157 Being Angry (Women): Why Anger is Good, Tips for Experiencing and Expressing it Healthfully, and the Historical Criminalization of Female and Black Anger

Rawr!!!! Grrrr!!!! Why I outta! *shakes fist* This week we’re talking anger, wanna fight about it!?!? We discuss the advantages of anger, our tips for experiencing and expressing it in healthy or productive ways, and review old laws and punishments that were used to legally regulate black and female anger.

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154 Kids’ Movie Revisited – Fern Gully: Objectification, the Absent Referent, Robin Williams, and a Great Message about Nature = a Mixed Bag!

In our last installment of this series of Kids Movies Revisited, we watched Fern Gully, which was a total mixed bag for us. Overall, we walked away with warm feelings and were happy that we were able to end this series on a good note.

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153 Kids Movies Revisited: The Secret of NIMH + Calhoun’s Disturbing Rodent Experiments

This week we revisit The Secret of NIMH, a movie that left Nichole with a sense of dread as a child, and talk about the disturbing mouse and rat experiments that inspired the book that it was based on.

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152 Holiday Advice! Answering Your Questions about Gifts and Santa

We’re taking a break from our kids’ movie review series to answer holiday questions related to gift giving and Santa, in order to be timely for the holidays. WARNING: we talk about Santa and how he’s not real (and kinda the worst), so don’t let your kiddies hear if you don’t want them to know!

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151 Kids Movie Review Series: Rewatched Wall-E and Holy Shit it’s Problematic

For the first of our three-part kids’ movie series, we rewatched Wall-E and were horrified at how awful it was. Beyond insufferable fat-shaming, it had an insidious conservative message lurking under its seemingly liberal veneer. Oof.

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150 Holiday Advice! Answering Your Questions about Food & Family

Hey kids! With the holiday season in full swing, we decided to solicit and then answer your most burning holiday questions. We tackle what to do about being pressured to buy non-vegan food for others, how to get family to stop harping about food when you secretly struggle with eating disorders, and what to do about being the only vegan at the table.

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149 School Denies Parents’ Request for Vegan Food: When Bureaucracy Blocks Autonomy

After hearing about a school in Texas that denied a family’s request for vegan food and served their 4 year old meat, we thought this was a good opportunity to talk about a lot of things, including access, how government aid can make personal autonomy more difficult, respecting others choices, and a whole lot more!

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