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229 So…Let’s Talk About It.

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No news or jokes this week – we’re talking at a high level about what went down in the VWPA Society this week, and expanding it to a larger conversation around privilege, identity, and take down culture.

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228 Insecure Overachievers: How Jobs Exploit Our Trauma

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Nichole read a Captain Awkward post this week that had her reeling so we’re here to talk about it: how elite professions target “insecure overachievers” because they work hard and blame themselves for everything. Sigh.

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227 The End of the World, Space Stuff… and A Complete Tear-Down of Minority Report

We continue our discussion from last week of space stuff and existential threats that could end humanity, before we rip into the movie Minority Report […]

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226 “It Really Pushed Me Out of My Comfort Zone!” – Ableism and Anti-Consent in the Workplace

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Team-building activities, ice-breakers, assigning people to tasks they are ill-suited for…the oh-so-many ways jobs strip us of consent under the slimy pretense of pushing us out of our comfort zones…

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224 A Different Take On Identity Politics

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And unsettling theme is emerging among neoliberals… In striving for more diverse representation, are we starting to prioritize a candidates identity, over their actual policy positions?

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223 The Earth is Not Having a #MeToo Moment and Other Appropriative, Inappropriate or Otherwise Infuriating Bullsh*t

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We answer a listener question today about a sign at an environmental rally that appropriates the #MeToo movement, and also PETA is the worst (natch).

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221 Service Animals

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Listener Julie was kind enough to provide us with research for an episode about service animals: where they come from, how they are trained, what are the alternatives to non-human assistance for disabled folks.

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220 Nichole, Molly and Everett Answer Your Gender Questions

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This week Nichole is joined by guest hosts Molly Woodstock (from the Gender Reveal podcast) and Everett to answer listener submitted questions about gender!

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