/04/2023 • 41 minutes 9 seconds
Elon Musk Calls for Pause on AI Development, Florida AG Sues Jane's Revenge, and Easter Traditions
Up on today’s Problematic Women – GOP lawmakers are trying to block funding for a law that has been used to target pro-life Americans. Plus, the Attorney General of Florida is suing the radical pro-abortion group Jane’s Revenge. We break down the lawsuit. And major tech leaders like Elon Musk have asked companies developing AI technology to push the pause button and consider the consequences of artificial intelligence. Also on today’s show, we talk Easter traditions and how you can make the holiday a little more meaningful this year. And as always, we’ll be crowning our Problematic Woman of the Week! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/04/2023 • 40 minutes 13 seconds
American Patriotism Looking Bleak, AI Generated Pope In Puffer Jacket, Tragedy In Mexico
Up on today’s Problematic Women – A new poll shows American patriotism is down after COVID-19. We explain what the possible implications could be. Plus, an image of the pope in a puffer jacket went viral – but it was not even real. AI generated the photo, which has some troubling implications. Also on today’s show, we explain why a fire in a migrant detention center in Mexico is a reminder why the Biden administration must secure the border. And as always, we’ll be crowning our problematic woman of the week! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/03/2023 • 40 minutes 49 seconds
Time to Ban TikTok, State Bans Abortion Pill, and Would You Trust a Digital Currency?
Up on today’s Problematic Women – TikTok should be banned, and we are not the only ones saying it! We explain why lawmakers and even users want to see the platform outlawed in America. Plus, a state just banned the abortion pill and a nationwide ban could be on the way. Also on today's show, we share what to know about some new digital currency.And as always, we’ll be crowning our problematic woman of the week! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/03/2023 • 33 minutes 8 seconds
What Fall of Silicon Valley Bank Means for Your Bank Account, Mask Removal in NCY, and Women's Team Banned for Refusing to Compete Against Male
Up on today’s Problematic Women – We explain the fall of Silicon Valley Bank and how President Biden’s bailout to all depositors is really just helping one class of people. Plus, Mayor Eric Adams is now telling New Yorkers to remove their masks. Also on today’s show, a Vermont Christian school women’s basketball team is banned from competing in future tournaments after forfeiting a game against a team with trans student. And as always, we’ll be crowning our problematic woman of the week!Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/03/2023 • 35 minutes 51 seconds
What's Next for Abortion Pills, Europe and Gender Identity, Government Says COVID-19 Likely Came From China
Up on today’s Problematic Women – We explain why abortion rights advocates and the Biden administration are sounding the alarm after the filing of a Texas lawsuit that challenges decades-old FDA approval of mifepristone. We’ll also bring you up to speed on a new study from Europe that shows just how politicized the issue of gender identity has become. Plus, the Energy Department <a href="https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.
09/03/2023 • 40 minutes 43 seconds
Why Jessa Duggar Received Criticism Following Miscarriage, Plan to Take Back America, and List of Happiest Cities May Surprise You
Up on today’s Problematic Women – We are breaking down some of the ways leaders in Washington are working to preserve our freedoms through an initiative called Project 2025. We’ll also bring you up to speed on all the candidates who have thrown their hat in the ring for a presidential run in 2024. Plus, Jessa Duggar received criticism after a miscariage. We explain why. And what cities in America are the happiest. The answers might surprise you. They definitely surprised us! And as always, we’ll be crowning our problematic woman of the week!Learn more about Project 2025 here: https://www.heritage.org/conservatism/commentary/project-2025. Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/03/2023 • 38 minutes 32 seconds
WWIII Trends on Twitter, How Troubling Amendment Would Erase Women, and God Moves on College Campuses
Up on today’s Problematic Women – Congress is considering an amendment that would erase the distinction between men and women. The implications would be devastating. We break down what you need to know. And WWIII was trending on Twitter this week. Is it really likely? While we can’t tell the future, we will tell you why its a topic of conversation right now. Plus, there is a move of God happening on college campuses that we cannot ignore. And as always, we’ll be crowning our problematic woman of the week! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/02/2023 • 53 minutes 16 seconds
Bethany Hamilton Takes Stand to Protect Women’s Sports, Teen Depression at Record High, and Failing Math Scores
Up on today’s Problematic Women, we discuss the mental health and wellness of teenage girls after the release of a troubling CDC report. We tell you what you need to know. A report from Baltimore showed major drops in math proficiency. We talk lessons learned and the path forward for education across the country. And finally, female athletes are under attack by the left. We uncover how lawmakers are leveling the playing field. And as always, we’ll be crowning our "problematic woman of the week!"Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/02/2023 • 41 minutes 54 seconds
Why China Is Spying on Us, State of the Union Fact Check, and a Problematic Congresswoman
Up on today’s Problematic Women – We discuss what China may have been looking for when it sent a spy balloon over America. And Tuesday night was Washington D.C.’s version of the Super Bowl - the State of the Union address. We break down a few of the big moments of the night. Plus, we recently catch up with one of our favorite Problematic Women lawmakers and share that conversation exclusively on the show. And as always, we’ll be crowning our Problematic Woman of the Week!Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/02/2023 • 42 minutes 29 seconds
College Installs Vending Machine with Morning-After Pill, ‘Demonic’ Statue, Double Standard of Biden’s DOJ
Up on today’s Problematic Women – There is a strange new statue in New York City. It’s a nod to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. But would RBG like the statue? We weigh in. Plus, a pro-life man who was targeted by the FBI and DOJ has been found not guilty of the charges brought against him. And a college in Washington, D.C. has a new vending machine on campus supplying students not with snacks or drinks, but the morning-after pill. We explain the implications. And as always, we’ll be crowning our Problematic Woman of the Week!Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/02/2023 • 38 minutes 4 seconds
Lawmakers Quote Taylor Swift, Kamala Harris Omits Right to ‘Life’ In Declaration, Why Crime Is Rising
Up on today’s Problematic Women – Vice President Kamala Harris appears to have intentionally omitted the right to life in the Declaration of Independence when speaking to pro-abortion advocates. And crime is on the rise. We explain some of the possible reasons why. Plus, we are not the only ones who enjoy quoting Taylor Swift lyrics, lawmakers are doing it too. And as always, we’ll be crowning our Problematic Woman of the Week!Catch The Babylon Bee's video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3_nN0ERPL4. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/01/2023 • 37 minutes 24 seconds
Americans are $7,400 Poorer Under Biden, What to Know About President’s Classified Documents, and “Titanic” Is Turning 25
On today's show, we discuss new research that shows Americans are $7,400 poorer under the Biden administration. And classified documents were found in President Joe Biden’s possession in November, but the public did not find out until two months later. We’ll explain why it matters. Plus, we share how the classic movie “Titanic” is answering one of fans' biggest questions and complaints about the film. And as always, we’ll be crowning our "problematic woman" of the week.Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/01/2023 • 42 minutes 28 seconds
What to Know About Abortifacients, Biden's Overdue Border Trip, and Gas Stoves Feel the Heat
Up on today’s Problematic Women – the Biden administration is challenging states with new tactics to expand American’s access to abortion. And the House has passed legislation to protect babies born alive after abortion. We tell you what you need to know. Plus, Biden finally pays a visit to the southern border, although many believe he’s two years too late. And, gas stoves have come under fire from the Biden administration. As always, we’ll be crowning our Problematic Woman of the Week!Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/01/2023 • 41 minutes 25 seconds
FDA Approves Sale of Abortion Pills at Pharmacies, Crocs Goes Woke, and Damar Hamlin
Up on today’s Problematic Women – Football during the holiday season was dramatic, exciting, and tragic. We tell you what you need to know. Plus, the FDA has just approved the sale of abortion drugs, an action that highlights the need for Congressional oversight of the Biden administration. Plus, Crocs is backing a kids in drag fashion show. And as always, we’ll be crowning our Problematic Woman of the Week!Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/01/2023 • 41 minutes 20 seconds
4 of Most ‘Problematic’ Stories of 2022
It’s been a wild year, to say the least. In May, someone leaked the the Supreme Court's draft majority opinion in the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which overturned Roe v. Wade's green light to abortion on demand.The leak was completely unprecedented and followed by months of pro-abortion protests outside justices' homes. The date June 24, 2022, when the high court released its decision in Dobbs, is one that Americans will remember for generations to come since an estimated 10,000 lives already have been saved since the overturning of Roe, according to Catholic News Agency. And while
22/12/2022 • 44 minutes 18 seconds
Lawmakers Move to Ban TikTok, Drag Queens at White House, and American Girl Tells Kids They Can Change Gender
On today’s show, we discuss why TikTok may be on its way out of America after congressional lawmakers introduced a bipartisan bill to ban the Chinese-owned social media app. Also, President Biden signed the so-called Respect for Marriage Act surrounded by drag queens. We’ll break down the significance of their presence and how it may be a dark foreshadowing of what's to come as the radical transgender movement promotes its agenda. Also on today’s show, we discuss how American Girl went woke. A
15/12/2022 • 42 minutes 32 seconds
Journalist Told Don't Use ‘Pro-Life' or 'Pro-Choice,’ Elon Musk Shocks America…Again, Why NASA Drove By Moon This Week
Up on today’s Problematic Women – Journalists are being told they can’t write "pro-life" or "pro-choice" in articles anymore. We tell you what new words the politically correct police are demanding journalists use. Plus, Elon Musk is airing all of Twitter’s dirty laundry in “The Twitter Files.” And NASA just took a drive by the moon. We explain why it matters. And as always, we’ll be crowning our Problematic Woman of the Week!Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/12/2022 • 35 minutes 43 seconds
Balenciaga and Kim Kardashian, Free Speech Fight at SCOTUS, and China Protests
Up on today’s Problematic Women – We explain what is happening in China with protests over COVID-19 lockdowns, and why protesters are holding up white pieces of paper. Plus, the Supreme Court is hearing arguments for a critical free speech case today that involves a graphic designer and could affect all Americans who hold to a traditional view of marriage. Also on today’s show, the fashion brand Balenciaga used sexually suggestive pictures of children in a recent ad campaign. We break down what happened and why Kim Kardashian is coming under fire amid the scandal. And as always, we’ll be crowning our Problematic Woman of the Week!Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/12/2022 • 36 minutes 55 seconds
Ericka Andersen Explains Why Women Are Leaving Church & Why They Have a 'Reason to Return'
In the past decade, 16 million American women have left the Christian church, according to author and journalist Ericka Andersen. “The reasons are really layered,” Andersen says, “anything from overwhelm and busyness, to some that have experienced 'church hurt.'” In her new book “Reason to Return: Why Women Need the Church and the Church Needs Women,” Andersen addresses the reasons why so many women have walked away from the church, and argues why they should consider rejoining a church community. On today’s edition of the “Problematic Women” podcast, Andersen discusses her new book and shares her own personal experience with the church. Pre-order a copy of Erick
22/11/2022 • 23 minutes 25 seconds
Single Women and Election Outcomes, Senate’s (Dis)respect for Marriage Act, Tattoos and Gender Treatments
Up on today’s Problematic Women – We discuss the final results of the midterm elections and how single women may have been the deciding factor in the Democrats maintaining control of the Senate. Plus, the Senate voted Wednesday on the misnamed Respect for Marriage Act. We explain why the bill should be called the (Dis)respect for marriage act. Also on today’s show, a New York City mother was arrested for allowing her 10-year-old to get a tattoo. But youth can have a double mastectomy to “change genders.” Lots to discuss there. And as always, we’ll be crowning our Problematic Woman of the Week!Check out The Federalist article about single women voting trends here. Hosted on Acast. See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer
17/11/2022 • 37 minutes 22 seconds
Post-Election Breakdown: Surprises, Disappointments, and Road Ahead
From Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis landslide reelection victory to Kentucky’s failed pro-life ballot amendment, Tuesday’s midterm elections proved to be a rollercoaster—and not necessarily the one many voters were hoping for. On today’s special post-election edition of the “Problematic Women” podcast, we break down five pro-life losses across America. California, Kentucky, Michigan, Montana, and Vermont all had an opportunity to take steps to protect life. None did. Also on today’s show, control of Congress hangs in the balance. We explain what we can learn from a significant House race in Texas and how Florida became a solid Republican state. All this and more. Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/11/2022 • 31 minutes 49 seconds
Classically Abby on Modern Dating, Marriage, and Motherhood
Abby Roth, better known as Classically Abby, says society today lacks authentic conversations about motherhood. “Motherhood has been the best journey of my life,” Roth says, but new mothers don't necessarily know that the “first 10 to 12 weeks is really hard.” As a new mom, she felt “so overwhelmed initially because it's such a huge change in your life," Roth, host of the "Classically Ever After" podcast, says. "But you are built for it. You are meant for this. And you're not alone.” Roth joins the “Problematic Women" podcast to discuss the joys and challenges of marriage and motherhood. She also explains how texting can kill a dating relationship before it even begins. Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href='https:/
08/11/2022 • 26 minutes 21 seconds
Anne Hathaway Thinks Abortion Is Mercy, Social Media Says ‘No’ to COVID Amnesty, and Revisionist History Strikes Again
Up on today’s Problematic Women – Election day is less than a week away and abortion in on the ballot in four states. We tell you what you need to know. Plus, Anne Hathaway joined "The View" this week and said abortion could be "another word for mercy." Yikes! And social media lost its mind this week after The Atlantic suggested it’s time to forgive and forget about all the craziness that happened during the pandemic. We break it down. If you are thinking of visiting Montpelier any time soon, you may want to think again. We’ll tell you why. And as always, we’ll be crowning our problematic woman of the week!You can read Brenda's piece about Montpelier here. Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See <a style='c
03/11/2022 • 54 minutes 5 seconds
Taylor Swift, Iranian Women Risk Lives for Freedom, and America’s Flunking Report Card
Up on today’s Problematic Women – We are talking about the cost of freedom. Women and men are risking their lives in Iran to protest in the streets and call for life and liberty in their nation. We’ll tell you what you need to know and how you can support them. Plus, TikTok star Dylan Mulvaney, who identifies as transgender, was invited to the White House. Also on today’s show, America’s education report card is in and it’s a lot of bad news. We break it all down. And as always, we’ll be crowning our Problematic Woman of the Week!Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/10/2022 • 38 minutes 28 seconds
‘Periods Are for Women Only.’ Tampon Company Founder Explains Her Fight for Women’s Rights.
Periods are for women only! That is the message the tampon company Garnuu is sharing with anyone who will listen. Garnuu founder Macy Maxson promises her company will never refer to women as a “menstruate or bleeder, chest feeder... [or] a pregnant person. … We're keeping women and we're keeping periods to be a girls only club.” Maxson joins the “Problematic Women” podcast to explain why she is speaking out against a movement that she says is trying to erase women. She also shares how her company is fighting for women overseas who are at risk of becoming human trafficking victims. Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/10/2022 • 22 minutes 26 seconds
Why Women Promise to Boycott Ulta Beauty, Censorship, and Left Wants to Redefine Infertility
After cosmetics superstore Ulta Beauty released a podcast Oct. 13 featuring a biological male who "identifies" as a woman discussing “girlhood” and “motherhood,” real women are promising to boycott the brand.“I really think more women need to wake up to this nonsense,” wrote one Twitter user. “I think too many of us have stayed quiet because we don’t want to hurt feelings and are too concerned with being polite. I’ve had enough. I’m not going to be quiet. #WomanFace is disrespectful.” On today's edition of "Problematic Women," we discuss the fallout and how the co
20/10/2022 • 39 minutes 51 seconds
Detransitioners Speak Out, Dark Reality of Planned Parenthood, and Tulsi Gabbard's Big Announcement
Up on today’s Problematic Women – We discuss why detransitioner Chloe Cole is starting an organization and standing up to political leaders on the transgender issue. Plus, 66 abortion clinics have closed since Roe v. Wade was overturned. We also give a rundown of one of the pro-life fights ahead, and explain why it matters. Also on today’s show, we examine one writer's take on where this generation’s belief comes from that “my feelings are always the truth.” And as always, we’ll be crowning our Problematic Woman of the Week!Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/10/2022 • 57 minutes 50 seconds
Hope Harvard on Going From White House to Starting Makeup Brand Inspired by Women of the Bible
After working in the Trump administration, Hope Harvard moved home to South Carolina unsure of what the future held. After a night of crying out to God for direction in her life, she awakened with the idea to start a makeup line inspired by the women of the Bible, and Hope Beauty was born. Harvard joins the “Problematic Women” podcast to explain how women like Esther and Mary, the mother of Jesus, inspire the makeup products of Hope Beauty. She also offers advice to young women seeking to start businesses of their own. Problematic Women listeners will receive 10% off their Hope Beauty order when they use the code PROBLEMATICWOMEN at checkout. https://www.hopebeautyusa.com/ Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href='https://acast.co
11/10/2022 • 28 minutes 55 seconds
Out of Control Border Crisis, Girls Stand Up for Women Only Spaces, Women’s March Shows True Colors
Up on today’s Problematic Women – Virginia Allen shares what she saw at the southern border, and how the illegal immigration process works. And Mary Margaret Olohan explains why two girls are a part of an investigation at a Vermont high school after they told a biological male to leave the women’s locker room. Plus, the Women’s March made a telling statement on their view of abortion. We’ll break it down. And as always, we’ll be crowning our Problematic Woman of the Week!Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/10/2022 • 34 minutes 52 seconds
CLASSIC: Celebrating 5 Years of Being Problematic
This episode was recorded in July 2022 but a Problematic Women classic!In this very special episode of Problematic Women, hosts Lauren Evans and Kelsey Bolar go off script and reflect on the last five years producing Problematic Women. They discuss the podcasts's origin story, share some of their favorite memories, and recall some notable Problematic Women of the Week. Also, Genevieve Wood joins us as a very special Problematic Women of the Week. Check out the Elle Magazine article here that started it all!Read Kelsey Bolar's response piece in The Federalist here.And watch our favorite documentary featuring <a href
29/09/2022 • 35 minutes 1 second
Tori Petersen on Growing Up in Foster Care, Being Crowned Mrs. Universe, and Becoming an Author
Tori Hope Petersen is a national speaker, wife, mother, Mrs. Universe 2021, and author of the new book, “Fostered: One Woman’s Powerful Story of Finding Faith and Family through Foster Care.”Petersen joins the show today to share her story of growing up in the foster care system, and how she found faith and family along the way. Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/09/2022 • 33 minutes 42 seconds
Illegal Migrants in Martha’s Vineyard, Rights of Animals vs. Unborn, and Happy Fall
Up on today’s Problematic Women – We tell you what you need to know about the crisis at the southern border and the 50 illegal migrants that were sent to Martha’s Vineyard. Plus, animals are more protected than unborn babies in some states across America. We tell you which ones, and share about some exciting pro-life news out of Pennsylvania. And in honor of the first day of fall, we are sharing some of our favorite fall traditions. And of course, we’ll be crowning our problematic woman of the week!Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/09/2022 • 34 minutes 36 seconds
Report Cards for Freedom, First Lady Jill Biden on Banning Books, and Detransitioners
On today’s edition of Problematic Women, we explain why education freedom matters, and which states rank highest and lowest on The Heritage Foundation's new Education Freedom Report Card. Also on today’s show, First Lady Jill Biden does not want any books to be banned from school libraries. Plus, Kelsey Bolar describes the painful reality many detransitioners face. And as always, we will be crowning our Problematic Woman of the Week. Visit the Report Card to see how your state ranks: https://www.heritage.org/educationreportcard/pages/all-state-scores.htmlWatch The Daily Signal documentary on the D.C. school choice program: https://www.dailysignal.com/2017/01/26/only-2-miles-but-a-planet-away/
15/09/2022 • 35 minutes 38 seconds
Clinical Psychologist Says Free Speech May Improve Your Mental Health
In a world of “safe spaces” and politically correct speech, clinical psychologist Chloe Carmichael says she believes that society needs more free speech, not less. Free speech can help individuals grow and learn as they explore and debate ideas with others, Carmichael says, adding that it even improves anxiety and depression. “I think that stopping people from having free speech is almost like a form of abuse,” she says. The psychologist recently wrote about free speech's implications for mental health on her blog, and joins the "Problematic Women" podcast to discuss why she believes that limiting speech can be so damaging on college campuses and across society. Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noo
13/09/2022 • 31 minutes 42 seconds
Definition of Sex, Biden's Divisive Speech, and Football Is Back
The Biden administration is playing games with the definitions of sex and gender.President Joe Biden has proposed changing the definition of the word "sex" in Title IX, a portion of the Education Amendments of 1972 that prevents discrimination on the basis of sex within public education. Biden would redefine sex to include gender identity and sexual orientation.Under that proposed change, men who identify as women would be permitted to use women's restrooms and locker rooms at school and participate on women’s sports teams.Fortunately, Americans have an opportunity to voice support or opposition to the proposed change. Individuals and organizations have until Sept. 12 to <a href="https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/07/12/2022-13734/nondiscrimination-on-the-basis-of-sex-in-education-programs-or-activities-receiving-federal#opencomment?utm_source=email&utm_medium%20=email_pray_act&utm%20_campaign=take_action" rel="noopener noreferrer
08/09/2022 • 31 minutes 42 seconds
Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre’s Blunders, Left's Attack on Brittany Aldean, and Maternal Instincts
Up on today’s Problematic Women – Beverly Hallberg breaks down Karine Jean-Pierre’s performance as White House press secretary and offers some tips and tricks on public speaking. Plus, Brittany Aldean came under fire after posting a makeup Instagram Reel. We explain why. And The New York Times thinks maternal instincts are a myth men created. Are they right? And as always, we’ll be crowning our Problematic Woman of the Week! Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/09/2022 • 49 minutes 8 seconds
College Course on Taylor Swift, Student Loan Forgiveness, and Defending Life
Up on today’s Problematic Women – We discuss President Biden’s plan to forgive up to $10,000 in student loan borrower’s debt. Plus, students at the University of Texas at Austin might want to leave a blank space on their schedule this fall for a new Taylor Swift class. And three states are taking steps this week to further protect the unborn. And as always, we’ll be crowning our Problematic Woman of the Week! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/08/2022 • 33 minutes 44 seconds
Miss Venezuela 1984, Now a US Conservative, Reflects on Her Country's Decline
“I was born in paradise,” Carmen Maria Montiel says of her home county of Venezuela. But “bureaucracy and corruption” turned her homeland into a nation she hardly recognized. Montiel, a journalist, writer, political activist, and Miss Venezuela 1984, says her home country was destroyed by crippling economic policies and poor immigration regulations."It's exactly what happened in Venezuela," Montiel says, comparing America’s open border policies to Venezuela's immigration policies in the ‘70s and ‘80s. Montiel joins the “Problematic Women” podcast to share her own story of immigrating to America, and to discuss the parallels between Venezuela’s downfall and what she is currently seeing in America. Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/08/2022 • 22 minutes 31 seconds
Education Freedom, Abortion Cover-Up, and New Social Media App
Up on today’s Problematic Women – We are celebrating a week of action for education freedom. We tell you why it matters and how education choice programs could change the field of education forever. Plus, a teenager had an illegal abortion and then tried to destroy the evidence with her mom. We explain how the mainstream media reacted. Plus, there is a new social media app that is trying hard not to be like Instagram. We tell you what you need to know. And as always, we’ll be crowning our Problematic Woman of the Week!Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/08/2022 • 31 minutes 55 seconds
Woke History, Mom Loses Daughter Over Gender Ideology, and Senate Signs America Up for More Debt
Up on today’s Problematic Women, everything in America seems to be going woke these days. A new report from The Heritage Foundation takes a deep dive into how woke ideology reached the home of our Founding Fathers. We also share the stunning story of a Chicago mom who lost custody of her daughter for insisting that her daughter is a girl. Also, in case you missed it, the Senate passed a major spending bill over the weekend, and we breakdown what’s in the bill, why it matters, and its likely future in the House. And as always, we’ll be crowning our Problematic Woman of the Week!Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/08/2022 • 46 minutes 42 seconds
Dr. Marion Mass: How to Tame Health Care System 'Monster'
America's health care system operates like a big business. Doctors and hospitals are overwhelmed with red tape, which takes time away from the patient-provider relationship.For the health care system to put patients first again, Dr. Marion Mass says it must "cut the glut, open the books, and make everybody play by the same rules."Mass, a pediatrician and co-founder of Practicing Physicians of America, joins the "Problematic Women" podcast to discuss how the health care system became the monster it is today, and what can be done about it. She also shares her personal story of learning to balance career and motherhood. Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/08/2022 • 34 minutes 22 seconds
Over-the-Counter Birth Control, Gay Marriage, and Abortion Videos
Up on today’s Problematic Women – We talk about birth control and why the FDA is considering changing its rules and allowing over-the-counter birth control. Plus, Congress is trying to codify gay marriage into law. But why now? We break it down. And YouTube has pledged to remove video on unsafe abortion practices. And as always, we’ll be crowning our Problematic Woman of the Week!Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/07/2022 • 31 minutes 16 seconds
Abigail Favale: Why Sex and Gender Matter
When political leaders can't define what a woman is, society has a problem. The radical left has detached sex and gender from "material reality,” says Abigail Favale, author of the book “The Genesis of Gender: A Christian Theory."Removing fact and biological reality from sex has led to a “subtle denigration of … the female body in our culture,” Favale says. Favale joins this edition of the “Problematic Women” podcast to discuss the difference between gender and sex, and why it’s so important to understand and celebrate the uniqueness of the female and male body. Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener nore
26/07/2022 • 23 minutes 53 seconds
Celebrating 5 Years of Being Problematic
In this very special episode of Problematic Women, hosts Lauren Evans and Kelsey Bolar go off script and reflect on the last five years producing Problematic Women. They discuss the podcasts's origin story, share some of their favorite memories, and recall some notable Problematic Women of the Week. Also, Genevieve Wood joins us as a very special Problematic Women of the Week. Check out the Elle Magazine article here that started it all!Read Kelsey Bolar's response piece in The Federalist here. And watch our favorite documentary featuring <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSH-NjVgc-E&list=PLjMHBev3NsoXzwfRGLOGPR-9
21/07/2022 • 34 minutes 19 seconds
Post-Roe Myth, Elon Musk's Twitter Saga, and ‘Top Gun: Maverick’
A woman serving in our military went on TikTok to vent her anger over Roe v. Wade being overturned. Some of the points she makes need to be addressed, and debunked. Plus, Elon Musk is calling off his big deal to buy Twitter - or is he? We break it down. And it’s the middle of summer, so we take a little time to discuss some of the big blockbusters of the season. Anyone else seen "Top Gun: Maverick" more than once? And as always, we’ll be crowning our problematic woman of the week!Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/07/2022 • 36 minutes
Nicole Neily on Fighting Against Big Education and for Free Speech
Free speech has been under attack for a long time on college campuses. Now more than ever, students and parents need tools to navigate the woke culture within education. “I think we see college administrators giving themselves huge powers because … they have these speech codes, where they ban 'hateful' speech, 'offensive' speech, and sure, that sounds fine, but let's think who's defining those terms,” Nicole Neily says. “It's not a constitutional scholar. It's some petty tyrant with a huge amount of discretion to pick winners and losers.” Neily, the founder of Speech First and Parents Defending Education, two organizations fighting for civil liberties and education in America, joins the podcast to discuss her storied career and commitment to the fight for free speech on college campuses.
12/07/2022 • 28 minutes 31 seconds
Celebrities Say Only Women Are Women. Is Transgender Movement Fading?
Singer Macy Gray and actress Bette Midler made headlines recently for saying only women are women. The two celebrities made their bold statements—bold for this day and age, at least—over the July 4th holiday weekend. “WOMEN OF THE WORLD! We are being stripped of our rights over our bodies, our lives and even of our name!" Midler, 76, wrote on Twitter. “They don’t call us ‘women’ anymore; they call us ‘birthing people’ or ‘menstruators’, and even ‘people with vaginas’! Don’t let them erase you! Every human on earth owes you!”Gray, 54, appearing on Piers Morgan's show on the Fox Nation streaming service, discussed the issue of transgender "women"—biological men—competing on women’s sports teams. “I will say this, and everybody is going to hate me, but as a woman, just because you go change your parts, doesn't make you a woman,” Gray said.Famed “Harry Potter” author J. K. Rowling has <a href="https://www.da
07/07/2022 • 34 minutes 33 seconds
Kristan Hawkins on How Students Are Ready to Lead the Way on Life
Kristan Hawkins has been preparing for a post-Roe America for 16 years. For her, the Supreme Court decision Friday to overturn Roe v. Wade was surreal. Hawkins leads the pro-life organization Students for Life, which seeks to educate young Americans on the issue of abortion. Waking up Saturday, Hawkins estimated "over 400 children ... would be spared" already that morning because the high court had overruled its 1973 decision legalizing abortion across the nation.She joins the “Problematic Women” podcast to discuss the future of the pro-life movement and how students can be a voice for society's most vulnerable population. Enjoy the show!<p style='color:grey; font-size:0.75em
30/06/2022 • 20 minutes 31 seconds
Welcome to Post-Roe America. Now, the Real Work Begins.
Roe v. Wade is history. After nearly 50 years and 63 million lives lost, the Supreme Court has ruled that there’s no constitutional right to abortion. But now, the true work of the pro-life movement is beginning. It’s now up to the American people and their elected state leaders whether or not they will be a voice for those who have none. Already, 26 states have put laws in place to protect babies in the womb. More women facing unplanned pregnancies are going to need physical and emotional support. Pregnancy help centers will require increased resources to meet the needs of their communities. The good news is that the pro-life movement is ready. On today’s edition of the “Problematic Women” podcast, we break down some of the ways the pro-life community can put their belief
28/06/2022 • 40 minutes 39 seconds
Daily Signal Podcast: She Had an Abortion. Why She's Glad Roe Was Overturned.
Roe v. Wade has been overturned. This weekend, Problematic Women is sharing an episode of The Daily Signal Podcast where Virginia Allen interviews Cathy Harris. When she was 17, Cathy Harris had an abortion.After her abortion, Harris says she felt "immediate regret, immediate just grief that fell upon me.""I wasn't really sure what to do with it, where to put it," she recalls. "A lot of people, friends of mine had continued to tell me that's not a baby, just get over it, move on and I couldn't."It took a long time to heal from her abortion, but eventually Harris began sharing her story, and became a leader in the pro-life movement. She shared her story by writing the book "Created to Live: Becoming the Answer for an Abortion-Free Community."Harris joins "The Daily Signal Podcast" to discuss t
25/06/2022 • 12 minutes 53 seconds
On 50th Anniversary of Title IX, Biden Seeks to Undo Protections for Women
It's been 50 years since the U.S. government acted to ensure equal educational opportunities for girls and women through Title IX. Since put in place as education amendments in 1972, Title IX has prohibited sex-based discrimination in education programs, including competitive sports. Title IX states: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.” But the Biden administration is working to undo these very protections by redefining “sex” to include gender identity. If the far left succeeds in changing the definition of sex, Title IX would lose its power to protect women because men who identify as women would have greater access to compete on female sports teams and use women’s bathrooms and locker rooms. On today’s edition of "Problem
23/06/2022 • 43 minutes 13 seconds
What It's Like to Be on a Puberty Blocker
On this week's edition of the "Problematic Women" podcast, Gloria Taylor joins us to discuss her experience taking a drug that is sometimes used as a puberty blocker for minors: Lupron.Taylor, a senior communications manager at The Heritage Foundation, started getting injections of Lupron after being diagnosed with breast cancer. (The Daily Signal is the news outlet of The Heritage Foundation.) She talks about the side effects--which range from depressed feelings to physical pain—and how stunned she was to learn that minors without cancer were being given this same drug.We also talk about a new Heritage Foundation study that looks at transgender treatment for minors and suicide rates with Marguerite Bowling, a senior communications manager at The Heritage Foundation. And are you having trouble finding tampons at the store? You’re not alone. We'll talk about the latest crisis in the supply chain shortage. And as always, we crown our problematic woman of the week
16/06/2022 • 32 minutes 20 seconds
Betsy DeVos on Why Student Debt Cancellation Is ‘Not Fair’
Roughly 45 million Americans owe a combined total of $1.7 trillion in student loan debt. If that were distributed evenly among the borrowers, each would owe close to $38,000. Over the past two years, the federal government has paused collection of student loan payments because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, some Americans contend the government should forgive student loan debt outright.But what would canceling a $1.7 trillion bill mean for the American people? “When we talk about this notion of forgiving student loans, what we’re really talking about is benefiting those who don’t necessarily need it,” Betsy DeVos, a former secretary of education, says. “And the ones who are going to be ultimately paying for it are those who’ve never attended college.” DeVos joins the “Problematic Women” podcast to explain how the Biden administration should—and should not—address rising student loan debt. She also addresses increasing concerns over the far
14/06/2022 • 25 minutes 59 seconds
We Can’t Find Baby Formula But We Can Define a Woman
On this week’s "Problematic Women" podcast, we discuss the new documentary from The Daily Wire, “What Is a Woman?” We also review what’s behind the Biden administration’s baby formula shortage, which is still ongoing, and one of our co-hosts' appearance at the Turning Point USA Young Women’s Leadership Summit. Finally, we’ll break down the Women’s Bill of Rights, a project of the Independent Women's Forum, the recent winner of the Heritage Innovation Prize. Guest Hadley Heath Manning, vice president for policy at Independent Women’s Forum, joins us for the show. And as always, we’ll be crowning our problematic woman of the week!<p style='color:grey; font-size:0.75em
09/06/2022 • 49 minutes 30 seconds
Debunking Pro-Abortion Claims, Transgender Barbie, and Life Post-Roe
Up on today’s Problematic Women — Mattel has designed a first transgender Barbie. We tell you what you need to know.Plus, abortion activists think a lot of things are going to happen if Roe v. Wade is overturned, including the claim that women will die. Is it true? Virginia and Lauren bring in a legal expert to address the pro-abortion activists' claims. Watch that segment here.We also explain what will happen in your state if Roe is overturned. And as always, we’ll be crowning our Problematic Woman of the Week!Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/06/2022 • 52 minutes 45 seconds
Is Political Left Waking Up to Harms of Transgender Craze?
Up on today’s Problematic Women — We take some time to look back and remember former school shootings, and pause to mourn with the people of Uvalde, Texas. Plus, we bring you a couple of newsworthy viral videos of the week, and discuss how moderates and the center left might be waking up to the harms of gender identity ideology. And as always, we’ll be crowning our Problematic Woman of the Week!Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/05/2022 • 39 minutes 7 seconds
Priscilla Hurley on Surviving Abortion Attempt, Having 2 Abortions Herself
Priscilla Hurley was first exposed to abortion while she was still in her mother's womb. She survived an abortion when her mother was four months pregnant. As a young woman, Hurley had two abortions herself before she began working at an abortion clinic. “[I]n a really twisted way, I was trying to help women,” Hurley says of her time working at the clinic. 'Hurley’s journey to the pro-life movement began after a near-death experience in a car crash and coming to faith in Christ. Today, she is a pro-life speaker and community support specialist for the Abortion Survivors Network. Hurley joins the “Problematic Women” podcast to share her personal story and explain how she is helping fellow abortion survivors work through their own
24/05/2022 • 29 minutes 49 seconds
Target's Transgender Undergarments, Starbucks Abortion Coverage, and Disney's Falling Star
Women who want to appear to be men now can buy “compression tops” at Target to hide their breasts. Starbucks, among other companies, will pay travel costs for employees to have an abortion if they live in a state that restricts the procedure. And Disney says it's outraged that kindergarteners can’t be taught gender ideology in Florida public schools. Some of America’s biggest businesses increasingly are embracing far-left ideology, and that may be affecting consumers' opinions about those businesses. “The share of Americans with a favorable impression of Disney has collapsed from 77% last year to just 33% today,” Christopher Rufo, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and contributing editor at City Journal, reports. The streaming service Netflix, for one, may have noticed
19/05/2022 • 30 minutes 38 seconds
What to Know: Pro-Abortion Protesters Target Justices’ Homes
It’s against the law to intimidate a Supreme Court justice in an effort to persuade him or her to rule a certain way. But that hasn't stopped some abortion activists from marching to the homes of the high court’s conservative justices to demand that Roe v. Wade stand. Saturday evening, protesters visited the houses of Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh.On Monday, the pro-abortion group Ruth Sent Us organized a demonstration in front of Justice Samuel Alito’s home, and on Wednesday, protesters visited the homes of all six conservative justices, including Amy Coney Barrett. The protests come in response to the leak of <a href="https
12/05/2022 • 36 minutes 48 seconds
Sam Sorbo on Faith, Acting, and Education Reform
After making it big in the entertainment industry, a young Sam Sorbo was struggling to find purpose. “I guess I figured out that the game was to make a lot of money,” she recalls. “That's what I was taught growing up. And I made a lot of money and it wasn't enough for me.” Sorbo’s quest for purpose led her to faith, and a new set of values. Sorbo, an actress, author, filmmaker, and advocate of education freedom, joins the “Problematic Women” podcast to share her journey into faith, entertainment, and homeschooling. Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/05/2022 • 26 minutes 26 seconds
Historic Fall of Roe v. Wade
Nothing is normal about the way the public learned this week that Roe v. Wade is likely to be overturned by the Supreme Court, but then again, nothing is normal about taking the life of an unborn child. Roe v. Wade is the contentious 1973 high court ruling that legalized abortion nationwide.In a leaked draft opinion in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, Justice Samuel Alito wrote, “Roe was egregiously wrong from the start. Its reasoning was exceptionally weak, and the decision has had damaging consequences.” Alito adds that “far from bringing about a national settlement of the abortion issue, Roe and [Planned Parenthood v.] Casey have enflamed debate and deepened division." On today’s edition of the “Problematic Women” podcast, we break down the significance of the Supreme Court’s decision, and why the leaked draft opinion is damaging for the high court. Plus, we explain what happens at the state le
05/05/2022 • 49 minutes 59 seconds
What Biden’s Plans for Title IX Means for Women and Girls
Feminists this year are celebrating the 50th anniversary of Title IX, the federal law prohibiting sex-based discrimination in any educational program that’s federally funded, either directly or indirectly. But in an ironic twist, the Biden administration is eroding the landmark legislation by redefining sex to mean “gender identity.”The change, seemingly minor, will have major repercussions, and Sarah Parshall Perry, a senior legal fellow for the Edwin Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at The Heritage Foundation, joins "Problematic Women" to discuss what these changes would mean—and what can be done to stop them.Also on today's show, we discuss the Biden administration's attempt to reinstate the mask mandate for public transportation and the Supreme Court
28/04/2022 • 52 minutes 5 seconds
Megan Almon: How to Defend Your Pro-Life Views
Megan Almon is a voice for those who have no voice.Since 2009, Almon has trained tens of thousands of people, many of them students, how to defend their pro-life views. Almon is a speaker with Life Training Institute, and approaches the life issue from a scientific, philosophical, and Biblical perspective. The first question that has to be answered, she says, is “What is the unborn?” That question “frames the entire debate.""And that's the question most people are not talking about right now,” she says. Almon joins the “Problematic Women” podcast to explain her own pro-life journey, and offers wisdom on how we can all have meaningful and intelligent conversations about the unborn. Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank'
26/04/2022 • 36 minutes 52 seconds
Motherhood, Career, and Homeschooling. Is It Possible to Do It All?
Being a wife and mother while working full time is a lot. Add homeschooling to the mix? Now you have entered superhero status in our book. Marguerite Bowling, a senior communications manager at The Heritage Foundation, is actually no superhero, but she and her husband are committed to their children’s education and upbringing. When Bowling realized how woke her local Maryland school district was, the couple decided to take on the challenge of homeschooling their kindergarten daughter. The couple shares the responsibility of schooling their kindergartner, each giving the other time to work and care for their other two young children. It’s not always perfect, Bowling says, and promises she has had more than one or two rough days. But they have found a way to make it work. Today, Bowling joins the “Problematic Women” podcast to explain why she and her husband made the choice to homeschool, and how they are doing what many would call “impossib
21/04/2022 • 41 minutes 11 seconds
What’s Really Happening at the Southern Border?
On his first day in office in January 2021, President Joe Biden ended many of his predecessor's policies to manage illegal immigration at America’s southern border. Biden brought a halt to former President Donald Trump's construction of the border wall, and tens of thousands of migrants began crossing the border illegally.Since October, more than 940,000 migrants have been caught at the border, the Border Patrol reports.Gloria Taylor, communications manager for national security and foreign policy issues at The Heritage Foundation, traveled last week to McAllen, Texas, to see for herself what is happening there.Taylor joins this episode of the “Problematic Women” podcast to discuss what she learned from Border Patrol agents and from ranchers who live on the border and face th
14/04/2022 • 41 minutes 10 seconds
Why This Grandmother Has Been Helping Unborn and Moms for 20 Years
For over 20 years, Eleanor McCullen has taken time every week to stand outside a Planned Parenthood clinic and offer help to women in crisis pregnancies. At the age of 85, McCullen says she has been a part of saving the lives of about 300 babies from abortion. But she adds that it’s not about numbers, but helping women and their babies. The first question she asks women outside a Planned Parenthood clinic, McCullen says, is: “What can I do to help you?” And she doesn't stop there. McCullen has journeyed with many women through their pregnancies and beyond, offering financial, spiritual, and emotional support to families. Her passion for unborn babies and their mothers has taken McCullen to the Supreme Court and prompted her to testify before Congress. She<a href="https://www.dailysignal.com/2022/03/24/5-key-highlights-from-day-4-of-judge-jacksons-confirmation-hearing/" rel="noopener norefer
12/04/2022 • 34 minutes 46 seconds
Upholding Rights for Women, Addressing Teen Girls’ Mental Health Crisis
On this edition of the “Problematic Women” podcast, we break down a new effort to defend the legal rights of women and girls. A document from the Independent Women’s Network, “The Women’s Bill of Rights,” calls for legally defining basic sex-based terms that activists have manipulated in recent years to alter the common public meaning of the nation’s laws against discrimination. We also share the horrific story of five babies who appear to have been aborted illegally in the nation’s capital. And we discuss Suzy Weiss’ column headlined “<a href="https://bariweiss.substack.com/p/the-teen-girls-arent-going-to-forget?r=abaxo&s=r&utm_campaign=post&utm_medi
07/04/2022 • 33 minutes 21 seconds
Young Women Are Closing So-Called Gender Pay Gap. Here’s What That Means.
On this week’s edition of the "Problematic Women" podcast, we break down the data behind women winning the biggest wage gains from the U.S. labor boom. We also discuss how, in some cities, women are not only closing the so-called gender pay gap, but now exceeding their male counterparts.Is that a good thing for women—and all of society?Also on today's show, automaker Buick is out with a new ad campaign promoting women’s sports, partnering with the NCAA—ironically, the very same organization that’s permitting biological men to compete in women’s sports.And finally, we discuss the ongoing destructive effects of COVID-19 lockdowns—this time, on women’s health. And as always, we crown our "Problematic Woman of the Week." Tune into this week’s podcast for those topics and more.
31/03/2022 • 44 minutes 19 seconds
Men Dominating Women's Sports, Continued COVID Restrictions, Moving From NYC to Florida and More with Karol Markowicz
Last week University of Pennsylvania swimmer “Lia” Thomas, formerly William Thomas, became the first transgender athlete to win the NCAA title in the women's 500-yard freestyle. During the award ceremony, Thomas towered over the biologically female runner-ups, including Virginia's Emma Weyant, a silver medallist at the Tokyo Olympics who finished 1.75 seconds behind Thomas. While the "Problematic Women" podcast has been talking about the controversy for months, many Americans just woke up to the reality that men are competing in—and now dominating women’s sports. We’ll discuss the fear athletes feel in pushing back, and whether Americans should be celebrating Thomas as we did Jackie Robinson, as one NBC News writer suggests. This week we’re joined by special guest Karol Markowicz. Markowicz is a columnist at the New York Post with bylines in Fox News, USA Today and more. She was born in the Soviet Union and grew up in Brooklyn, and among her many titl
24/03/2022 • 38 minutes 42 seconds
Shannon Bream: What We Can Learn From Women in the Bible
The stories of mothers and daughters in the Bible hold special significance for Shannon Bream. “We all have had the seasons of waiting, of longing, of having to be patient, not understanding what God is doing,” Bream, host of “Fox News @ Night,” says. Reading and studying the stories of the women in the Bible give us “the advantage of looking back over time in history and seeing how [God] was working,” Bream says. In her new book, “The Mothers and Daughters of the Bible Speak: Lessons on Faith from Nine Biblical Families,” Bream explains how women in the Bible persevered against great odds and found hope in the Lord that does not disappoint. She joins the “Problematic Women” podcast to discuss how the stories of the women in the Bible have affected her personally, and how we can all find courage in the pages of Scripture. Bream’s book is available for <a href="https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-mothers
22/03/2022 • 22 minutes 49 seconds
Leftists' War on Kids
Why are leftists being so creepy lately? Planned Parenthood has an “ice cream truck” in Texas, but instead of frozen treats, it’s distributing condoms. Meanwhile, Florida lawmakers pass a bill prohibiting teachers from planned instruction about gender identity and sexual orientation to kindergartners through third grades … and liberals are mad about it. And over in New York City, even as most of the city is free to go without masks, toddlers are still being forced to wear them.Plus: We’re joined by Brenda Hafera, assistant director and senior policy analyst for the Simon Center for American Studies at The Heritage Foundation, to discuss how men are falling behind in today’s society. We also crown our “Problematic Woman of the Week.” Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/03/2022 • 38 minutes 17 seconds
Dark Reality of How Transgender Ideology Is Affecting Women, Girls
Abigail Martinez’s daughter Jaely was in high school when she started struggling with transgenderism. Her California school affirmed Jaely’s struggle with her gender ideology and supported her taking steps to transition. Martinez tried her best to support her daughter, knowing that “changing” genders ultimately would not make her teenager happy. But because Martinez was not completely onboard with her daughter taking steps to transition, Martinez lost custody of her daughter. Martinez was allowed to visit her daughter for one hour a week. Jaely changed her name to Andrew and began taking cross-sex hormones. But the mother said during an event at The Heritage Foundation on Monday that her daughter was still struggling with depression. In September 2019, Marti
10/03/2022 • 34 minutes 14 seconds
Cherise Trump: Defending Free Speech on College Campuses
More than ever, free speech is under attack on college campuses across America. Spending tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars for college is “a huge investment to live four years in fear and self-censorship,” says Cherise Trump, the executive director of Speech First, a membership organization that litigates on behalf of its members against universities that violate students' right to free speech. In February, Speech First filed a lawsuit against the University of Houston over a policy that Trump says limits students' First Amendment rights. She joins the “Problematic Women” podcast to explain the lawsuit and what students can practically do to protect their right to freedom of speech on their college campuses. And follow the links below if you are interested in learning more about organizations helping the people of Ukraine:<a href="h
08/03/2022 • 16 minutes 42 seconds
Breaking Down Best and Worst Moments of Biden’s State of the Union Address
President Joe Biden began his State of the Union address recognizing the courage of Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and the bravery of the Ukrainian people as Russia's invasion advances.Congressional Democrats and Republicans applauded Tuesday night as they stood to show solidarity with the citizens of Ukraine. The unity did not last for long, however. As Biden continued his speech, it appeared as though he was working his way through a far-left checklist. “The onslaught of state laws targeting transgender Americans and their families is wrong,” Biden said, presumably referring to state laws intended to prevent men from competing on women’s sports teams. In 2021, 37 states introduced bills to prohibit biological males from competing in girls or women’s sports. Nine states passed such leg
03/03/2022 • 34 minutes
How to Determine What You Actually Believe About Abortion
Does life really begin at conception? Is there a moment in the womb when a fetus becomes human? Are there times when abortion is necessary? Many of us have found ourselves asking these questions, but the answers can feel challenging to find. On today’s episode of "Problematic Women," we explain what resources and tools we have found useful to form our own views and opinions on abortion. Taking the time to study human DNA, reading personal stories of those who have had abortions, and listening to the arguments of those who debate the issue of abortion professionally are all helpful tools to determine your own views on life and abortion. And knowing the arguments on both sides will also help you talk about the issue of abortion with those who think differently than you.Here are seven resources that have helped us determine our views on abortion: Scott Klusendorf's <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-iJQ92BwTU" rel="noo
24/02/2022 • 42 minutes 56 seconds
Virginia Lt. Gov. Winsome Sears: ‘I Am an Overcomer'
When she was a little girl, Winsome Sears emigrated to America from Jamaica. Years later, she chose to serve in the U.S. Marine Corps because, she says, “America had always been good to my family and me." Today, Sears is again serving her adopted country, this time as Virginia’s lieutenant governor. She made history when she was elected Nov. 2 to become the first black woman to hold that office.Being where she is, Sears says, she is reminded of the opportunities that America affords, and that she is “an overcomer, " adding that "many black people are overcomers.” “I am here in the former capital of the Confederacy, for goodness sake,” she says. “I am second in command. Second in command. I’m a black woman. I am not first-generation American.” Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href='https://acast.com/priv
22/02/2022 • 16 minutes 41 seconds
Ukraine, Left Is Dehumanizing Pregnancy, and America’s Economic Freedom Score
A recent article in Ms. magazine describes pregnancy as more like a disease than a natural part of a woman’s life. The headline states: “Pregnancy and Childbirth Endanger Women’s Lives and Health: ‘Pregnancy Is Not a Benign Condition’.”Reading the piece, the message becomes clear—the abortion industry will say whatever it has to say to convince women that abortion is a necessary. It will use fearmongering and scare tactics to persuade society of the need for abortion on demand. The article in Ms. magazine dehumanizes pregnancy by labeling it a “health risk.” And to be clear, women should be made aware of the health risks associated with pregnancy, and what they can do to protect themselves and their unborn babies.Women likewise should know all the information about the risks that abo
17/02/2022 • 33 minutes 15 seconds
What Jane Austen Can Teach Us About Dating Today
Few authors have influenced society's ideas about romance more than Jane Austen. The English novelist, born in 1775, lived only to age 41. In her short life, Austin completed six novels, including her most famous, “Pride and Prejudice.”With Valentine's Day just around the corner on Feb. 14—or the alternative Singles Awareness Day on Feb. 15— it’s a good time to reflect on Austen’s legacy. Far more than the usual novelist, Austen instructs readers toward a moral good, just as a philosopher would, Brenda Hafera, a senior policy analyst in American studies at The Heritage Foundation, says. Austen challenges class structures and common stereotypes for both men and women. She forces readers to look past the surface in romantic relationships to consider the character and intellect of a life partner. Today on “Problematic Women,” we discuss the lessons we can learn from Austen in an age of dating apps and casual rel
10/02/2022 • 41 minutes 46 seconds
Author Rebecca Stow Shares Ways to 'Make Your 20s Suck (a Little) Less’
Many college graduates enter "the real world” with grand expectations. They have high hopes of landing a stable job with a good salary, forming a strong community of friends, and maybe even meeting a special someone along the way. And why should they not have great expectations for their lives? They have been told to dream big and shoot for the stars—and they should. But sometimes, what older and wiser adults fail to mention is that the good job with benefits, the close friends, and the life partner all take time—and a lot of work—to find, Rebecca Stow says. Stow is the author of a new book, “Unbothered: What I Learned the Hard Way About College, Job Hunting, & How to Make Your 20s Suck (A Little) Less.” She writes in the first chapter, “I’m all about encouraging people to embrace their passions, but there has to b
08/02/2022 • 32 minutes 29 seconds
Abortion in Every Mailbox and Pregnant Men Emojis
This year is arguably the most significant year in the fight for life since Roe v. Wade made abortion legal across America in 1973.The federal right to abortion could be overturned this summer by the Supreme Court's ruling on Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization. If the court overturns Roe v. Wade, abortion rights would go back to the states to decide their own laws on the issue. Abortion is no longer “safe, legal, and rare,” phrasing coined by then-presidential candidate Bill Clinton in 1992. More than 63 million babies have been killed by abortion since Roe v. Wade, and one of the newer ways the abortion industry is promoting and profiting from abortion is through chemical abortions.Chemical abortions are conducted at home with two pills. The body is forced into labor, and women experience heavy cramping and bleeding. Despite the dangers associated with chemical abortions, the Food and Drug Administration has <a href="https://www.herit
03/02/2022 • 42 minutes 5 seconds
Does Taylor Swift Write Her Songs? And Transsexual Defends Women’s Sports
Up on today’s Problematic Women — Musician Damon Albarn says Taylor Swift does not write her own songs. Swift is firing back. Plus, mask mandates in schools are driving parents to take action and fight for freedom. And a biological male who identifies as transsexual is standing up for women’s right to fairness in sports. And as always, we crown our "Problematic Woman of the Week!"Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/01/2022 • 36 minutes 51 seconds
Why These Women Marched for Life, Against Vaccine Mandates
Tens of thousands of people flooded the streets of the nation's capital on Friday and again on Sunday to stand for life and protest government overreach. Despite temperatures being well below freezing Friday, busloads of students, church groups, and other Americans from across the county poured into Washington for the 49th annual March for Life. Many in the pro-life movement gathered in hopes that this will be the last March for Life before Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 ruling legalizing abortion nationwide, is overturned. The Supreme Court is expected to rule on the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization in June, and coul
25/01/2022 • 16 minutes 5 seconds
COVID-19 Myths & Michael Phelps on Sports Fairness
Swimmer and Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps says sports should be played on an “even playing field.” During a recent interview with CNN, Phelps was asked to give his opinion about University of Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thomas. Thomas is a biological male who competed as a male for three years before switching to the women’s team in 2020, after completing the required one year of testosterone-suppression treatment. Thomas has dominated the female competition in recent meets and broke two national records in December. Phelps says he believes everyone should be able to feel comfortable in their own skin, and “the one thing I would love is everybody being able to compete on an even playing field."Today on "Problematic Women," we discuss Phelps' remarks and the debate over biological males competing in women’s sports. Also on today’s show, we break down a few of the COVID-19 conspiracy theories that have turned out t
20/01/2022 • 29 minutes 55 seconds
Reese Witherspoon's Daughter Is Wrong About Gender Being 'Whatever'
Why are so many cities adopting vaccine passports? Washington, D.C. is the latest to do so but some conservative lawmakers are pushing back. Plus: Reese Witherspoon’s daughter, Ava, says “gender is whatever.” And you may have noticed that the shelves are pretty empty at your local grocery store. We’ll explain why on today's edition of "Problematic Women."And we of course crown our "Problematic Women of the Week." This week, we're celebrating moms who are calling out the propaganda in children's books. Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/01/2022 • 34 minutes 33 seconds
Kara Dansky Breaks Down Agenda of ‘Transgender’ Movement
The true agenda of what has become known as the “transgender movement” is to abolish sex, according to author and self-declared feminist Kara Dansky. Dansky, author of the new book “The Abolition of Sex: How the ‘Transgender’ Agenda Harms Women and Girls,” not only takes issue with the objective to destroy the concept of sex, but also with the use of the term “transgender.” The term “transgender” was invented, but the “word has no coherent meaning whatsoever,” Dansky says, adding that “every single person on the face of the planet, all 8 billion of us, are either female or male, and that’s it.”Dansky joins “Problematic Women” podcast to discuss the history of the term “transgender” and what she thinks the movement’s ultimate objective might be. Enjoy the show!<p style='color:
11/01/2022 • 23 minutes 24 seconds
AOC’s Bizarre Defense of Florida Trip Highlights Left’s Hypocrisy
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, states like Florida have received a lot of criticism from the political left for not requiring endless masking or imposing stringent lockdowns. Yet Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says, “If I had a dollar for every lockdown politician who decided to escape to Florida over the last two years, I’d be a pretty doggone wealthy man.” DeSantis' remarks were made in response to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's recent trip to Florida over the Christmas holiday. National Review published photos of the Democrat congresswoman from New York sitting outside enjoying lunch with her boyfriend in Miami Beach, Florida. Former Trump adviser Steve Cortes shared the photo on Twitter, writing, “If Leftists like AOC actually thought mandates and masking worked, they wouldn’t be frolicking in fre
06/01/2022 • 33 minutes 5 seconds
It's Always Winter in Communist Countries, but Never Christmas
In his classic work “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” C.S. Lewis paints a picture of Narnia under the rule of the White Witch as a place where it is “always winter, but never Christmas.” Lewis used the imagery to describe the world under the influence of sin and death, but the analogy also proves a fitting description for nations struggling under communist rule. This Christmas marks the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Soviet Union on Dec. 26, 1991. Sadly, millions of people across the globe still live under oppressive, totalitarian regimes in countries like Cuba and China. Many young Americans today are advocates for communism and socialism because they aren't familiar with the history of communist nations, says Brenda Hafera, a senior policy analyst at The Heritage Foundation. (The Daily Signal is the news outlet of The Heritage Foundation.)On today’s edition of the "Problematic Women" podcast, we discuss the bleak realities
16/12/2021 • 44 minutes 16 seconds
Nuggets of Life Advice From Our Role Model Kay C. James
Former Heritage Foundation President Kay C. James says her life “is a model for what can happen in this country with opportunity and seizing the day.” As a child, James lived with five siblings in the housing projects of Richmond, Virginia. Her father struggled with alcoholism and was absent from her life. Despite the challenges she faced, James went on to become the spokeswoman for National Right to Life. She later served as secretary of the Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources under then-Gov. George Allen and as director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management for then-President George W. Bush.Ultimately, James became president of The Heritage Foundation, one of the world’s largest and most influential think tanks. (The Daily Signal is Heritage's multimedia news organization.)Before James left her role as Heritage’s president Nov. 30, the “Problematic Women” podcast sat down with her. We asked her to share
14/12/2021 • 34 minutes 51 seconds
Women Don’t Want Men in Restroom Stall Next to Them
Students attending Chicago public schools can now use whatever restroom they want. The change is being made in an effort to be more "inclusive” and "equitable,” according to Camie Pratt, chief Title IX officer for Chicago Public Schools.“All restrooms are open for use by anyone who feels comfortable,” Pratt said in a recent video announcing the change. Pratt says the change is being made in an effort to comply with the U.S. Department of Education's Title IX protections against discrimination, but there are serious concerns about how the policy will affect students.On today’s edition of “Problemati
09/12/2021 • 31 minutes 44 seconds
Roe v. Wade: The Days of Abortion on Demand Could Be Numbered
On Wednesday, The Supreme Court heard oral arguments for a case that could overturn Roe v. Wade. The abortion case known as Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Center originated in Mississippi. In 2018, Mississippi passed a law restricting abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. The states only abortion clinic filed a lawsuit in response, and now it is up the mine justices to determine if states have the right to restrict abortion in the way Mississippi did. If they answer yes, that will overturn the precedence set by Roe v. Wade and send power back to the states to determine their own abortion laws. Melanie Israel, a Heritage Foundation policy analyst, joins the show to discuss the implications of this case and her takeaways from the arguments before the Supreme Court. Also on today’s show, we explain what we do, and don’t, know about the new COVID-19 variant and celebrate Americans who are standing up for freedom and fighting against the
02/12/2021 • 30 minutes 43 seconds
At Age 25, She Was Just Elected Mayor of Her Tiny Hometown
Brianna Howard says she never thought she would run for public office, but when no one else was on the ballot for mayor in her hometown of Mount Jewett, Pennsylvania, she rose to the challenge. Howard ran as a write-in candidate, won, and will serve as mayor of the town for the next four years, beginning in January. Mount Jewett, located about 140 miles north of Pittsburgh, has a population of fewer than 1,000 people."Rural Americans are, in a lot of ways, at a disadvantage, just because of their location and the resources that are available to rural Americans," Howard says.The mayor-elect says she plans to give Mount Jewett "my all for the next four years, really trying to serve my community in any way that I can, small or large."Howard joins the “Problematic Women” podcast to explain her decision to run for mayor and why young, conservative women should feel empowered to be leaders in their communities. Enjoy the sho
23/11/2021 • 22 minutes 40 seconds
How 'Red (Taylor’s Version)' May Change Music Industry ‘Forever & Always’
Pop singer Taylor Swift is shaking up the music industry with her rerecorded version of “Red (Taylor’s Version)." The 11-time Grammy award-winning artist is rerecording her music in order to own the rights to her songs. Shamrock Capital Advisors, an investment firm in Los Angeles, currently owns the rights to Swift's original albums.The original “Red” album was first released in 2012 and features hits such as “22” and “I Knew You Were Trouble.” Re-creating her music is somewhat of a novel idea and has fans wondering whether other artists will follow Swift's lead and rerecord their own music for the sake of ownership rights. Swift rerecorded her 2008 album "Love Story" with songs like "Forever & Always" earlier this year. The singer-songwriter plans to re-create all six of her original records.Swift's actions are creating new competition within the music industry. iHeartRadio, the largest radio network in the U.S., announced that when "Taylor
18/11/2021 • 32 minutes 42 seconds
Vaccine Mandate, Who Pays for Family Leave, and Honoring Our Veterans
Many Americans are facing a hard choice: Either get vaccinated or risk losing your job. Last week, the Biden administration issued details of its vaccine mandate. The rule, created by the Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration, mandates employers with 100 or more employees to either require their workers to be vaccinated or to be tested for COVID-19 weekly and wear a mask. Already, 27 states have filed lawsuits against the government, and the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has temporarily blocked the vaccine mandate, raising concerns over the legality of the order. The question at hand is whether OSHA has the authority to issue such a sweeping vaccine mandate. Since Congress has not given OSHA that power, there are concerns that the decree is dictatorial in nature. On today’s edition of the “Problematic Women” podcast, we discuss why all Americans, regardless of their own vaccination status,
11/11/2021 • 40 minutes 32 seconds
How to Navigate the Modern Dating and Sex Culture
Navigating the current dating scene is difficult. Between dating apps and the hookup culture, it can be extremely challenging to find a significant other and grow a healthy, lasting romantic relationship. But dating becomes a little easier once we determine “what our core values are,” says Caitlin Zick, co-director of Moral Revolution, a California-based ministry. The mission of Moral Revolution is to “tell the world a better story about sex,” through resources such as books, podcasts, online courses, and other materials, Zick says. “We know that we're living in a generation that is overwhelmed by lots of conflicting messages about love, lust, relationships, [and] sexuality. At Moral Revolution, we really seek to try to define God's design for it,” she says. Zick joins the “Problematic Women” podcast to share her own stor
09/11/2021 • 34 minutes 52 seconds
Why Virginia's Election Matters, Bathroom Debate Continues, and Priceless World Series Win
Vice President Kamala Harris predicted that what happened in Virginia's gubernatorial election would have significant implications for future elections. “Because, you see, what happens in Virginia will in large part determine what happens in 2022, 2024, and on,” Harris said while campaigning for Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe, a former governor seeking a return to office.On Tuesday night, Republican Glenn Youngkin defeated McAuliffe by almost 80,000 votes out of more than 3.25 million ballots cast, a victory margin of about 2.5%. Republicans also recaptured the lieutenant governor's and state attorney general's offices.The results of Virginia's elections came as a surprise to many on the left, and even on the right. The state has been trending blue for some time. Virginia’s past two governors have been Democrats, and in the 2020 presidential election, Joe Biden defeated Donald Trump by 10 percentage points in the state.Deba
04/11/2021 • 28 minutes 38 seconds
Women Opting for Sterilization, ‘Fake Outrage’ Over Education Crisis, and Twitter Gets Political
Sterilization is not something you often hear about women choosing, but that may be changing. The recent piece “First Comes Love. Then Comes Sterilization.” by Suzy Weiss on the "Common Sense With Bari Weiss" Substack tells the story of four women who have been, or plan to be, sterilized. For reasons including past trauma or not wanting a child to experience suffering, the women in the article have not only decided to not have kids, but want to ensure that they can’t have kids. Suzy Weiss reports this phenomenon is taking place while birth rates continue to fall across America. A record num
28/10/2021 • 47 minutes 41 seconds
What You Need to Know About Latest Woke Education Controversy
The National School Boards Association has apologized for a Sept. 29 letter it sent to the Biden administration inferring that irate parents' actions toward school personnel could be considered acts of “domestic terrorism.” “On behalf of [the National School Boards Association], we regret and apologize for the letter," the group wrote Oct. 22, adding that "there was no justification for some of the language included in the letter."The statement was a “non-apology,” Lindsey Burke, director of the Center for Education Policy at The Heritage Foundation, said in response. The association “did not issue an apology for trying to get the Wh
26/10/2021 • 28 minutes 9 seconds
Pandemic Dating, Kourtney Kardashian Is Engaged, and Lessons From a Crime Scene
In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, dating apps saw a surge in usage. In March 2020, Dating.com reported online dating was up 82%. Forbes reports that from March to May 2020, OkCupid saw dates increase by 700%. With more people using platforms such as Zoom or Bubble video calls to go on first dates, the question remains: Has dating changed forever? While online dating serves a purpose, nothing can replace being with someone physically, a point even U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy made during a recent video produced by the dating app Hinge. On today’s edition of the “Problematic Women” podcast, we discuss Murthy’s COVID-19 dating advice and how COVID-19 may have affected the way young people get to know one another. Also on today’s show, we discuss celebrities Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker's recent engagement, and why rapper Kanye West officially changed his name to “Ye.” Plus, we break down what lesson
21/10/2021 • 39 minutes 6 seconds
A Young Survivor Shares Her Story During Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Gloria Taylor, a communications manager at The Heritage Foundation, was diagnosed with breast cancer last year at the age of 26. In a matter of days, Taylor went from planning hikes with friends and enjoying her career to being faced with life-altering decisions about her health. Taylor beat breast cancer earlier this year, and now says the experience changed her “forever in a positive yet painful way.” Taylor joins the “Problematic Women" podcast to share her story and to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month. About 13 of every 100 American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their life, the National Cancer Institute reports, so Taylor encourages women to get screenings on a regular basis. Also on today’s show, we explore an alleged cover-up of a sexual assault in a student restroom in Virginia’s
14/10/2021 • 43 minutes 34 seconds
How to Save Freedom: Discourse, Debate Are Good Places to Start
Discourse and debate promote a freedom society, says Inez Feltscher Stepman, senior policy analyst at the Independent Women’s Forum and host of the "High Noon" podcast. Stepman has worked in education policy for more than a decade and is concerned about the rise of groupthink in America. Societies become vulnerable to totalitarianism when citizens are afraid to speak out and express differing opinions, she says. Concerns over a lack of constructive debate in classrooms—and society as a whole—led Stepman, who is married to The Daily Signal's Jarrett Stepman, to create the "High Noon" podcast. Every week, Stepman sits down with a policy expert or thought leader, such as talk-radio host Michael Knowles or author Helen Raleigh, to discuss one of the most pressing or most controversial issues facing the nation today. Stepman joins the “Problematic Women” podcast to explain how having uncomfortable conversations promotes demo
12/10/2021 • 37 minutes 51 seconds
Activists Corner Sen. Kyrsten Sinema in Bathroom, Viral TikTok's 'Couch Guy,' and Differences Between Men and Women
Pro-amnesty activists followed Sen. Kyrsten Sinema into a ladies' room at Arizona State University over the weekend to demand that she support fellow Democrats' $3.5 trillion social spending bill. Video of the intruders lecturing Sinema, D-Ariz., from outside a closed stall door--while other women went about their personal business--quickly went viral. "Yesterday's behavior was not legitimate protest," Sinema said in a public statement. "It is unacceptable for activist organizations to instruct their members to jeopardize themselves by engaging in unlawful activities such as gaining entry to closed university buildings, disrupting learning environments, and filming students in a restroom."The Constitution grants all Americans the right to peacefully protest and petition the government, but doing so inside a restroom and on camera left many raising concerns over lawmakers' privacy. On today’s edition of the "Problematic Women" po
07/10/2021 • 42 minutes 46 seconds
Troubling Twitter Censorship, Far Left’s Attempt to Erase ‘Women,’ and Government Control of Day Care
Twitter slapped a "sensitive content" label last week on a Daily Signal video report from 2017 on a mounted Border Patrol unit. The 4-minute video provides an inside look at why the Border Patrol historically has used horses. Twitter initially denied suppressing the video, but eventually admitted to censoring the content and lifted the block Monday. But the question remains, why would the social media giant put a warning label on a 4-year-old video featuring two members of the Border Patrol's Horse Patrol Unit in San Jose, California, discussing why horses enable agents to do their jobs? Twitter's action appears to be linked to incorrect reports that Border Patrol agents on horseback "whipped" illegal immigrants from Haiti as they crossed the Rio Grande River into Del Rio,
30/09/2021 • 42 minutes 30 seconds
Instagram Knows Platform Lowers Women's Self-Image, Does 'Nothing' About It, Tech Expert Says
Instagram is harmful for users, especially young women, according to research conducted by Facebook. Facebook owns Instagram and recently conducted studies to determine how the platform affects its users. The data reveals that 32% of teen girls who reported feeling bad about their bodies only felt worse after looking at Instagram. What is Instagram doing with that data? “Nothing,” says Kara Frederick, a Heritage Foundation research fellow in technology policy. “What I think is particularly galling is the fact that they are still moving forward with plans to create an Instagram for children under 13 years old,” she adds. Frederick, who is also a former employee of Facebook and helped to create and lead Facebook’s global-security counterterrorism-analysis program, joins the “Problematic Women” podcast to discuss what we now know about Instagram’s effect on users, especially young women, and what the platform should do to
28/09/2021 • 31 minutes 24 seconds
Why Are Americans Fixated on 'Gabby’ Petito Tragedy?
Unless you have no cable TV and no internet, you have likely heard about 22-year-old Gabrielle "Gabby” Petito. Petito was living the Instagram dream with her fiance, Brian Laundrie. The couple spent the past several months traveling through national parks and documenting their adventures on social media. But the picture-perfect story came to a tragic end when Petito was reported missing and subsequently found dead.Laundrie, 23, returned to his parents’ home in North Port, Florida, without Petito on Sept. 1, and Petito’s parents reported her missing Sept. 11. Eight days later, her remains were found in Bridger-Teton National Forest in Wyoming. Laundrie is a person of interest in the case, but went missing Sept. 14 and is thought to be somewhere in Carlton Reserve, a 25,000-acre nature reserve near North Port. There's no denying that Petito’s story is tragic. What’s odd is the media’s near-24/7 coverage of the case. Major TV n
23/09/2021 • 50 minutes 22 seconds
Ocasio-Cortez’s Met Gala Dress, California's Recall Election, and No Answers on Afghanistan
A "who's who" of entertainment and society gathered in New York City on Monday night for the annual Met Gala.From entertainers and artists such as Rihanna and Justin Bieber to Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri and Olympic gymnast Simone Biles, the red carpet oozed with notable celebrities. Among the elite crowd was Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. The New York congresswoman wore a white dress bearing bold red text on the back reading, “TAX THE RICH.” The designer dress triggered instant response across the political spectrum, with some praising the statement and others calling it hypocritical. On today’s episode of "Problematic Women,” we break down why Ocasio-Cortez’s fashion choice is concerning, and why taxing the rich won't actually help the poor. We also discuss some of the other notable outfits worn at the Met Gala, a fundraiser benefiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute in New York City, tickets for which cost $35,00
16/09/2021 • 35 minutes 23 seconds
Former Wife of Al-Qaeda Operative Speaks Out on Plight of Afghan Women
Yasmine Mohammed was born and raised in Canada, but she lived a life that few Western women could fathom.The daughter of an Egyptian and a Palestinian, she is of Arab descent and was raised Muslim. Forced to wear a hijab and adhere to a strict interpretation of the Islamic faith, Mohammed later escaped a forced, abusive marriage to an al-Qaeda operative.The atrocities that Muslim women suffer in Afghanistan are "not just an Afghanistan phenomenon," Mohammed says. "It's not just a Taliban phenomenon. You can see the exact same things happening clearly in 50 Muslim-majority countries ... [and] in the West as well."On today’s edition of "Problematic Women," Mohammed shares her take on the Biden administration’s disastrous withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, and what it means for Afghan women. More broadly, she addresses the feminist movement's turning a blind eye to women who are fighting real oppression.Mohammed is author of the book
14/09/2021 • 34 minutes 6 seconds
Remembering 9/11, Left's Opposition to Pro-Life Texas Law, and Back to School Advice
Suzanne Bucci arrived at the Pentagon early on Sept. 11, 2001 for a job interview. She hoped to work as a nurse there while her husband, Steven Bucci, was serving as military assistant to Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld. Bucci had not completed the interview process before American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the west side of the Pentagon. She spent the rest of the day using her experience and skills to help those wounded in the terrorist attack. Bucci, whose husband is now a visiting fellow at The Heritage Foundation, joins the “Problematic Women” podcast to recall the events at the Pentagon on 9/11 as we commemorate the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America. Also on today’s show, we explain how Texas' new pro-life law protects children in the womb, and the left’s strong opposition to it. We also celebrate the start of a new school year and crown our Problematic Women of the Week.Enjoy the show
09/09/2021 • 48 minutes 52 seconds
Future for Afghan Women, Donda Drops, and Football Is Back
America’s longest war is over. But the chaotic end to the war in Afghanistan has many Americans questioning the leadership of the Biden administration. It’s estimated that there are still between 100 and 200 Americans and thousands of our Afghan partners trapped in the Taliban-controlled south-central Asian nation. While the Taliban claim they will respect the rights of women and girls, experts say the terrorist group hasn’t given Afghans any reason to believe them. “It seems that the women will be those who will be losing the most, whether it is because of conflict or the authoritarian regime that is oppressive toward women,” says Roya Rahmani, the female former Afghan ambassador to the United States. On Tuesday, Rahmani and Heela Najibullah, author of “Reconciliation and Social Healin
02/09/2021 • 36 minutes 16 seconds
Where Are America's ‘Feminists’ Fighting for Afghan Women?
After four years of marching in the streets and claiming ”oppression” under President Donald Trump, many of the country’s so-called feminists are conspicuously silent about the plight of women and girls in Afghanistan in the wake of the Taliban takeover.Worse, some of those who aren’t silent are instead using their platforms to attack conservatives who are working to bring attention to the rights of Afghan girls and women. “If the GOP wants to show that it is sincerely concerned with the rights of the women in Afghanistan, it can start by first championing the human rights of women in the U.S.,” one MSNBC contributor wrote. On this week’s episode of the ”Problematic Women” podcast, we discuss why these petty, partisan attacks are a dishonest representation of democracy itself and an a
26/08/2021 • 43 minutes 27 seconds
Fall of Afghanistan, Battling Breast Cancer, and Defending American Small Businesses
All of America is asking, what went wrong in Afghanistan? To help answer that question, Gloria Taylor, the communications manager for national security and foreign policy at The Heritage Foundation, joins the show to discusses what you should know about the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan and what the future may hold for Afghan women and girls. Taylor also share her personal story of battling breast cancer. Also on today's show, salon owner Erica Kious explains her decision to leak footage of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi getting her hair done at her salon without a mask in the middle of the pandemic. Kious joins the podcast to share what happened to her and her business after she exposed Pelosi, and how she has joined with Heritage Action for America to “Save Our Paychecks.”And as always, we will crown our Problematic Women of the Week.Watch Baby Olivia's full journey: <a href="https://twitter.com/LiveAction/status/1424753576673435656?s=20" rel="noop
19/08/2021 • 53 minutes 52 seconds
Woke Kid’s Books, Gov. Andrew Cuomo Resigns, and Mission of Transgender Movement
On today's episode of "Problematic Women:" New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced his resignation on Tuesday. The announcement comes shortly after New York Attorney General Letitia James released the findings of an independent investigation that reports Cuomo to have sexually harassed 11 women. The woke kid's book market is expanding. We share a few of the book titles and detail the messages the stories are promoting to children. Jennifer Lahl, president of The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network, joins the show to talk about her new film "Trans Mission: What's the Rush to Reassign Gender?" And as always, we crown our "Problematic Woman of the Week." Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href='https://acast.com/
12/08/2021 • 43 minutes 53 seconds
What You Need to Know About Gov. Cuomo Investigation, Hyde Amendment, and the Fight to Protect Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers
On Tuesday, New York Attorney General Letitia James released findings from an independent investigation into sexual harassment allegations against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The report concludes that Cuomo sexually harassed 11 women, including former colleagues, assistants, and even a state trooper. Now, Democrats and Republicans are calling for Cuomo to step down. We break down what you need to know about the investigation and why Cuomo should step down from his position as governor. We also discuss Democrat’s opposition to the Hyde Amendment, a piece of legislation that prevents taxpayer funding of abortions. And former abortion clinic worker Kathy Spark Lesnoff joins the show to share her incredible pro-life journey and why she is standing against an Illinois law that would require pregnancy centers to refer for abortions. Be sure to follow Problematic Women on Instagram @Pro
05/08/2021 • 50 minutes 46 seconds
How Conservative College Students Can Gain a Voice on Campus
Student activism “has to be loud,” Kristin Dobson, national field director for the Leadership Institute, says.Dobson trains young people across America how to have a voice on their college campus. Through practical tools, she and her team show young people how to promote freedom and conservative principles effectively at their universities.Dobson joins the “Problematic Women” podcast to tell how the Leadership Institute is creating positive change on college campuses. And as a long-time Taylor Swift fan, Dobson breaks down why she thinks the pop star is such a success. Also on today’s show, we talk with Sophia Fisher, founder of Stop the Demand Project, which fights human trafficking. Fisher founded the nonprofit this year after becoming concerned with the ways t
22/07/2021 • 28 minutes
Is America Facing a Women’s Employment Crisis?
Right now, America has a record number of jobs available. "Help Wanted" signs are everywhere. Yet, the labor-participation rate remains low, and women in particular are slow to return to the workforce. Since February 2020, more than 1.6 million women have gone “missing” from the economy, and some are questioning the need to ever go back. Vice President Kamala Harris has called the situation a “national emergency.” And, according to Commerce Secretary
15/07/2021 • 58 minutes 29 seconds
I Could Lose Everything After 'Devastating' End to 8-Year Court Battle Over Same-Sex Wedding, Florist Says
When the Supreme Court announced July 2 that it had declined to take up florist Barronelle Stutzman’s case, it left her on the losing side of an eight-year court battle. In 2013, one of Stutzman’s longtime customers asked her to design floral arrangements for his same-sex wedding. She told him that because of her religious beliefs, she could not design an arrangement for the wedding, but she referred him to several other florists. A few weeks later, she learned she was being sued. The Washington state "attorney general, without any complaint from Rob [Ingersoll] and Curt [Freed] sued me personally and corporately, and the ACLU got ahold of Rob and Curt and also sued me personally and corporately," Stutzman told The Daily Signal.Now, the Washington state
08/07/2021 • 37 minutes 59 seconds
Mother and Daughter Track Athletes Speak Out on Competing Against Biological Males
Mother and daughter Cynthia and Margaret Monteleone share a deep love of running and competition. But after they both ran against biological men in track events, they knew they needed to do something to defend their right to a level playing field. "I think everyone should compete," Cynthia Monteleone said. "I think all athletes should compete. There is no banning anyone. But that being said, there needs to be a distinction to keep the sport fair and to keep biological women advancing in the opportunities available to them."Cynthia Monteleone is a World Masters Athletics track athlete and also coaches girls track at the middle school, high school, and elite level in Maui, Hawaii. In 2018, she faced off against a biological male during a track competition in Malaga, Spain. Ab
01/07/2021 • 39 minutes 50 seconds
Amy Swearer Explains What You Need to Know About Supreme Court Rulings on Faith-Based Foster Care, Student Speech, and More
The Supreme Court has issued a number of significant rulings this term that affect everything from collegiate athletics to adoption agencies.Among the most notable decisions, the high court ruled 9-0 in favor of religious liberty in the case of Fulton v. City of Philadelphia. The case gives a Catholic social service agency in Philadelphia the right to continue a government-funded foster care program while not being forced to compromise its beliefs about marriage.The city of Philadelphia "terminated Catholic Social Services' contract as a foster care placement agency," because the group would not place children with same-sex couples, Heritage Foundation legal fellow Amy Swearer said. The city did that even though "there had also never been a same-sex couple that had ever approached Catholic Social Services about becoming foster parents," she noted.Swearer joins the “Problematic Women” podcast to explain how the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Philadelphia case coul
24/06/2021 • 37 minutes 16 seconds
She Quit Homosexuality. Now, She’s Helping Others Do Likewise.
Elizabeth Woning began questioning her sexuality when she was 16. By the time she was in her 30s, she says, she was "stereotypically butch.” But after an experience at a local church, Woning said she began to question what lesbianism meant to her. “I recognized that it gave meaning and purpose to my life,” Woning said. "… And so, before the Lord, I began analyzing what that meant and why it was so challenging for me, such a letdown, to be just a woman.”Woning spent about 18 months trying to understand “the character of God and where I fit in that,” she said. “And the Lord was able to displace my sense of belonging as a lesbian with my sense of belonging as a daughter of God.” Today, Woning co-leads the Changed Movement, a Christian organization that works with people who are seeking to leave the homosexual lifestyle or who are struggling with same-sex attra
17/06/2021 • 46 minutes 1 second
She Won Her School Board Race by Opposing Critical Race Theory
Hannah Smith ran for school board in her Texas community on a platform opposing critical race theory. Smith won, earning nearly 70% of the vote last month. “[T]he community turnout at this election really sent a message to our district and gave us a mandate going in to say, 'We don't want critical race theory in our schools,'" Smith says on the "Problematic Women” podcast.As a lawyer defending religious liberty, a wife, and a mother of four school-age children, Smith says, she was enjoying life and had plenty to keep her busy. But she felt compelled to run for school board to try to stop the agenda of critical race theory, which she says would “radically change our school district.” Now a school board member in Southlake, Texas, just outside Dallas, Smith says she is committed to keeping far-left ideology out of classrooms. Smith joins the show to discuss how critical race theory is making its way into more schools across the country and wh
10/06/2021 • 34 minutes 24 seconds
What Being a New Congresswoman Is Really Like: Rep. Kat Cammack Explains
From fighting against the far-left agenda, to policy review sessions early in the morning and late at night, to baseball practice with colleagues, Rep. Kat Cammack, R-Fla., says her first six months as a House member have been anything but boring. There is a "side of being a member of Congress that a lot of people don't get to see," Cammack says. "They don't get to see you sitting at your desk with curlers in your hair. Having your second cup of coffee at 5 o'clock in the morning, trying to dig into the legislation."Cammack came to the House with a clear agenda to further policies that benefit residents of her state, and despite opposition from the left, her commitment to implement practical policy solutions remains steadfast.The Florida congresswomen, at 33 the youngest Republican woman in Congress, joins "Problematic Women” to discuss the behind-the-scenes reality of being a U.S. lawmaker, her recent trip to the southern border, and her progress on some k
03/06/2021 • 39 minutes 25 seconds
Fight to Hold Andrew Cuomo Accountable 'Feels Like Upward Climb,' Janice Dean Says
Janice Dean began speaking out against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo when she saw that media outlets weren't holding the Democratic governor accountable for what was happening in New York during the COVID-10 pandemic.Dean, senior meteorologist at Fox News Channel, lost both her mother-in-law and father-in-law to the disease in New York nursing homes. While thousands of elderly men and women were dying of COVID-19, Cuomo was "celebrating himself," she says.The New York governor was "on CNN with his brother [anchor Chris Cuomo] joking around, while thousands of people were dying," Dean says. "Body bags [were] literally piling up outside of nursing homes and storage faci
27/05/2021 • 35 minutes 53 seconds
After Losing to Male Athletes, College Runner Fights for Fairness in Women's Sports
Mary Kate Marshall fell in love with track and cross-country in high school. Running “gives me so much confidence,” Marshall said. Now an athlete at Idaho State University, Marshall is fighting for Idaho’s Fairness in Women’s Sports Act—and for every woman's and girl’s right to compete on a level playing field. The Fairness in Women’s Sports Act prohibits biological men who "identify" as women from competing in women’s sports. Idaho Gov. Brad Little signed the legislation in March 2020, but the bill was quickly challenged by the American Civil Liberties Union. <a href="https://adfmedia.org/case/hecox-v-
20/05/2021 • 33 minutes 8 seconds
Abortion Isn't Essential Health Care. This OB-GYN Explains Why
Pro-life advocates worry that an abortion-friendly political agenda has worked itself into the medical branch of obstetrics and gynecology. Now, POB-GYN medical professionals who are pro-life are taking a stand for women and babies as they seek to uphold the sanctity of all human life and push back on the narrative that abortion is health care."The fact that 85% of women's health care specialists don't perform abortion, to me tells you everything you need to know that abortion is not essential healthcare because if it was, you wouldn't have only 15% of OB-GYNs performing it," Dr. Christina Francis, chairwoman of the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, says.Francis joins the “Problematic Women” podcast to discuss her group's mission and how the abortion agenda infiltrated the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Learn more abo
13/05/2021 • 52 minutes 10 seconds
How Lila Rose Challenged Abortion Industry and Became a Voice for Unborn
Lila Rose first began investigating abortion clinics as a college student in California more than a decade ago. She says she quickly discovered that Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion provider, "covers up child sexual abuse."As founder and president of the pro-life organization Live Action, Rose, now 32, has conducted countless undercover investigations into Planned Parenthood clinics. She joins the "Problematic Women" podcast today to discuss her new book "Fighting For Life: Becoming a Force for Change in a Wounded World" and how she became passionate about the pro-life movement.Also on today's show, we discuss a recent court case over
06/05/2021 • 47 minutes 9 seconds
Nikki Haley Shares Perspective on Greatest Challenges Facing America Today
America is facing a number of great challenges at home and abroad. Our colleague Rachel del Guidice recently had the opportunity to talk with former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley about some of the most pressing issues facing the nation today. They cover everything from the upcoming Beijing Olympics to why IDs are so important to secure elections. We are so excited to share their conversation on “Problematic Women” today. Also on today’s show, Rachel joins us to discuss her recent trip to the U.S. Mexico border. She tells us what she saw at the border and shares stories from the people she spoke with. And as always, we’ll be crowning our “Problematic Woman of the Week!”Click here to watch The Daily Signal documentar
29/04/2021 • 36 minutes 27 seconds
Sarah Parshall Perry Explains Hidden Agenda in Left’s New Hate Crime Bill
The Senate is expected to vote soon on a bill touted as targeting hate crimes against Asian Americans. The legislation, authored by Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, and Rep. Grace Meng, D-N.Y., has not received widespread conservative support. Why would Republicans not support a bill to address hate crimes? Because the bill's agenda extends far beyond its name, says Sarah Parshall Perry, a legal fellow in the Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at The Heritage Foundation. (The Daily Signal is Heritage's multimedia news organization.)Perry joins the “Problematic Women” podcast to discuss the progressive aims in the bill and the similarities between the so-called COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act and Democrats' hotly contested<a href="https://www.dailysignal.com/2021/02/24/how-equality-act-woul
22/04/2021 • 49 minutes 14 seconds
The Dark Truth About Chemical Abortions, Explained
A chemical abortion is a two-pill regimen that ends the life of the baby and poses health risks to the mother. The deaths of 24 women have been "associated with the abortion pill,” Melanie Israel, a research associate in The Heritage Foundation's DeVos Center for Religion and Civil Society, says. Israel joins the show to discuss her recent research paper, “Chemical Abortion: A Review,” which provides extensive information on the history and risks of chemical abortions. Also on today’s show, we talk about a new petition to force a House vote on a bill to require medical care for babies who survive an abortion procedure. Plus, we break down what you need to know about the controversy over sing
15/04/2021 • 46 minutes 57 seconds
‘Goal Is to Protect Children,’ Lead Sponsor of Arkansas’ Transgender Bill Says
Arkansas has just become the first state in the country to pass legislation protecting minors from being prescribed puberty blockers or gender-hormone treatments, or from receiving gender-change surgery.Arkansas state Rep. Robin Lundstrum, the lead sponsor for the bill, joins the “Problematic Women” podcast to explain why the passage of the legislation is a victory for children and families. Lundstrum also explains why she thinks the bill has faced so much opposition from the political left. Also on today’s show, we talk with Heritage Foundation senior adviser and spokesperson Genevieve Wood about Major League Baseball’s decision to move the All-Star Game from Atlanta after the passage of the new election integrity law in Georgia. Wood also discusses a now-deleted Easter tweet from Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., and why the grocery
08/04/2021 • 31 minutes 19 seconds
Greatest Misperception About Guns Is They Are Unsafe, Firearms Shop Owner Geneva Solomon Says
Geneva Solomon is the co-owner of Redstone Firearms in California. Solomon and her husband not only sell firearms at their shop, they also educate and train individuals in gun safety. Solomon joins the “Problematic Women” podcast to explain how she became passionate about gun ownership and safety. She also discusses her recent Congressional testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee and why universal background checks will not lead to less gun violence. Also on today’s show, Heritage Foundation education fellow Lindsey Burke joins us to explain a big win for West Virginia families seeking to make their own choices about their child’s education. And as always, we’ll be crowning our “Problematic Woman of the Week!” Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank'
01/04/2021 • 45 minutes 43 seconds
America’s National Defense Is Also Women’s Issue, Sen. Joni Ernst Says
The Biden administration's reported decision to hold America’s defense budget flat for the next fiscal year is concerning, Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, says. Ernst served in the U.S. military for more than 23 years before becoming a senator. Today, as a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Ernst is committed to promoting policies that strengthen the nation’s military. The Iowa Republican, who in November won re-election to a second term, joins the “Problematic Women” podcast to discuss America’s military readiness and what’s happening at America’s southern border. Also on today’s show, Kelsey Bolar, a senior policy analyst at the Independent Women’s Forum, joins the show to discuss a brand new Daily Signal documentary she is producing.And as always, we’ll
25/03/2021 • 36 minutes 1 second
One Female Powerlifter’s Fight to Defend Women’s Sports
Beth Stelzer walked into her first powerlifting competition expecting to encounter a room full of individuals who were there to support strong women. Instead, a biological male who "identified" as a woman distracted from the competition by protesting throughout the event because he was not permitted to compete with the women.As a result of the experience, Stelzer took action to protect women’s sports from transgender athletes. Stelzer is the founder of Save Women’s Sports, an organization dedicated to protecting the right of every woman and girl to compete on a level playing field. Stelzer joins “Problematic Women” to discuss President Joe Biden’s recent <a href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2021/03/08/executive-order-on-guaranteeing-an-educational-environment-free-from-discrimination-on-the-basis-of-sex-including-sexual-orientat
18/03/2021 • 39 minutes 12 seconds
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers Is Fighting Back Against Far Left’s Job-Killing Agenda
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., was the first woman ever elected chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. And now, as the ranking Republican on the panel, McMorris Rodgers is pushing back on the far left’s harmful climate policies and fighting to protect American jobs. McMorris Rodgers joins the show to talk about that and to discuss her concerns with new guidelines on reopening schools from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And she breaks down what you need to know about the fight to defend the Hyde Amendment. Also on today’s show, we talk with former Cosmopolitan writer Sue Ellen Browder, author of the book "<a href="https://ww
11/03/2021 • 43 minutes 17 seconds
Sen. Marsha Blackburn Fears What Women Stand to Lose If Equality Act Becomes Law
The implications of congressional Democrats' proposed Equality Act are “tremendously disappointing,” Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., says. The House of Representatives already has passed the legislation, which faces what many Congress-watchers believe will be a closely fought battle in the Senate.The Equality Act would make “gender identity” and “sexual orientation” p
04/03/2021 • 45 minutes 43 seconds
Adults Must Stop Putting Their Desires Over Children’s Rights, Author Says
The narrative that a child only needs love and safety to thrive is being challenged by Katy Faust, founder of Them Before Us, a nonprofit organization that promotes social policies to protect the rights of children.In her new book, “Them Before Us: Why We Need a Global Children's Rights Movement,” Faust argues that a child needs a stable home with love from both a mother and a father. Faust joins the “Problematic Women” podcast to share her story and why it's critical that the needs of the child play a key role in debates about same-sex parenting, divorce, sperm- or egg-donor children, and so on. Also on today’s show, we discuss Disney’s Lucasfilm decision to <a href
25/02/2021 • 52 minutes 13 seconds
What You Need to Know About Coming Abortion Debates
President Joe Biden already has taken action to undo some of the pro-life policies set in place by his predecessor, Donald Trump. It appears likely that Biden and the Democrat-controlled Congress will continue to press a progressive abortion agenda that endangers the unborn, mothers, and American freedoms. Melanie Israel, a Heritage Foundation research associate in the Institute for Family, Community, and Opportunity, joins “Problematic Women” to explain the key pieces of abortion legislation we likely will see debated in the coming months and years. If you, or someone you love, is struggling to overcome the pain of an abortion, check out this resource from Focus on the Family. Plus, Heritage Foundation education expert Lindsey Burke joins the show to discuss the impact that school closures are having on studen
18/02/2021 • 43 minutes 8 seconds
Marriage and Motherhood Came in Her 40s. Why She Says Timing Was Perfect.
Life doesn't always turn out the way we plan, and sometimes that’s a beautiful thing.Emily Stimpson Chapman, an author, freelance writer, wife, and mom to two—soon to be three—adopted children, has personally experienced the joy of living a life that is different from the one she imagined as a young woman. Chapman joins “Problematic Women” to talk about getting married and becoming a mom in her 40s, and how her faith has affected the choices she has made in life. Buy Chapman's books here. And Read her blog here.Also on today’s show, we break down
11/02/2021 • 1 hour 4 minutes 1 second
‘Talk Is Cheap,’ New Congresswoman Says About Left's Calls for Unity
Freshman Rep. Beth Van Duyne, R-Texas, says she is committed to focusing on the “meat and potato issues that affect people's daily lives.” Van Duyne was the first female mayor of Irving, Texas, from 2011-2017. Now, she says, she'll draw on her experience in local government to listen to the needs and concerns of Americans and take action.Van Duyne joins the "Problematic Women" podcast to share her personal journey to political office, why she is so committed to the pro-life movement, and how she intends to push back on the far-left agenda of progressive colleagues.Plus, Lyndsey Fifield , Heritage Foundation social media manager, joins the show to talk about pregnancy and preparing for motherhood. And as always, we’ll be crowning our "problematic woman of the week!"Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href='https://acast.
04/02/2021 • 44 minutes 21 seconds
‘This Is an Emergency,’ Feminist Says About Future of Women's Sports
On his first day in office, President Joe Biden signed a divisive executive order that could ultimately lead to the end of women’s sports as we know them. The “Executive Order on Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation” says, “Children should be able to learn without worrying about whether they will be denied access to the restroom, the locker room, or school sports.”The order gives biological males who identify as women a pathway to compete in female sports and enter women’s-only spaces, such as bat
28/01/2021 • 44 minutes 38 seconds
Here’s What We Can Expect From a Biden Administration
Joe Biden became the 46th president of the United States Wednesday. Eager to implement his agenda, Biden signed a number of executive orders after he was sworn into office, beginning the process of undoing former President Donald Trump’s legacy. Jessica Anderson, director of Heritage Action for America, joins the show to share her reactions to Biden’s inaugural address, and her insight on what policies we can expect from a Biden administration. Plus, we welcome our colleague Helena Richardson, director of The Heritage Foundation intern program, to the show to discuss an exciting new way for high school and college students to get involved in public policy. And as always, we’ll be crowning our “problematic woman of the week!”Read Jessica Anderson’s article <a href="https://spectator.org/amy-coney-barrett-conservative-women-american-spectator-print-magazin
21/01/2021 • 41 minutes 27 seconds
How We Can Keep the Faith in America When Everything Is Shaken
To say that this is a difficult time in our nation’s history might be something of an understatement.For many people, the 2020 election didn’t go as they hoped it would. And now, there is also a tremendous amount of anger and grief over the riot that took place at the Capitol last week. Even though there are calls for unity, we are seeing little done to actually move toward unity as a country.How do we press forward and maintain a strong personal faith through the challenges that lay before us? Charmaine Yoest, the vice president of the Institute for Family, Community, and Opportunity at The Heritage Foundation, joins the “Problematic Women” podcast to discuss how we can choose to live out our faith and seek unity in America right now. We also welcome our colleague Michelle Cordero, digital content manager for The Heritage Foundation and host of the “<a href="https://www.heritage.org/heritage-explains" rel="noopener n
14/01/2021 • 43 minutes 18 seconds
Inside the Grassroots Effort to Win Georgia’s 2 Senate Runoff Races
Democrats Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff appear to have defeated incumbent Republicans Sen. Kelly Loeffler and Sen. David Perdue, giving the Democrats a majority in the U.S. Senate.Georgia’s two runoff elections were required under state law after no candidate received a majority of the votes on Nov. 3.Janae Stracke, the grassroots director of Heritage Action for America, the lobbying arm of The Heritage Foundation, has been on the ground in Georgia for weeks to mobilize voters. Stracke joins "The Problematic Women Podcast" to explain what it takes to run a grassroots campaign effort, and what she heard from voters on the ground in Georgia, who are concerned over the direction in which their state appears to be headed. Plus, we break down a surprisingly pro-life Amazon Prime show, and what you may want to add to your watch list in 2021.
07/01/2021 • 43 minutes 26 seconds
This Reporter Spent 2020 Covering Riots. Here’s What She Saw.
This year has been strange for all of us, but especially for Shelby Talcott, The Daily Caller’s media reporter and field correspondent. Talcott spent much of 2020 traveling across America to report on the race riots and protests. Today, Talcott joins "Problematic Women" to share what it was like to be in the center of the conflict as businesses were burned and looted, and even her own experience of being arrested at one of the demonstrations. Plus, we discuss the Lifetime Christmas movie “Feliz NaviDAD” with Mario Lopez and why we all love to watch Hallmark and Lifetime movies, despite them being cheesy and predictable. We also crown our “Problematic Women of the Week” and take
17/12/2020 • 48 minutes 28 seconds
America's Transgender Craze Should Take a Cue From UK
The United Kingdom has long been on the progressive end of the transgender issue, so when they pump the brakes, America should pay attention, says Nicole Russell, a contributor to The Daily Signal.A high court in the United Kingdom recently ruled that children 16 years old and younger cannot be treated with puberty blocking hormone drugs, unless a court specifically rules otherwise.Russell reports extensively on the transgender issue and joins the show to discuss her recent piece breaking down the U.K. court decision. She also explains the media's response to actor Elle
10/12/2020 • 55 minutes 43 seconds
How 1 Woman Took on the Soviet Union in Afghanistan
Joanne Herring, a longtime political activist and philanthropist, deserves a great deal of credit for helping break the back of the Soviet Union in Afghanistan in the 1980s. Herring, who became politically engaged in the Middle East in the 1970s, saw that the Soviet Union was seeking to take over Afghanistan to ultimately gain control of the Strait of Hormuz, the passage today for one-fifth of the world's crude oil exports.Today, Herring joins the show to share how she and the late Rep. Charlie Wilson, D-Texas, worked together to get the Afghan people the resources they needed to defeat the USSR and move America one giant step closer to winning the Cold War. Herring also discusses her philanthropic work in Afghanistan, which she calls Marshall Plan Charities,
03/12/2020 • 53 minutes 40 seconds
Little Known Stories and History of Thanksgiving
From the number of Pilgrims and Native Americans present at the first Thanksgiving to conflict in Congress over declaring it a national day of thanks, there are many historical facts about the holiday that are not widely known. "Problematic Women” is celebrating the history of Thanksgiving with Melanie Kirkpatrick, author of the book “Thanksgiving: The Holiday at the Heart of the American Experience.” Kirkpatrick shares some of the little known historical facts of Thanksgiving and how the holiday has evolved into what we know it to be today. Plus, we crown a group of 18 brave women as our “Problematic Women of the Week.” Enjoy the show, and have a happy Thanksgiving! Hosted on Acast. See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener nore
25/11/2020 • 38 minutes 22 seconds
Meet One of Congress' Youngest New Members
Rep.-elect Kat Cammack, R-Fla., faults an Obama era policy for leaving her and her mother homeless in 2011. After spending months living in a motel, an opportunity arose for Cammack to work on the successful campaign of Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla.Cammack's passion for politics only grew as she continued to work for Yoho after his election to Congress. Today, she joins the show to explain how her love of America and passion for good policies ultimately led to her own run for Congress. In January, Cammack, 32, will be sworn in as one of at least 17 new conservative female members of the House of Representatives.In this episode,, we also break down actress Melissa McCarthy's apology for supporting an organization fighting human trafficking t
19/11/2020 • 41 minutes 50 seconds
Why Election 2020 Is a ‘Proud Lady Moment’ in History
The 2020 election was a major win for conservative women in the House of Representatives. Come January, more women will have seats in Congress than ever before in the history of the nation. Jessica Anderson, executive director of Heritage Action for America, the grassroots partner organization of The Heritage Foundation, joins “Problematic Women” to discuss the 13 newly elected Republican female representatives and how their leadership will affect America. Anderson also breaks down what might happen next in the presidential election as claims of voter fraud and litigation both continue. We also chat with the editor-in-chief of The Daily Signal, Kate Trinko, about what she saw on her trip to Philadelphia last weekend as voters reacted to the election news.And, as always, we’ll crown our Problematic Woman of the Week.Enjoy the show! <
12/11/2020 • 45 minutes 14 seconds
Left’s Woke Education and Social Policies Are Scary
The agenda of the far left is frightening, and concerned conservative moms are speaking out. Today, Allison Weisenberger, a mother and California resident, joins “Problematic Women” to discuss government overreach in her state, including bans on Halloween trick-or-treating amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Plus, the founder of “No Left Turn in Education,” Elana Yaron Fishbein, explains why she is fighting against progressive ideologies in our schools. And, as always, we’ll be crowning our Problematic Woman of the Week.To learn more about “No Left Turn in Education,” check out Fishbein’s recent Daily Signal op-ed. Enjoy
29/10/2020 • 39 minutes 36 seconds
Celebrating a Victory in War on Women’s Sports
The playing field has been leveled for female athletes at a small university in New Hampshire. Concerned Women for America filed a civil rights complaint against Franklin Pierce University because of its transgender sports participation and inclusion policy.The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights agreed with Concerned Women for America that the policy is in violation of Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex. Doreen Denny, vice president of government relations for Concerned Women for America, joins “Problematic Women” to discuss why this victory is significant in the battle for the future of <a href="https://www.
22/10/2020 • 41 minutes 50 seconds
Judge Amy Coney Barrett Maintains Poise Under Fire
Judge Amy Coney Barrett exhibited her profound understanding of the law as she testified this week before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Ellen Troxclair, author of the book “Step Up!: How to Advocate Like a Woman,” joins this episode of “Problematic Women” to discuss the Supreme Court confirmation hearings and why Barrett is qualified to sit on the high court. Troxclair also discusses the organization Women’s March and its opposition to Barrett, and why more conservative women should engage in public policy. Plus, we hear from four women who either clerked for Barrett or had her as a law professor at Notre Dame. They share personal stories about working with her and why she will make an excellent Supreme Court justic
15/10/2020 • 41 minutes 26 seconds
Will Amy Coney Barrett Face an Unconstitutional Religious Test?
As Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett prepares for Senate hearings next week, many are wondering whether she’ll again face harsh questions about her Catholic faith. Mary Vought, executive director of the Senate Conservatives Fund and wife of Russ Vought, director of the Office of Management and Budget, joins us to explain why this line of questioning is unconstitutional. Her husband, she recalls, faced similar scrutiny in his own Senate confirmation hearing. Vought also talks about her daughter’s diagnosis with cystic fibrosis and how steps taken by the Trump administration improved her health care options. And original co-host Kelsey Bolar, now senior policy analyst at Independent Women’s Forum, visits to share the story of Monica Wyman, a Hispanic mother of three who may have to close her business because of California’s new employment law. Liberal lawmakers want to take this policy nationwide.IWF video on AB5
08/10/2020 • 35 minutes 28 seconds
Why the Far Left Is Threatened by SCOTUS Nominee Amy Coney Barrett
Kelsey Bolar, a senior policy analyst at the Independent Women's Forum, joins “Problematic Women” to discuss the attacks on federal appeals court Judge Amy Coney Barrett, why progressives are threatened by her nomination to the Supreme Court, and what we can expect during the Senate confirmation hearings.Plus, Rep. Debbie Lesko, R-Ariz., a powerful voice for conservative women, joins the show to explain how she is working to defend women’s sports from the agenda of radical LGBTQ groups.Lesko also share her own journey into the pro-life movement and why she fights to protect the lives of the unborn. And as always, we’ll be crowning our “Problematic Woman of the Week.”Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href='https://acast.com/priv
01/10/2020 • 48 minutes 57 seconds
Ginsburg’s Legacy and the Supreme Court’s Future
Legal experts have described the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as “a lioness of the law.”Ginsburg died last Friday at 87 after serving on the Supreme Court for 27 years. President Donald Trump has said he will nominate her replacement this Saturday from a short list of five female candidates. Elizabeth Slattery, senior legal fellow and deputy director of the Pacific Legal Foundation's Center for the Separation of Powers, joins “Problematic Women” to break down Ginsburg’s legacy and share what is known about the women being considering by the president for the open seat on the high court.Plus, many millennials aren't getting married, and researchers are trying to understand why. We discuss dating and marriage trends among young people with the help of our colleague, Philip Reynolds.
24/09/2020 • 46 minutes 40 seconds
Why COVID-19 Should Spur Needed Education Reform
School is back in session, but let’s face it, education is probably not going to be the same after the COVID-19 pandemic—and that’s a good thing.Mary Clare Amselem, an education policy analyst at The Heritage Foundation, joins the show to discuss her brand new podcast, “COVID and the Classroom.” Amselem discusses the importance of school choice and the ways education should change long-term in light of the pandemic.Plus, Kate Trinko, editor-in-chief of The Daily Signal, joins us to discuss the controversy over the Netflix film "Cuties." And as always, we’ll be crowning our "Problematic Woman
17/09/2020 • 42 minutes 44 seconds
Diamond and Silk Discuss Black Lives Matter
Diamond and Silk gained national attention in 2016, when they began to speak out about the hypocrisy of the progressive left. Their new book—“Uprising: Who the Hell Said You Can't Ditch and Switch?”—explains why the African American sisters walked away from the left. Diamond and Silk (aka Lynnette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson) join the "Problematic Women" podcast to discuss racial tensions in America, the agenda of Black Lives Matter, civics education, and their book.We also break down the new Disney movie “Mulan” and controversy over Disney using the film's end credits to offer "special thanks" to Chinese institutions directly linked to carrying out human rights abuses in China. Some scenes in
10/09/2020 • 49 minutes 2 seconds
Sen. Marsha Blackburn Explains Why She Is Unapologetically a Conservative Woman
Progressive society appears to be at a loss when it comes to understanding conservative women. Women who are pro-life, in favor of smaller government, and uphold traditional family values don’t fit the left’s mold. Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., has just released a new book, “The Mind of a Conservative Woman: Seeking the Best for Family and Country,” to explain why conservative values are women’s values. Blackburn joins “Problematic Women,” to discuss her new book, why she is a proud conservative, and her 2018 controversy with pop star Taylor Swift. Also on today’s show, Janae Stracke, the grassroots director of Heritage Action for America, and Jeanne Seaver, a Heritage Action sentinel from Savannah, Georgia, join the show to share how they are supporting law enforcement in local communities across America, and <a
03/09/2020 • 48 minutes 8 seconds
Back to School, Sort of, and the Future of Education
The coronavirus pandemic might permanently affect American education. Lindsey Burke, director for the Center for Education Policy at The Heritage Foundation, says "the pandemic has just completely upended education." But some of the changes might actually be a good thing.Burke joins "Problematic Women" to discuss how COVID-19 could bring about needed education policy reform and to explain how pandemic pods are proving to be a highly effective form of schooling.Also on today’s show, Whitney Munro, a wife, mother, and president of Walden Strategies, discusses the importance of caring for students' mental health while they are stuck at home. And as always, we wil
27/08/2020 • 40 minutes 1 second
Planned Parenthood Ideology ‘Killing the Family,’ Ex-Volunteer Says
Planned Parenthood is a business. Simply put, America's largest abortion provider loses profit if young people are not having sex. Monica Cline worked as a "comprehensive sex educator" and volunteer for Planned Parenthood for a decade before walking away to become a specialist in avoiding sexual risk and start an organization called It Takes a Family.Cline joins “Problematic Women” to share the truth about sex education and why Planned Parenthood is working actively to break down communication between parents and their children.Also on today's show, Rachel del Guidice, The Daily Signal’s congressional reporter, joins us to talk about flying on Air Force Two with Vice President Mike Pence. Del Guidice also discusses the brand new <a href="https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/08/17/fired-for-accidentally-calling-a-transgender-student-she-teacher-takes-case-to-cour
20/08/2020 • 1 hour 2 minutes 8 seconds
Her Leftist College Tried to Reeducate Her. Now She's Speaking Up.
Madison Breshears began her freshman year of college excited to engage in open dialogue in an honest quest for truth. She anticipated her professors would present information and allow students to decide for themselves what they believed. She found the opposite to be true.By her junior year, Breshears says, she realized her university actually was seeking to reeducate her with far-left doctrine that could be classified as Marxism. She joins "Problematic Women" today to discuss the radical agenda that has infiltrated college campuses. and why it may be to blame for the chaos we see across America today.Also on today's show, we highlight the Trump administration's Women's Global Development and Prosperity Initiative and the incredible work it's doing to support women around the world. Policy advi
13/08/2020 • 1 hour 25 seconds
Transgender Movement Threatens Future of Women's Sports
In the 1960s, Sandra Bucha filed a lawsuit against the Illinois High School Association, seeking to be allowed to compete on the boys swim team because no girls teams existed in the state at the time.The young athlete lost her suit, but went on to success as a marathon swimmer and eventual induction into the International Swimming Hall of Fame. Bucha’s fight in the courtroom helped pave the way for passage of Title IX in federal law and equal opportunities for female athletes. Today, she is one of more than 300 female athletes who signed a letter to the National College Athletic Association asking it to defend the rights of women to compete on a level playing field.The veteran swimmer joins “Problematic Women” to share her story and explain why the transgender movement threatens to undo everything she and so many others fought for.We also
06/08/2020 • 56 minutes 19 seconds
Transgender Movement Seduces Teenage Girls
A disturbing new trend has emerged among teenage girls. Abigail Shrier, author of “Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters,” says some groups of young female friends are making the decision together that they're transgender. The teenage girls begin taking hormones and some receive physically altering surgeries, often before they're legally allowed to drive or vote. Shrier joins “Problematic Women” to discuss her new book and why the transgender movement is “seducing our daughters.” Also on today’s show, we talk with economist Romina Boccia about America’s economic future. And as always, we will crown our Problematic Woman
30/07/2020 • 57 minutes 37 seconds
What Is Known About China’s Forced Sterilization of Uighur Women
A video surfaced recently of Chinese officials herding a large group of blindfolded Uighur people onto trains in northern China.The aerial footage is reported to have been taken last year, but the details surrounding the incident are unknown. What is increasingly clear, however, is that China is carrying out horrific human rights abuses against Uighurs, a predominantly Muslim Turkic-speaking minority residing in China's Xinjiang region.Olivia Enos, The Heritage Foundation’s senior policy analyst for the Asian Studies Center, joins “Problematic Women” to explain what we do know about these <a
23/07/2020 • 53 minutes 32 seconds
Cancel Culture Comes for Goya Foods and Ronald Reagan
Canned beans and frozen maduros are the left’s latest victims of so-called cancel culture.Robert Unanue, CEO of Goya Foods, offered remarks at the White House for the June 10 signing of the Hispanic Prosperity Initiative, a project meant to improve Hispanic Americans’ access to education. Unanue complimented President Donald Trump, calling him “a builder,” and for that the radical left launched a boycott of Goya products. Ana Quintana, The Heritage Foundation's senior policy analyst for Latin America and the Western Hemisphere, joins “Problematic Women” to discuss the left’s obsession with cancel culture. Also on today’s show, Lyndsey Fifield, The Heritage Foundation's multimedia manager, joins us to break down Teen Vogue’s latest article attacking former President Ronald Reagan. Fifield also weighs in on Giphy's new “Mute White People” sticker. And
16/07/2020 • 35 minutes 57 seconds
Supreme Court Ruling Protects Little Sisters' Religious Convictions
The Little Sisters of the Poor, a Catholic order of nuns, secured a major victory Wednesday. The nuns had been sued by Pennsylvania and New Jersey over their refusal, on religious grounds, to offer birth control and abortion-inducing drugs as part of their employees' health care coverage. Amy Swearer, Heritage Foundation legal fellow, joins “Problematic Women” to discuss the high court’s ruling, why the case has dragged on for so many years, and why the Little Sisters likely will be challenged in court again soon. We also discuss President Donald Trump’s July 3 speech at Mount Rushmore and the media’s less than friendly response. Plus, we welcome Laura Falcon to the show to discuss Netflix’s "wokification" of the beloved book series “The Baby-Sitters Club” in its original TV series bearing the same title. And of course, we crown our Problematic Woman of the Week. Enjoy the show! And to learn more about the Supreme
09/07/2020 • 38 minutes 52 seconds
Sen. Martha McSally, Air Force’s First Female Combat Pilot, on ‘Doing Things Afraid’
Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., was the first female Air Force pilot to fly in combat and to command a fighter squadron. McSally joins “Problematic Women” to share her story of “feistiness” and what drove her to literally do what no American woman before her had ever done.In her new book, “Dare to Fly: Simple Lessons in Never Giving Up,” McSally shares her own story and how we can all move past our fears to accomplish what is said to be impossible. Also on today’s show, we give a quick breakdown of the media’s coverage of new COVID-19 cases. And we discuss the Supreme Court’s latest abortion ruling, which poses a critical <a href="https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/06/24/im-an-ob-gyn-heres-why-i-support-requiring-hospit
02/07/2020 • 48 minutes 30 seconds
The Roots of America's 'New Anarchy,' According to a College Professor
America’s historic statues are being toppled and defaced. Violent riots have led to the destruction of businesses and even the physical harm of American citizens. Carol Swain, award winning author, host of “Be the People Podcast,” and political scientist joins “Problematic Women” to explain why the violence is a danger to achieving the justice rioters claim to seek. Swain also addresses how The New York Times’ “<a href="https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/06/22/new-york-times-mum-on-1619-project-creator-calling-1619-riots-moniker-
25/06/2020 • 1 hour 3 minutes 48 seconds
How Women Lose in Supreme Court’s Decision to Redefine Sex
American women have lost an important battle.On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled 6 to 3 in favor of LGBT rights in the case R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The ruling redefines sex to include sexual orientation and gender identity. Kate Anderson, an attorney with Alliance Defending Freedom, joins “Problematic Women” to discuss what the court’s decision means for women all over America. Plus, <a href="https://www.samhsa.gov/about-us/who-we-are/leadership/biograp
18/06/2020 • 55 minutes 47 seconds
There’s a Solution to Police Abuse, But It’s Not Defunding Police Departments
The majority of America's police officers are brave men and women who make sacrifices and take risks every day to keep our communities safe, but incidents of misconduct do occur. Defunding America’s police departments would not solve the issue of police abuse, but limiting the power of police unions would allow for needed reforms. Rachel Greszler, a research fellow at The Heritage Foundation, joins “Problematic Women” to discuss her new piece untitled, “Confronting Police Abuse Requires Shifting Power From Police Unions.” Police unions have made it extremely challenging for police chiefs to fire or adequate reprimand officers for poor behavior or abuse of power. Control of police dep
11/06/2020 • 57 minutes 14 seconds
Why Conservative Should Be Leading the Civil Rights Movement
“Conservatives should be leading the civil rights movement,” says Kay C. James, President of The Heritage Foundation. Conservatives have the solutions to solve much of the racial inequalities and injustices present in America today.James joins the podcast to explain that the answers to many of the issues plaguing the African American community, such as poverty, lack of access to good healthcare, and poor education systems, are issues conservatives have the viable solutions for. We also talk with sisters Deana Bass Williams and Dee Dee Bass Wilbon, co-founders of Bass Public Affairs about how America can move forward together after the killing of George Floyd and why prayer is truly our most powerful tool right now. And as always we will crown our Problematic Women of the Week. Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href
05/06/2020 • 59 minutes 16 seconds
One Woman’s Story of Unwittingly Furthering the Sexual Revolution
Sue Ellen Browder, author of “Subverted: How I Helped the Sexual Revolution Hijack the Women's Movement,” was a writer for Cosmopolitan magazine during the sexual revolution. It was not until years later that she realized how the sexual revolution had strategically targeted the women’s movement to alter its message from female empowerment and opportunity to sexual freedom without morality. Browder joins "Problematic Women” to tell her story in her own words. Also, be sure to check out The Daily Signal's recently released documentary telling the inside story of Browder’s work at Cosmo. Plus, interior designer Robin Stroebel joins the show to discuss how occupational-licensing reform would provide job opportunities for more women and cut red tape for small-business owners. And, as always, we will be crowning our Problematic Woman of the W
28/05/2020 • 57 minutes 16 seconds
Reopening State Economies, Big-Government Bailouts, and the Drama in Between
States across America are weighing the decision of whether or not to reopen their economies. Some—such as Georgia and Florida—have few restrictions in place now and have allowed businesses to reopen, while others—among them Connecticut and Michigan—continue to limit economic activity.Jessica Anderson, the executive director of Heritage Action for America, the lobbying arm of The Heritage Foundation, and a former member of the Trump administration, joins "Problematic Women” to explain why states should allow Americans to get back to work as soon as possible. Anderson also breaks down the costs of state bailouts and why they would do more harm than good.Melanie Israel, research associate in the DeVos Center for Religion and Civil Society at The Heritage Foundation, also joins the show to share the latest news regarding whether or not abortions should be deemed an "essential" medical procedure during COVID-19.And as always, we will be crowning our Probl
21/05/2020 • 58 minutes 33 seconds
Air Force Veteran Talks Military Service, Marriage, and Feminism
If “the American dream” describes overcoming the challenges of a difficult childhood; serving in the armed forces; having the financial freedom to support not only yourself, but also your family; making a difference in your community through political engagement; and finding love along the way, then Anna Paulina Luna is living the dream.Luna joins the "Problematic Women” podcast on the eve of the 78th anniversary of the creation of the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps in 1942 formally allowing women to join the armed forces. She shares her journey of growing up in a single-parent home in California as a Hispanic American and finding confidence, success, and a husband through her Air Force service.Plus, in the wake of Mother's Day, we take a moment to say “thank you” to all our wonderful mothers and chat with Lauren's mom, Karla Evans. And as always, we’ll be crowning our problematic woman of the week.And this weeks twitter question is: Who in your life w
14/05/2020 • 49 minutes 45 seconds
Charlotte Pence Bond on News for Kids, Growing Up Pence, and Marriage
Starting a news program is no small thing, even when it’s for little people.Charlotte Pence Bond, Vice President Mike Pence's daughter, joins "Problematic Women” to discuss her recently launched news program for kids called the “Littles News Briefing.” Bond, 26, also speaks about her relationship with her dad, growing up in the Pence household, and life as a newlywed. Also on today show, Amy Swearer, legal fellow at The Heritage Foundation, joins us to talk about the Second Amendment, why all us ladies should consider getting our concealed-carry gun permits, and her new role co-hosting the "SCOTUS 101" podcast. Plus, Helena Richardson, director of Heritage’s Young Leaders Program, joins us to discuss what COVID-19 means for summer internships at Heritage and how you can <a href="https://www.heritage.org/young-leaders-
07/05/2020 • 1 hour 2 minutes 34 seconds
Lessons of Hope From a Woman Who Has Spent Decades as a Quadriplegic
After spending more than 50 years in a wheelchair as a quadriplegic, Joni Eareckson Tada is still sharing a message of hope and life with the world. At the age of 17 Tada took a dive into shallow water breaking her neck and leaving her unable to move her lower body or her hands. When she learned that she would never walk again, Tada probably would not have believed that she would go on to be a renowned artist, book author and found a powerful ministry to the disabled called Joni & Friends.Tada joins "Problematic Women" to share her powerful story, explain her work on The Heritage Foundation’s National Coronavirus Recovery Commission, and offer us all some much needed hope. Also on today’s show, we talk with Heritage research fellow Rachel Greszler about the
30/04/2020 • 1 hour 51 seconds
Phyllis Schlafly’s Daughter Tells the True Story Hulu’s ‘Mrs. America’ Chose to Ignore
The Hulu mini series, “Mrs. America” depicts the work of Phyllis Schlafly to stand against the women’s movement and its push to pass the Equal Right Amendment (ERA). The series perfectly captures Schlafly’s hair style and clothing choices but fails to accurately depict the conservative matriarch’s kindness and strength as she rallied wives and mothers across American in the fight against the ERA. Today on Problematic Women we welcome Anne Schlafly Cori, Phyllis Schlafly daughter, to the show to find out the true story behind the ERA fight, who Phyllis Schlafly really was, and what the Hulu series got right and what it did not. We also talk with Kirsten Hasler, Executive Director of Eagle Forum’s D.C. office, about carrying on Schlafly’s legacy. And as always we will be crowning our Problematic Woman of the week. Enjoy this special live podcast recording and Q&A webinar with Anne Schlafly Cori hosted by The <a href="
23/04/2020 • 58 minutes 50 seconds
Saving Lives and Livelihoods of Equal Importance in COVID-19 Fight
This week on “Problematic Women,” we talk with health care economist and National Coronavirus Recovery Commission member Dr. Gail Wilensky about how we can save both American lives and livelihoods during the novel coronavirus pandemic. Plus, Heritage Foundation legal fellow Elizabeth Slattery joins us to discuss religious liberty, as some churches are still trying to meet in creative ways during COVID-19. And Olympic pistol shooter Lexi Lagan tells us how the postponement of the Summer 2020 Games till next year is affecting her training. Finally, as always, we’ll be crowning our problematic woman of the week.Twitter Question of the Week: What is a weird or funny habit that you have started since COVID-19 hit? Tweet @DailySignal and use the #ProblematicWomen.Register for the live Problematic Podcast record
16/04/2020 • 48 minutes 17 seconds
The Chinese Government's Coronavirus Cover-Up
Live from home amidst the coronavirus, the Problematic Women talk with Olivia Enos, a senior policy analyst in the Asian Studies Center at The Heritage Foundation, about China's attempted COVID-19 cover-up. Enos breaks down her latest report on the subject and how America should respond to the actions of the Chinese Communist Party.Also on today's show:Michelle Lawrence, associate pastor of NewSong Church in Vienna, Virginia, explains how we can celebrate Holy Week and Easter during the coronavirus pandemic.Mary Katharine Ham, CNN contributor, author and Lady Brains Podcast co-host, shares why she turned her quarantine birthday into a workout celebration to raise money for two great causes. Check out Ham's latest pieces for The Atlantic entitled: <a href="https://www.th
09/04/2020 • 45 minutes 25 seconds
Is Abortion Really 'Essential' During Pandemic?
On todays "Problematic Women" we talk with three strong problematic women about the effect COVID-19 is having universities, abortion clinics, and your bank account. Mallory Quigley, vice president of Communications at Susan B. Anthony List, explains why abortion clinics are fighting to stay open during COVID-19. College senior Samantha Renck discusses finishing college online and what COVID-19 might mean for graduation ceremonies all over the country. Plus: Romina Boccia, director of the Grover M. Hermann Center for the Federal Budget at The Heritage Foundation, joins us to discuss what is actually in the CARES Act and what it means for you.Finally, we crown a young new internet star as our Problematic Woman of the Week - you don't want to miss this one!Don't forget to Tweet @DailySignal this week using the #ProblematicWomen with a creative meal you made and how it turn out. Bonus if you include a photo! We can't wait to see what you
02/04/2020 • 36 minutes 42 seconds
Love, Sex, and COVID-19
This week, your “Problematic Women” hosts are doing our part to fight the coronavirus by recording this episode while 1,000 miles apart. COVID-19 is affecting all levels of society, from gender roles to the dating scene. We look at how social distancing is changing the way we view relationships and discuss a New York City government guide to safe sex during a pandemic.Plus, despite society’s commitment to protect the most vulnerable, abortion advocates continue to push the procedure as “essential business.”Finally, we crown the highly qualified, stylish, and reassuring figure America needs right now as our Problematic Woman of the Week. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/03/2020 • 51 minutes 18 seconds
Ladies, Know Your First Amendment Rights.
The threat to our First Amendment right of free speech is growing. College campuses continue to embrace progressive policies that restrict student's ability to voice their opinions and beliefs.Lawyer and First Amendment Expert Harmeet Dhillon joins Problematic Women to discuss free speech in America and her view of feminism. Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/03/2020 • 15 minutes 17 seconds
Uncovering the True History Behind the Women’s Movement
This week we say goodbye to our co-host, Kelsey Bolar. Before she goes, Kelsey joins us for one last episode to discuss our favorite topics: feminism and conservatism. We go back in time to break down a 1994 PBS interview with former Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley Brown. In the interview Gurley Brown gives a rare inside look on how a once great movement was overtaken by the sexual revolution and modern leftism.Also, we discuss Ivanka Trump’s Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative and the great work the Trump administration is doing to empower women across the globe. We also discuss the disturbing TikTok video a young girl posted right before getting an abortion.Subverted by Sue Ellen Browder: https://www.amazon.com/Subverted-Helped-Sexual-Revolution-Movement/dp/1621643212/ref=tmm_pap_swat
12/03/2020 • 37 minutes 31 seconds
When Reality TV Gets Real
Happy Women’s History Month! Today, we break down two abortion bills that failed in the Senate last week. We also get deep discussing reality TV from Love is Blind to The Bachelor, and debate what it means to be a lady. Plus, an interview with Nikki Goeser - Second Amendment activist who watched her husband be murdered by her stalker and now works to ensure everyone has the right to protect those they love. And in honor of Women’s History Month we are crowning an OG feminist our problematic women of the week! Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/03/2020 • 1 hour 2 minutes 31 seconds
A Whole Lot of Problematic Women in 1 Place
We're at the Conservative Political Action Conference, known as CPAC, and we've got the rundown on everything you need to know from the first day on. We also have an exclusive interview with a major problematic woman: Mallory Quigley, vice president of communications for the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List. Plus: Our intern talks feminism with CPAC-ers and we give you an inside look from veteran CPAC patriots and first-timers. Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/02/2020 • 20 minutes 18 seconds
Cross Dressing, Vasectomies, and a Lawsuit to Save Women’s Sports
Billy Porter recently appeared on Sesame Street wearing a dress, and while Big Bird and Elmo might be fine with it - Problematic Women and parents all over America have another opinion. Also up on today’s show, three female high school athletes are suing the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference over a policy that allows biological males to compete as girls with biological females. And a new bill out of Alabama aims to mandate vasectomies! Plus a powerful interview with Linda King, founder of Fix The Hurt - a nonprofit that raises awareness about dating violence. Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/02/2020 • 52 minutes 4 seconds
Problematic Women: Young, Woke, and Depressed
The folks at Teen Vogue are at it again, and this time they’re talking specifically about The Heritage Foundation. We discuss the mag's most recent article about transgenderism with Emilie Kao, director of Heritage's Richard and Helen DeVos Center for Religion and Civil Society. We also address why millennials are the most depressed generation, the reasoning behind Yale's cutting a popular art history course, and political commentary at the 2020 Oscars.Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/02/2020 • 40 minutes 48 seconds
Taylor Swift,😳😏🤦♀️🤷, and the 'Classic Millennial Sex Pickle'
We have a special episode this week...we are joined by one of the original Problematic Women - Kelsey Bolar! We take a deep dive into Taylor Swift’s new documentary Miss Americana and her rise to political activism. We also take a look at some of the surprising new emojis coming out this year including a gender-neutral Santa Claus and a transgender flag. Plus, let’s figure out what a “classic millennial sex pickle" is. We also have an inspiring interview with Emily Berning, founder of “Let Them Live” and our problematic woman of the week! Enjoy the show!Learn more about "Let Them Live" here: https://www.letthemlive.org/.And read Kelsey Bolar's commentary article on Taylor Swift's documentary here: https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/02/03/taylor-swift
06/02/2020 • 55 minutes 9 seconds
President Trump, Impeachment Hearings and Teen Vogue (Again)
Are you having trouble following everything going on with the Senate impeachment trial? You’re not alone. Elizabeth Slattery, legal fellow at The Heritage Foundation, joins the show to break down the proceedings at a 101 level.We also discuss President Trump’s speech at the March for Life and the Trump administration’s other big pro-life announcements. Plus, we tell the story of an abortionist-turned-pro-lifer and share yet another pro-abortion Teen Vogue article. Tune in:Karin Agness Lips: Women's Magazines Completely Ignore Conservative Womenhttps://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/womens-magazines-completely-ignore-conservative-women Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/01/2020 • 36 minutes 20 seconds
Teen Vogue Shouts the Merits of Abortion
Friday is the 47th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. In honor of this special day we have an episode dedicated to the pro-life movement. We break down the theme of this year’s march, the story of the original pro-life feminists, and some of the big positive and negative news stories surrounding the abortion debate.Enjoy the Show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/01/2020 • 35 minutes 31 seconds
The Demise of the Women's March
This Saturday is the 4th annual Women’s March in Washington D.C.— but it's not clear that the march will attract many women. We analyze the protest's history from their strong start in 2017 to their drastic decline. We also talk about states considering legislation to regulate high school transgender athletes. Plus: Our take on "Toy Story 4" and why the accusations of the movie being racist and sexist are absurd. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/01/2020 • 51 minutes 3 seconds
Sex, Feminism, and Socialism
From the Turning Point USA Student Action Summit in Palm Beach, Florida, "Problematic Women" dives into the history of feminism and the rise of socialism within the women’s movement.Hosts Lauren Evans and Virginia Allen explain how the women’s movement was hijacked by the sexual revolution. The right to vote, equal treatment in the workplace and equal opportunities in society were some of the founding ideals of the women’s movement— but all that began to change in the 1960s as the agenda of the sexual revolution infiltrated the women’s movement.We also talk with the founder of Young Americans Against Socialism, Morgan Zegers."Problematic Women" will be back in studio on Thursday, Jan. 16. Have a merry Christmas and a happy New Year! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy f
23/12/2019 • 39 minutes 4 seconds
The Truth About Going on TV
This week on Problematic Women, we interview the “leading voice of the Heritage Foundation” Genevieve Wood to get her take on everything from feminism to football. Now serving as Heritage's spokesperson and senior advisor, Wood has had an extended career in policy and media in Washington D.C. where she's interviewed countless politicians, government officials, celebrities, and notorious figures (spoiler: we find out her favorite!). She also shares what it takes to be successful on a TV interview, her coolest D.C. stories, and gives advice to anyone looking to have a career in the media. Finally, as an outspoken football fan — we talk the latest on the Colin Kaepernick saga and how it's been affecting the NFL. The episode is the third installment in our recent series problematic role models, in which we interview influential women that we look up to and get insight on how they got where they are and how they're living out their values a
19/12/2019 • 32 minutes 37 seconds
Beginning Motherhood in the NICU
Kelsey Bolar, the original host of Problematic Women, is back in the studio, joined by her new baby girl. Bolar shares her experience as a first-time NICU mother, how that experience has affected her pro-life views, and what this new season of motherhood has taught her. We also get Kelsey’s takes on the news she’s missed while being away, touching on topics like Kanye West's new Christian album and Chick-fil-A’s decision to no longer support The Salvation Army or The Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Follow Kelsey on Twitter @kelseybolar.Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/12/2019 • 36 minutes 16 seconds
Being Your Own “Soulmate” through Self-Partnering: Emma Watson, Lizzo, and Maslow’s Theory on Singleness
Pro-Life Kids! is a new book created to teach and empower the next generation. Bethany Bomberger, an adoptive mother, educator, and the Executive director of The Radiance Foundation, created the book to highlight the value of every human being, before and after birth. We crown Bomberger as Problematic Women and interview her on what led to the creation of the book, her experience in the classroom, and her own pro-life journey. We also cover: Emma Watson recently coined the term “self-partnering.” The term refers to being fulfilled in your singleness and Watson isn’t the only one pitching the idea — rapper Lizzo’s song “Soulmate” might as well be the idea’s anthem. We also breakdown a New York Times opinion piece that dissects this idea with Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, complementarianism, and what this mindset means for marriage and society. Appearing in the New York Times, “The Class of 2000 ‘Could Have Bee
05/12/2019 • 55 minutes 12 seconds
Talking Turkey, Career and Feminism
In our Thanksgiving week special, we interview Problematic Woman Maria Sousa, Digital Director of the Heritage Foundation, wife and mother of four children. Sousa is also a D.C. native, a conservative, and devoted Catholic. She candidly shares life lessons from her college days to balancing a career and motherhood. She also gives her two secret ingredients for a perfectly tender and juicy Thanksgiving turkey! Enjoy the conversation! And have a Happy Thanksgiving! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/11/2019 • 24 minutes 53 seconds
Christine Blasey Ford, Chick-fil-A, and Impeachment
This week, we tackle all the news you need to know in rapid fire format:Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., is called “trash” by feminists who oppose her role in House Democrats’ impeachment hearings.Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, wins an award for courage from the ACLU.The “Charlie’s Angels” movie reboot flops at the box office, and writer-director-star Elizabeth Banks blames it on sexism.Due to another LGBTQ controversy, singer Ellie Goulding almost backs out of the Dallas Cowboys’ Thanksgiving halftime show kicking off the Salvation Army’s “red kettle” campaign. Chick-fil-A drops its donations to Christian organizations after increased pressure from LGBTQ groups. Plus:Get to know the hosts of “Problematic Women,” Lauren Evans and Virginia Allen, in a personal, unscripted interview. Their Heritage Foundation interns ask questions about their career paths, faith, what it
21/11/2019 • 41 minutes 10 seconds
The Problem With Everything: Meghan Daum on Feminism, Social Media Culture, and #MeToo
On today’s episode of “Problematic Women” we hear from author and journalist Meghan Daum. She is a columnist for Medium and the author of six books, including The Problem With Everything: My Journey Through the New Culture War. In an enlightening conversation, Daum discusses feminism, social media culture, #MeToo, and more. We also break down: —Stanford students protest Ben Shapiro’s visit with a flyer that portrays him as a bug that needs to be exterminated. Students wrote, “We do not protest because we are too sensitive to hear opinions we don’t like. We protest because we are strong enough to defend ourselves.”—Parents Magazine highlighted a post of a 4-year-old boy holding a sign that reads, “Some men have periods too.” —We crown Nikki Haley as our Problematic Woman of the week and discuss her new book With All Do Respect: Defending America with Grit and Grace. <p style='color:grey; font-size
14/11/2019 • 57 minutes 54 seconds
Allie Stuckey on Millennials, Mentors and Motherhood
This week on “Problematic Women,” we interview Allie Stuckey, The Conservative Millennial and host of the Relatable Podcast on BlazeTV. Stuckey discusses the spread of socialist ideology, her experiences on BlazeTV, the importance of mentors and how to balance a career with motherhood.We also break down:Wendy Ullman, a Pennsylvania State Legislative Representative, calls early miscarriages and abortions “a mess on a napkin.”John Legend rewrites “Baby It’s Cold Outside” to be more #MeToo appropriate.HHS proposed a new rule that will reverse Obama Administration rulings that barred faith-based adoption and foster care agencies from receiving grants.And we crown Dr. Michelle Cretella as our Problematic Woman of the Week. She is a pediatrician and executive director of the American College of Pediatricians. Her Daily Signal video on transgender issues and children was removed from YouTube. Why? Because her views against surger
07/11/2019 • 53 minutes 36 seconds
Kanye Speaks Out Against Porn and Abortion
This week on “Problematic Women” we are excited to bring you all the news on hip-hop star Kanye West’s new album, “Jesus Is King.” We also interview Katrina Trinko, the editor-in-chief of The Daily Signal and co-host of The Daily Signal Podcast, about the transgender movement’s push to make periods gender-neutral. She also discusses a child bride costume that was problematic in Australia.Finally, we crown Sarah Thomas as our Problematic Woman of the Week. She and her husband made the news when they posted a picture holding a sign that read: “Please don’t abort. We will adopt your baby.” We discuss this important message and talk about the baby they're now adopting. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/10/2019 • 39 minutes 59 seconds
How Big Government Education Programs Failed the Youth
This week on “Problematic Women” we talk with Lindsey Burke, The Heritage Foundation's education fellow, about a new collection of essays, “The Not-So-Great Society.” Burke, co-editor of the project, discusses what Lyndon B. Johnson’s programs really did for public education, and it's little that is positive. She also suggests how we can begin to solve the problems the government has inflicted on the education system. We also break down: When England’s first Chick-Fil-A is met with LGBTQ protests to “get the chick out,” their lease is not renewed.A recent episode of Law and Order SVU trashes pro-life. We discuss the media’s power in shaping ideas and how to respond to pro-choice messages. Kanye West tells Kim Kardashian that her Met Gala dress is “too sexy.” </l
24/10/2019 • 53 minutes 9 seconds
Abortion, Pornography, and Transgender Models
This week on "Problematic Women", we discuss parents in the U.K. who sued a hospital for “wrongful birth” because their son was born with Downs Syndrome. They claim, had they known, they would have had an abortion instead. We discuss how prevalent aborting children diagnosed with Downs Syndrome is, both in Europe and the United States, and the importance of fighting for the dignity of all lives. We also break down: —Netflix released a miniseries titled “Unbelievable.” Based on real events, it tells the story of a woman who was raped, but those around her weren’t sure about her story. We discuss the lessons learned from the show and different ways to think about the #MeToo movement. —Victoria’s Secret is featuring both a size 14 model and transgender model in their recent “Love Yourself” campaign. —Our Problematic Woman of the week is Daily Signal reporter Rachel Del Guidice. We talk to her about a recent intervi
17/10/2019 • 39 minutes 54 seconds
The Radical Feminists Who Are Fighting the Transgender Movement
As a leader of the radical feminist organization group Women's Liberation Front, Natasha Chart doesn't agree with conservatives on much. But when it comes to the transgender movement and protecting children from transgender ideology, she's standing side by side with conservatives. Chart spoke Thursday at The Heritage Foundation's Summit on Protecting Children From Sexualization. On this week's edition of "Problematic Women," we sit down with her to find out why.Plus, we take on the issue of deepfakes—the technology that enables you to transpose one person's face over another's, making it seem like that person is doing or saying something they are not—and how it’s becoming a bigger problem, particularly for women. We also address Teen Vogue’s claim that Gen Z is the most progressive and politically independent, Demi Lovato's apology for taking a celebrity birthright trip to Israel, and the now-infamous courtroom hug between Brandt Jean and Amber Guyger, the police officer
10/10/2019 • 1 hour 5 minutes 21 seconds
Transgender Funeral Home Case Could Set New Precedents
This week on “Problematic Women” we talk to Emilie Kao,The Heritage Foundation’s director of the Richard and Helen DeVos Center for Religion & Civil Society. Emilie provides insights on sex discrimination in relation to federal civil rights laws and discusses the upcoming Supreme Court case R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes Inc. v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. This case could have major implications for sex-segregated spaces (such as bathrooms and locker rooms) and the way gender is interpreted in U.S. law.We also cover the following: —A growing online epidemic of child sexual abuse imagery. —Kanye West announces that he’s now only making gospel music.—Do you know how impeachment actually works? Virginia gives a pop quiz and then explains Section 1, Article 2 of the Constitution which lays out the impeachment process.—Our Problematic Woman of the Week is Amy Swearer, legal fellow at Heritage who went
03/10/2019 • 48 minutes 20 seconds
Ladies Know Your Worth
This week on "Problematic Women" we talk to Heritage Foundation fellow and working mother of six Rachel Greszler about the so-called gender wage gap and the celebrities who continue to promote the debunked idea. Rachel tells how women can fight for ourselves in the workplace and the ways the free market is the greatest equalizer. We also break down Ms. Monopoly, a new version of the classic game that gives a leg up to female players.We also cover:—Cancel culture takes another victim. "Dancing With the Stars" contestant and Netflix “Queer Eye” host Karamo was forced to delete his Twitter account after backlash for saying nice things about former White House press secretary Sean Spicer.—Discussing the student activists who have gone viral in their protests against climate change, we talk about the moral problems with using children as political mouthpieces. —Taylor Swift announced she’s now “obsessed” with politics.—Our Problematic Woman of the Week
26/09/2019 • 38 minutes 49 seconds
Another Baseless Accusation Against Brett Kavanaugh
This week on “Problematic Women,” we talk to Elizabeth Slattery, legal fellow at The Heritage Foundation and host of the “SCOTUS 101” podcast, about the new allegation against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. She addresses whether the accusation has any credibility and what it means for the future of the high court. We also break down: —The public dispute between ousted Planned Parenthood President Leana Wen and her former employer: why she was fired, what the dispute was over, and what it reveals about the nation’s largest abortion provider. —Thousands of University of Georgia students and fans came together for a “Pink Out” at the Bulldogs’ home football game against Arkansas State in honor of the visiting team’s head coach, who lost his wife to breast cancer over the summer. —We crown great-grandmother and florist Baronelle Stuzman as Problematic Woman of the Week for continuing her fight for religious freedom
19/09/2019 • 31 minutes 33 seconds
Former Abortionist Turned Pro-Life Activist
This week on Problematic Women, "The Daily Signal Podcast" host Katrina Trinko interviews OB-GYN Dr. Kathi Aultman who performed abortions for years until having children of her own changed her mind. Now she is a pro-life advocate that advocates for survivors and testifies on Capitol Hill for pro-life causes. Read the full transcript: https://www.dailysignal.com/2019/09/11/a-former-abortionist-explains-her-change-of-heart/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/09/2019 • 22 minutes 6 seconds
Meet (Miss) Virginia
This week on “Problematic Women”, we interview the woman that inspired the new feature film “Miss Virginia,” Virginia Walden Ford. We talk to her about everything from her childhood years integrating the Little Rock, Ark. school system to working with President George W. Bush creating the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship program, to the star-studded cast of her new movie. We also break down: — Actress Alyssa Milano and Sen. Ted Cruz are taking their gun debate from Twitter to a meeting on Capitol Hill. — Faculty at The University of Kansas are upset that the Chick-fil-A on campus was moved to a more prominent location, calling the fast food chain “a bastion of bigotry.” — Kim Kardashian West chooses former convict turned criminal justice reform advocate Alice Johnson as the face of her new shapewear line. Hosted on Acast.
05/09/2019 • 48 minutes 32 seconds
No, Taylor Swift, You Need to Calm Down
This week on Problematic Women, we sit down with one of America’s newest citizens, Heritage Foundation scholar Romina Boccia, to talk about what it was like going through the citizenship process and what becoming a U.S. citizen means to her. We also get her insight on a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News survey that shows a growing gulf of generational disagreement on some of the most basic things: patriotism, God, and what it means to be an American.We also break down:—Taylor Swift doubles down on her support for the Equality Act, calling out President Donald Trump and the White House. —Planned Parenthood’s new ad campaign, “Bans Off My Body,” probably features your favorite band. —The left’s politicization of billionaire philanthropist David Koch’s death. —The College Board’s announce
29/08/2019 • 41 minutes 13 seconds
Eyeing Freedom in Hong Kong
On Problematic Women, we often talk about the widely misunderstood gender pay gap. But this week, we discuss another “gap”—the alleged beauty gap, and whether women are treated differently in the workplace based on their looks.We also discuss Planned Parenthood’s sky-is-falling rhetoric after the organization voluntarily removed itself from the Title X funding program, and the dating site OKCupid claiming in a tweet, “Girls don’t want flowers and chocolates -- girls want someone who supports reproductive rights.”Finally, we sit down with Olivia Enos, Senior Policy Analyst for the Asian Studies Center at the Heritage Foundation, to discuss the Hong Kong protests and how women, in particular, have been involved. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/08/2019 • 42 minutes 4 seconds
Liz Wheeler on How to Win a Debate
On this week's edition of "Problematic Women," Kelsey Bolar and Lyndsey Fifield discuss a Teen Vogue Snapchat post teaching minors how to get an abortion without their parents' permission, Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth’s divorce and what that says about millennials and marriage, and the release of the movie "Unplanned" on Amazon and DVD. We also interview Liz Wheeler, host of "Tipping Point" on One America News Network and author of the new book "Tipping Points: How to Topple the Left's House of Cards." Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/08/2019 • 41 minutes 6 seconds
Breaking Through the Noise After the Massacres
In this week’s edition of “Problematic Women,” Amy Swearer, senior legal policy analyst at The Heritage Foundation, joins us to discuss the tragic mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. First, we discuss politicians’ and the media’s eagerness to blame everything from video games to Fox News for the shootings. We then talk about the liberal outrage mob that broke out when The New York Times correctly reported that President Donald Trump denounced hatred and white supremacy. Finally, Swearer breaks down some commonsense solutions to curb gun violence, while still respecting the Constitution. Also in this week’s “Problematic Women,” we discuss:—Should you post photos of your kids online? A new Wall Street Journal video lists three reasons why you probably shouldn’t. —Banana Republic is now selling hijabs, but some Muslim women are questioning its marketing strategy. —We crown Saudi Arabian women as the Problematic Women of the Week, as they celebrate their newfound freedom to
08/08/2019 • 42 minutes 39 seconds
Do Women Really Have Different Opinions Than Men?
In this week's edition of "Problematic Women," Jessica Anderson, vice president of Heritage Action for America, joins us to discuss a recent survey commissioned by the organization that reveals the top issues that concern women, whether their opinions really differ from those of men, and how women feel about President Donald Trump's performance—and personality—thus far. Specifically, we discuss what the results tell us about suburban women and their take on the so-called soft issues, such as immigration and abortion. Listen to the podcast, or read the lightly edited transcript below.In this week's edition of "Problematic Women," we also discuss:—Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s so-called environmentally conscious decision to give son Archie only one other sibling.—New data released by the U.S. Soccer Federation showing that despite generating a net loss over the past 11 years, female players actually earned more than the male players.—A viral social media post shaming millennials for g
01/08/2019 • 39 minutes 35 seconds
Why Government-Funded Maternity Leave Is Not the Answer
This week on Problematic Women, co-host Kelsey Bolar sits down with Heritage Foundation research fellow and mother of six, Rachel Greszler. Greszler breaks down why a top down, big government paid family leave program would actually hurt women, and why the private sector is better equipped to provide solutions. "Conservatives, do support paid family leave,” Greszler said. “We want workers to be, mothers to be able to stay home with their children... What we don't support is a one size fits all government program that tells workers the type of leave they can take and when they can take it."We also discuss these topics: —Fat shaming plates? Macy's is facing backlash for selling dinner plates that encourage portion control by labeling different portion sizes “mom jeans,” “favorite jeans,” and “skinny jeans.” —Should women be forced to wax the genitals of a biological man? A Canadian transgender woman has filed 16 complains against beauticians who have refused to perform the service. —Wi
25/07/2019 • 41 minutes 30 seconds
“Justice on Trial” Best-Selling Authors on Kavanaugh, #MeToo, and the Women Who Were His Strength
Did the confirmation battle of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh help or hurt the #MeToo movement? How did the mainstream media miss so many red flags regarding his multiple accusers? And what was the horrific media storm like for the Kavanaugh family? In this week’s edition of Problematic Women, we interview Mollie Hemingway and Carrie Severino, authors of the best-selling new book, “Justice on Trial: The Kavanaugh Confirmation and the Future of the Supreme Court,” on what really happened during the hearings, and what that means for the future of the Court and all Americans. Also in today’s podcast: —The head of Planned Parenthood, Dr. Leana Wen, being forced out of the organization by its Board Chairs for reportedly not emphasizing abortion enough.—Pop singer Miley Cyrus saying she doesn’t want to have kids because “the Earth can’t handle it,” and her “complex, and modern, and new” marriage with actor Liam Hemsworth.—"The Bachelorette" feud between Luke Parker and Hannah Brown ov
18/07/2019 • 1 hour 51 seconds
Rapinoe v. Trump
USA! The United States women’s national team won its second consecutive World Cup after defeating the Netherlands national team last weekend. Of course, the title doesn’t come without controversy, with team members declining a White House invitation and co-captain Megan Rapinoe doing a media circuit bashing President Trump. We’ll break down all the drama, as well as the equal pay debate.Also on the podcast:-Elisha Krauss of The Daily Wire joins us to talk about a variety of topics from feminism and fashion, to what it’s really like to work with the one and only, Ben Shapiro.-We also address a New York Times article that went viral this week titled, “Do Americans Really Need Air-Conditioning?,” and whether or not air-conditioning is sexist. -The latest Little Mermaid drama about an African American Ariel and the trending #NotMyAriel on Twitter.-Lastly, we crown our Problematic Woman of the Week … Tiny Jag! Tiny Jag is a biracial Detroit rapper who dropped out of a musical festival after
11/07/2019 • 45 minutes 20 seconds
The Most Problematic Women Throughout History
On a special Independence Day edition of “Problematic Women,” we team up with Jarrett Stepman and Fred Lucas, co-hosts of The Daily Signal’s “Right Side of History” podcast, to discuss some of the most problematic women throughout American history.We begin by honoring the legacy of Betsy Ross after Nike pulled its latest USA-themed sneaker from the shelves in light of the claim by Colin Kaepernick, NFL player and liberal activist, that the “Betsy Ross flag” featured on the sneaker was offensive.From there, we discuss other problematic women such as Abigail Adams, Ida B. Wells, Susan B. Anthony, and Phyllis Schlafly. Listen to the podcast below. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/07/2019 • 35 minutes
Fox News Host Shannon Bream on ‘Finding the Bright Side’
This week on Problematic Women we interview, Shannon Bream, host of “Fox News at Night” and author of the new book, “Finding the Bright Side: The Art of Chasing What Matters.” We ask her about her time at Fox News—including through the Roger Ailes sexual harassment scandal, her decision not to have children, her experience with chronic pain, and whether or not she identifies as a feminist. We also discuss:— Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Ilhan Omar announced a $1 Trillion plan this week to wipe out every dollar of student loan debt in the United States. We have Heritage education policy expert Mary Clare Anselem on the show to discuss how the proposal would actually make college more expensive and be a regressive tax on the lower and middle class. — Last week, author and advice columnist E. Jean Carroll came forward with an allegation that President Trump sexually assaulted her in a dressing room over 20 years ago. President Trump has denied the allegations. We share our opinions of the
27/06/2019 • 48 minutes 10 seconds
CNN Calls Melania Trump ‘Woman of Mystery.’ But Is She?
In this week’s edition of “Problematic Women,” Kelsey Bolar of The Daily Signal and Beverly Hallberg of District Media D.C. address Teen Vogue promoting prostitution to teenage girls, CNN labeling First Lady Melania Trump a "Woman of Mystery,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., admitting Republicans were probably right about allegations against Bill Clinton, and women saying they prefer “Dad bods” over perfectly toned 6-packs. We also chat with Selina Soule, the high school track athlete who was forced to sit on the sidelines at a major tournament because two transgender runners landed the number one and two spots, about her decision to file a complaint with the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/06/2019 • 43 minutes 2 seconds
Women are Increasingly Embracing Socialism … But Why?
In a recent poll for “Axios on HBO,” 55% of American women say they would prefer to live in a socialist country over a capitalist country. This week on “Problematic Women” we discuss why women are embracing socialism and what can be done to stop this trend. Also, we break down why freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says members of Congress, despite already making $174,000 a year, deserve a pay raise.We crown Yale University graduate and future Justice Brett Kavanaugh law clerk Sophia Chua-Rubenfeld Problematic Woman of the Week.And we discuss these topics:— Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had surprisingly positive things to say about Kavanaugh’s first class of law clerks.— Pro-life group Live Action was permanently banned from Pinterest this week for spreading “misinformation.”— Mary Katharine Ham, CNN contributor and single mom of two, talks feminism, being a mother in the public eye, and much more. Hosted on Acast. See <a style='colo
13/06/2019 • 45 minutes 10 seconds
Miley Cyrus Celebrates Abortion In the Weirdest Way
On this week’s edition of Problematic Women, we discuss Taylor Swift’s decision to get political and advocate for the so-called Equality Act, Miley Cyrus’ $175 pro-abortion sweatshirt, President Donald Trump’s controversial remarks about the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle, and former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley unapologetically standing up for the beliefs of pro-life women.We also feature our sit-down interview with Fox News contributor Mollie Hemingway to talk about her views on feminism and the Brett Kavanaugh fallout. She also addresses how she coped with the loss of her former Federalist staffer, Bre Payton.Payton’s 27th birthday would have been this Saturday, June 8, so we ask that you keep her family and friends in your thoughts and prayers. Listen and subscribe in the podcast below. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy<
06/06/2019 • 48 minutes 45 seconds
How Kamala Harris' 'Wage Gap' Plan Would Actually Hurt Women
Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., last week announced “the most aggressive equal pay proposal in history.” But would it really help women? Romina Boccia, director of the Grover M. Hermann Center for the Federal Budget at The Heritage Foundation, joins us to discuss, debunking the myth that a gender wage gap actually exists.We also discuss a New York Times op-ed about faith, feminism, fatherhood, and how they affect marital happiness, and we crown Allie Beth Stuckey our Problematic Woman of the week for using her baby registry to collect items for a local pregnancy center. Link to donate:https://www.amazon.com/baby-reg/alliebeth-stuckey-june-2019-richardson/2SC5ACVN5HK8B Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/05/2019 • 45 minutes 47 seconds
Celebrating 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage with Heritage President Kay Coles Jame
In a special episode of Problematic Women, Heritage President Kay Coles James joins us to talk about the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission. President Donald Trump appointed James on the bipartisan commission that was formed to celebrate the passage of the 19th Amendment, which secured women’s right to vote. In this week’s podcast, we discuss the history of the movement, what “suffrage” really means, and the importance of celebrating this historic event.We also break down the left’s continued unhinged comments about abortion, with New York Sen. Kristen Gillibrand calling for taxpayer funded, no-restriction abortions, and Jim Carrey’s depiction of Alabama Governor Kay Ivey being aborted.Finally, has the #MeToo movement harmed or helped women? According to CBS News, male managers are now more hesitant interacting with their female employees at work — we discuss.Link to Jim Carrey tweet: https://twitter.com/JimCarrey/status/1129796511611490304<p style='color:grey; font-size:
23/05/2019 • 56 minutes 43 seconds
Alyssa Milano Accidentally Promotes Abstinence
In the 22nd season premiere of the PBS animated children's series “Arthur,” Mr. Ratburn, Arthur’s beloved teacher, came out as gay and got married. Is this a problematic storyline for a children's show—and in what other ways is LGBT ideology appearing in children's books and entertainment? We discuss with Monica Burke, a research assistant at The Heritage Foundation's DeVos Center for Religion and Civil Society, Institute for Family, Community, and Opportunity.We also break down the Equality Act and how its affecting girls' sports, and discuss actress Alyssa Milano’s call for a nationwide #SexStrike in protest of pro-life legislation in Georgia and Alabama. And finally, in honor of her #SexStrike, we crown Milano Problematic Women of the Week for her fearless promotion of abstinence. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more info
16/05/2019 • 48 minutes 2 seconds
Leave Brett Kavanaugh Alone
Months after his confirmation, the left is still talking about Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Elizabeth Slattery, a legal fellow at The Heritage Foundation, joins us to explain former President Bill Clinton's accusations against him, the Tenth Circuit Court's ruling dismissing claims against the justice, and if there’s any end in sight to the continued character attacks.We also discuss the Pennsylvania state lawmaker who filmed himself berating a woman silently praying in front of a Planned Parenthood clinic and respond to some of his arguments against the pro-life movement. Also, we watched the new documentary “Knock Down the House,” about Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and three other liberal candidates. We let you know the good, bad, and crazy about the film.Lastly in honor of Mother's Day this Sunday, we crown moms as our Problematic Woman of the Week. Hosted on Acast. See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' h
09/05/2019 • 36 minutes 8 seconds
Where's the Phyllis Schlafly of Our Time?
Following the Saturday attack on a Southern California synagogue that killed one worshipper and wounded three others, we have Amy Swearer, a senior legal policy analyst in the Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, on to discuss the complicated questions surrounding the Second Amendment, gun violence, and mental health. We also take on a New York Times column asking, "Where Are the Socially Conservative Women In this Fight?," and discuss Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition deciding to feature the first Muslim wearing a hijab and burkini.And finally, we crown Meghan McCain, co-host of “The View,” our Problematic Woman of the week for being honored with Americans United for Life’s inaugural Defender of Life in the Media Award. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/05/2019 • 37 minutes 6 seconds
Free College for Everyone!
Is Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s call for free universal college and student loan forgiveness really possible? Inez Stepman, senior policy analyst at the Independent Women’s Forum, joins for this week’s edition of “Problematic Women” to discuss. Plus, Glamour reports a bride asks her bridesmaid to get an abortion to make sure she fits into her dress, and woke Netflix says the term chick-flicks should only be used to describe movies with actual chickens.And finally, Abby Johnson, whose transformation from Planned Parenthood clinic director to pro-life activist was featured in the hit film, “Unplanned,” is crowned our Problematic Woman of the week. Listen in the podcast below. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/04/2019 • 31 minutes 15 seconds
What Bre Payton's Mom and Friends Want You to Know About Grief
The Daily Signal's weekly podcast, Problematic Women, went on a three-month hiatus after losing our podcast co-host, Bre Payton, on December 28th of last year.Bre, a former staff writer for The Federalist, passed away from a sudden illness, and is survived by her parents, George and Cindy; siblings James, Jack, Christina, and Cheekie; and her boyfriend Ryan Colby.Hosted today by Kelsey Bolar, the show returns with a special tribute to Bre. Her roommates Kat Nikas, an attorney in Washington, D.C., and Brianna Herlihy, a media relations specialist with Alliance Defending Freedom, join us, along with Lauren Evans of The Daily Signal. We talk about love, loss, hope, and grief.We're also joined by Bre's mom, Cindy Payton, who helps us remember Bre and provides an update on how her family is coping.Our usual show will publish every Thursday morning, and focus on a mix of women’s issues and current events. We’ll feature rotating hosts with diverse perspectives on what it means to be a conserv
18/04/2019 • 46 minutes 2 seconds
Problematic Women: Remembering Bre Payton
Shocked and devastated that our Problematic Women co-host Bre Payton has suddenly passed away at the age of 26, we spend today's episode remembering Bre and discussing the hole we now have in our hearts for her. We talk about what a unique person she was in Washington, D.C., her faith, and some of the million little things that made her such an intelligent, beautiful, and joyful woman.If you want to contribute to the scholarship fund her family has set up in her memory, donate here:https://www.gofundme.com/bre-payton-scholarship-fund Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/01/2019 • 17 minutes 41 seconds
Problematic Women: Self-Care in the Digital Age
This week on Problematic Women we discuss the incredible defense of First Lady Melania Trump from her spokeswoman, a Kentucky radio station that played “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” for nearly two hours in the wake of its controversy, and – the importance of taking care of yourself. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/12/2018 • 15 minutes 31 seconds
Problematic Women: The Women’s March Is Crumbling in on Itself
This week on Problematic Women we cover drama going down inside the Women’s March, is the feminist life making women miserable, Nancy Pelosi’s coat—and, we finally decide—is Ted Cruz’s beard HOT OR NOT? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/12/2018 • 27 minutes 50 seconds
Problematic Women: Would You Rather Die Alone Than Date Online?
Harvard Scholars question the gender pay cap, Lena Dunham says she did something “inexcusable,”, and District Media Group president Beverly Hallberg says online dating creates the wrong incentives. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/12/2018 • 33 minutes 37 seconds
Problematic Women: Women Who Didn’t Vote for Clinton Were “Intimidated By Her Success”
People are freaking out about First Lady Melania Trump Christmas decorations, abortion rates in the U.S. have fallen to their lowest levels since Roe v. Wade and you won't believe what Barbra Streisand said about women who voted for President Donald J. Trump Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/11/2018 • 23 minutes 37 seconds
Problematic Women: Finding Sexism Under Every Rock
UPenn Law School Professor Amy Wax is a frequent target of the left for her controversial takes on free speech and women's issues. We sit down with her to discuss feminism, gender roles, #MeToo and more. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/11/2018 • 22 minutes 3 seconds
People with Downs Syndrome: Endangered Humans?
Michelle Obama goes on a book tour, Celine Dion attempts to babies from gender-neutral norms, and a group of children with Down syndrome ask to be included on the Endangered Species list. And finally, why are young people having so little sex? We discuss all this and more in this week’s edition of “Problematic Women.” Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/11/2018 • 24 minutes
Problematic Women: Republican Women Make Political History
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09/11/2018 • 26 minutes 22 seconds
Problematic Women: Ben & Jerry’s ‘Comfortable’ Supporting Group With Ties to Anti-Semitism
Ben & Jerry's partners with the Women's March, a group whose founders refuse to cut ties with an open anti-Semite, Glamour announces their 2018 women of the year, and of course included no conservatives, and feminists give Chip Gaines heat for daring to say he wants another baby with his wife, Joanna. All that and more in this week's edition of Problematic Women. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/11/2018 • 22 minutes 15 seconds
Problematic Women: Meghan Markle Says University Education Is a 'Right'
The Trump administration proposes changes to Title IX, Meghan Markle says university education is a “right” in her first royal tour speech, and Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman to be appointed to the Supreme Court, reveals that she has been diagnosed with dementia. O’Connor was appointed to the highest court in the land by Ronald Reagan in 1981 and was often the swing vote throughout her tenure on the court. All that and more in this week’s edition of “Problematic Women”. Listen in the podcast below. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/10/2018 • 22 minutes 21 seconds
Problematic Women: Teen Vogue Wants to End Capitalism
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. takes a DNA test proving she's not really Native American, Teen Vogue publishes an article worshiping socialism, Hillary Clinton is still in denial about about the problematic nature of her husband's affair with a White House intern, 20 years later, and Disney princesses are under attack. All that and more in this week’s edition of Problematic Women. Listen in the podcast below. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/10/2018 • 35 minutes 49 seconds
Problematic Women: Melania Trump Expresses Unpopular Opinions on #MeToo
Nikki Haley is set to resign from her post at the United Nations, Hillary Clinton tells liberals to put civility on hold, the Women’s March sinks to a new low, and Taylor Swift gets political. Plus, Melania Trump expresses problematic views about #MeToo. All that and more in this week’s edition of “Problematic Women.” Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/10/2018 • 23 minutes 40 seconds
Problematic Women: Conservative Women Are Responding to Brett Kavanaugh
Are the attacks on Judge Brett Kavanaugh backfiring for liberals and serving to drive more conservative women to the polls? A new Marist poll suggests so. Plus, Mika Brzezinski went after Kellyanne Conway, demanding she share more about her sexual assault, Melania Trump visits Africa, and a female pro-life activist was roundhouse kicked by a man on a busy street corner in broad daylight. All that and more in this week's edition of Problematic Women. Listen in the podcast below. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/10/2018 • 27 minutes 37 seconds
Problematic Women: Kavanaugh Madness
Today, the Senate and the nation heard from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford—the woman who claims she was sexually assaulted by the judged while the two were in high school. We watched the whole thing and talked to protestors, both pro- and anti-, to find out where American's stand. Listen below in the latest edition of "Problematic Women." Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/09/2018 • 27 minutes 51 seconds
Problematic Women: Liberal Hypocrisy Surrounding Brett Kavanaugh
Christine Blasey Ford isn’t the only one facing harassment and violent threats—Sen. Susan Collins, a Republican senator from Maine and a swing vote, is too. Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., apparently thought those threats were funny, writing on Twitter in part, “Boo hoo.” Swalwell has since apologized, but is it enough? Plus: this week it’s not just Brett Kavanaugh's integrity on trial -- the future of the #MeToo movement is, too. And finally, feminists say the iPhone is sexist because the screen is too big for their hands. Do they have a point? We discuss all this and more in this week's edition of Problematic Women. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/09/2018 • 23 minutes 34 seconds
Problematic Women: Planned Parenthood Gets a New President
Planned Parenthood names a new president and hardly anyone challenges her when she makes an appearance on "The View," a new study finds alarmingly high rates of attempted suicide among transgender adolescents and teens, misleading hits keep coming against Brett Kavanaugh, and a local news anchor brings attention to the opioid crisis in a heartbreaking, but inspiring way. All that and more in this week's edition of Problematic Women. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/09/2018 • 29 minutes 11 seconds
Problematic Women: The Kavanaugh Meltdown
This week on Problematic Women we break down the Kavanaugh confirmation hearing and the left's ensuing meltdown, the new Nike Colin Kaepernick ads and how he didn’t really sacrifice anything, and a former TV had to quit his job at Trader Joe's over the internet's over reaction. We also, give you a quick guide to football this season and crown our Problematic Women of the Week, who twitter wrongfully deemed a "white supremacist" because of the way she rested her hand during the Kavanaugh hearing. All that and more on this week's episode of Problematic Women. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/09/2018 • 28 minutes 48 seconds
Problematic Women: Why Are Women Freezing Their Eggs at Such Young Ages?
Brown University takes down a study because the transgender community didn’t like it, actress Alyssa Milano “lends” her voice to protest Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, women are freezing their eggs at younger ages than ever, Twitter (once again) shows its bias by declining to take down threats against the lives of NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch’s children, and Kelsey is getting married!All that and more in this week’s edition of Problematic Women. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/08/2018 • 34 minutes 5 seconds
Problematic Women: Is The #MeToo Movement In Trouble?
This week on Problematic Women: first lady Melania Trump’s cyberbullying summit gets buried in a busy news week, a prominent #MeToo advocate who accused Harvey Weinstein of rape is accused of sexual assault herself, Mollie Tibbetts’ tragic death sparks a heated immigration debate, a woman in Saudi Arabia might get beheaded for protesting the government, and #TimesUp gets hijacked by far-left activists.All that and more in this week’s edition of Problematic Women. Watch in the video above, or listen in the podcast below. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/08/2018 • 26 minutes 35 seconds
Problematic Women: Gov. Andrew Cuomo Says America Isn't Great
Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says America was “never great,” much in part, due to the “discrimination and stereotyping of women.” But are women in America really systematically being discriminated against and stereotyped, or is Cuomo just using women as pawns to push a greater agenda? We discuss that question, along with a new CBS News and Refinery29 poll that found that less than half of American millennial women identify as feminists and half are not sure the #MeToo movement has made things better for women.Plus, the Queen of Soul, singer Aretha Franklin, has died. We’ll be joined by a special guest who will discuss the ways she impacted the music industry and beyond.All that and more in this week’s edition of Problematic Women. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/08/2018 • 32 minutes 8 seconds
Problematic Women: The Forgotten Voices of Santa Fe, Texas
On today's Problematic Women — our very own Kelsey Harkness and Lauren Evans recently produced a mini-documentary about the May shooting in Santa Fe, Texas. Unlike Parkland, this community was not given a voice and has largely been forgotten. So many of the students are bravely telling their story. We also discuss Turning Point USA's Candace Owens' harassment in Philadelphia along with founder Charlie Kirk on Monday.Plus: The NFL adds male dancers to a couple of teams, and doctors are reporting a scary new trend in the plastic surgery field - "Snapchat Dysmorphia." Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/08/2018 • 28 minutes 48 seconds
Problematic Women: Hollywood Creates Fox News Movie—But What About Harvey Weinstein?
Hollywood is producing a new movie detailing the downfall of former Fox News Chief Roger Ailes—but where are the movies on Matt Lauer and Harvey Weinstein? Former Olympic skier and gold medalist Bode Miller and his wife, Morgan, opening up about losing their 19-month-old daughter in a tragic drowning accident, and Meghan Markle takes on a new cause: abolishing menstruation taboos for women in India. Plus: liberal website Media Matters attempts to smear Liz Wheeler, host of “The Tipping Point With Liz Wheeler” on One America News, for her coverage of Planned Parenthood and abortion. We chat with Liz about why the hit piece is only causing her to double down. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/08/2018 • 29 minutes 46 seconds
Problematic Women: Meghan McCain Speaks Out on Socialism
Meghan McCain tears apart socialism on The View—but the left is pushing back. Plus: The First Lady Melania Trump's office debunks the myth that President Donald J. Trump got angry with her for watching CNN. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/07/2018 • 18 minutes 17 seconds
Problematic Women: Nikki Haley Takes on the U.N. Human Rights Council
In this week’s edition of Problematic Women, we discuss Saudi women taking to the road in “big cars with big engines,” Meghan McCain facilitating a meet-and-greet with Taylor Swift for a woman who has glioblastoma, and high-heeled crocs, which are now a thing.Also, we discuss U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley’s major speech this week at The Heritage Foundation, where she explained her decision to withdraw the U.S. from the U.N.'s Human Rights Council. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/07/2018 • 9 minutes 58 seconds
Problematic Women: Sarah Palin Allegedly Duped by a Hollywood Actor Pretending to be a Vet
On this week's episode of #ProblematicWomen, we discuss Sarah Palin allegedly getting duped by notorious prankster Sacha Baron Cohen who was dressed up as veteran -- wheelchair and all -- to troll the former Alaska governor, and Tomi Lahren sounding off on Roe v. Wade and advising conservatives on how they should handle the issue of abortion. And while on the topic of abortion, we address Michelle Wolf treating it like a punchline in her new Netflix comedy special. Meanwhile in New York City, more African-American babies are being aborted than born.Finally, American Eagle rolls forward with the next step in their body positive swimsuit campaign, Iranian women risk arrest by dancing via Instagram, and Brett Kavanaugh’s former female clerks are going to bat for their former boss. All that and more in this week's edition of Problematic Women. Hosted on Acast. See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href='https
12/07/2018 • 31 minutes 51 seconds
Problematic Women: Counting Down Our Favorite Independent Women
In honor of America’s Independence Day, this week’s special edition of “Problematic Women” counts down the five most problematic—and independent—women of the year. From First Lady Melania Trump wearing the wrong shoes as she boards Air Force One, to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao protecting her husband in the wake of aggressive protesters, these women define what it means to be strong and independent. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/07/2018 • 24 minutes 13 seconds
Problematic Women: Women's March Promotes Mob Harassment
While some Democrats have distanced themselves from calls for targeted harassment of Trump administration officials, the Women’s March has embraced it. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, however, is having none of it. Plus: 548 “women’s experts” from around the world label the U.S. one of the most dangerous places for women to live, and Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the “Little House on the Prairie” books, was taken off an award by the Association for Library Service to Children over racism concerns. All that and more in this week's edition of Problematic Women. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/06/2018 • 33 minutes 52 seconds
Problematic Women: DHS Secretary Bullied Out of DC Restaurant
Melania Trump makes a surprise visit to a migrant detention center in Texas to meet with children who were separated from their families, Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle faces vicious attacks, The New York Times publishes fakes news about EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s daughter, and the pope calls abortion the “white glove” equivalent to Nazi crimes.Plus, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen gets bullied out of a D.C. restaurant. All that and more in this week’s edition of Problematic Women. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/06/2018 • 27 minutes 56 seconds
Problematic Women: Why Trump’s Huge Compliments of Kim?
Could flattery be the only way to Kim Jong Un’s heart and the future denuclearization of North Korea?After what President Donald Trump said was a successful summit, derided by many critics for producing what they say is a flimsy agreement, the president took to the media to compliment the North Korean dictator. “Really, he’s got a great personality. He’s a funny guy, he’s very smart, he’s a great negotiator,” Trump told Voice of America after the historic summit in Singapore on Tuesday. “He loves his people, not that I’m surprised by that, but he loves his people. And I think that we have the start of an amazing deal.”Is this the one negotiation strategy that will work on Kim? That’s what we try to figure out in this week’s edition of “Problematic Women.”We also dive into the LGBT backlash against Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey for tweeting about his love for Chick-fil-A, Ireland’s move to force abortions on Catholic hospitals, Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ longevity as White House press secretary
14/06/2018 • 29 minutes 35 seconds
Problematic Women: Melania's Media Madness
After undergoing kidney surgery on May 14, Melania Trump made her first public appearance at a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) briefing with President Donald Trump, Vice President Pence and other members of the Cabinet.The appearance ended a period of media frenzy and conspiracy theories regarding her whereabouts, and came hours after the president took to Twitter to defend Melania.He wrote, "The Fake News Media has been so unfair, and vicious, to my wife and our great First Lady, Melania. During her recovery from surgery they reported everything from near death, to facelift, to left the W.H. (and me) for N.Y. or Virginia, to abuse. All Fake, she is doing really well!"Trump added, "...Four reporters spotted Melania in the White House last week walking merrily along to a meeting. They never reported the sighting because it would hurt the sick narrative that she was living in a different part of the world, was really ill, or whatever. Fake News is really bad!"The first lady ad
07/06/2018 • 20 minutes 37 seconds
Problematic Women: Samantha Bee Goes After Ivanka Trump in Nasty Attack
Two days after “Roseanne” star Roseanne Barr went on a Twitter tirade that led to ABC pulling the plug on the hugely successful reboot of her show, TBS "Full Frontal" host Samantha Bee went after White House senior adviser and first daughter Ivanka Trump in a nasty attack.“You know, Ivanka, that’s a beautiful photo of you and your child, ” Bee said, “but let me just say, one mother to another, do something about your dad’s immigration practices you feckless c---!”“He listens to you,” Bee continued, discussing the administration's immigration policy at the border. “Put on something tight and low-cut and tell your father to f---ing stop it.”Bee later apologized "for using an expletive on my show to describe her last night," saying it was "inappropriate and inexcusable." (The apology came after the recording of "Problematic Women.) But unlike Roseanne, Bee still has her show. Is there a double standard? That's what we discuss in week's edition of "Problematic Women."We also take on J.Crew
31/05/2018 • 29 minutes 35 seconds
Problematic Women: Is President Donald Trump is the Most Pro-Life President in History?
Is President Donald Trump is the most pro-life president in history? We discuss some of his most recent steps to protect life in this week’s edition of Problematic Women, along with Ed Sheeran’s outrage about pro-lifers playing his song “Small Bump” to advocate against supporting a referendum to repeal Ireland’s abortion ban.We’re also joined by Larry O’Connor of the Larry O’Connor show on WMAL, who called D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser “selfish” for adopting a baby as a single, full-time working mom in a provocative radio segment this week, and discuss a New York Times op-ed accusing conservative women of “appropriating” feminism.Finally, we discuss a bystander throwing water on Fox News contributor Tomi Lahren at a restaurant in Minneapolis. Watch in the video above, or listen in the podcast below. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy f
24/05/2018 • 39 minutes 46 seconds
Nikki Haley Drops the Mic at the UN and Dems Declare the NRA ‘Just Shy’ of a Terrorist Group
Fallout from the U.S. Embassy relocation to Jerusalem, Democrats declare the NRA “just shy” of a terrorist organization, Larry Nassau victims get some sort of justice, and drama surrounding the royal wedding. All that and more in this week’s edition of Problematic Women. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/05/2018 • 26 minutes
Problematic Women: Michelle Obama, The Met Gala, Melania Trump, and Mother's Day
Michelle Obama demeans women who voted for President Donald Trump (again), Melania Trump’s favorability ratings reach a personal “best,” and celebrities at the Met Gala appropriate Catholic culture. Plus, women stand up against the leader of the “resistance,” and a special tribute for Mother’s Day. All that and more in this week’s edition of Problematic Women. Watch in the video above, or listen in the podcast below. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/05/2018 • 31 minutes
Problematic Women: NYT Writer Calls Motherhood ‘Dumbest Job Ever’
Is motherhood “the dumbest job ever”? Just in time for Mother’s Day, that’s what one New York Times writer is suggesting. We talk about this, along with a new book detailing Hillary Clinton’s campaign hypocrisies, and the trend of members in Congress sleeping in their offices because they can’t afford rent (or so they say) in this week's edition of Problematic Women.Plus, we break down the backlash surrounding Michelle Wolf’s White House Correspondent Dinner performance, and the cultural appropriation police coming after high school student Keziah Daum for daring to wear a Chinese-inspired dress to prom. Watch in the video above, or listen in the podcast below. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/05/2018 • 30 minutes 42 seconds
Problematic Women: Kim, Kanye, and "Dragon Power"
On this week’s edition of “Problematic Women” we discuss Melania Trump’s big week, GQ putting the Bible on its list of books you “don’t have to read,” and outrage over a former NFL player posing with a gun in his daughter’s prom photo.We also cover the Kanye West and Kim Kardashian controversy this week, and a report that disgraced CBS anchor Charlie Rose is getting a new show where he interviews other high-profile men who were taken down because of #MeToo. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/04/2018 • 25 minutes 28 seconds
Problematic Women: Barbara Bush’s Legacy - “I Have No Fear of Death”
On this week’s edition of “Problematic Women” we discuss Nikki Haley standing up for herself, a GQ writer calling a Taylor Swift cover “hate speech”, a triggering Chick-fil-a opening in New York City and more.We also discuss Carrie Underwood revealing her face during an epic ACM music performance after a traumatic fall, a college professor offering extra credit to encourage her students to go on real dates, and the powerful legacy of former first lady Barbara Bush. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/04/2018 • 22 minutes 24 seconds
Problematic Women Ep. 40: The Women's March Reaches a New Low
On this week’s edition of “Problematic Women,” we discuss conservative woman finally getting recognized for her accomplishments, rapper Cardi B’s take on “abortion regret,” Khloe Kardashian’s baby drama, and Seth Meyers’ wife giving birth on a floor.We also take deep-dives into the Women’s March criticizing the Trump administration for cracking down on sex trafficking and illegal prostitution, a 17-year-old Florida high school student who got in trouble for not wearing a bra, and the complete nonsense of “Equal Pay Day.” Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/04/2018 • 39 minutes 24 seconds
Problematic Women: NFL Cheerleaders, Planned Parenthood’s Ivanka Meeting, and ‘It’s a Theyby!’
Problematic Women: NFL Cheerleaders, Planned Parenthood’s Ivanka Meeting, and ‘It’s a Theyby!’ by Problematic Women Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/04/2018 • 29 minutes 10 seconds
Cosmo, Safe Spaces, & Stormy
Walmart pulls Cosmopolitan from the checkout aisles, safe spaces for women are no longer allowed, an arranged marriage goes horrifically wrong, and Planned Parenthood’s horrible idea for the next Disney Princess. That and more on this week’s edition of Problematic Women! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/03/2018 • 33 minutes 58 seconds
Problematic Women: Live from the White House
On a special edition of “Problematic Women” from the White House, The Daily Signal’s Kelsey Harkness and The Federalist’s Bre Payton take on John Oliver targeting Vice President Mike Pence’s daughter’s new children’s book, Jim Carrey’s attack on Sarah Huckabee Sanders appearance, and Hillary Clinton’s excuses for her inflammatory comments last week.We also discuss the up-and-coming trend of parents choosing gender-neutral names for their children to “embrace the possibility of gender fluidity in their children,” Boko Haram freeing 101 girls in Nigeria, and sit down for a special interview with Sarah Flores, communications director for the U.S. Department of Justice. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/03/2018 • 27 minutes 12 seconds
Problematic Women Episode 36: Walking In Instead of Walking Out
Katy Perry’s problematic #MeToo moment, Washington Post writer says Down Syndrome babies don’t deserve to be born, and Republican Congresswoman Mia Love’s daughter explains why she “Walked Up” rather than “Walked Out” at high school yesterday. All that and more in this week’s edition of Problematic Women! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/03/2018 • 34 minutes 11 seconds
Problematic Women: Owning a Gun & Motherhood - Not Mutually Exclusive
In this week’s edition of “Problematic Women”, we break down Nikki Haley clapping back at the Palestinian leader who told her to “shut up”. Bumble, the popular dating app, is encouraging its user to report anyone with a gun in their photos. Bethany Mandel appeared on Fox & Friends to discuss why as a mother she has chosen to own a gun.AEI’s Factual Feminist, Christina Hoff Sommers, traveled to Oregon to give a speech at Lewis & Clark Law School. Several disruptors came into the lecture hall, screaming, shouting, and playing music to drown her out. How does this type of behavior benefit any group?Plus – did the Bachelor go too far, and what does it say about our culture? We discuss in this week’s edition of “Problematic Women,” co-hosted with Bre Payton of The Federalist.Listen to the podcast below. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy</a
08/03/2018 • 31 minutes 6 seconds
Famous Instagram Sisters Outed for Controversial Mother, Pamela Geller
On Wednesday, “The Daily Beast” published an article titled, “The Instagram Stars Hiding Their Famous, Muslim-Hating Mom, Pamela Geller,” highlighting the great lengths the sisters and social media sensations take to avoid disclosing their relationship to their mother. "The Instagram-famous family have gone to great lengths to conceal the identity of their Islamophobic mother," writes The Daily Beast. "[Their mother is an] anti-Islam activist, hate-monger, and diehard Trump supporter."After being outed, Claudia Oshry, one of the sisters, apologized to her fans on Instagram for comments she made when she was 16, and said her and her sisters’ views “are separate from” their mothers.“We want to be clear to our audience and fans that our political and cultural beliefs are not anti-Muslim or anti-anyone,” she said. “Our views are separate from our mother’s. Being raised by a single parent, we were taught to make our own choices based on our personal beliefs. We are inspired to think for our
01/03/2018 • 49 minutes 50 seconds
Can You Be a Conservative and a Feminist?
A gunman left 17 people dead Feb. 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Students are speaking out about their emotional trauma, and NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch went face-to-face with Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel in a CNN "town hall debate" on guns.We address that and more, including Hollywood star Jennifer Lawrence’s outfit outrage, the shallow feminism of Sports Illustrated, and presidential infidelity, in this week’s special CPAC edition of Problematic Women. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/02/2018 • 33 minutes 45 seconds
The Media’s Infatuation with North Korea, and American Feminists Aren’t Acknowledging Iranian Women
Sports Illustrated claims that they are doing charity work by encouraging sexual assault survivors to take their clothes off, leading to larger dialogue about what empowerment means. The media has a love-fest with North Korea and its regime to kickstart the Olympics – while taking shots at Vice President Mike Pence. We also discuss the underreported, ongoing situation in Iran, where heroic women are continuing to fight for freedom – at the risk of serious consequences. Kelsey Harkness recently wrote about this for The Federalist, learn more here. We discuss all of these topics and more in this week’s edition of “Problematic Women,” guest-hosted by Ginny Montalbano of The Daily Signal with Bre Payton of The Federalist. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/02/2018 • 23 minutes
#ProblematicWomen Episode 31: Should the #MeToo Movement Include Gun Rights?
Facebook and Google create a new dating policy, men say they’re scared to mentor women, and conservative women say #TimesUp is getting political by hiring Anita Hill. Has the #MeToo movement gone too far? We discuss in this week’s edition of “Problematic Women.”We also interview Savannah Lindquist, a college student who after being sexually assaulted at Temple University, says the #MeToo movement should support gun rights for women. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/02/2018 • 40 minutes 56 seconds
#ProblematicWomen Episode 30: Nikki Haley, Michael Wolfe, and is Yoga Racist?
This week, Democratic senators high-fived each other for spiking a bill that would protect babies up to 20 weeks old in the womb. Hillary Clinton issued an embarrassing statement filled with excuses as to why she kept a staffer on her 2008 campaign after a woman complained he had sexually harassed her. Michael Wolff is spreading a baseless rumor that Nikki Haley and President Trump are having an affair and Hillary Clinton lent a microphone to this sexist smear by reading excerpts of Wolff’s book “Fire and Fury” at the Grammy awards on live TV. All this and more in this week’s edition of Problematic Women. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/02/2018 • 29 minutes 55 seconds
#ProblematicWomen Episode 29: Women's March and Celebrity Attacks Against Conservative Women
Hollywood celebrities continue their attacks against women who work for the Trump administration, Women’s March attendees have no tolerance for Down syndrome, and Planned Parenthood is getting a new president.All this and more in this week’s edition of Problematic Women. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Aziz Ansari raises more questions than answers for the #MeToo movement, a Hollywood celebrity does something good, and Cory Booker “mansplains” to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/01/2018 • 41 minutes 48 seconds
#ProblematicWomen Episode 27: #TimeIsUp at the Golden Globes, Oprah, and Kelly Clarkson
Problematic Women talk fallout from the Golden Globes including Oprah and #TimeIsUp. We also talk about Kelly Clarkson’s decision to spank her daughter. Is that problematic? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/01/2018 • 42 minutes 20 seconds
#ProblematicWomen Episode 26: Planned Parenthood, Iran Protests, and Celebrity Feminists
American feminists are MIA on protests in Iran, Joy Baher of “The View” says Trump needs to be “medicated and hospitalized,” Iceland takes its equal pay law to a new level, and Planned Parenthood released its 2017 annual report. All that and more in this week’s edition of Problematic Women. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/01/2018 • 30 minutes 29 seconds
#ProblematicWomen Episode 25: Our Favorite Stories of 2017
This week, Lauren Evans and Bre Payton discuss their favorite stories of the year and rank the most problematic women of 2017. The duo also talked about the controversy surrounding Melania Trump’s decision to remove a 200-year-old rotting tree from the White House grounds, as well as Vanity Fair’s apology over a video mildly criticizing Hillary Clinton. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/12/2017 • 31 minutes 18 seconds
#ProblematicWomen Episode 24: Taylor Swift, Rosie O'Donnell, and Harvard Sorority Sisters
New York Magazine decides "Reputation" singer Taylor Swift isn't allowed to be happy in 2017, Rosie O'Donnell wants to break the law, and Harvard University sorority sisters pledge to defy the school's anti-discrimination policies by continuing recruitment. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/12/2017 • 35 minutes 14 seconds
#ProblematicWomen Episode 23: Feminism and Sarah Huckabee Sanders
Press asks Sarah Huckabee Sanders to disclose if she's ever been sexually harassed, Merriam-Webster declares “feminism” the word of the year, and another alarming study showing negative side effects of birth control. All this and more in this week’s episode of Problematic Women. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/12/2017 • 45 minutes 48 seconds
#ProblematicWomen Episode 22: Punched in the Face for Being Pro-Life
TIME Magazine names the silence breakers as person of the year -- but why did they leave out former Fox News’s Gretchen Carlson? Liberal little girls were used as pawns to disparage Trump and sell T-shirts and a 15-year-old pro-life girl gets punched in the face for speaking her mind. All that and more in this week’s edition of Problematic Women. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/12/2017 • 37 minutes 20 seconds
#ProblematicWomen Episode 21: Meghan Markle, Bad Feminist?
Meghan Markle is a bad feminist for quitting her job to get married, Ivanka Trump is savaged overseas for “cultural appropriation,” and a new study finds hormonal birth control may increase a woman’s chances of committing suicide. All that and more in this week’s edition of Problematic Women. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/11/2017 • 30 minutes 40 seconds
#ProblematicWomen Episode 20: Surviving Thanksgiving with Social Justice Warriors
Star Parker fights for the unborn and gets yelled at by a Democratic congressman, Taylor Swift gets chewed out for not being liberal enough, and author Lisa DePasquale offers tips for surviving Thanksgiving with social justice warriors. This and more on this week’s edition of Problematic Women! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/11/2017 • 32 minutes 14 seconds
#ProblematicWomen Episode 19: The Kardashians visit Planned Parenthood
A Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist at the LA Times finds himself in deep water after referring to White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders as a “slightly chunky soccer mom,” Teen Vogue laments Trump’s victory one year later in a weepy tribute video, and the Kardashians get a VIP tour of Planned Parenthood. This and more in this week’s episode of Problematic Women. Tune in! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/11/2017 • 35 minutes 23 seconds
#ProblematicWomen Episode 18: The Politicization of Motherhood
This week Kelsey Harkness and Bre Payton talk about the politicization of motherhood, why feminists are throwing conservative women under the bus, and NYTimes reporters donating to Planned Parenthood.We're breaking it all down and mroe on this week's episode of #ProblematicWomen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.