Popaganda Episode: Ladies Be Shopping

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Women and shopping have a complicated relationship. On the one hand, there's the stereotype that all women loooove shopping—and that we throw away money on frivolous goods. On the other, there's the reality that women are the primary shoppers for 75 percent of households, despite making less money on average than men.

In this episode, we get four perspectives on shopping. First, we talk with Kerry Cohen, the editor of a new anthology called Spent: Exposing Our Complicated Relationship With Shopping and hear an essay from the anthology where writer Gloria Harrison recalls going into labor while buying a car. Then, we get financial advice from Kara Stevens, “the frugal feminista.” Next up, Andi talks with author and artist Sarah Lazarovic, who spent a year drawing things instead of buying them, turning the collection into a new book called A Bunch of Pretty Things I Did Not Buy. Finally, writer Natalie Baker explores the good and bad sides of the recent trend in girl-power marketing. 






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by Sarah Mirk
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Sarah Mirk is the former host of Bitch Media’s podcast Popaganda. She’s interested in gender, history, comics, and talking to strangers. You can follow her on Twitter

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I use Pocket Casts on my

I use Pocket Casts on my iPhone to listen to podcasts. I subscribe to the Bitch Radio podcast (says it's put out by PAGATIM) and it hasn't been updated since the "Toys" episode in August. Is there some way you can make sure the feed is updated? Thanks - I'd love to listen!


I'll send this onto our tech person, but in the meantime, I'd recommend unsubscribing and then resubscribing. Some people were having this problem in iTunes, too.

Unsubscribing and

Unsubscribing and resubscribing didn't work. It says in the podcast search that the most recent ep is the Aug "Toys" one...

Thanks for the heads up!

I'll send your note along to the person who uploads our show and see if we can get this fixed.

Ladies Be Reading!

Sorry that this has nothing to do with the podcast, but does Bitch Magazine not do anything with the Lending Library again? I really enjoyed the "From the Library" and "Bitch YA Book Club"blog series; it's what got me interested in YA and library science in the first place. Are there any plans to bring that or the community library internship back?

Just curious.

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