May Mailman, director of Independent Women’s Law Center, joins She Thinks podcast as part of a mini-series discussing the Westenbroek v. Kappa Kappa Gamma lawsuit in anticipation of the upcoming oral arguments on May 14. Guest host Julie Gunlock dives into the specifics of the lawsuit with May Mailman, as Mailman will be representing the plaintiffs, arguing on their behalf in defense of protecting women’s spaces. Gunlock and Mailman discuss the psychological harm and invasion of privacy endured by the plaintiffs due to Kappa Kappa Gamma’s decision to accept a male member, and the current standing of the case. To learn more about the oral arguments before the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, click here.

May Mailman is the Independent Women’s Law Center director and lead counsel in the Westenbroek v. Kappa Kappa Gamma lawsuit.

Hannah Holtmeier joins She Thinks podcast as part of a mini-series with the plaintiffs in the Westenbroek v. Kappa Kappa Gamma lawsuit in anticipation of the upcoming oral arguments on May 14. Guest host Julie Gunlock dives into Hannah’s experience of being forced to live with a biological male in her sorority house and the regressive impact of gender ideology on women’s spaces and freedoms. We discuss Hannah’s journey in becoming a leading advocate for women’s spaces after she was forced to set aside her feelings of fear and discomfort to make a male feel comfortable in a space meant for women.

 

On this special episode of She Thinks podcast, guest host Julie Gunlock talks to Jaylyn Westenbroek, plaintiff in Westenbroek v. Kappa Kappa Gamma. They discuss the feedback she has received regarding the lawsuit, both on campus and online; the “sideline” response (at best) of the university and national chapter of KKG; and Westenbroek’s eventual decision to resign her membership with the sorority. Westenbroek also unpacks how it took a lawsuit to get support—and the attention this issue deserves.

Jaylyn Westenbroek is a named plaintiff in Westenbroek v. Kappa Kappa Gamma, an ambassador with Independent Women’s Forum, and a junior at the University of Wyoming, where she is majoring in Agricultural Business with minors in Horticulture and Professional Sales.

Maddie Ramar joins She Thinks podcast as part of a special mini-series with the plaintiffs in the Westenbroek v. Kappa Kappa Gamma lawsuit in anticipation of the upcoming oral arguments on May 14. In our discussion, guest host Julie Gunlock dives into Ramar’s journey of becoming more politically active due to her experience enduring the encroachment of a biological male into a space meant for women, the KKG sorority house. Sororities are supposed to be a safe space for women and for sisterhood, and Ramar is advocating for the preservation of female-only spaces despite the criticism raised against her from KKG headquarters and senior leadership.

 

On She Thinks podcast this week, we’re kicking off a special mini-series with each of the named plaintiffs in the Westenbroek v. Kappa Kappa Gamma lawsuit, oral arguments for which will be heard before the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals on May 14, 2024. On this episode, guest host Julie Gunlock talks to Allie Coghan about her part in the fight to preserve women’s spaces.

 

IWF’s Center for American Safety and Security Director Meaghan Mobbs joins She Thinks podcast to discuss her recent trip to the border, spanning Del Rio to Eagle Pass, also known as the epicenter of the migrant crisis. We examine state efforts to impede unlawful crossings and drug smuggling, and Meaghan shares her conversations with those on the ground.

Meaghan Mobbs is the Director of the Center for American Safety and Security at IWF and is an experienced nongovernmental policy and political leader. She previously served as a presidential appointee to the United States Military Academy-West Point Board of Visitors and is a current gubernatorial appointee to the Virginia Military Institute Board of Visitors. She concurrently serves as Vice President for Client Strategies at LINK, where she provides strategic advice on public affairs matters. Meaghan is known for her research into understanding the unique psychosocial stressors of service during a time of war and has frequently published on this topic. Meaghan is a former paratrooper and combat veteran who serves on the board of multiple organizations dedicated to assisting service members in the transition to civilian life.

On this week’s episode, Adriana McLamb joins She Thinks to discuss why, at the NCAA Board of Governors meeting this week, the Board should establish new policy to keep women’s sports female. We also consider why it’s impossible to provide equal opportunities for both men and women without single-sex teams; how women have been discriminated against, especially in medals, titles, and scholarships; and what you can do to join the fight in keeping women’s sports female.

Adriana McLamb is the marketing director at Independent Women’s Forum, where she oversees all of IWF’s social media and digital campaign strategies and execution. Prior to joining IWF, McLamb spent almost five years working for the Stand Together Community, where she led and contributed to digital marketing strategies for their grassroots brands both at the national and state level. Adriana is also a spokeswoman for Independent Women’s Forum, former Division 1 volleyball player, and now coach and recruiter to aspiring collegiate female volleyball players.

Kristin Shapiro joins She Thinks podcast to discuss this month’s policy focus: Au Pairs for Senior Care. We delve into the very real need that the current senior population and future generations have in finding cost-effective, in-home care as they age. In our discussion, we look at the current Au Pair program, which is currently limited to child care, and explain how the State Department can expand it so that seniors can stay in their homes and receive support services all while reducing the high costs associated.

Kristin Shapiro is a senior fellow with Independent Women’s Forum. She has clerked for Chief Judge Alex Kozinski on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Following her clerkship, Shapiro practiced law as an associate at Williams & Connolly LLP, a D.C. law firm, for six years, where she litigated numerous cases in the United States Supreme Court and the federal courts of appeal and district courts. She then served as Assistant General Counsel in the Office of General Counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives for three years; worked at the Office of Legal Counsel at the Department of Justice; and currently practices appellate and constitutional law in Washington, DC.

Anna Giaritelli joins the She Thinks podcast to discuss the state of the border, including the latest numbers of illegal crossings and the political fight on how to address it. But we also transition to talk about another issue in the country—rising crime in cities. Giaritelli has bravely come forward with her own story of being tragically attacked in Washington, DC. She talks about the impact on victims and her process of moving forward.

 

Olympians Jocelyne and Monique Lamoureux join Paula Scanlan on this special pop-up episode of She Thinks podcast to discuss their experiences as female athletes, the role of Title IX in their careers, and the issue of men in women’s sports. They discuss the potential changes to Title IX protections, as women’s sports are under threat at every level, emphasizing the physiological differences between men and women that affected them during their hockey careers, and they call on parents and female athletes to join the fight for equality in women’s sports.

 

Eric Kaufmann joins She Thinks podcast this week to talk about the rise in mental health problems, the rise in wokeness, and if there’s a connection. He answers the question, “Do progressive ideas make people unhappy, or are unhappy people drawn to the cultural Left?” We review the data behind the mental health crisis, the research that looks into why it’s occurring, and how wokeness is either a cause or an effect.

 

Madeleine Kearns joins She Thinks podcast to discuss this month’s policy focus: Current State of Laws Governing Gender Transitions. In our discussion, we dive into the transgender culture war and how it has resulted in a patchwork of conflicting legislation governing so-called “gender transitions” for minors. We also look at the current state of affairs, why ideology trumps studies that urge caution, and how individual states have responded.

 

Three Hong Kong freedom fighters who have made it their life’s work to stand up to the Chinese Communist Party and for basic human rights in Hong Kong join the She Thinks podcast this week. Due to their work, all three have been accused of “inciting secession” and “collusion with foreign forces” and currently have $1M bounties on their heads. We discuss the state of Hong Kong, their work, and recent legislation that has struck a blow to the partial autonomy Hong Kong had been promised by China.

 

On this week’s episode of She Thinks, Amy Jo Clark and Miriam Weaver, also known as “Daisy” and “Mock,” hosts of Chicks on the Right, join us to talk about the fight to stand up for female-only spaces and how J.K. Rowling continues to be a strong advocate. We discuss the increased dangers women face as crime increases across the country and how men infiltrating women’s sports and prisons put women in harm’s way.

 

Saint Mary’s College students Macy Gunnell and Claire Bettag join She Thinks podcast this week to share how they successfully fought back against their all-female college’s attempt to admit males who identify as women. Due to their efforts, as well as the efforts of donors and alumnae, the school reversed its male-inclusive admissions policy, preserving Saint Mary’s as the last female-only Catholic college in the United States.

 

Patrice Onwuka joins the podcast to talk about this month’s policy focus: Rent Control: A Failed Solution to Housing Unaffordability. We start by looking at the data to discover how much rent prices have increased and why. We then consider the history of rent control and discuss how well-meaning policies have led to decreased quantity and quality of rental units, and ultimately reward wealthy rental owners while discouraging disadvantaged groups.

 

Will Witt joins She Thinks podcast to help us answer a very important question: Can Taylor Swift sway the 2024 elections? We look at the youth vote—what issues they care about and how they lean politically—and what the ripple effect could be if Taylor Swift does endorse a specific candidate, not only for the presidential race but also for the other races down ballot.

Will Witt is editor-in-chief of The Florida Standard and a former PragerU personality. As PragerU’s first in-house personality, he hosted the show Man on the Street from 2018 to 2022 and amassed more than 700 million online views. In just a few years, he became a national bestselling author and popular international speaker.

On this week’s episode of She Thinks podcast, mom and teacher Lydia Smith* joins to share her story about how she blew the whistle on New Mexico’s “cult-like” mentality surrounding transgender ideology in K-12 education after her son began identifying as a girl and demanding medicalization. From fellow educators in the state, to the medical professionals she dealt with while supporting her son’s mental health challenges, she’s sounding the alarm that there’s “no way to opt out” of institutionalized indoctrination. It’s a scary warning for all parents, and an episode you don’t want to miss.

Liya Palagashvili joins this week’s She Thinks episode to help us assess the harms and threats to independent contracting through a new Department of Labor rule. As more and more Americans are choosing flexible and entrepreneurial jobs, how will reclassifying “independent contractors” as “employees” change the opportunities and benefits that many workers seek?

Liya Palagashvili is a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. Her primary research interests include entrepreneurship, regulation, and the gig economy. She has published academic articles, book chapters, policy papers, and articles in media outlets such as the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. In 2016, she was named one of Forbes’ “30 under 30” in Law & Policy. Palagashvili was an Assistant Professor of Economics at the State University of New York-Purchase and earned her Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University.

On today’s Valentine’s episode, Brad Wilcox, author of the new book “Get Married,” joins She Thinks to discuss why he believes marriage is the solution to the decline in happiness. He says nothing predicts happiness in life better than a good marriage—not even a hefty bank account or a great career. We look at the data, the reasons why there are more single people than in decades past, and explore why walking down the aisle is the best way to save civilization.

Brad Wilcox is the director of the National Marriage Project and a senior fellow at the Institute for Family Studies. He has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington PostThe Atlantic, The Wall Street JournalChristianity Today, and National Review.