Halloween Special: Blood

Halloween may seem like a long time ago but it’s well worth going back to our special on blood.

We take a look at how blood is treated differently and cover everything from menstruation to blood donation! It is an intersectional episode looking at how gender and sexual identities affect our relationship and valuing of blood.

Take a listen here:

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Institutionalised Sexism

This episode looks at the gendered elements that remain in the workplace, from the wage gap to gendered perceptions and the secret police in the UK to working abroad. We interview people from academics to activists to find out how gender shapes their experiences of work.

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With an exclusive interview from the wonderful Caron Gentry and a discussion with two activists who were spied on by the undercover police, this episode is not to be missed!

 

 

Feminist Advertising

Feminist advertising: is it a sign of progress or just a publicity stunt? Tune in to find out:

Trigger warning: this episode talks briefly about menstruation from the perspective of gender dysphoria. We give you a heads up in the podcast when we are about to discuss this.

 

In this episode we look at several advertisements that supposedly break down gender binaries, but many are still problematic. How would you define feminist advertising? What would you do to change the intersection of feminism and capitalism? Do you think we are making progress?

Let us know what you think and stay tuned for more episodes from Spectrum!

Institutionalised Sexism

Take a listen to our episode on sexism in the workplace:

 

This episode looks at the gendered elements that remain in the workplace, from the wage gap to gendered perceptions and the secret police in the UK to working abroad. We interview people from academics to activists to find out how gender shapes their experiences of work.

We also gathered a range of vox pops to explore work for multiple genders, at home and abroad and in both the public and private sector. With an exclusive interview from Caron Gentry and details on the work of undercover police officers, this episode is not to be missed!

Sexism in STEM

Take a listen to our latest podcast here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rs5E0s-f_x4&feature=youtu.be

 

We interview Professor Arnold who is a Chemistry lecturer at Edinburgh University specialising in making f block molecules and proud maker of A Chemical Imbalance.

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Find out more here: http://www.chem.ed.ac.uk/staff/academic-staff/professor-polly-l-arnold

 

We speak to the head of Interconnect, Tang Mo, at St Andrews university. Interconnect is the only network for women studying science, technology, engineering, medicine and mathematics in Scotland.

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Find out more here: https://www.facebook.com/SaintInterconnect/timeline

 

We interview Kara Gooding on her research about responses to studies on sexism in STEM.

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We also feature vox pops to set the context of people’s responses to sexism in STEM and an exclusive excerpt from the Blue Stockings.

Tune in to find out more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rs5E0s-f_x4&feature=youtu.be

Spectrum Specials

Here is a collection of the Spectrum Specials from 2015!

Lad Culture

Vonnie Sandlan is the Women’s Officer for the National Union of Students in Scotland. In this episode she talks about lad culture and other harmful elements of university life in association with gender.

 

This House Wouldn’t Walk

A debate between St Andrews students on the notorious fashion shows that the university hosts; including Don’t Walk which Kate Middleton was part of. Are they sexist or simply in need of change?

 

Halloween Special: Blood

In this episode we take a look at blood, and how different blood is treated differently. We look at menstruation and blood donation!