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Problematic Women

English, Talk, 1 season, 343 episodes, 2 days, 7 hours, 44 minutes
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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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy (https://acast.com/privacy)
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Where Is the American Dream? Best States to Live In, and Why We Appreciate Police

Up on today’s Problematic Women –  We discuss new U.S. News and World Report state ranking and the best place to buy a home…if you can afford one. Plus, worker productivity has increased over the last 50 years, but have wages? We discuss the effects. And, it’s Police Week, we discuss what the state of justice looks like under the Biden administration. 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.
5/16/202439 minutes, 42 seconds
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Boy Scouts Change Name, SNL Gets It, Young People Opt for Euthanasia

Up on today’s Problematic Women – The Boy Scouts are changing their name and the big losers are— the Girl Scouts. Plus, Columbia University has canceled it’s graduation because of pro-Palestine protests. And young women are considering physician assisted suicide. We explain. 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.
5/9/202440 minutes, 31 seconds
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Patriotism vs. Campus Chaos, Fact-Checking MSNBC, and Is Jason Kelce the Real Winner?

Up on today’s Problematic Women – student encampments have led to hundreds of arrests, but a group of fraternity brothers at UNC displayed courageous patriotism in the face of pro-Palestine protests. Plus, MSNBC’s Nicole Wallace claimed former President Donald Trump is one of the greatest threats to journalists -- that escalated quickly! We debunk her hyperbolic claim. And Taylor Swift isn’t the only one breaking records this year. We discuss Travis Kelce’s record-breaking payday and why his brother might still be the wealthier man where it counts. And as always, we crown our Problematic Woman of the Week!Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/2/202440 minutes, 24 seconds
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Jennifer Sey, New Athletic Brand to Protects Women's Sports, and Title IX Chaos

Athletic clothing brands hold Women’s History Month promotional campaigns every March and claim to support women's and girls sports, but haven’t spoken out against men competing as women—until now.“None of them is weighing in and taking a stand to protect female athletes and female sports and spaces from males entering into those spaces,” says Jennifer Sey, the founder of XX-XY Athletics. As a former elite gymnast and the 1986 USA Gymnastics national champion, Sey knows the value athletics can play in the lives of women—and the danger posed by men being allowed to enter female competitions. “You know, girls that participate in sports are more likely to graduate from high school. They get better grades. They're less likely to become pregnant in high school,” Sey explains on the “Problematic Women” podcast. Sey joins the “Problematic Woman” podcast to share her own journey and struggles as an elite gymnast, the launch of XX-XY Athletics, and her 2022 book “Levi's Unbuttoned: The Woke Mob Took My Job but Gave Me My Voice.”Enjoy the conversation! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/25/202444 minutes, 44 seconds
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What Might Be Next in Israel-Iran Conflict, and How Government Is Spending Your Tax $

Up on today’s Problematic Women –  We break down the latest on Iran’s attack against Israel. Then, conflicts in the Middle East remain difficult to navigate. We explain the current alliances. Plus, Tax Day was Monday. What’s the federal government doing with your money? It may surprise you. And as always, we’ll be crowning our Problematic Woman of the Week!Apple for the Daily Signal Congressional Reporter Position Here: https://heritage.applytojob.com/apply/r7AToRsyMw/Congressional-News-Reporter,-The-Daily-Signal Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/18/202444 minutes
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Nala Ray's Conversion, Taming Spring Break, Vatican and LGBTQ

Up on today’s Problematic Women – We discuss former porn star Nala Ray’s journey out of the industry and the public’s response to her interview with Michael Knowles. And the Vatican has clarified its position on surrogacy and LGBTQ operations. Is their stance surprising? We explain.Plus, Miami laid down the law on spring breakers and it worked. We share the results. And as always, we’ll be crowning our Problematic Woman of the Week!Link to Daily Signal job opening: https://heritage.applytojob.com/apply/r7AToRsyMw/Congressional-News-Reporter,-The-Daily-Signal Link to Nala Ray interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkF7xKG2g1o&t=7319s Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/11/202442 minutes, 52 seconds
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Biden's Trans Easter Proclamation, Life Wins in FL, Millennial Housing Crisis

Up on today’s Problematic Women – The White House did not celebrate Christ's resurrection on Easter, but transgender visibility. You can’t make this stuff up. Plus, Florida has taken a huge step to protect the unborn. We explain. And, if you want to buy a house anytime in the next few years and it feels nearly impossible, you are not alone. We share some of our own experiences and why it is so much harder to buy today than it was for our parents. 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.
4/4/202440 minutes, 42 seconds
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Boy Crisis, Beauty Obsession, Where Abortion Pill Case Stands

Up on today’s Problematic Women – We discuss the crisis of boyhood and manhood in America. And to solve this, the solution is simple in theory, but maybe hard in practice. And Evie Magazine reports that there are four categories of female attractiveness. But why are we so obsessed with this topic and what does it say about our culture? The Supreme Court finally hear arguments for the mifepristone abortion pill case. Sarah Parshall Perry joins us later in the show to explain what we heard from the justices and what we can infer about how they might rule.  And as always, we’ll be crowning our Problematic Woman of the Week! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/28/202447 minutes, 2 seconds
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Riley Gaines Sues NCAA, Free Speech on Social Media? And Father Disrupted SOTU

Up on this week's edition of Problematic Women -- Riley Gaines is suing the NCAA, and for very good reason. Plus, do you remember the man who stood up and shouted during the State of the Union address? We now know who he is and what he was asking President Joe Biden to say. And the Supreme Court weighed in on free speech on social media platforms. We explain. And of course we crown our Problematic Woman of the Week!Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/21/202444 minutes, 6 seconds
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TikTok Has a Choice, Where Is Kate Middleton? Lives Lost to Illegal Immigration

Up on today’s Problematic Women – The list of lives lost because of illegal immigration is growing longer. We provide an update on one tragic story. Plus, rumors are flying over the whereabouts of Kate Middleton. And TikTok might be on its way out of the U.S. We explain why with our friend and Heritage Foundation expert Kara Frederick.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.
3/14/202448 minutes, 42 seconds
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UN Report Details Sexual Violence on Oct. 7, Controversy Over Iconic Kiss Photo, Feminism 102

Up on today’s Problematic Women – We go back to the podcast’s roots and talk about the evolution of feminism. Plus, Veterans Affairs reversed course on removing “The Kiss” poster from its facilities. But why would it ever consider removing the poster in the first place? And a new U.N. report confirms disturbing details about the sexual violence carried out against women in Israel on October 7. And as always, we crown our Problematic Woman of the Week!Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/7/202439 minutes, 20 seconds
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'Detrans', Illegal Immigration Grocery Bill, and Special Guest From 'The Chosen'

Up on today’s Problematic Women – The transgender movement has ruined the bodies and lives of many young people. We are pulling back the curtain today on how this has happened. And we explain the true costs of an open border. Plus, our Problematic Woman of the Week is a special guest from “The Chosen.” She joins us to share her journey as an actress!Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/29/202450 minutes
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Male Hurts Female Athlete, Embryos Are Children Per Alabama Law, and Trump's Legal Troubles

Up on today’s Problematic Women – A women’s basketball team in Massachusetts forfeited a game against a team with a male. What does this mean for Title IX? Plus, are embryos children? Alabama’s Supreme Court says so. And where do former President Donald Trump’s legal challenges stand? We explain. 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.
2/22/202436 minutes, 30 seconds
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'The Five' Aborted Babies, Biden on TikTok, and Car Control

Up on today’s Problematic Women – We share the latest on the bodies of five aborted babies found in a box outside an abortion clinic in D.C. And should your car be able to determine if you are capable of driving? We discuss. Plus, Biden’s presidential campaign is on TikTok. What message does that send? And as always, we’ll be crowning our Problematic Woman of the Week!Check out more on the car story here: https://www.dailysignal.com/2024/02/11/government-eyes-letting-cars-not-you-decide-if-you-can-drive/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/15/202445 minutes, 16 seconds
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Dating Confessions and the Point of Marriage

Up on today’s Problematic Women – Taylor Swift is dating what some say it the first "real man" she has ever been with. Is that true? We give our hot takes. Plus, a special guest joins to talk dating advise this Valentine’s Day season. And what is the point of marriage? We discuss. And as always, we’ll be crowning our problematic woman of the week!Enjoy the show! And be sure to follow Problematic Women on Instagram! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/8/202438 minutes, 33 seconds
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101 of Southern Border Catastrophe, and Surviving College As a Conservative

Up on today’s Problematic Women – We are shaking things up and first, we take a deep dive into the current situation on the southern border. Then, Virginia is sitting down with the Founder of the Network of Enlightened Women to talk about surviving college as a conservative woman. 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.
2/1/202446 minutes, 53 seconds
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U.S. Military Ranks 'Weak' and Biden Ignores Navy SEALs' Deaths to Tout Abortion

Up on today’s Problematic Women – How prepared is America for war? We have the data and it’s pretty bleak. Plus, it is national School Choice Week! We celebrate by highlighting some of the best modern alternatives to a traditional public education. And are we really as productive working from home as in the office? New data reveals the answer. 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.
1/25/202447 minutes, 59 seconds
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After Pro-Life Movement Suffers Big Loses, Something Needs to Change

Up on today’s Problematic Women – The March for Life is tomorrow and honestly, it has been a hard year for the pro-life movement. We discuss why, and what is needed to carry the fight for life forward. Plus, New Jersey has redefined infertility to include same-sex and single persons. We pull back the layers on the hypocrisy. And America is not the only one having a major election this year. Taiwan’s election sent a clear message to China about Democracy. We explain how. And as always, we’ll be crowning our Problematic Woman of the Week! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/18/202450 minutes, 37 seconds
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Iowa Caucuses 101, Big Abortion Cases Before SCOTUS, Americans Are Done with Virtue Signaling

Up on today’s Problematic Women – We explain how the Iowa Caucuses work. And we pulling on Sarah Parshall Perry's legal knowledge to explain why the Supreme Court will decide whether former President Donald Trump’s name is on the ballot in Colorado. Plus, the justices are hearing two big abortion cases this term. We explain the significance these cases hold for women and unborn babies. And the National Park Serve reversed course on removing a statue in Pennsylvania after an outcry. Is it an indicator of Americans' weariness over virtue signaling? We discuss. 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.
1/11/202435 minutes, 29 seconds
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Big Priority of 2024, Calm Down Over Climate Change, and Football Fumbles

Up on today’s Problematic Women – There have been record high encounters at the southern border. GOP Lawmakers are working to address the issue. Can the crisis be solved? We weigh in. And climate change is a hot button political issue. What do we know about climate change and how should we respond to it? We discuss. Plus, the Ohio Governor has vetoed a bill aimed at protecting children from gender procedures and protecting women’s sports. We tell you what you need to know. And we discuss predictions for the most Problematic Woman of 2024. Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/4/202453 minutes, 29 seconds
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That's a Wrap: Highs, Lows, and Biggest Moments of 2023

Up on this week's edition of the "Problematic Women" podcast, we are reflecting on 2023 and all the biggest political and cultural moments. Plus, we share goals for the new year, and what we would like to leave in 2023. And we crown a Problematic Woman of the Year! Enjoy the conversation! And Merry Christmas! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/21/202345 minutes, 32 seconds
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Wild Ups and Downs of Congress in 2023, and Documentary Exposes Trans Movement

Up on today’s Problematic Women – It’s all about Congress! We break down what Congress set out to achieve this year and what they actually achieved. We also dive into the drama that was the speakership. We talk why the old speaker of the House lost his gavel and why we have a new speaker. Plus, we explain the drama over spending in Congress and what to expect headed into 2024. And as always, we’ll be crowning our problematic woman of the week – who joins us later in the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/14/202347 minutes, 19 seconds
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Time Magazine Names Swift Person of the Year, Ireland's War on Free Speech, Debunking Claims About Israel-Hamas War

Up on today’s Problematic Women – We talk red states vs. blue states on the heels of the fourth presidential debate. Plus why have Ireland protests led to the the redefinition of free speech? We bring you what you need to know. And a Maryland teacher is put on leave after posting hateful and false comments about Jewish individuals. We tell you what you need to know, and set the record strait. 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.
12/7/202345 minutes, 23 seconds
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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.
11/30/202344 minutes, 15 seconds
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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.
11/16/202342 minutes, 21 seconds
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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.
11/9/202352 minutes, 45 seconds
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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.
11/2/202335 minutes, 25 seconds
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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.
10/26/202343 minutes, 40 seconds
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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.
10/19/202355 minutes, 58 seconds
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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 only led Troxclair to serve in public office, but to write the book “Step Up!: How To Advocate Like a Woman,” encouraging other women to be part of the solution to local problems. Troxclair joins the “Problematic Women” podcast to share her story, discuss the role of local political leaderss, and offer first-time homebuyers some real estate advice. Get Ellen's book here: https://www.ellentroxclair.com/orderEnjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/12/202334 minutes, 1 second
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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.
10/5/202330 minutes, 1 second
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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.
9/28/202341 minutes, 19 seconds
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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.
9/21/202350 minutes, 41 seconds
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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.
9/14/202330 minutes, 11 seconds
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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.
9/7/202346 minutes, 37 seconds
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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.
8/31/202334 minutes, 9 seconds
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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 Connecticut, Kelley founded FIERCE Athlete seven years ago after growing frustrated with the culture of women’s sports and realizing that her experience in college was not unique."We were hazed," Kelley said of her freshman year of playing college soccer. "A third of our team was 'lesbian' and would try to convince you that you were, too."FIERCE Athlete serves as a resource to female athletes at all levels, providing them with training, mentorship, and resources to navigate the challenges of sport and grow in an understanding of femininity. FIERCE stands for Femininity, Identity, Embodiment, Receptivity, Catholicism, and Encounter—the core pillars of the organization.Because coaches play a vital role in setting the culture of any sports team, Kelley launched FIERCE Coach with Tracy Guerrette earlier this year to empower coaches with the knowledge they need to lead female athletes. Kelley and Guerrette join the “Problematic Women” podcast to share the challenges they faced as athletes and to explain how their organization is seeking to change the culture of women’s sports. They also discuss why culture’s definition of femininity is not God’s definition and how they have incorporated the teachings of (now Saint) Pope John Paul II's Theology of the Body into their work as a tool to empower women to feel confident in their physical body. Check out the FIERCE Athlete website here: https://fierceathlete.org/Listen to the FIERCE Athlete Podcast here: https://fierceathlete.org/podcastOrder a copy of "BE FIERCE: The Athlete's Guide to Growing Physically, Mentally, and Spiritually" here: https://www.amazon.com/BE-FIERCE-Athletes-Physically-Spiritually/dp/B0C1J2Q9TX.Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/24/202352 minutes, 36 seconds
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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 where there’s no monogamy, there’s no marriage, all of these things are just erased, and people just live this bucolic life without any reference to their human nature.” Shelley’s ideology contributed to the modern feminist movement, a movement that has led to what Gress calls “The End of Woman.”Gress, also a fellow at the Washington-based Ethics and Public Policy Center, joins the show to discuss the history of feminism and explain how the feminist movement has harmed women and left women unfulfilled.Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/17/202339 minutes, 26 seconds
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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.
8/10/202343 minutes, 58 seconds
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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.
8/3/202350 minutes, 13 seconds
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"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 Evie on TwitterNetworking article Evie references  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/27/202342 minutes, 37 seconds
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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.
7/20/202334 minutes, 55 seconds
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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.
7/13/202345 minutes, 28 seconds
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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.
7/6/202315 minutes, 2 seconds
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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.
6/29/202342 minutes, 39 seconds
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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.
6/22/202344 minutes, 22 seconds
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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.
6/15/202350 minutes, 27 seconds
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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.
6/8/202344 minutes, 3 seconds
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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.
6/1/202342 minutes, 42 seconds
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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! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/31/202325 minutes, 49 seconds
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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.
5/25/202349 minutes
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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://twitter.com/DailySignal/status/1658479772945776646?s=20https://twitter.com/DailySignal/status/1656467249774084096?s=20https://twitter.com/DailySignal/status/1656415207298564096?s=20Mark Houck’s story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqEyt4IiUfI Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/18/202342 minutes, 10 seconds
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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.
5/11/202344 minutes, 40 seconds
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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 information.
5/4/202339 minutes, 11 seconds
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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.
4/27/202337 minutes, 38 seconds
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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 of ups and downs for Maxson, founder of the tampon subscription company Garnuu. After launching her company in 2020, a number of tampon brands began claiming women were not the only people who can have periods. As a believer in biological truth, Maxson decided to use her platform to celebrate women and remind society that only women have periods. Despite facing some backlash on social media, Maxson insists periods are a “girls-only club.”Harvard and Maxson recently sat down with the “Problematic Women” podcast to share their stories of business ownership and what advice they would give to women who desire to be entrepreneurs. Enjoy this special edition of Problematic Women! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/20/202312 minutes, 39 seconds
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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.
4/13/202341 minutes, 9 seconds
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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.
4/6/202340 minutes, 13 seconds
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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.
3/30/202340 minutes, 49 seconds
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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.
3/23/202333 minutes, 8 seconds
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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.
3/16/202335 minutes, 51 seconds
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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 concluded—albeit “with low confidence”—that a lab leak in China unleashed the COVID-19 pandemic. This change in judgment comes as top health officials prepare to testify on the federal response to the pandemic. 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.
3/9/202340 minutes, 43 seconds
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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.
3/2/202338 minutes, 32 seconds
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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.
2/23/202353 minutes, 16 seconds
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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.
2/16/202341 minutes, 54 seconds
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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.
2/9/202342 minutes, 29 seconds
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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.
2/2/202338 minutes, 4 seconds
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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.
1/26/202337 minutes, 24 seconds
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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.
1/19/202342 minutes, 28 seconds
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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.
1/12/202341 minutes, 25 seconds
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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.
1/5/202341 minutes, 20 seconds
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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 fate of Roe made headlines and protests raged, another debate was underway over biological males going into women’s-only spaces and joining women’s sports teams. The Biden administration was, and still is, seeking to redefine gender and sex by rewriting an important education amendment known as Title IX. The goal: to expand the definition of gender beyond male and female to include gender identity and sexual orientation. Fall brought a frenzy of excitement over the midterm elections for members of Congress and statewide offices. The “red wave” so many Republicans predicted didn't come to pass, although Republicans did manage to gain control of the House. And somehow, throughout the year, singer-songwriter Taylor Swift kept making her way into the headlines, her fandom culminating in November when ticket sales for “The Eras Tour” nearly broke Ticketmaster. We have covered it all this year on the “Problematic Women” podcast, and much more, as we've followed the stories that conservative women care about and are deeply affected by. On today’s episode of “Problematic Women,” we look back at the most “problematic” events of 2022 and crown our Problematic Woman of the Year. Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/22/202244 minutes, 18 seconds
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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. And as always, we crown out Problematic Woman of the Week. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/15/202242 minutes, 32 seconds
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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.
12/8/202235 minutes, 43 seconds
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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.
12/1/202236 minutes, 55 seconds
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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 Ericka's book here. And check out Ericka's website here. Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/22/202223 minutes, 25 seconds
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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 acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/17/202237 minutes, 22 seconds
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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.
11/9/202231 minutes, 49 seconds
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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 acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/8/202226 minutes, 21 seconds
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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 acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/3/202254 minutes, 5 seconds
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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.
10/27/202238 minutes, 28 seconds
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‘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.
10/25/202222 minutes, 26 seconds
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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 company is dealing with it.Also on today’s show, some Democrats want to redefine infertility. We explain why it matters.  And finally, we discuss the three high school girls from Vermont who were punished for asking a biological male to leave their locker room.Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/20/202239 minutes, 51 seconds
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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.
10/13/202257 minutes, 50 seconds
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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 acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/11/202228 minutes, 55 seconds
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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.
10/6/202234 minutes, 52 seconds
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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 Sue Ellen Browder here. Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/29/202235 minutes, 1 second
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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.
9/27/202233 minutes, 42 seconds
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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.
9/22/202234 minutes, 36 seconds
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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/Learn more about Miss Virginia: https://www.missvirginiamovie.com/aboutEnjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/15/202235 minutes, 38 seconds
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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 acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/13/202231 minutes, 42 seconds
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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 send a comment to the Federal Register explaining their position.The Department of Education is required to review and respond to every comment. So far, about 350,000 comments have been submitted.The rule change to Title IX will be delayed, or possibly halted, depending upon the number of public comments, Sarah Parshall Perry, a senior legal fellow at The Heritage Foundation, says. (The Daily Signal is Heritage's multimedia news organization.)Click here to learn more about leaving a comment on the Biden administration's rule change and to see helpful templates.On today’s edition of "Problematic Women," we discuss what redefining sex within Title IX would mean for girls and women across the country. Also on today’s show, we break down Biden’s recent speech in Philadelphia. Plus, football is back. We tell you what you need to know. And as always, we’ll crown our Problematic Woman of the Week.Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/8/202231 minutes, 42 seconds
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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.
9/1/202249 minutes, 8 seconds
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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.
8/25/202233 minutes, 44 seconds
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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.
8/23/202222 minutes, 31 seconds
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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.
8/18/202231 minutes, 55 seconds
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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.
8/11/202246 minutes, 42 seconds
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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.
8/9/202234 minutes, 22 seconds
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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.
7/28/202231 minutes, 16 seconds
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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 acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/26/202223 minutes, 53 seconds
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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 Sue Ellen Browder here. Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/21/202234 minutes, 19 seconds
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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.
7/14/202236 minutes
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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.  Neily also discusses why she's sued some of the nation's largest universities, and the turning point we find ourselves in in America's education system. Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/12/202228 minutes, 31 seconds
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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 repeatedly been maligned for making similar comments to those of Midler and Gray. The increase in celebrities’ willingness to say "only a woman can be a woman," raises the question: Is the transgender movement on the ropes? Common sense is like kryptonite to the transgender craze. If society's influencers are brave enough to continue sharing about biological reality, the theory that men can be women may collapse like the house of cards it is. The timing of Gray’s and Midler’s remarks might also have been influenced by the Supreme Court’s June 24 decision to overturn the court's 1973 Roe v. Wade abortion ruling. When Roe was overturned, “the sea of protest signs outside the court referred not to ‘birthing people’ or ‘people who menstruate,’ but instead to women, losing their rights, or politicians trying to control women’s bodies,” Douglas Blair wrote in a recent Daily Signal commentary. The political left may be waking up to the reality that they cannot be outraged over women losing abortion access in some states while at the same time declaring that a man can be a woman. On today’s episode of the “Problematic Women” podcast we discuss the ways in which celebrities' willingness to state facts about sex and gender could influence national opinion on the transgender issue. Also on today’s show, we explain why it’s not dangerous for women to use period tracker apps. And there is a crisis at the Southern border. Now, some Texas counties have declared they are under what they are calling "an invasion.” We explain what you need to know. And as always, we’ll be crowning our "problematic woman" of the week. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/7/202234 minutes, 33 seconds
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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! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/30/202220 minutes, 31 seconds
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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 beliefs into action and help women and girls. Also on today’s show, we take some time to celebrate the historic nature of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe. Plus, we debunk some of the lies being spread by the pro-abortion movement about what happens next, and as always, we crown our "Problematic Woman of the Week.” Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/28/202240 minutes, 39 seconds
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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 the Supreme Court's ruling overturning Roe v. Wade and what the decision means for the pro-life movement. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/25/202212 minutes, 53 seconds
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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 "Problematic Women," Heritage Foundation senior legal fellow Sarah Parshall Perry explains the fight to protect Title IX from this radical agenda. Also on today’s show, we still await some big rulings from the Supreme Court, but this week it released one significant decision on school choice. We tell you what you need to know.Plus, Disney ruins another movie with its radical agenda. And as always, we’ll crown our Problematic Woman of the Week.Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/23/202243 minutes, 13 seconds
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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.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/16/202232 minutes, 20 seconds
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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 left’s influence on education. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/14/202225 minutes, 59 seconds
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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! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/9/202249 minutes, 30 seconds
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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.
6/2/202252 minutes, 45 seconds
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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.
5/26/202239 minutes, 7 seconds
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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 trauma. Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/24/202229 minutes, 49 seconds
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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 Disney’s falling star. Netflix recently released a memo to employees stressing the company's commitment to a diversity of views and opinions in its content. “As employees we support the principle that Netflix offers a diversity of stories, even if we find some titles counter to our own personal values,” the memo reads. “Depending on your role, you may need to work on titles you perceive to be harmful. If you’d find it hard to support our content breadth, Netflix may not be the best place for you.”On today’s edition of the “Problematic Women” podcast, we discuss why some Americans are likely weary of the left’s radical agenda infiltrating America's businesses. We also share what we saw at the recent pro-abortion women’s march in D.C. And as always, we crown our Problematic Woman of the Week. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/19/202230 minutes, 38 seconds
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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 Alito's draft majority opinion in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. That opinion, if finalized, would overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 case that legalized abortion on demand across the country.On today’s edition of “Problematic Women” we discuss what it's like at the scene of these protests and why the First Amendment doesn't give anyone the right to intimidate judges or justices. Also on today’s show, we cover YouTube's censoring of a speech by former President Donald Trump. Plus, food shortages continue to create challenges for Americans. And as always, we’ll crown our Problematic Woman of the Week.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/12/202236 minutes, 48 seconds
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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.
5/10/202226 minutes, 26 seconds
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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 level if Roe is in fact reversed in the decision expected late next month.And as always, we crown our “Problematic Woman of the Week.” Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/5/202249 minutes, 59 seconds
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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 preparing to weigh in on whether a public school employee is allowed to participate in silent prayer in view of students while on the clock.And as always, we crown our "Problematic Woman of the Week."  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/28/202252 minutes, 5 seconds
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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 acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/26/202236 minutes, 52 seconds
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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 “impossible.” Also on today’s show, commentator Dennis Prager says the left has heavily influenced what women want, away from their natural desires. Is he right? And Prince Harry of the British royal family says he wants to raise his kids in a more equal world. How much advice should we be taking from the royals? And as always, we crown our Problematic Woman of the Week.Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/21/202241 minutes, 11 seconds
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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 the challenges of surging illegal immigration every day.Also on today’s show, we discuss why some district attorneys no longer prosecute entire categories of crime. Plus, we take time to remember the significance of Easter. And as always, we’ll crown our Problematic Woman of the Week.Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/14/202241 minutes, 10 seconds
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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 testified March 24 against Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson. McCullen joins this episode of the “Problematic Women” podcast to explain why she decided to become an advocate for life.  Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/12/202234 minutes, 46 seconds
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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 “The Teen Girls Aren’t Going to Forget,” which explores the accelerating mental health crisis among teenage girls. And as always, we crown our Problematic Woman of the Week. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/7/202233 minutes, 21 seconds
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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.Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/31/202244 minutes, 19 seconds
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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 titles is a mom. She’ll talk to us about why she uprooted her family from New York City to Florida, share her thoughts on the Big Apple continuing to force toddlers to mask, and discuss the treatment Russian Americans now face.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/24/202238 minutes, 42 seconds
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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 preorder now and releases March 29.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/22/202222 minutes, 49 seconds
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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.
3/17/202238 minutes, 17 seconds
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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, Martinez received the worst phone call any parent can ever imagine. Her daughter had taken her own life, standing in front of an oncoming train. On today’s edition of “Problematic Women,” we tell Martinez’s story, and explain why the transgender agenda is so harmful to women and girls. Also on today’s show, we explain how gas prices have reached a record high, and why the Biden administration must invest in American energy independence now. And as always, we crown our “Problematic Woman of the Week.”  Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/10/202234 minutes, 14 seconds
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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:World Vision's Ukraine Fund Operation Blessing Samaritan's PurseInternational Fellowship of Christians and JewsEnjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/8/202216 minutes, 42 seconds
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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 legislation, including Idaho, Montana, Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Florida.Biden also said that to move forward in America, we must protect "access to health care" and abortion rights. But abortion is not health care, and does not advance the American values of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” The Daily Signal fact-checked many of Biden’s claims and noted some of his blunders. Today, on the "Problematic Women" podcast, we give a full rundown of the best and worst moments of Biden’s speech.  Also on today’s show, we share an update on the situation in Ukraine. Plus, it’s Women's History Month and we're celebrating by honoring two of the women who have played a significant role in our lives. And as always, we’ll crown our Problematic Woman of the Week.Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/3/202234 minutes
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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 SLED argument.“Created to Live: Becoming the Answer for an Abortion-Free Community,” by Cathy Harris.Live Action video: “Meet Baby Olivia.”“Fighting for Life: Becoming a Force for Change in a Wounded World," by Lila Rose."Chemical Abortion: A Review," by Melanie Israel."The Daily Signal Podcast" interview with abortion survivor Gianna Jessen."The Points of Proof for Life: Scientific," by Brian Fisher.Plus, if you want to send a birthday card to WWII Veteran Bettie, follow this link for all the information. Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/24/202242 minutes, 56 seconds
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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 acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/22/202216 minutes, 41 seconds
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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 abortion poses. We can and should protect both the life of the mother and that of her unborn child, because both lives are sacred. The abortion industry will continue to pedal its product to women in crisis, at the same time growing its bottom line. On today’s edition of the "Problematic Women" podcast, we discuss the importance of loving both the mother and the unborn child, and why all life is worthy of celebration and protection. We'll also take a quick trip to Eastern Europe to discuss what's going on between Ukraine and Russia. Plus: The U.S. economy is not as free as it used to be. We share which nations are the most economically free, and how far down the list you have to go to find America. And as always, we’ll crown our Problematic Woman of the Week.Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/17/202233 minutes, 15 seconds
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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 relationships. Also on today’s show, we talk about he best way to celebrate Valentine’s Day as a single person, and why some brands are giving consumers the option to opt out of Valentine's Day promotional emails. Plus, the Winter Olympics are in full swing in Beijing. We break down why China never should have been given the honor of hosting the games. And as always, we crown our Problematic Woman of the Week.Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/10/202241 minutes, 46 seconds
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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 be more realism in the process.” Stow spent her first six years after college moving from job to job, searching for a career she truly enjoyed, and that would allow her to live on more than rice and beans. Amid the rejection letters from employers and the challenge of finding her place in the post-college world, Stow says, she started to learn how to become “Unbothered,” how to keep hope alive when circumstances looked anything but hopeful—and never play the victim. With wit and charm, Stow recalls the lessons she learned the hard way, and offers advice to other 20-somethings who are also trying to navigate life's challenges. Stow joins the “Problematic Women” podcast to share her personal story, and offer some wisdom to other young people who also hope to become “Unbothered.” Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/8/202232 minutes, 29 seconds
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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 loosened restrictions on the pills, making them accessible to women by mail.Today, on the "Problematic Women" podcast, Mallory Carroll, the vice president of communications at pro-life organization Susan B. Anthony List, discusses the dangers of chemical abortions and why Planned Parenthood is heavily promoting the pills.Follow the links below to learn more about chemical abortions and the work of Susan B. Anthony List: https://www.heritage.org/life/report/chemical-abortion-review https://www.sba-list.org/ https://lozierinstitute.org/Also on today's show, a new "pregnant man” emoji is being rolled out on Apple iPhones. Plus, we share the story of a D.C. restaurant owner who is standing up against the city's vaccine-passport check mandate. 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.
2/3/202242 minutes, 5 seconds
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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.
1/27/202236 minutes, 51 seconds
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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 could overturn Roe and send authority back to the states to determine abortion laws.The Daily Signal spoke with a number of the marchers, including some individuals who at one time worked in the abortion industry. The Daily Signal also attended the march against vaccine mandates on Sunday and spoke with several women who have lost, or may lose, their jobs because they don’t want to take the COVID-19 vaccine. On today’s episode of “Problematic Women,” we share several of the conversations we had with women at The March for Life and at the march against vaccine mandates. These are women who are dedicated to being a voice for the unborn and for pushing back against authoritarianism and totalitarianism. Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/25/202216 minutes, 5 seconds
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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 to be true.Plus, the March for Life is Friday. Learn why a progressive D.C. restaurant canceled a pro-life group’s breakfast reservation. And as always, we crown our “Problematic Woman of the Week." Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/20/202229 minutes, 55 seconds
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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.
1/13/202234 minutes, 33 seconds
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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! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/11/202223 minutes, 24 seconds
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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 free FL.” He also took a jab at her boyfriend’s shoe choice, calling his sandals “hideous.” How did the congresswoman respond? “If Republicans are mad they can’t date me they can just say that instead of projecting their sexual frustrations onto my boyfriend’s feet,” she tweeted, adding, “Ya creepy weirdos.”Ocasio-Cortez’s response left many scratching their heads. A few days later, Ocasio-Cortez was again seen maskless at a drag bar in Miami. Florida's Conservative Voice founder Brendon Leslie reported the incident, tweeting, "For those of you with zero sense of humor: the whole point of this post is to expose hypocrisy. We don’t actually care she’s maskless. We care she fear mongers about Florida but then has the audacity to vacation here.”On this week’s edition of the “Problematic Women” podcast, we discuss Ocasio-Cortez’s actions and the troubling COVID-19 policies being promoted by the left. Also on today’s show, we discuss the media’s reporting of Sen. Ted Cruz’s daughter and give a brief update on the new host of "The Bachelor." And as always, we crown our “Problematic Woman of the Week.” Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/6/202233 minutes, 5 seconds
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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 of communism and what should be done to educate the next generation on the realities of socialism. Also on today’s show, we celebrate the holiday season with some Christmas trivia, plus we crown five of the most "Problematic Women” of 2021. Listen to the podcast below.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/16/202144 minutes, 16 seconds
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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 some wisdom with the rising generation of leaders and to describe what she thinks the future holds for our nation. Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/14/202134 minutes, 51 seconds
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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 “Problematic Women,” we discuss why policies like Chicago's new restroom rules are little more than virtue signaling, and pose a serious threat to young women. Also on today’s show, we explain how a transgender biological male swimmer, who recently broke several female swimming records, was allowed to compete on the University of Pennsylvania women’s team. Plus, we tell you what you need to know about the Fox News’ Christmas tree in New York City, which was set on fire, and share the data on the most popular emoji of 2021. And as always, we will be crowning our “Problematic Woman of the Week.”Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/9/202131 minutes, 44 seconds
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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 vaccine mandate. Plus, we ring in December chatting about the blockbuster movies and shows everyone is talking about. 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.
12/2/202130 minutes, 43 seconds
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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 show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/23/202122 minutes, 40 seconds
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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 re-records a new track, we immediately replace the old versions."Businesses are also taking advantage of the novelty of Swift’s new album. Starbucks is promoting a grande caramel nonfat latte ("Taylor’s Version") to celebrate the album’s release. On today’s edition of "Problematic Women,” we break down the significance of Swift’s decision to rerecord her music, and the singer's influence on the music industry. Also on today’s show, we discuss the significance of the Kyle Rittenhouse trial and what the outcome could mean for the people of Kenosha, Wisconsin. Plus, we get you ready for Thanksgiving with a few fun holiday cooking tips. 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.
11/18/202132 minutes, 42 seconds
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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, should oppose the government dictating people’s personal medical decisions. Also on today’s show, we explain why paid family leave is making headlines, and the ways in which conservatives and liberals agree and disagree on the issue.  Plus, in honor of Veterans Day, we celebrate our heroes and share the story of a female veteran we admire. 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.
11/11/202140 minutes, 32 seconds
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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 story of struggling as a teen in a highly sexualized culture. She discusses practical tips for finding a significant other and growing a healthy dating relationship. Zick even offers advice for parents who are wondering how to discuss sex and dating with their kids. Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/9/202134 minutes, 52 seconds
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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.Debates over education became a key focal point of the election, and many think Youngkin won because of his strong stance on parental rights and keeping critical race theory and gender identity ideology out of the schools. “Youngkin’s victory shows the lasting power of kitchen-table issues,” Jessica Anderson, Heritage Action for American executive director, said in a statement. “When parents see how woke policies hurt their children and their communities, they spring into action, and we saw this first hand in Virginia,” Anderson said. Education has become a critical issue in states across the country as school districts fight over mask mandates and curriculums. But it remains to be seen whether or not Harris’ prediction is accurate and whether Americans will look back and say, “So went Virginia, so went the nation.” On today’s edition of the "Problematic Women” podcast, we break down the implications of the Virginia elections. We also discuss new developments in the rape case in Loudoun County, Virginia, Public Schools. Plus, we celebrate the Atlanta Braves winning the World Series, just months after Major League Baseball moved the All-Star Game out of Atlanta over an election integrity bill.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.
11/4/202128 minutes, 38 seconds
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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 number of 25 states reported more deaths than births in 2020, according to a study by the University of New Hampshire. Why are so few women choosing to have children and what are the implications of that choice? We seek to answer these questions on this edition of the “Problematic Women” podcast. Also on today’s show, we discuss remarks by former President Barack Obama claiming parents' concerns over what is happening in schools is “fake outrage.” Plus, Twitter has suspended Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., for tweeting that Rachel Levine is a man. 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.
10/28/202147 minutes, 41 seconds
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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 White House involved and the FBI ... so, it was really a pretty weak mea culpa on their part,” she said. (The Daily Signal is the news outlet of The Heritage Foundation.)Burke joins the “Problematic Women” podcast to discuss the current controversy over K-12 education and how parents are successfully pushing back against the teaching of critical race theory and gender identity ideology. Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/26/202128 minutes, 9 seconds
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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 lessons we can learn from a crime committed in Philadelphia last week. 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.
10/21/202139 minutes, 6 seconds
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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 Loudoun County school district, just outside Washington, D.C. Plus, we tell you what you need to know about a new California bill that would require large stores to have a gender-neutral children's toy section. And as always, we’ll crown our Problematic Woman of the Week!Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/14/202143 minutes, 34 seconds
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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 democracy. She also explains why she calls herself an “anti-feminist” and the need for culture to embrace the inherent differences between men and women. Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/12/202137 minutes, 51 seconds
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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" podcast, we've got what you need to know about Sinema’s interaction with the protesters as well as the status of the $3.5 trillion spending bill backed by President Joe Biden and most other congressional Democrats.Also on today’s show, we discuss a viral TikTok video that raises concerns over the privacy of young people. Plus, over the weekend NASCAR fans joined a trend of obscene chants at sports events directed at the president. What does the situation tell us about today's political climate?We also explain the findings of a new study concluding that testosterone suppression isn't enough to level the playing field between men and women. Read the full study here: https://equalityinsport.org/docs/300921/Guidance%20for%20Transgender%20Inclusion%20in%20Domestic%20Sport%202021.pdf.And as always, we crown our Problematic Woman of the Week.Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/7/202142 minutes, 46 seconds
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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, Texas. The claims were made after photos and video images went viral last week showing agents on horseback using long reins to control their horses as they tried to prevent the migrants from crossing the border.  The Border Patrol quickly debunked the notion that agents whipped migrants, and the photographer who took the photos in question said he did not witness any agents using whips.  On today’s episode of the “Problematic Women” podcast, we discuss why Twitter blocked The Daily Signal's video and why the situation at the southern border remains a crisis. Watch the Daily Signal’s Border Patrol video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tC9Lwp1CbpM&feature=emb_title And watch more Daily Signal videos about the border crisis here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjMHBev3NsoV4AR0Z1BHKatag8HfEyubb  Also on today’s show, we break down two recent examples of the far left’s attempts to erase the word “women” for the sake of gender inclusivity. We also discuss why government-funded universal day care and preschool will not serve the best interests of families and children.  And as always, we crown our “Problematic Woman of the Week.”  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/30/202142 minutes, 30 seconds
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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 mitigate further harm. Frederick also shares a little of her own journey into the field of Big Tech and cybersecurity. Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/28/202131 minutes, 24 seconds
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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 networks are devoting much of their time to the developing case even as thousands of illegal immigrants are encamped on our southern border, Congress debates multitrillion-dollar spending bills, and America faces diplomatic tensions with France. Much of the American public is deeply invested in Petito’s story. Why? Perhaps it’s a distraction from the domestic and international problems the country faces today. Or maybe we all see a bit of ourselves in Petito and wonder whether her tragic ending as easily could have been our own. On today’s edition of the “Problematic Women” podcast, we break down why America has become consumed with Petito’s story. Also on today’s show, we discuss a bizarre TikTok phenomenon and why American inflation is rising at a staggering rate. 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.
9/23/202150 minutes, 22 seconds
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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 $35,000.Also on today’s show, we explain the significance of California’s gubernatorial recall election. Plus, we break down what you need to know about Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s testimony before Congress about the Afghanistan withdrawal. 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.
9/16/202135 minutes, 23 seconds
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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 “Unveiled: How Western Liberals Empower Radical Islam” and the founder and president of the nonprofit Free Hearts Free Minds, which tries to help those living in a country that will persecute them for what they believe or who they love.Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/14/202134 minutes, 6 seconds
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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! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/9/202148 minutes, 52 seconds
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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 Healing in Afghanistan,” joined The Heritage Foundation for an event, “Grim Prospects for Women and Girls in Afghanistan.” We share their remarks on the podcast today. Also on the show, we mark the start of the college and NFL football season by talking about the big games to watch this week. And Kanye West finally releases "Donda,” his new album. We break down some of the controversy over the album's release, and how the record highlights West’s artistic talent. And as always, we will crown our “Problematic Women of the Week.” Plus, “Problematic Women” announces a new show format. In addition to the Thursday show, which will now be solely discussion-based, “Problematic Women” will release an exclusive interview every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/2/202136 minutes, 16 seconds
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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 affront to the realities that Afghan girls and women now face.We also catch up with Concerned Women for America’s Afghanistan Prayer Rally and highlight two brave Afghan women who leave us with hope in a dark situation. Enjoy the show, and see here for ways to help.https://www.iwf.org/2021/08/24/feeling-helpless-here-are-vetted-ways-to-help-afghan-women-children-and-refugees/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/26/202143 minutes, 27 seconds
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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: https://twitter.com/LiveAction/status/1424753576673435656?s=20. Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/19/202153 minutes, 52 seconds
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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 acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/12/202143 minutes, 53 seconds
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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 @ProblematicWomen. Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/5/202150 minutes, 46 seconds
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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 technology is used to promote this particular crime.Fisher's organization looks specifically at factors such as pornography, drugs, and alcohol that further human trafficking. It seeks to address those issues, she says, because “ultimately, if we can reduce the demand, there will be less supply."Fisher explains how the Stop the Demand Project plans to use technology to protect Generation Z from human traffickers. Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/22/202128 minutes
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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 Gina Raimondo and many economists, it’s a “problem” that needs to be fixed.But with so many jobs available to take, is the decrease in the female labor-participation rate really problematic—or, is it the reflection of a choice? We discuss it on this week’s three-year anniversary of “Problematic Women,” and also hear the profound personal testimony of Laura Perry, a woman who struggled with her gender identity, underwent gender-transition surgery, and after all that, realized that she still didn’t feel whole. Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/15/202158 minutes, 29 seconds
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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 Supreme Court ruling against the Christian florist stands because the U.S. Supreme Court declined to take up Stutzman’s appeal. The Supreme Court’s move could cost Stutzman everything. "It has cost us so much mentally, physically, spiritually," Stutzman said. "And then the cost, everything we've worked for all these years, the flower shop that I own, our home, our retirement, our life savings, everything is in jeopardy because of the ACLU, [and] attorney fees are going to be so large."Stutzman and Kristen Waggoner, general counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom, join the “Problematic Women” podcast to explain the details of the court battle and the implications of the high court’s refusal to hear her appeal. Also on today’s show, we talk with Lindsey Burke, director of The Heritage Foundation’s Center for Education Policy, about the National Education Association’s commitment to promote critical race theory in schools across America. 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.
7/8/202137 minutes, 59 seconds
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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. About a year and a half later, her daughter competed against another transgender athlete during her high school track meet.   "I was a little bit disheartened," Margaret Monteleone said of placing second to a biological male in her high school track meet. "I'd worked so hard through the whole year, just training for this first-ever meet [of] my season. ... I could have gotten first in the heat, and it was really disappointing to me to see my hard work pay off just for second place."Now, the mother and daughter are speaking out in defense of female athletes and their right to fair competition. They join the “Problematic Women” podcast to share their experience running against biological men and how they are advocating for the future of women’s sports. Also on today’s show, we discuss why athlete Gwen Berry turned her back on the U.S. flag during the national anthem at the Olympic trials.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.
7/1/202139 minutes, 50 seconds
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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 could affect other faith-based adoption agencies. Swearer also breaks down the significance of the court’s recent ruling against the National Collegiate Athletic Association.Also on today’s show, Marie Fishpaw, the director of domestic policy studies at The Heritage Foundation, joins the show to discuss The Supreme Court’s ruling on Obamacare and what that decision means for Americans' health care. And as always, we will be crowning our “Problematic Woman of the Week.” Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/24/202137 minutes, 16 seconds
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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 attraction.Woning joins the “Problematic Women” podcast to share her story and to talk about the LGBTQ agenda. Also on today’s show, we discuss tennis star Naomi Osaka’s decision to drop out of the 2021 French Open. And as always, we’ll be crowning our “Problematic Woman of the Week.”Be sure to check out the documentary telling Cynthia and Margaret Oneal Monteleone story here. Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/17/202146 minutes, 1 second
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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 what her priorities are as a new school board member.Also on today's show, we talk about Pride Month with Kelsey Bolar, a senior news producer at The Daily Signal and a senior policy analyst at Independent Women's Forum. And as always, we'll crown our Problematic Woman of the Week. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/10/202134 minutes, 24 seconds
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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 key policy priorities. Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/3/202139 minutes, 25 seconds
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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 facilities and storage trucks."Dean joins the "Problematic Women" podcast to discuss Cuomo and whether he ultimately will be held accountable for his handling of New York nursing homes during the pandemic. She also discusses her new book. "Make Your Own Sunshine: Inspiring Stories of People Who Find Light in Dark Times," and why she aims to find the good in every challenging situation of life.Also on today's show, we discuss a Florida high school that chose to digitally adjust students' yearbook photos to make them more appropriate. And as always, we’ll crown our Problematic Woman of the Week.Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/27/202135 minutes, 53 seconds
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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. Alliance Defending Freedom, a Christian legal nonprofit, represents Marshall and fellow Idaho State University track athlete Madison Kenyon in their efforts to reinstate the act and protect women’s sports. Marshall and Alliance Defending Freedom attorney Christiana Holcomb join the "Problematic Women" podcast to explain the significance of the court battle for Idaho and for women’s sports across the nation. Also on today’s show, Melanie Israel, a policy analyst with the DeVos Center for Religion & Civil Society at The Heritage Foundation, explains what you need to know about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to hear arguments in a case that could upend the abortion precedent set by Roe v. Wade. 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.
5/20/202133 minutes, 8 seconds
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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 about the work of the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists by clicking here. And learn how they are standing against the abortion agenda by clicking here. Also on today’s show, Janae Stracke, grassroots director for Heritage Action for America, breaks down what's happening across America regarding election reform and new voting laws. And as always, we’ll crown our Problematic Woman of the Week.Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/13/202152 minutes, 10 seconds
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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 Idaho's Fairness in Women's Sports Act. And as always, we’ll crown our Problematic Woman of the Week. Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/6/202147 minutes, 9 seconds
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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 documentary about track athlete Selina Soule. Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/29/202136 minutes, 27 seconds
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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 Equality Act. Perry also discusses an important federal court victory for free speech on college campuses. Also on today’s show, Kelsey Bolar, senior policy analyst at Independent Women’s Forum and senior news producer at The Daily Signal, explains why she is concerned about United Airlines’ announcement that 50% of new pilots it trains either will be women or people of color. And as always, we’ll crown our “Problematic Woman of the Week.”Follow the links below to learn more about Georgia’s new election law.4 Myths About the Election Integrity Law in GeorgiaWhat to Expect at Senate Panel’s Hearing on Election Integrity Law Cast as ‘Jim Crow’And follow the link below to read Kelsey’s piece about United Airlines.United Airlines Promises To Train Pilots Based On Their Sex And Skin Color Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/22/202149 minutes, 14 seconds
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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 singer Taylor Swift’s new album “Fearless (Taylor’s Version).” And as always, we’ll crown our Problematic Woman of the Week.Listen to the podcast below or read the lightly edited transcript.Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/15/202146 minutes, 57 seconds
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‘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 store chain Publix is speaking out against “60 Minutes.” 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.
4/8/202131 minutes, 19 seconds
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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 acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/1/202145 minutes, 43 seconds
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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 be crowning our “Problematic Woman of the Week.”Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/25/202136 minutes, 1 second
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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 executive order that opens the door for biological men to compete in women’s sports.Plus, Inez Stepman, a senior policy analyst at Independent Women’s Forum, joins us to talk about the Grammy Awards and why the blatant sexualization of women does not empower women and girls.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.
3/18/202139 minutes, 12 seconds
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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 "Subverted: How I Helped the Sexual Revolution Hijack the Women's Movement" about her journey into and out of progressive feminism. And as always, we will crown our “Problematic Woman of the Week.” Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/11/202143 minutes, 17 seconds
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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” protected classes under federal civil rights law. This means, for example, that the law would require institutions and individuals to treat transgender women not as biological men who identify as women, but as biological females, giving them access to women’s sports and women’s-only spaces.Blackburn joins the “Problematic Women” podcast to discuss the implications of the legislation becoming the law of the land. She also talks about other issues and shares a bit of her own journey to conservatism. Also on today’s show, Kelsey Bolar, a senior policy analyst at Independent Women's Forum and a contributor to The Daily Signal, talks with track athlete Alanna Smith and Alliance Defending Freedom lawyer Christiana Holcomb about their Connecticut court battle to protect women’s sports from the participation of biological males.And as always, we will crown our “Problematic Woman of the Week.” If you want to watch the documentary on Sue Ellen Browder, check it out here. And check out the documentary on Selina Soule here. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/4/202145 minutes, 43 seconds
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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 cancel actress Gina Carano, and Carano’s recent appearance on "The Ben Shapiro Show” to tell her side of the story.Plus, we share Heritage Foundation President Kay C. James' recent conversation with the Network of Enlightened Women. James discusses how we can balance life’s many demands and what it means to be a strong, conservative woman.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.
2/25/202152 minutes, 13 seconds
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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 students across America. And as always, we’ll crown our "Problematic Woman of the Week."Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/18/202143 minutes, 8 seconds
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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 why the Biden administration’s plan to rejoin the U.N. Human Rights Council is not in America’s best interest.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.
2/11/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 1 second
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‘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 acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/4/202144 minutes, 21 seconds
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‘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 bathrooms. Natasha Chart, the executive director of Women’s Liberation Front, joins “Problematic Women” to explain the implications of Biden’s executive action and why we now face an emergency in the battle to protect women’s athletic opportunities from men. Also on today’s show, we tell you everything you need to know about the 48th annual March for Life. Plus, we share a sneak peak of a new Heritage Foundation video that highlights all the strong conservative women serving in positions of power across America right now. 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.
1/28/202144 minutes, 38 seconds
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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 here.And find out how you can register for the March for Life here.  Learn more about The Academy here. Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/21/202141 minutes, 27 seconds
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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 “Heritage Explains” podcast, to the show to break down the new season of “The Bachelor.”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.
1/14/202143 minutes, 18 seconds
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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. And as always, we’ll be crowning our "Problematic Woman of the Week." Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/7/202143 minutes, 26 seconds
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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 a moment to recognize that the holidays are a challenging time for many as we remember lost friends and loved ones. And be sure to check out the "Problematic Women" favorite interview of 2020 here. Enjoy the show.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/17/202048 minutes, 28 seconds
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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 Ellen Page, who now wishes to be called Elliot, coming out as transgender, and how the internet plays a big role in encouraging young people to transition.Plus, Dr. Kevin Pham, a Visiting Policy Analyst at The Heritage Foundation, joins us to explain how we can safely date during COVID. 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.
12/10/202055 minutes, 43 seconds
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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, and how one Afghan village was revitalized by empowering the people with the tools they needed to survive.  Plus, we break down what you need to know about former Vice President Joe Biden’s female press team and what the media missed about President Donald Trump’s powerful female leadership team.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.
12/3/202053 minutes, 40 seconds
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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 acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/25/202038 minutes, 22 seconds
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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 that also happens to be pro-life. And as always, we’ll crown our Problematic Woman of the Week.Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/19/202041 minutes, 50 seconds
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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! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/12/202045 minutes, 14 seconds
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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 the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/29/202039 minutes, 36 seconds
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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 women’s sports.Learn more about how you can stand with female athletes here. Also on today’s show, Heritage Foundation education policy analyst Mary Clare Amselem debunks a recent Teen Vogue article arguing that private schools should be abolished.And as always, we’ll be crowning our “Problematic Woman of the Week.”To participate in this week's Twitter poll, visit @Virginia_Allen5 on Twitter. Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/22/202041 minutes, 50 seconds
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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 justice. And as always, we’ll be crowning our Problematic Woman of the Week.Listen to the podcast "Perspectives: The Confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett" here. Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/15/202041 minutes, 26 seconds
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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: https://youtu.be/zritOQtO070 Plus, as always, we’ll crown our Problematic Woman of the Week. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/8/202035 minutes, 28 seconds
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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 acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/1/202048 minutes, 57 seconds
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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. 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.
9/24/202046 minutes, 40 seconds
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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 of the Week."Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/17/202042 minutes, 44 seconds
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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 the film were shot in Xinjiang, China, where Uighurs, a Muslim minority, are being persecuted.Plus, we talk with journalist Alessandra Bocchi, the winner of the 2020 Joseph Rago Memorial Fellowship for Excellence in Journalism, a program of The Fund for American Studies. 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.
9/10/202049 minutes, 2 seconds
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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 how you can as well. 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.
9/3/202048 minutes, 8 seconds
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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 will be crowning our "Problematic Woman” of the week. Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/27/202040 minutes, 1 second
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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 Daily Signal documentary she helped to produce, which is about a French teacher fired for inadvertently calling a transgender student “she” against the student's wishes.Plus, we give a quick update on the battle over women’s sports amid the transgender movement. 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.
8/20/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 8 seconds
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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 adviser and author Kimberly Ells also joins the show to discuss the global campaign to crush the traditional family. 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.
8/13/20201 hour, 25 seconds
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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 talk with Christine Rousselle, a reporter for EWTN and the Catholic News Agency, about why some states have allowed often-violent protests, but not funerals and church services. And of course, we crown our Problematic Woman of the Week.Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/6/202056 minutes, 19 seconds
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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 of the Week. Check out these links to learn more about the state of the economy during COVID-19: How Congress Can Enable the Great American Economic RecoveryLabor Policy for COVID-19 and Beyond: Recommendations to Get Americans Back to WorkEnjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/30/202057 minutes, 37 seconds
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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 human rights abuses and what action America is taking in response. Also on today’s show, we discuss Planned Parenthood finally admitting that its founder, Margaret Sanger, was a racist. Plus, we break down the Netflix documentary “Athlete A” and how USA Gymnastics tried to hide the sexual abuse by Dr. Larry Nassar. 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.
7/23/202053 minutes, 32 seconds
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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 as always, we'll crown our Problematic Woman of the Week.And be sure to check out the Find Something New website!Enjoy the show!Ana Quintana's Recipe for Cuban Picadillo with Goya Ingredients: 1 ½ pound of ground beef 90/10 (anything lower and you’ll need to brown and drain the fat from the beef)2 tablespoons of Goya olive oil¾ onion chopped super small4 cloves of garlic chopped or crushed in a garlic press  2 tablespoons Goya all-purpose adobo1 packet of Sazon Goya ( literally makes everything taste delicious)Dash of Goya cuminDash of Goya cider vinegar½ green pepper chopped½ red pepper chopped, feel free to add more6 large GREEN chopped (never ever Kalamata, save that for your cheese boards)4 tablespoons of olive juice brine¾ cup of Goya tomato sauceIf you want to get super authentic, add ¼ cup of black raisinsIf you want to be EXTRA Cuban, serve it with plantains, definitely recommend the frozen Goya platanos maduros (ripe plantains). Directions:All you need is a nonstick pan or pot and a wooden or silicone utensil.Start off at medium-ish heat.Pour in the oil, wait two minutes, then add the onions. Stir often so they don’t brown. If they darken, lower the heat.After a few minutes, add the dry seasonings (adobo and cumin). Stir, lower the heat just a smidge and then add the garlic.Add everything else besides the meat. Stir it into a sauce. Add the meat into the sauce, making sure to break it up as you go.Stir occasionally, let it simmer for the next 15 minutes. Add the raisins. Taste as you go and add more adobo if you think it’s necessary.Serve with steamed white rice. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/16/202035 minutes, 57 seconds
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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 Court’s ruling, be sure to check out Amy Swearer’s latest piece on The Daily Signal. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/9/202038 minutes, 52 seconds
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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 health risk to women. And as always, we’ll be crowning our Problematic Woman of the Week.And don't forget to tweet why you are proud to be an American using the #ProudAmerican and #ProblematicWomen.Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/2/202048 minutes, 30 seconds
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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’ “1619 Project,” has furthered racial division in American. Plus, we take a listen to Student’s for Life’s new video, “#Why it's important to build up African American communities,” and we talk with pro-life activist Patrina Mosley about engaging minority communities with the message of life, regardless of political leanings.And as always, we’ll be crowning our problematic woman of the week!Bonus: Our new favorite country song is "One Beer" by HARDY. It's not just a summer jam, the music video has a heartwarming message, watch here.Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/25/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 48 seconds
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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, Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz, assistant secretary for mental health and substance use at the federal Department of Health and Human Services, joins the show to discuss the harmful emotional and psychological effects of extended quarantine measures due to COVID-19.If you are struggling with mental or emotional health, check out this great resource. And as always we will be crowning our "Problematic Woman” of the week.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/18/202055 minutes, 47 seconds
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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 departments must be taken away from unions and placed back in the hands of the police chiefs who know their communities and officers best. Also on today’s show, we share Rachel del Guidice’s recent conversation with Star Parker, founder of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education. Parker explains why America is not inherently racist. Plus, Katrina Trinko joins us for a timely discussion regarding author J.K. Rowling and her recent tweet that defies political correctness. Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/11/202057 minutes, 14 seconds
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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 acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/5/202059 minutes, 16 seconds
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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 Week. Enjoy the show! This weeks Twitter question is: If you could open any business, what kind of business would you open? Don't forget to use the #ProblematicWomen so we can find your tweet and read it on next week's show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/28/202057 minutes, 16 seconds
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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 Problematic Women of the Week.This weeks Twitter question is: Who is one of your greatest role models or someone who inspires you? Don’t forget to use the #ProblematicWomen!Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/21/202058 minutes, 33 seconds
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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 would you like to thank for their service or friendship during COVID-19? Tweet at them to say thank you and use the #ProblematicWomen.Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/14/202049 minutes, 45 seconds
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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 apply in the future.This weeks Twitter question is what restaurant or coffee shop will you visit first after COVID-19? Don't forget to tweet using the #ProblematicWomen!Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/7/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 34 seconds
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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 state of the economy and America’s national debt. Be sure to check out Heritage Blue Print for Balance here. Plus, friend of the show Abby Bird joins us to share her tips for how to stay productive during COVID-19. 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.
4/30/20201 hour, 51 seconds
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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 Leadership Institute. And if you missed the Nikki Haley event, be sure to check it out here. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/23/202058 minutes, 50 seconds
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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 recording taking place Monday, April 20 at 3:00 PM ETS. See you there!https://www.leadershipinstitute.org/Training/school.cfm?schoolID=48329 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/16/202048 minutes, 17 seconds
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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: It’s Okay to Be a Different Kind of Parent During the Pandemic.Enjoy the show!And don't forget, this weeks twitter question is: Have you had any funny moments with family or friends during the quarantine? Tweet @DailySignal and use the #ProblematicWomen. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/9/202045 minutes, 25 seconds
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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 made and read your tweets on the show!Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/2/202036 minutes, 42 seconds
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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.
3/26/202051 minutes, 18 seconds
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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.
3/19/202015 minutes, 17 seconds
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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_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/12/202037 minutes, 31 seconds
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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.
3/5/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 31 seconds
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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.
2/28/202020 minutes, 18 seconds
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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.
2/20/202052 minutes, 4 seconds
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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.
2/13/202040 minutes, 48 seconds
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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-is-anything-but-miss-americana-in-her-new-netflix-doc/. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/6/202055 minutes, 9 seconds
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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.
1/30/202036 minutes, 20 seconds
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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.
1/23/202035 minutes, 31 seconds
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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.
1/16/202051 minutes, 3 seconds
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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 for more information.
12/23/201939 minutes, 4 seconds
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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 as Problematic Women. Enjoy the conversation.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/19/201932 minutes, 37 seconds
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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.
12/12/201936 minutes, 16 seconds
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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 Been Anything’” revealed shocking statistics and stories that show how personal and devastating drug addiction is in American families and communities. Tim Allen speaks up against PC culture in an interview on The View. He says thought police are “an alarming thing for comedians.”During the Ohio State vs. Michigan college football broadcast, announcer Gus Johnson shared that star J.K. Dobbins, the Ohio running back, was almost aborted. Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/5/201955 minutes, 12 seconds
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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.
11/27/201924 minutes, 53 seconds
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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’s like to be a conservative in Washington—and dating.And we crown two Problematic Women this week—interns Kara Brown and Kianna Steadman. They share their advice to other young problematic women and what they’ve learned from working in The Heritage Foundation’s Communications Department. Enjoy the podcast below. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/21/201941 minutes, 10 seconds
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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.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/14/201957 minutes, 54 seconds
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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 surgeries to alter children’s bodies “violated free speech policy.” Watch the video YouTube removed here.Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/7/201953 minutes, 36 seconds
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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.
10/31/201939 minutes, 59 seconds
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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.” We crown Lindsey Burke as our Problematic Women and talk style, co-authors, and advice to young women. Get Lindsey’s book here: https://www.heritage.org/the-not-so-great-societyEnjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/24/201953 minutes, 9 seconds
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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 interview she did (“The True Effects of Watching Porn”) and the responses she’s received from friends and listeners. _I’m a Conservative Who Was Roofied by a Stranger. Here’s What I Think of the ‘Me Too’ Hashtag: https://www.dailysignal.com/2017/10/20/im-a-conservative-who-was-roofied-by-a-stranger-heres-what-i-think-of-me-too-hashtag/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/17/201939 minutes, 54 seconds
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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 who had killed his older brother.And we leave you with Ellen Degeneres’ special message about George W. Bush. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/10/20191 hour, 5 minutes, 21 seconds
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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 viral this week for her testimony at a hearing on “Protecting America from Assault Weapons.”—Article on Child Sex Abuse Imageryhttps://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/09/28/us/child-sex-abuse.htmlKanye’s Testimonyhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMqqTzwErb8&t=2sAmy Swearer at “Protecting America from Assault Weapons” Hearinghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9AfhdKLNDA Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/3/201948 minutes, 20 seconds
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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 is Scarlett Payton Bolar, born Sept. 12 to our co-host Kelsey Bolar. We give you an update directly from Kelsey on her daughter and where she got her name. Listen in the podcast below.Shownotes:University of Iowa "The Wave"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7UqYD_owgYKelsey's announcement of baby Scarletthttps://twitter.com/kelseybolar/status/1173643198679474176?s=20More of Rachel Greszler's work:https://www.heritage.org/staff/rachel-greszler Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/26/201938 minutes, 49 seconds
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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 by asking the Supreme Court to reconsider her case.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/19/201931 minutes, 33 seconds
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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.
9/12/201922 minutes, 6 seconds
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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. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/5/201948 minutes, 32 seconds
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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 announcement that it won’t move forward with plans to include a “diversity score” with SAT testing. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/29/201941 minutes, 13 seconds
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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.
8/22/201942 minutes, 4 seconds
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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.
8/15/201941 minutes, 6 seconds
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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 drive cars without the consent of a male guardian. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/8/201942 minutes, 39 seconds
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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 going to Disney World alone.—The estranged wife of Dubai's ruler, who filed for a marriage protection order and a non-molestation order to protect her two children from imprisonment in Dubai. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/1/201939 minutes, 35 seconds
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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. —Will Ivanka Trump ever catch a break? Social justice warriors take to the Internet, calling her racist because she bought her 8-year-old daughter a white dog. —Finally, we crown Samantha Renck, conservative college student, Heritage Foundation summer intern, and creator of the new Millennial Myths Podcast, as our Problematic Woman of the Week. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/25/201941 minutes, 30 seconds
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“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 over Christians having sex before marriage. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/18/20191 hour, 51 seconds
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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 that festival tried to charge white people twice as much per a ticket than minorities. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/11/201945 minutes, 20 seconds
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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.
7/4/201935 minutes
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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 allegations and break down Carroll’s bizarre appearance on Anderson Cooper. — ‘Foodie Calls’ (a play off of a “booty call”) are now a thing. Women are setting up a date for the purpose of getting a free meal rather than out of romantic interest. — And finally, Kelsey is expecting! We crown baby girl Bolar as the Problematic Woman of the Week, and talk about how Kelsey is handling her first pregnancy. Also, we discuss why she and her husband decided not to do a gender reveal cake. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/27/201948 minutes, 10 seconds
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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.
6/19/201943 minutes, 2 seconds
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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 acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/13/201945 minutes, 10 seconds
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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 for more information.
6/6/201948 minutes, 45 seconds
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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.
5/30/201945 minutes, 47 seconds
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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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/23/201956 minutes, 43 seconds
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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 information.
5/16/201948 minutes, 2 seconds
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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 acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/9/201936 minutes, 8 seconds
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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.
5/2/201937 minutes, 6 seconds
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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.
4/25/201931 minutes, 15 seconds
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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 conservative woman in today’s culture. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/18/201946 minutes, 2 seconds
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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.
1/4/201917 minutes, 41 seconds
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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.
12/21/201815 minutes, 31 seconds
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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.
12/14/201827 minutes, 50 seconds
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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.
12/7/201833 minutes, 37 seconds
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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.
11/30/201823 minutes, 37 seconds
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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.
11/24/201822 minutes, 3 seconds
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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.
11/16/201824 minutes
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Problematic Women: Republican Women Make Political History

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11/9/201826 minutes, 22 seconds
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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.
11/2/201822 minutes, 15 seconds
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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.
10/25/201822 minutes, 21 seconds
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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.
10/18/201835 minutes, 49 seconds
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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.
10/9/201823 minutes, 40 seconds
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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.
10/4/201827 minutes, 37 seconds
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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.
9/27/201827 minutes, 51 seconds
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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.
9/20/201823 minutes, 34 seconds
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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.
9/13/201829 minutes, 11 seconds
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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.
9/6/201828 minutes, 48 seconds
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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.
8/30/201834 minutes, 5 seconds
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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.
8/23/201826 minutes, 35 seconds
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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.
8/16/201832 minutes, 8 seconds
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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.
8/9/201828 minutes, 48 seconds
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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.
8/2/201829 minutes, 46 seconds
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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.
7/26/201818 minutes, 17 seconds
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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.
7/19/20189 minutes, 58 seconds
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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 acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/12/201831 minutes, 51 seconds
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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.
7/5/201824 minutes, 13 seconds
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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.
6/28/201833 minutes, 52 seconds
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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.
6/21/201827 minutes, 56 seconds
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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, and 20 years of “Sex and the City.”Finally, suicide rates are up for American women, but we have a book for all of us who want to learn to accept and love who we are every day. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/14/201829 minutes, 35 seconds
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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 addressed the speculation herself on May 30 when she tweeted:"I see the media is working overtime speculating where I am & what I'm doing. Rest assured, I'm here at the @WhiteHouse w my family, feeling great, & working hard on behalf of children & the American people!"We also take on Miss America's doing away with the bikini contest and evening gown portions of the famed show. Chairwoman of the Miss America board of directors (and former Fox News host) Gretchen Carlson announced these changes recently on Good Morning America. And finally, we address the tragic suicide of iconic fashion designer Kate Spade.Watch in the video above, or listen in the podcast below. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/7/201820 minutes, 37 seconds
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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's new "feminist" t-shirt for young boys, where the clothing label teamed up with a text-based graphic designer who makes clothing featuring issues “ranging from women’s reproductive rights and push for equality to education and gun control.” And finally, we address the "Bachelorette" first impression rose going to a man who liked problematic posts on Instagram. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/31/201829 minutes, 35 seconds
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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 for more information.
5/24/201839 minutes, 46 seconds
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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.
5/17/201826 minutes
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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.
5/10/201831 minutes
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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.
5/3/201830 minutes, 42 seconds
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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.
4/26/201825 minutes, 28 seconds
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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.
4/19/201822 minutes, 24 seconds
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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.
4/12/201839 minutes, 24 seconds
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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.
4/5/201829 minutes, 10 seconds
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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.
3/29/201833 minutes, 58 seconds
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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.
3/22/201827 minutes, 12 seconds
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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.
3/15/201834 minutes, 11 seconds
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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 for more information.
3/8/201831 minutes, 6 seconds
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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 ourselves and we do. We do not condone discrimination or racist beliefs of any kind."But that didn’t stop tech platform Oath from canceling their show, raising the question of whether children (who are now adults) should be held responsible for their parents’ political perspectives, and whether they should be allowed to have jobs because of them. But more importantly, in its piece The Daily Beast failed to mention that Geller has been the subject of multiple terror attacks. In 2015, for example, CNN reported an Islamist extremists plotted to behead their mother. So might these sisters also been going to “great lengths” to conceal their identity for security reasons? We discuss in this week’s edition of “Problematic Women,” co-hosted with Bre Payton of The Federalist.We also address the Mona Charen controversy at CPAC, Jennifer Lawrence surprisingly criticizes Hillary Clinton, and speak with Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., the highest-ranking woman in Congress. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/1/201849 minutes, 50 seconds
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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.
2/22/201833 minutes, 45 seconds
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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.
2/15/201823 minutes
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#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.
2/8/201840 minutes, 56 seconds
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#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.
2/1/201829 minutes, 55 seconds
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#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.
1/25/201832 minutes, 37 seconds