Gender Feminism Sex Transgender Movement Patriarchy Sexual Exploitation

Orgasm At Any Cost

Jan. 31, 2023

If we were to devise a mechanism by which male power writ large can reach the innermost center of female power - and maim or destroy it - it would look like the internet-fueled sexual exploitation industries that are now in …

Guest: Robert Jensen
Gender Feminism Patriarchy Psychology Moral Development

The Girls Work

Jan. 17, 2023

What happens in the course of our childhood that shapes girls and boys so differently? Why do men and women end up with such vastly different psychologies and moralities? Those are questions Carol Gilligan has grappled with …

Politics Male Violence Patriarchy Art

Shakespeare’s Murderers

Jan. 3, 2023

Centuries before psychoanalysis was born, William Shakespeare was analyzing the root causes of male violence and giving detailed, intimate, almost microscopic second-to-second descriptions of what goes on in the minds and he…

Political Science International Affairs Gender Feminism Sex Military War

Covert Operations

Dec. 19, 2022

We may think of military and war as strictly male pursuits - but governments and militaries all over the world spend a lot of man-hours strategizing about the different kinds of women they need to control to do the war-wagin…

Guest: Cynthia Enloe
Political Science Sex Women Family Court Male Violence

Unnatural Authority

Dec. 5, 2022

If we ask what the key instruments are, by which male power and control is maintained - family court is right at the top of the list. As an institution, family court operates in near-total secrecy, cloaked in privacy laws, a…

Guest: Grant Wyeth
Gender Sex Surrogacy Fertility Transgenderism Medicine

Resource Extraction

Nov. 21, 2022

Revolutionary advancements in biotechnologies has created a massive industry known as 'third-party reproduction' which has moved the process of procreation out of the domain of womanhood and into the hands of medicine and co…

Guest: Jennifer Lahl
Gender History Sex Prostitution Surrogacy Women

Sex, Lies & Lies About Sex

Nov. 10, 2022

Women always face conflicting cultural narratives in which our sex plays a central role, and much of the time the rhetoric in the foreground is there to cover up a very different reality in the background.  In this episode …

History Feminism Politics

Endless Enclosures

Nov. 1, 2022

For women and girls, studying history rarely gives us the answers we seek about how we arrived here. Official history is written by men about men, about male projects, enterprise and progress, and women are all but footnotes…

Gender Trauma Misogyny Patriarchy

The Oldest Trauma

Oct. 19, 2022

What if misogyny is not the hatred of women - but a phobia? What if patriarchy is not a power structure - but a pathology? And what if we could trace these twin phenomena back to their point of origin like we can trace the e…

Political Science International Affairs Gender

The Oldest Tyranny

Oct. 13, 2022

Despite great social diversity across the planet, it is an observable fact that males subordinates females across almost all human cultures. Elle speaks with securities scholar Dr. Valerie Hudson about how this ancient sexua…

Introducing: Subject To Power with Elle Kamihira

Oct. 11, 2022

Subject To Power is a sprawling investigation into universal female subjugation and male domination, the forces that keeps us unequal, and what it all means.