The F*ck Mom Guilt World Tour LIVE! With Katherine Goldstein and Hana Baba

The next generation of working mothers is not going to accept the status quo. Unpaid labor, the mental load, and harsh self-judgment could be a thing of the past. But only if we stop feeling guilty and start getting angry, says Katherine Goldstein, creator and host of The Double Shift podcast. We debated these issues and more with Hana Baba, of The Stoop podcast and KALW in this live audience taping from the Betabrand Podcast Theatre on the Bay Area Stop of the Fuck Mom Guilt World Tour. Plus! Lauren shares her 9/11 story. Support the production of Inflection Point with a monthly or one-time contribution! And when you're done, come on over to The Inflection Point Society, our Facebook group of everyday activists who seek to make extraordinary change through small, daily actions. Subscribe to "Inflection Point" to get more stories of how women rise up right in your feed.

The F*ck Mom Guilt World Tour LIVE! With Katherine Goldstein and Hana Baba

The Reality of a World Post Roe V Wade - A Panel from The Bixby Center for Reproductive Health

In the first half of 2019, State legislatures across the South, Midwest and the Plains enacted 58 abortion restrictions, 26 of which would ban some, most or all abortions--even before most people know they're pregnant. On the brighter side, 93 new laws that expand reproductive healthcare were enacted, including 29 that expanded access to abortion, including NY, Vermont, Maine and Nevada. In the midst of this maelstrom, in June, 2019 I attended a panel put on The Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health--about the threats against Roe v. Wade and what it means for patients. I found the speakers and the content really helpful in wrapping my arms around the state of affairs and wanted to share it with you---so the Bixby Center gave me permission to do just that. The speakers you will hear include Stephanie Toti (who successfully argued Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt in front of the Supreme Court) and now runs the Lawyering Project whose mission is to strengthen protections for reproductive rights under U.S. law and promote reproductive justice), Erin Grant (of the Abortion Care Network, an organization that supports independent abortion providers) and Renee Bracey Sherman (of the National Network of Abortion Funds which works to remove financial and logistical barriers to abortion access). This panel discussion, "meeting the needs of patients post-Roe v. Wade" was moderated by Dan Grossman a professor at UC San Francisco and the director of their research program Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health, which you will hear referred to as ANSIRH. The Bixby Center is part of University of California San Francisco, and they research, train and advocate to advance reproductive health policy and practice worldwide through an evidence-based approach. For those of us who use birth control, let's give them a shout out. Their researchers have played a part in testing every contraceptive method currently approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. Links to the resources and information shared in the panel and more on this topic, at my website, inflectionpointradio.org. Support the production of Inflection Point with a monthly or one-time contribution! And when you're done, come on over to The Inflection Point Society, our Facebook group of everyday activists who seek to make extraordinary change through small, daily actions. Subscribe to "Inflection Point" to get more stories of how women rise up right in your feed.

The Reality of a World Post Roe V Wade - A Panel from The Bixby Center for Reproductive Health

Inside The Ferguson Uprising - Sabaah Folayan, Director of "Whose Streets?"

This is a special re-airing in recognition of the 5th anniversary of the Ferguson, MO protests. When Michael Brown was shot by a police officer in Ferguson, MO in August, 2014 and the protests began, Sabaah Folayan felt the media's coverage was overly focused on the looting, rioting and property damage, and not nearly enough on the stories of the people who rose up. So she dropped everything and went to Ferguson to see for herself what was happening on the ground and to talk with the people who live there. The result is her documentary film "Whose Streets?" She shares what it was like to be there and how she made her film in such extraordinary circumstances. We spoke in 2017 when "Whose Streets?" first debuted.

Inside The Ferguson Uprising - Sabaah Folayan, Director of "Whose Streets?"

A Survivor And Her Perpetrator Find Justice- "Reckonings" Guest episode!

On the podcast "Reckonings" host Stephanie Lepp posed the questions: "what does it sound like for a survivor of sexual assault to get her needs met?" "What does it sound like for a perpetrator to take responsibility for his sexual abuse of power?" To answer these questions, Stephanie spoke with a sexual abuse survivor and her perpetrator, who managed to work through it using restorative justice. It's an amazing story, and as part of the Inflection Point summer swap series, here is that Reckonings episode, right here in your feed. For more Reckonings episodes, go to http://www.reckonings.show/episodes/21. And for more on this topic, listen to my conversation with Eve Ensler, activist, author and Tony award winning playwright, about her new book The Apology, in which Eve imagines her father (who has been dead for 31 years) writing a confessional letter to her, seeking forgiveness for sexually and physically abusing her from the time she was 5 years old. Eve hopes that other survivors will find it a release to write apologies as their perpetrators to themselves. And she hopes that the men who recognize themselves in this book will be inspired on their own to begin to come forward in life...'In writing this apology, I moved him from monster to apologist...and in doing that, he lost power over me.' **Thank you to our sponsors! ** NATIVE Deodorant: 20% off your first purchase. Go to nativedeodorant.com and use promo code INFLECTION during checkout. Spotlyte: Spotlyte is your destination for curated, expert content helping you discover how beauty, skincare, and medical aesthetic treatments may fit into your routine. YOU! Become a supporter today—it's tax deductible and you can help us make our next season of episodes. Support here.

Paid Family Leave: We Can Do Better- "The Double Shift" Guest episode!

Welcome to a summer season episode swap featuring Katherine Goldstein of The Double Shift podcast. Earlier in the season, I shared my conversation with Katie Bethell, the founder of Paid Leave for the US--or PLUS, an advocacy group working to win paid leave for everyone--whether you need to care for yourself or others. While Katie and I were talking, another podcast that I follow, hosted by Katherine Goldstein, called "The Double Shift" about working mothers...also did a story--with a woman who decided that the paid leave policy at her workplace was good....but not good enough. I want you to hear what happened when she took matters into her own hands, and how the management team at the New York Times, where she worked, responded. But wait, there's more! You're invited to a live taping with me and Katherine Goldstein of The Double Shift when we appear together live in San Francisco August 15th as part of her "F*ck Mom-Guilt.... World Tour". She will also be in Oakland, August 14th. Click here for tickets! Support the next season of Inflection Point with a tax deductible contribution, click here! *Thank you to our sponsors! * NATIVE Deodorant: 20% off your first purchase. Go to nativedeodorant.com and use promo code INFLECTION during checkout. Spotlyte: Spotlyte is your destination for curated, expert content helping you discover how beauty, skincare, and medical aesthetic treatments may fit into your routine.

Summertime! Summertime! Where we've been...where we're going

I am so glad you're catching our current season about "radicals"-- Radical actions, radical system change and the people who are making it happen right now: In the workplace--if you're still catching up, check out my conversations with Katie Bethel of Paid Leave for the US & Morgan Mercer who is using Virtual Reality to end sexual harassment... Or if government policy is your thing—you'll love hearing from the team experimenting with Basic Income in Stockton, CA...and don't miss Shannon Watts the founder of Moms Demand Action whose gun sense movement used the power of moms to go from from Facebook Page to front page news... And don't miss my live conversations with activists—Gloria Steinem, and with Eve Ensler about the radically transformative power of apology. Plus hear from Jennifer Weiner, whose new book "Mrs Everything" asks who's really making women's choices? Are we--or our system?" All that is in the feed right now! Coming up I have a couple of special summer-swap episodes from podcasters I admire who have covered topics that tie in with what I cover here on Inflection Point. They'll appear in your feed on the same schedule as always--every other Wednesday morning! I have 3 things to ask of you to keep us all rising up: 1) Thinking about women rising up, social change and the quest for equality....What or who do you want to learn about in the next season? How can we help you be the change? Let me know on my contact page at inflectionpointradio.org. Second thing...We are an independent production out of KALW in San Francisco and PRX. That means that MOST of the funding for this show comes from you, my dear listeners. So I'm asking for your support right now to help me produce the next season of Inflection Point with as much as you can give--whether it's $10 or $100 or $1000. Here's how: just go to our support page and give what you can. As a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, your donation is now tax deductible and covers hard costs like studio time, transcripts and editing. If you are already contributing, thank you! If you have a donor-advised fund or employer match, we can accept those contributions too! Third... Not in a position to give money? I get that....Support the show with a review on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher or where ever you listen. And last but not least, for the readers out there...I have a whole page on my website featuring the books of people who have been on Inflection Point this season and all seasons past. If you are looking for a good read, you will find it at inflectionpointradio.org/books. With all that teed up for you, it's time for me to take a wee break to reflect on everything we've heard so far, to work on the next season for you--and yes to try and relax for a minute in this crazy time we live in. As always, thanks for listening! This is Inflection Point and this is how women rise up. *Thank you to our sponsors! * NATIVE Deodorant: 20% off your first purchase. Go to nativedeodorant.com and use promo code INFLECTION during checkout. Spotlyte: Spotlyte is your destination for curated, expert content helping you discover how beauty, skincare, and medical aesthetic treatments may fit into your routine. YOU! Become a supporter today—it's tax deductible and you can help us make our next season of episodes. Support here.

Author Jennifer Weiner on Writing a Radical Beach Read

The times, they are a'changin'. This week on Inflection Point, I talk to author Jennifer Weiner about her newest bestselling book "Mrs. Everything". The story is loosely based on Jennifer's own mother, Fran, who got married, had 4 children and ultimately came out as a gay woman after Jennifer and her siblings were out of the house. Spanning two sisters' lives from the 1950s to the night of the 2016 political election, the book raises questions about who is really making women's choices about our own lives...are we? Or our system? How did we get where we are, and how do we move on from here? Jennifer shares the facts behind her fiction, what it takes to write a good sex scene, what hasn't changed since #metoo started, and how the personal becomes political. We spoke at Women Lit, a program of the Bay Area Book Festival on June 22, 2019 in Berkeley, California. *Thank you to our sponsors! * EO Essential Oils NATIVE Deodorant: 20% off your first purchase. Go to nativedeodorant.com and use promo code INFLECTION during checkout. Spotlyte: Spotlyte is your destination for curated, expert content helping you discover how beauty, skincare, and medical aesthetic treatments may fit into your routine. YOU! Become a supporter today—it's tax deductible and you can help us make our next season of episodes. Support here.

How to Fight Like A Mother - Shannon Watts, Moms Demand Action

Meet Shannon Watts, the author of Fight Like a Mother, and the founder of Moms Demand Action, a group that uses research, data, and a little bit of "nap-tivism" to throw their weight and money behind political candidates who are willing to put better gun control laws into action. The kicker? They're winning. In the last election, they outspent even the NRA. Join us this week for a look at why our kids are subjected to violent and traumatizing active shooter drills, and what it takes to pass sensible gun legislation. We talk about the root cause of gun violence, who takes the brunt of the violence when background checks get lax, "losing forward" and the very real and positive change that is starting to take place as we come up to the 2020 elections.

Eve Ensler and the Radically Transformative Power of Apology

This week on Inflection Point, I talk with Eve Ensler, award-winning playwright of The Vagina Monologues, about her new book "The Apology", in which she writes in the voice of her father to apologize to herself--from him--for the years of sexual and physical abuse he perpetrated upon her. Stress warning: This episode contains conversation about sexual assault and violence. You will be blown away by Eve's resilience, by her self-knowledge, by her strength of character, and by her deep well of compassion and empathy. Her ideas for political and social reform, as well as her profound insights into the human soul, make her a true radical, and radically empathetic. This week, we discuss the anatomy of a true apology, and the transformative power that apologies hold for the apologists themselves and their recipients. We discuss why punishment never leads to rehabilitation. We discuss the roots of abuse, and how we can start shifting the paradigm. A must-listen for anyone frustrated at the lack-luster apologies precipitated by the #MeToo movement. A must-listen for anyone infuriated by the Anita Hill and Christine Blasey Ford cases. A must-listen for anyone who needs to apologize for something. A must-listen for anyone who has ever needed an apology, but hasn't yet gotten one. PS I also spoke with Eve in October of 2016, about a year before the #MeToo movement took off. Her words were prescient and I encourage you to listen to that conversation too. Just scroll down the feed. If this conversation is important to you, please support our independent production with a tax deductible donation. Inflection Point is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization.

Paid Leave For All - Katie Bethell Is Seizing the Moment to Fight for Radical Policy Change

America is one of only two countries in the world where you can be fired for taking a day off in order to give birth (let that sink in for a moment). As it stands, paid leave policy varies from company to company, state to state, but on a national level, there is no policy in place, no minimum requirements or baseline standard that applies to everyone. And it's not just about moms—this lack of policy also has greater repercussions for how we define a family, in a political sense, and the relationship between the family and the workplace—men included. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Kirsten Gillibrand are both bringing attention to these issues, running on platforms of universal childcare, and paid medical and family leave. Katie Bethell, founder and executive director of Paid Leave for the US (PLUS), joins us this week to give us the alarming stats, talk nerdy government logistics, and offer some extremely practical advice on how we can use this particularly potent moment to push for political change. Join us this week on Inflection Point for a look at radical change in action, one decision at a time. We are independently produced and supported by listeners like you. Make a tax deductible donation to support our production today at inflectionpointradio.org/contribute. Thank you!

Paid Leave For All - Katie Bethell Is Seizing the Moment to Fight for Radical Policy Change

The End of Human Trafficking May Begin With Radical Empathy - Julia Flynn Siler

In 19th Century San Francisco's Chinatown only 1 in 10 people were women, and most of them were forced into prostitution, trafficked by criminal tongs. In today's episode, meet the Scottish sewing instructor Donaldina Cameron and the women she collaborated with and helped escape from sex slavery between 1870 and 1930. This week, Julia Flynn Siler talks with Lauren about her new book "The White Devil's Daughters: The Women Who Fought Slavery in San Francisco's Chinatown". Prepare yourself for bomb scares and bubonic plague quarantines, court cases and crowdfunding efforts. Join us in what is, ultimately, a conversation about standing up to a broken society, and how women can help women rise up. Recorded at the Bay Area Book Festival in May 2019 as part of their Women Lit programming.

The End of Human Trafficking May Begin With Radical Empathy - Julia Flynn Siler

A Radical Plan To End Poverty: Just give people money

This week, we hear about a radical idea to end poverty: Universal Basic Income. Lauren talks to the team behind an experiment with Guaranteed Income taking place in Stockton, CA the one-time foreclosure capital of America where 1 in 4 people live below the poverty line. Featuring conversations with Mayor Michael Tubbs, Natalie Foster of the Economic Security Project, and the co-principal investigators on this experiment: Dr. Amy Castro Baker of the University of Pennsylvania, and Dr. Stacia Martin West of the University of Tennessee. Guaranteed Income and Universal Basic Income—where money is given with no strings attached represents a radical shift in the way we think about the social contract. Could this be what a Feminist Economy looks like? Special thanks to Mia Birdsong for providing voices of Stockton residents, from her "More Than Enough" Podcast. Additional thanks to First Lady of Stockton, Anna Tubbs and Sukhi Samra, Executive Director of SEED. Learn more about the Stockton Demonstration.

Can Virtual Reality End Real-World Sexual Harassment? - Morgan Mercer

In the post-#MeToo era, men who would never consider saying a harassing word or venture a grope are now asking themselves "can I hug a co-worker anymore?" **** "Can I put my arm around someone in a photo?" "Can I have dinner with a female co-worker...alone?" For the most part, workplace sexual harassment training includes the same rote video, awkward role-playing scenarios or yawn-inducing speaker, and is not remotely equipped to end a culture of enabling harassers or dismissing claims. What kinds of training tools will create a true change in workplace culture? The kind that helps workers and supervisors comprehend the nuances of what sexual harassment looks like and how the power dynamics of workplace sexual harassment can damage the careers and well beings of those harassed? Morgan Mercer, CEO of enterprise training platform Vantage Point, believes the answers to these questions, as well as more nuanced insights about the nature of workplace sexual harassment, lies in virtual reality. Listen to my convo with Mercer as we discuss why corporate sexual harassment training has for the most part failed women, and how immersive experiences like virtual reality may be the key to unlocking empathy, action and change. Support our production at inflectionpointradio.org/contribute

A Radical Shift in How We Raise and Treat Boys - Dr. Michael Reichert

Last season on Inflection Point, we explored the concept of empowerment for women. And one of the many things we learned is that we can't hope to achieve equality if only one gender is doing the work. Since I recorded that episode a new report came out from the American Psychological Association about the harms of 'traditional masculinity.' Yet not everyone is ready to accept this finding. So... what else needs to change in our culture, to enable boys and men to see women as their equals, and for women to see men as our allies? My guest today is Dr. Michael Reichert, a psychologist with a specialty in work with men and boys, author of the new book, "How to Raise a Boy" and the co-founder and Executive Director of the Center for the Study of Boys' and Girls' Lives, which is connected to the University of Pennsylvania. The study of gender--especially masculinity--as a social construct is "radical" because it challenges the entrenched belief that "boys will be boys." Then again, it was considered radical to study the earth's orbit around the sun because it challenged entrenched belief that the earth was the center of the universe. But it turns out that boys--like most humans--are just really really good at adapting to their environment...an environment we adults create for them. So...while we are spending lots and lots of time and energy 'empowering' women---are we writing off the good that men are capable of because we believe 'that's just how they are' or can we help empower men as well--but in a new way? That will take a radical shift in thinking. Contribute to our production at inflectionpointradio.org/contribute.

How Radical Change Happens - Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl

Times like these call for radical ideas. But is being a radical a positive thing? And if so, why are so many radicals seen as dangerous? In the first episode of the new season of Inflection Point: RADICALS, we'll define what it really means to be a radical, look at some of the lasting change radicals have made throughout our history, and examine how those ideas went from unthinkable to mainstream. I invited Rad Women book series' creators Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl to talk about how to spot a radical, because if anyone knows what a radical looks like and what it takes to be one, it's them. We're celebrating our 4 year anniversary of elevating women's voices! Support the production of Inflection Point by clicking this link here. Thanks!

Gloria Steinem & Favianna Rodriguez at the Castro Theatre

This special episode features my live conversation with activist, writer and feminist organizer, Gloria Steinem and Oakland-based artist and activist Favianna Rodriguez. This special episode features my live conversation with activist, writer and feminist organizer, Gloria Steinem and Oakland-based artist and activist Favianna Rodriguez. The legendary Gloria Steinem is the author of several best-selling books, was a founding editor of and political commentator for New York Magazine and a founding editor of Ms. Favianna Rodriguez's art and collaborative projects address migration, economic inequality, gender justice, and ecology. Favianna is also the Executive Director of CultureStrike, a national arts organization that engages artists, writers and performers in migrant rights. Gloria, Favianna and I spoke on stage at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco on February 21st, 2019 as part of Women Lit, a program of the Bay Area Book Festival. Gloria's book of essays--now in its third edition--and the occasion for our conversation--is called "Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions"--and there is no better or more timely theme! In this conversation we talked about the ongoing fight for equality, how much has changed--or not--since Gloria wrote those essays between the 1960s and the 1990s...and how to create the future we envision! This live event was made possible in part by EO essential oils bath and body care products and of course, my home station KALW in San Francisco, and PRX. Giving is a radical act. Help keep these podcasts coming:inflectionpointradio.org/contribute.

Radical Resilience: Comedian Katie Goodman on the Power of Improv to Come Up With Radical Ideas

This season I'm introducing you to the radical geniuses who are reshaping the systems as we know them. But according to today's guest, we can all be radical geniuses by embracing a mindset of flexibility and resilience. Katie Goodman is a professional improviser and a comedian. Over the last twenty years her team has taught about 10,000 people from individuals to corporate groups how to use the tools of improv comedy in everyday life. Today, we'll talk about how the powers of imagination, collaboration and "yes, and" can give us a new way of responding to problems the world throws at us. Subscribe to "Inflection Point" to get more stories of how women rise up right in your feed. Here's a radical idea: contribute to Inflection Point and help us keep telling more stories! inflectionpoint.org/contribute. And when you're done, come on over to The Inflection Point Society, our Facebook group of everyday activists who seek to make extraordinary change through small, daily actions. Thank you to our sponsors their support! PACT organic clothing: Go to wearpact.com and enter the code Inflection at checkout for 25% off your first order. Zola wedding planning website: Get $50 off your registry on Zola, go to ZOLA.com/INFLECTION Warby Parker: Try on frames for free with Home Try-On! Go to warbyparker.com/inflection so they know you heard about it here.

Radical Resilience: Comedian Katie Goodman on the Power of Improv to Come Up With Radical Ideas

Inflection Point Season 9 Trailer: Meet the Radicals

This season Lauren will to introduce you to the "radical" people who are reshaping the systems as we know them--to get us closer to an equal society. First episode of the season comes out 2/13. New episodes every other Wednesday. Contribute to the production of Inflection Point at patreon.com/inflectionpoint. You contribute. We produce more shows. Awesomeness ensues.

"Let it be messy. Be uncertain." And other advice for 2019

As we finish up the first month of 2019 and embark upon the rest of what will no doubt be a tumultuous year, let's hear some words of wisdom from a couple previous guests on how to be more intersectional in our feminism and what small, radical acts women and men can take to accelerate change. I'm revisiting advice that will give us hope and motivation in our march toward our goal of equality, while I work on my next season for you. Subscribe to "Inflection Point" to get more stories of how women rise up right in your feed on Apple Podcasts, RadioPublic, Stitcher and NPROne. And when you're done, come on over to The Inflection Point Society, our Facebook group of everyday activists who seek to make extraordinary change through small, daily actions. Support Inflection Point with a monthly or one-time contribution here.

Khalida Brohi

Khalida Brohi was a teenager when she learned that her uncle had murdered her cousin to restore his family's honor. Her cousin's crime: falling in love with a boy who she wasn't betrothed to marry. Since 2008, Khalida Brohi has been working to end honor killings and domestic violence in the indigenous communities of Pakistan. Her work has led to raising awareness abroad and at home and pressuring the Pakistani government to close loopholes in the law that allowed men to get away with the murder and violence against women in the name of honor. She also works in the villages to change the mindsets of men like her uncle and women like her grandmother. People whose dignity she must respect while helping them loosen the grip honor has had upon their sense of worth. Listen to my conversation with Khalida Brohi, author of I Should Have Honor in a special episode, recorded at the Women Lit event in San Francisco. And when you're done, come on over to The Inflection Point Society, our Facebook group of everyday activists who seek to make extraordinary change through small, daily actions. While you're here, subscribe to "Inflection Point" to get more stories of how women rise up right in your feed.

How tyrants rise to power, "Divide and Conquer" filmmaker Alexis Bloom

Fox News has paid out hundreds of millions of dollars to silence women who were sexually harassed and assaulted while working there. The story of former Fox News President Roger Ailes' rise to power and eventual downfall is the story of enablers: people who are willing to look the other way when a predator abuses people, and who are willing to step in and muzzle the victims he leaves in his wake. This story is still happening every day. How do tyrants win such undying loyalty from others? And what will it take to refuse to stand by and let powerful men get away with anything they want? Listen to my conversation with Alexis Bloom, the filmmaker behind the award-winning documentary, Divide & Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes. And when you're done...consider a contribution, click here. Join The Inflection Point Society, our Facebook group of everyday activists making extraordinary change here.

106: The reality of rising up: patriarchy is the problem, not men

After asking the question all season: "Does all this female empowerment we're striving for really lead to actual power?" The kind of power that puts women in charge of our bodies, our workplaces, our laws, and our futures... And asking people working in politics, business, tech and media who have a lot to say about empowerment to weigh in on these questions, I have an answer--sort of! Spoiler alert: the answers they gave led to more questions. But really, really important questions. Listen to this season wrap-up to find out what needs to happen next in the quest for equality. And when you're done, come on over to The Inflection Point Society, our Facebook group of everyday activists who seek to make extraordinary change through small, daily actions. Subscribe to "Inflection Point" to get more stories of how women rise up right in your feed on Apple Podcasts, RadioPublic, Stitcher and NPROne. (Please note, this episode was marked explicit because there are three unbleeped swear words.)

More than power poses: why self-empowerment is a myth and what we can do instead - Ruth Wh...

Author Ruth Whippman has been studying the self-improvement industry for years. She's come to the conclusion that empowerment feminism is, well, BS. According to Ruth, systemic change doesn't come from trendy girl-power t-shirts or aspirational Instagram quotes. In fact, Ruth thinks the conceit that women could make equality happen if we just...empowered ourselves more shifts the blame for a system of injustice to individuals with the least power to effect change. So how women are supposed to get power if we can't simply take it for ourselves? I sat down with Ruth to gain some perspective on this whole question of empowerment---and what exactly needs to change for empowerment to lead to power. Ruth Whippman is the author of "America the Anxious. How Our Pursuit of Happiness Is Creating a Nation of Nervous Wrecks." After you've listened, come on over to The Inflection Point Society, our Facebook group of everyday activists who seek to make extraordinary change through small, daily actions. Subscribe to "Inflection Point" to get more stories of how women rise up right in your feed. Thanks to support from our sponsor StoryWorth—preserve your family history! Save $20 when you subscribe at storyworth.com/inflection. Help us reach our goal of 100 Patrons—for as low as $4/month. Contribute at patreon.com/inflectionpoint.

More than power poses: why self-empowerment is a myth and what we can do instead - Ruth Wh...

"Algorithms of Oppression" - Dr. Safiya Noble on the embedded misogyny and racism of search engines

Dr. Safiya Noble was studying Library Science when an academic colleague suggested she google "black girls." The top search results were images that perpetuated negative stereotypes, misogyny and exploitation. That discovery was the beginning of an investigation that eventually became Safiya's book, "Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism". Immediate access to powerful search engines is seen as an empowering force in this world, but what if our reliance on search engines is perpetuating oppressive ideas and hateful ideologies--even swaying elections? Find out in this episode. And when you're done, come on over to The Inflection Point Society, our Facebook group of everyday activists who seek to make extraordinary change through small, daily actions. Subscribe to "Inflection Point" to get more stories of how women rise up right in your feed! Thank you to our sponsor Zulily. Go to zulily.com/inflection in November for an extra 20% off clothes, decor and more when you sign up.

"Algorithms of Oppression" - Dr. Safiya Noble on the embedded misogyny and racism of search engines