Kelsey Bolar, the original host of Problematic Women, is back in the studio, joined by her new baby girl. Bolar shares her experience as a first-time NICU mother, how that experience has affected her pro-life views, and what this new season of motherhood has taught her. We also get Kelsey’s takes on the news she’s missed while being away, touching on topics like Kanye West’s new Christian album and Chick-fil-A’s decision to no longer support The Salvation Army or The Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

 

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Pro-Life Kids! is a new book created to teach and empower the next generation. Bethany Bomberger, an adoptive mother, educator, and the Executive director of The Radiance Foundation, created the book to highlight the value of every human being, before and after birth. We crown Bomberger as a Problematic Woman and interview her on what led to the creation of the book, her experience in the classroom, and her own pro-life journey.

 

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We interview Problematic Woman Maria Sousa, Digital Director of the Heritage Foundation, wife and mother of four children. Sousa is also a D.C. native, a conservative, and devoted Catholic. She candidly shares life lessons from her college days to balancing a career and motherhood. She also gives her two secret ingredients for a perfectly tender and juicy Thanksgiving turkey!

 

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This week, we tackle all the news you need to know in rapid fire format:

 

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We hear from author and journalist Meghan Daum. She is a columnist for Medium and the author of six books, including The Problem With Everything: My Journey Through the New Culture War. In an enlightening conversation, Daum discusses feminism, social media culture, #MeToo, and more.

 

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We interview Allie Stuckey, The Conservative Millennial and host of the Relatable Podcast on BlazeTV. Stuckey discusses the spread of socialist ideology, her experiences on BlazeTV, the importance of mentors and how to balance a career with motherhood.

 

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We bring you all the news on hip-hop star Kanye West’s new album, “Jesus Is King.” We also interview Katrina Trinko, the editor-in-chief of The Daily Signal and co-host of The Daily Signal Podcast, about the transgender movement’s push to make periods gender-neutral. She also discusses a child bride costume that was problematic in Australia.

 

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We talk with Lindsey Burke, The Heritage Foundation’s education fellow, about a new collection of essays, “The Not-So-Great Society.” Burke, co-editor of the project, discusses what Lyndon B. Johnson’s programs really did for public education, and it’s little that is positive. She also suggests how we can begin to solve the problems the government has inflicted on the education system.

 

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We discuss parents in the U.K. who sued a hospital for “wrongful birth” because their son was born with Downs Syndrome. They claim, had they known, they would have had an abortion instead.

 

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As a leader of the radical feminist organization group Women’s Liberation Front, Natasha Chart doesn’t agree with conservatives on much. But when it comes to the transgender movement and protecting children from transgender ideology, she’s standing side by side with conservatives. Chart spoke Thursday at The Heritage Foundation’s Summit on Protecting Children From Sexualization. On this week’s edition of “Problematic Women,” we sit down with her to find out why.

 

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We talk to Emilie Kao, The Heritage Foundation’s director of the Richard and Helen DeVos Center for Religion & Civil Society. Emilie provides insights on sex discrimination in relation to federal civil rights laws and discusses the upcoming Supreme Court case R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes Inc. v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. This case could have major implications for sex-segregated spaces (such as bathrooms and locker rooms) and the way gender is interpreted in U.S. law.

 

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We talk to Heritage Foundation fellow and working mother of six Rachel Greszler about the so-called gender wage gap and the celebrities who continue to promote the debunked idea. Rachel tells how women can fight for ourselves in the workplace and the ways the free market is the greatest equalizer. We also break down Ms. Monopoly, a new version of the classic game that gives a leg up to female players.

 

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We talk to Elizabeth Slattery, legal fellow at The Heritage Foundation and host of the “SCOTUS 101” podcast, about the new allegation against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. She addresses whether the accusation has any credibility and what it means for the future of the high court.

 

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Katrina Trinko interviews OB-GYN Dr. Kathi Aultman who performed abortions for years until having children of her own changed her mind. Now she is a pro-life advocate for survivors and testifies on Capitol Hill for pro-life causes.

 

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We interview the woman that inspired the new feature film “Miss Virginia,” Virginia Walden Ford. We talk to her about everything from her childhood years integrating the Little Rock, Arkansas, school system to working with President George W. Bush creating the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship program, to the star-studded cast of her new movie.

 

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One of America’s newest citizens, Heritage Foundation scholar Romina Boccia, talks about what it was like going through the citizenship process and what becoming a U.S. citizen means to her. We also get her insight on a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News survey that shows a growing gulf of generational disagreement on some of the most basic things: patriotism, God, and what it means to be an American.

 

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We often talk about the widely misunderstood gender pay gap. But this week, we discuss another “gap”—the alleged beauty gap, and whether women are treated differently in the workplace based on their looks.

We also discuss Planned Parenthood’s sky-is-falling rhetoric after the organization voluntarily removed itself from the Title X funding program, and the dating site OKCupid claiming in a tweet, “Girls don’t want flowers and chocolates — girls want someone who supports reproductive rights.”

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Kelsey Bolar and Lyndsey Fifield discuss a Teen Vogue Snapchat post teaching minors how to get an abortion without their parents’ permission, Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth’s divorce and what that says about millennials and marriage, and the release of the movie “Unplanned” on Amazon and DVD. We also interview Liz Wheeler, host of “Tipping Point” on One America News Network and author of the new book “Tipping Points: How to Topple the Left’s House of Cards.”

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Amy Swearer, senior legal policy analyst at The Heritage Foundation, joins us to discuss the tragic mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. First, we discuss politicians’ and the media’s eagerness to blame everything from video games to Fox News for the shootings. We then talk about the liberal outrage mob that broke out when The New York Times correctly reported that President Donald Trump denounced hatred and white supremacy. Finally, Swearer breaks down some commonsense solutions to curb gun violence, while still respecting the Constitution.

Also in this week’s “Problematic Women,” we discuss:

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Jessica Anderson, vice president of Heritage Action for America, joins us to discuss a recent survey commissioned by the organization that reveals the top issues that concern women, whether their opinions really differ from those of men, and how women feel about President Donald Trump’s performance—and personality—thus far. Specifically, we discuss what the results tell us about suburban women and their take on the so-called soft issues, such as immigration and abortion. Listen to the podcast, or read the lightly edited transcript below.

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