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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.”
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.
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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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Kelsey Bolar sits down with Heritage Foundation research fellow and mother of six, Rachel Greszler. Greszler breaks down why a top down, big government paid family leave program would actually hurt women, and why the private sector is better equipped to provide solutions.
“Conservatives, do support paid family leave,” Greszler said. “We want workers to be, mothers to be able to stay home with their children… What we don’t support is a one size fits all government program that tells workers the type of leave they can take and when they can take it.”
Did the confirmation battle of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh help or hurt the #MeToo movement? How did the mainstream media miss so many red flags regarding his multiple accusers? And what was the horrific media storm like for the Kavanaugh family? In this week’s edition of Problematic Women, we interview Mollie Hemingway and Carrie Severino, authors of the best-selling new book, “Justice on Trial: The Kavanaugh Confirmation and the Future of the Supreme Court,” on what really happened during the hearings, and what that means for the future of the Court and all Americans.
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USA! The United States women’s national team won its second consecutive World Cup after defeating the Netherlands national team last weekend. Of course, the title doesn’t come without controversy, with team members declining a White House invitation and co-captain Megan Rapinoe doing a media circuit bashing President Trump. We’ll break down all the drama, as well as the equal pay debate.
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On a special Independence Day edition of “Problematic Women,” we team up with Jarrett Stepman and Fred Lucas, co-hosts of The Daily Signal’s “Right Side of History” podcast, to discuss some of the most problematic women throughout American history.
We begin by honoring the legacy of Betsy Ross after Nike pulled its latest USA-themed sneaker from the shelves in light of the claim by Colin Kaepernick, NFL player and liberal activist, that the “Betsy Ross flag” featured on the sneaker was offensive.
This week on Problematic Women we interview, Shannon Bream, host of “Fox News at Night” and author of the new book, “Finding the Bright Side: The Art of Chasing What Matters.” We ask her about her time at Fox News—including through the Roger Ailes sexual harassment scandal, her decision not to have children, her experience with chronic pain, and whether or not she identifies as a feminist.
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Kelsey Bolar of The Daily Signal and Beverly Hallberg of District Media D.C. address Teen Vogue promoting prostitution to teenage girls, CNN labeling First Lady Melania Trump a “Woman of Mystery,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., admitting Republicans were probably right about allegations against Bill Clinton, and women saying they prefer “Dad bods” over perfectly toned 6-packs.
We also chat with Selina Soule, the high school track athlete who was forced to sit on the sidelines at a major tournament because two transgender runners landed the number one and two spots, about her decision to file a complaint with the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.
In a recent poll for “Axios on HBO,” 55% of American women say they would prefer to live in a socialist country over a capitalist country. This week on “Problematic Women” we discuss why women are embracing socialism and what can be done to stop this trend. Also, we break down why freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says members of Congress, despite already making $174,000 a year, deserve a pay raise.
We crown Yale University graduate and future Justice Brett Kavanaugh law clerk Sophia Chua-Rubenfeld Problematic Woman of the Week.
We discuss Taylor Swift’s decision to get political and advocate for the so-called Equality Act, Miley Cyrus’ $175 pro-abortion sweatshirt, President Donald Trump’s controversial remarks about the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle, and former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley unapologetically standing up for the beliefs of pro-life women.
We also feature our sit-down interview with Fox News contributor Mollie Hemingway to talk about her views on feminism and the Brett Kavanaugh fallout. She also addresses how she coped with the loss of her former Federalist staffer, Bre Payton.