FEMME

Surgical Mess

In this episode of F-EMME, we're talking about women's healthcare, including birth control and giving birth, as well as the horrifying complications of vaginal surgical mesh--which has hundreds of thousands of American women suing. We also share a few stories of women that were not listened to my medical professionals or whose pain was ignored.

Sunna mentions a TedX talk given by a young women who had to convince doctors to perform a tubal ligation because she knew she did not want to have children. Here is the link: https://www.ted.com/talks/christen_reighter_i_don_t_want_children_stop_t...

We also discuss giving birth laying down and an article that was recently published about consent during labor. You can find that article here: http://www.wbur.org/commonhealth/2018/05/11/doula-culture-of-consent

Next week's episode will be our 20th! And we're celebrating with some summertime tips. Be sure to tune in next week to hear about our favorite feminist summer reads, movies, and shows, and some fantastic feminist events happening in Gothenburg this summer.

Feminist Theatrics

The last episode of F-EMME was all about women in film. This week, we're discussing what it's like for women in the theater industry. Michaela has spent many years acting and performing, and she shares with us some of her experiences in the industry.

We're also thrilled to have Louise Thörner and Ida-Maria Ellström from the feminist theater group September Teatern on the show! They're their upcoming production of "Big Sister", about a social experiment involving 4 women who learn about what it means to be a woman but also about female role models who have been written out of history. Ida-Maria and Louise also talk about their experiences in theater and why it's so important for them to be part of September Teatern.

"Big Sister" will be showing Saturday, May 26th and Sunday, May 27th at Göteborgs dramatiska teater, with two showings each day, at kl. 15 and 18. The tickets are free; all you need to do is email septemberteatern@gmail.com to reserve your spot. For more information about September Teatern and their upcoming show, you can check out their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Septemberteatern-994119840698830/

Don't miss our interview with Ida-Maria and Louise, tonight at 9pm. You can also listen anytime on Mixcloud.

Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus

From names to toothbrushes and everything in between, society often codes things as belonging to one gender or another. The pointless "gendering" of everyday things is the topic of this weeks F-EMME episode. We discuss examples from pop culture, the significance of gendered products, and the history behind this phenomenon.

If you didn't catch this episode on air, you can listen anytime on Mixcloud, https://www.mixcloud.com/K103/f-emme-10-04-18-men-are-from-mars-women-ar....

If you'd like to add to this discussion, please email us as femme@k103.se. We'd love to hear from you!

Double Standards

The different standards women and men are held to is the topic of F-EMME this week. We're discussing specific double standards that exist, including some high-profile examples, why women and men are held to different standards, and how double standards negatively impact everyone in society. We also share a few personal experiences with male-female double standards.

You can listen to this episode anytime on Mixcloud https://www.mixcloud.com/K103/playlists/f-emme/.

Naked

Tonight on F-EMME we're discussing female nudity, including how we feel being naked ourselves, empowerment through nudity, the "male gaze" vs. the "female gaze", and what happens to women when they want to be naked in public. We also talk about the hypocrisy of social media; some images of naked/partially naked women removed from social media sites, like Facebook or Instagram, while others are not. Specifically, the image of Venus of Willendorf, a stone figure created about 22,000 years ago, has been banned from Instagram, so why can Kim Kardashian post nude photos?

If you'd like to add to this conversation email us at femme@k103.se.

You can catch a new episode of F-EMME every other Tuesday at 9pm, or listen to past episodes on Mixcloud, https://www.mixcloud.com/K103/f-emme-180313-nudity/.

Pixies, Bobs, and Braids

The hair talk continues this week on F-EMME, with a discussion about the hair on your head. Whether you cut it short, keep it long, dye it, or braid it, your hairstyle can say a lot about you. And you can say a lot with your hair. In this episode, we discuss important hair movements, like the 20’s bob, the pressure of styling your hair a certain way, and the affects of drastically changing your hair.

Have a hair story you want to share? Email us at femme@k103.se.

Listen to this episode at 9pm tonight, or anytime on Mixcloud, https://www.mixcloud.com/K103/f-emme-27-02-18-even-hairier/.

Show Me the Money

Did you know men on average have about an hour more free time each day than women?!

In this episode of F-EMME we're discussing "women-coded" work; work that is often underpaid or unpaid, and done mainly by women. Such work includes child care, elderly care, housekeeping, cooking, etc. We get into why some work is women-dominated, why fathers may view caring for children differently than mothers, and our own experiences with unequal distribution of household work. We also share some surprising statistics about the number of women in leadership roles in different fields.

This issue is multi-faceted and difficult to sort through. But it's a topic we feel is important to critically examine. Please share your thoughts with us by emailing us at femme@k103.se.

Tune in tonight at 9pm or listen anytime on Mixcloud.

More hair to share

Did you miss last weeks episode of F-EMME? Don't despair! You'll get a new chance tonight. Tune in at 21.00 if you are curious about the history of removing body hair or our own personal hairy stories. Or if you just couldn't get enough of last weeks episode and want to listen to it again.

Do you have your own story you want to tell? Or do you want to share your opinion on body hair? Please contact us at femme@k103.se.

Next week we will be back with a brand new episode, and then we will be talking about underpaid and unpaid work by women. You don't want to miss that!

Get Out of My Hair

In this episode of F-EMME, we're talking all things female body hair; the history of removing it, why society has such a problem with it, and the criticism women get when they display it. We also share a few personal body hair stories and discuss famous women who have bared their "pit-staches". Love it or hate it, this is a surprisingly controversial topic.

And it all started with an ad in Harper's Bazaar in 1915...https://outskirtsofthetwenties.wordpress.com/2014/01/05/it-started-with-harpers-bazaar/

Here is the link to the article "Perilous Patches and Pitstaches" mentioned in this episode, http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0361684313497924.
Images from the Adidas campaign featuring Arvida Byström can be found here, https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/oct/06/swedish-model-gets-....

You can listen to this episode at 9pm tonight, 2pm on Sunday, or anytime on Mixcloud. Tune in next Tuesday for a brand new episode.

If you something to say about female body hair, email us at femme@k103.se.

Meet Felicia

Often, being "different" means you stand out; you don't fit in. That can make life difficult when all you really want is to be treated like everyone else.

This week, the wonderful Felicia Pihlström joins us to talk about growing up in Sweden as a half Thai-half Swedish woman. We discuss her childhood in a small Swedish town, how she was bullied because of her looks, and what it's like to always "wear the struggle".

You can listen to this episode tonight at 9pm or on Mixcloud anytime, https://www.mixcloud.com/K103/f-emme-23-01-18-meet-felicia/.

Join us next week for a discussion of female body hair.

As always, email us at femme@k103.se with your thoughts, comments, or suggestions!

F-EMME is a space for us to discuss feminist issues and initiatives, often drawing from our own experiences and opinions as young women.

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