Feminists Ruin Everything Episode 3: Women in the Trades

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In 1988 Jenson v. Eveleth Taconite Co., the case that would become the very first class action sexual harassment lawsuit, was filed in our home state of Minnesota by a female worker at the EVTAC mine. (The story was later dramatized in the movie North Country.)We wanted to find out what it's like to be a woman in the trades 30 years later:  What's changed? What hasn't? Listen in as firefighter Lindzi Campbell-Rorvick, iron worker Beth "Glo" Beattie, and welder Aleasha Hladilek swap stories about being on the front lines of feminism, working in traditionally male environments.

Resources mentioned in the podcast:

A Leg Up:  Tips and Tricks for Women in the Trades by Beth "Glo" Beattie

Women Build Nations Conference

Rosie's Social Club, a group for women in the trades, contact Lindzi.campbell[at]gmail.com or femilitiaranch[at]hotmail.com

Fac Podcast Episode 2: Feminists Ruin Everything (Part 2)

From left:  Beth Bartlett, Andrea Crouse, Anna Tennis, Denise Starkey

From left:  Beth Bartlett, Andrea Crouse, Anna Tennis, Denise Starkey

In part two of our conversation with Beth Bartlett and Denise Starkey [find part one here] we find out more about how they found their voices as feminists and the women who inspired them. We touch on the #metoo movement, the husband stitch, and medieval women mystics, plus Beth and Denise answer the question, in the fight to make a better world for women, where do we start? This episode is so chock full of feminist goodness that we're providing links below to help you sort it all out and, perhaps, find your own inspiration.

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FAC Podcast Episode 2: Feminists Ruin Everything (Part 1)

From left:  Beth Bartlett, Andrea Crouse, Anna Tennis, Denise Starkey

From left:  Beth Bartlett, Andrea Crouse, Anna Tennis, Denise Starkey

Hey, it's our second podcast, and we have a name now! Welcome to Feminists Ruin Everything. We thought we'd ease into ruining things by laying some groundwork  with local feminist scholars Beth Bartlett and Denise Starkey. What is feminism? Do you have to hate men to be a feminist? Patriarchy is just the way things have always been, right? In this episode, we ruin some of those misconceptions and dive deep into conversation about the waves and troughs of feminism, why it's still necessary, and what needs to happen to change the status quo. This is part one of a two-part conversation.

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FAC Podcast Episode 1

From left: Andrea B. Crouse, Sarah Brokke Erickson, Ashley Northey, Abigail Mliner, Anna Tennis, Stacie Renne, Jen Maki, Jamie Ratliff

From left: Andrea B. Crouse, Sarah Brokke Erickson, Ashley Northey, Abigail Mliner, Anna Tennis, Stacie Renne,
Jen Maki, Jamie Ratliff

Podcast #1

One year ago, a group of Duluth women, mostly strangers, gathered in the basement of the Red Herring Lounge to process their grief, anger, and fear following the 2016 presidential election which saw businessman and reality show star Donald Trump defeat Hilary Clinton, former First Lady, Senator, and Secretary of State and America's first-ever female presidential candidate. From that initial meeting came the Feminist Action Collective (FAC), a group focused on transforming those feelings into action in support of women. On this anniversary, we are launching a podcast to keep the conversation about feminist issues going. Episode one looks back at FAC's beginnings and what the group has accomplished in one short year.

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