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Giddy Up, It’s Time to Learn

If there’s one thing Feminist Book Club does well, it’s demonstrating how beautifully complex and multifaceted feminists are. In this episode, you’ll hear Ashley and Tayler’s thoughts on the juggernaut that is Beyoncé’s Cowboy Carter (is it a country album?) and then you’ll learn a thing or two about how the government collects demographic data with our resident civil servant and data geek Natalia. 

Giddy Up for Cowboy Carter (1:47)

Ashley and Tayler kick us off with a discussion about Beyoncé’s Cowboy Carter Act II. The conversation includes their favorite songs on the album, the online chatter around Beyoncé’s version of Jolene, and whether celebrities are or should be activists. Come for the pop culture, stay for the critiques.

Data Collection is Feminist (24:17)

Natalia talks about recent updates to how the government collects demographic data, what information is NOT collected and why any of this matters to you.
Also mentioned: Are Middle Eastern People Really “White”? by Yasi Agah

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This episode was edited and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people.

Original music by @iam.onyxrose

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Natalia Santana is a compliance professional by day, and an activist, student and parent...also by day. Interested in the intersection of activism and education, her joy in life is taking complicated concepts and distilling them into easy to understand Twitter rants. Favorite genres: science fiction, fantasy, and non-fiction books.

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