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PodcastsMarch 8, 2019

On the Rag: Women can wear suits and men can wear skirts


Alex Casey, Leonie Hayden and Michèle A’Court tackle the past month in women, news and popular culture, with thanks to our friends at The Women’s Bookshop

A very late February episode of On the Rag appears, complete with Michele’s pitch perfect Jordan B. Peterson impersonation, outrage over gender fluid clothing, and some scary truths about a world built for men. Why is the office air con always too cold for women? Why would an architect make a glass-floored balcony? And why are iPhones just too damn big for our lady hands?

Beyond that, we look at how to decorate your home to appeal for men (get rid of that cactus! Prints! And definitely no women in your art!). We also look at a few stories which allegedly sparked outrage, backlash and hellfire this month and ask: are feminists actually as angry as the media is making us out to be?

Head to our Facebook page for a chance to win Womankind: New Zealand Women Making a Difference by Margie Thomson from The Women’s Bookshop, and enjoy their bestsellers for February:

  1. The Book of Knowing: Know How You Think, Change How You Feel  by Gwendoline Smith
  2. Normal People by Sally Rooney
  3. Ottolenghi Simple by Yotam Ottolenghi
  4. Becoming: Michelle Obama
  5. Milkman by Anna Burns
  6. Hello Darkness by Peter Wells
  7. Less by Andrew Sean Greer
  8. The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
  9. Tin Man by Sarah Winman
  10. Ruth Bader Ginsburg: In Her Own Words edited by Helena Hunt

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