Feb 28, 2018
This week’s conversation has the potential to ruffle some feathers. Because Tracey and Cayly are taking on some charged topics — including gender, feminism, and inclusivity — and asking themselves this question: Who is allowed to have an opinion anymore?
Both Tracey and Cayly were a little nervous to have this dialogue on the podcast, but also feel like these are important issues to be able to discuss freely in a open forum. So here goes.
If you have anything to add to this conversation, Tracey and Cayly would love to hear from you! Please email them your thoughts at firstname.lastname@example.org. And they encourage you to disagree with them and/or challenge their opinions. The more perspectives on these topics the better!
Highlights from this episode:
- The Instagram post that prompted this conversation
- Why we need to make space for more diverse stories without invalidating anyone’s story
- Tracey’s conversation with her 15yo son about the patriarchy
- Inclusivity in feminism and why we should be able to talk about the differences between us
- Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying on Joe Rogan’s podcast (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYJFgyqs0sM&t=163s) and why we shouldn’t deny biological truths
- Sports on Fire, Episode 6: She Runs Like a Man (https://www.netflix.com/title/80149697)
- Our need to make space for nuance in conversations around gender and feminism
- Are generalizations ever useful?
- The patterns Tracey has witnessed in her work with couples
- Tracey’s experience raising both a girl and a boy, a biological child and an adopted child
- Being a tomboy as a child
- The tendency to dehumanize each other and why masculinity and femininity are necessary and equal
- Some thoughts on the #metoo movement
- The problem of political polarization and tribalism
- Why we need to ask ourselves what we actually believe instead of just following along with the group mentality
- The Armchair Expert Podcast with Dax Shepard (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/armchair-expert-with-dax-shepard/id1345682353?mt=2)
- Why we should try to prove ourselves wrong and update our opinions over time
- There is a difference between opinion and facts
- Alternative facts are not true
- How telling our stories gives context for our opinions
- The danger of making someone else’s story about yourself
- Tracey’s experience in the queer community as a bisexual woman
- And more!
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