BONUS: Words to Win By: Protecting Our Freedoms
White Picket Fence
by wonder media network
2M ago
Today, we’re bringing you another podcast from Wonder Media Network that we think you’ll love: Words to Win By. Hosted by renowned communications researcher and campaign advisor Anat Shenker-Osorio, this season unpacks real-world narrative shifts that led to real-world victories, from Brazil to Ireland to here in the United States.  In the 2022 Midterms, Americans defied polling, pundits and precedent to stave off the predicted Republican “Red Wave” takeover. Despite significant challenges, Democrats were able to hold the Senate, minimize House losses, and flip or retain key battleground ..read more
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Shared Fate
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by Taylor Williamson, Wonder Media Network, Maddy Foley, Lindsey Kratochwill, Julie Kohler, Abbey Delk
1y ago
Much of the motherhood activism that is lifted up in our politics portrays women in a certain way: as uniquely moral, even apolitical, actors who were compelled to take action because they fear for their children’s safety. It’s a myth that's highly racially coded and obscures the realities of motherhood. The truth? Motherhood is political. Moms are political. And when we start acknowledging that and centering the most marginalized moms in our activism —  their needs and experiences — we end up building better policies for all of us. This season's cover art features a photograph by Jonatha ..read more
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The Spark
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by Lindsey Kratochwill, Maddy Foley, Taylor Williamson, Abbey Delk, Julie Kohler, Wonder Media Network
1y ago
The political identity of "mother" is not owned by the right. There's also a rich history of mothers working to advance progressive change. Yet the framing of much of this activism—a mother spurred to action when awakened to a threat to her child's safety—remains grounded in an image of motherhood that is riddled with race and class privilege. Shannon Watts, the founder of Moms Demand Action, began her activism journey as a stay-at-home suburban mom of five who felt compelled to fight for common-sense gun violence prevention in the wake of the Sandy Hook school shooting. But when Shannon met R ..read more
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The Mothers of Conservatism
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by Taylor Williamson, Lindsey Kratochwill, Maddy Foley, Julie Kohler, Abbey Delk
1y ago
Moms for Liberty didn't appear out of thin air. They're building on a long history of white, conservative women who, for decades, have used their motherhood as a tool for political credibility. And it all started in 1960s California, where thousands of middle-class moms transformed into suburban warriors and helped build the modern-day conservative movement. This season's cover art features a photograph by Jonathan Wilkins. White Picket Fence is supported by Planned Parenthood. For more information or to book an in-person or virtual appointment, visit plannedparenthood.org or call 1-800-230-PL ..read more
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The Mothers of Conservatism
White Picket Fence
by Wonder Media Network
1y ago
Moms for Liberty didn't appear out of thin air. They're building on a long history of white, conservative women who, for decades, have used their motherhood as a tool for political credibility. And it all started in 1960s California, where thousands of middle-class moms transformed into suburban warriors and helped build the modern-day conservative movement. This season's cover art features a photograph by Jonathan Wilkins. White Picket Fence is supported by Planned Parenthood. For more information or to book an in-person or virtual appointment, visit plannedparenthood.org or call 1-800-230-PL ..read more
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Mama Bears
White Picket Fence
by Taylor Williamson, Abbey Delk, Maddy Foley, Julie Kohler, Lindsey Kratochwill
1y ago
In the fall of 2020, a group of mothers gathered around a kitchen table. They were concerned that public school administrators were making decisions about their children's health and education that overstepped their bounds. It felt like they were losing control over their kids. So they decided to band together and fight for their parental rights. Pretty compelling, right? It's hard to argue with moms. The GOP knows that. And that's why they've weaponized our reverence for motherhood by propping up Moms for Liberty — the “grassroots” organization that’s leading the charge in the culture wars in ..read more
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Season 4 Coming Soon!
White Picket Fence
by julie kohler
1y ago
The image of mothers — particularly white suburban mothers — has always carried a lot of weight in American politics. But why? This season, we’re exploring the political potency of motherhood. We'll investigate how right-wing groups like Moms for Liberty are making headlines by calling for classroom restrictions on discussions of race, gender, and sexuality. Their agenda is harmful, but their methods have proven effective. And we’re investigating how progressive moms can harness the power of motherhood for justice — and the risks that come with it. This season's cover art features a photograph ..read more
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BONUS: The Accidental Activist (Busy Philipps)
White Picket Fence
by Taylor WIlliamson, Isha Sesay
1y ago
Listen to The Accidental Activist wherever you get your podcasts.  In this episode, Isha is joined by actress Busy Philipps. Busy got her start starring in the beloved teen dramas “Freaks and Geeks” and “Dawson’s Creek,” but she does a lot more than acting these days. In addition to growing her online following, Busy’s been a huge leader in the fight against abortion restrictions. Isha and Busy discuss her decision to publicly and proudly share her personal abortion experience and how she’s continuing to advocate for equal access to reproductive healthcare. Busy also opens up about how sh ..read more
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BONUS: Introducing Teaching Texas
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by Grace Lynch, Adesuwa Agbonile
1y ago
In 1961, Norma and Mel Gabler were a quiet couple living in Longview, Texas. One day, they noticed some factual errors in one of their sons’ textbooks. What began as a small complaint morphed into a multi-decade crusade to shape what children of Texas ​​— and therefore the country — read in their textbooks. In an election year with raging debates around education, this audio documentary charts how Texas dictated American education over the last sixty years and examines how the fight over our childrens’ classroom has only intensified today. WMN on Twitter: @wmnmedia  Grace Lynch on Tw ..read more
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BONUS: Ordinary Equality — Hanging On to a Future
White Picket Fence
by Wonder Media Network
1y ago
Well, here we are. We're on the other side of what we've been talking about for years. Roe v. Wade has been struck down, and for the first time in our lifetime, abortion is no longer protected. In our first episode, Kate and Jamia talk to folks who've been living, and working, and surviving, in a state where abortion access has been under fire for years, even before Roe fell -- Kentucky.  To learn more about the Kentucky Health Justice Network, click here.    Our sponsor, ActBlue, has tools to help you support local reproductive justice groups or abortion funds by either do ..read more
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