Y'all, we are on a mission to #FreeTheVibrator from society's ladylike hangups. Because even though women founders, designers, and engineers are increasingly claiming their space in today’s booming, $15-billion sex toy and sextech industries, the biz behind the buzz is an obstacle course of prudery, sexual double standards, and whole lotta dicks. Polly Rodriguez, co-founder of the sexual wellness start-up with code UNLADYLIKE].
35. How to Find a Lesbian Bar
Did you know that San Francisco, aka America’s queer capital, is currently home to ZERO bars exclusively for queer women? Ditto for Los Angeles, Portland, Chicago, New Orleans, and a growing number of cities around the country. So why have lesbian bars become an endangered nightlife species? Caroline and Cristen explore their complex cocktail of historical and cultural impacts and hear from y'all about what it means for communities when these near-and-dear, queer watering holes dry up. In need of an Unladylike Pep Talk? Send in your requests for pep talk topics and talkers by calling out hotline - 262-8-GALPAL. Hear our new bonus episodes about the best books to give as gifts on Stitcher Premium! Use promo code "UNLADYLIKE" at with code UNLADYLIKE].
34. How to Slam Dunk
To dunk or not to dunk? For women's basketball, this has long been the question. It’s the ‘wow factor’ that WNBA haters often point to as proof that the women's game doesn't deserve the fandom, fame and fortune that the guys get. But will more women bringing the slams settle the score? And, uh, how do you slam dunk anyway? Cristen and Caroline talk to dunking superstars past and present to sort through the courtside gender politics of stuffing the net. In need of an Unladylike Pep Talk? Send in your requests for pep talk topics and talkers by calling out hotline - 262-8-GALPAL. Hear exclusive bonus episodes of Unladylike on Stitcher Premium! Use promo code "UNLADYLIKE" at ].
33. How to Get A Rape Kit
This is not another depressing AF story about the rape kit backlog. Instead, unladylike hero and sexual assault nurse examiner Trisha Sheridan tells Cristen and Caroline everything we didn't know we needed to know about what's in a rape kit and how could these forensic tools restore consent, dignity and justice to patients. Plus, we discover the very surprising funding source for America's first rape kits! TW for rape and sexual assault. Hear exclusive bonus episodes of Unladylike on Stitcher Premium! Use promo code "UNLADYLIKE" at ].
32. How to Run for President
Even if women sweep the 2018 midterm elections, they will still occupy less than a third of congressional seats. So, what does the political pipeline look like for today’s Tracy Flicks and Olivia Popes who are dreaming about running in tomorrow’s elections? To find out, C&C revisit the one place where American girls get to be president. Plus, they get schooled about political ambition and what makes or breaks a women's decision to run for office. Hear exclusive bonus episodes of Unladylike on Stitcher Premium! Use promo code "UNLADYLIKE" at stitcher.com/premium for a free month trial. Unladylike: A Field Guide to Smashing the Patriarchy and Claiming Your Space is available now, wherever books and audiobooks are sold. Follow Unladylike on social @unladylikemedia. Subscribe to our newsletter at unladylike.co/newsletter. This episode is brought to you by And We Evolve [ ].