Sexism and the City with Jan Fran

Sexism and the City with Jan Fran Podcast

We’re on a mission to make life better for you in the city. Join journalist Jan Fran on the streets as she tackles the questions we need to be asking about sexism in our cities, like: How is there still a pay gap in 2018? Can a street be sexist? Has gender equality changed since the 1960s? You’ll meet inspiring guests, hear real life stories, and discover practical tips to call for justice on the streets, at work, in bars, buses and banks. If you’ve ever experienced sexual harassment, witnessed it, or just want to hear some great advice, this is the podcast for you.

#7 If a girl’s groped and nobody sees it, did it really happen?
Fun fact: fifty six percent of men reportedly believe sexism is over. What a relief! Our work here is done. In all seriousness, street harassment is so prevalent in Australia that women just accept it as normal. That doesn’t mean sexism is over. It means it’s endemic. But we can end it. We travel to France and Uganda to investigate efforts to put a stop to everyday sexism. Together we can have a mighty good crack at ending it, once and for all. Are you with us? Tune in to find out how you can make it happe...

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#6 Cities in Crisis
Wars and natural disasters are universally a terrible time for everyone impacted, but did you know that women and girls are often the most vulnerable? Jan happened to live in Bangladesh when the earthquake struck. She shares her experience alongside people who lived through the Nepal Earthquake in 2015 and New Orlean’s Hurricane Katrina in 2005, unpacking the unique ways women and girls are impacted in times of crisis. Guests: Sophie Shugg, Angela Chalk, Jane Henrici, young women from Nepal + If you've enjo...

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#5 Situational Awareness
Hands up if you always hop in the backseat of the Uber. Or if you walk without headphones on the way home when it’s dark. There’s a name for this. It’s ‘situational awareness’ and in this episode we’re going to pull it apart – the companies making big dollars from our fear, the role guys can play to be situationally aware themselves and how to shift the conversation from how girls can keep themselves safe and instead move the responsibility to the dudes actually committing these acts of violence. Guests: Be...

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#4 Can A Street Be Sexist?
Female bodies used to sell things. Statues celebrating men. Gendered street and shop names. These are the backdrops of our cities. But how much do we pay attention to them, and does it actually make an impact on gender roles? Can a street be sexist? Kenneth Thor and Dr Pamela Salen think so. Kenneth Thor was so frustrated by sexist advertising at his local shopping centre that he launched a viral petition to have it taken down. Dr Pamela Salen, a gender researcher, analysed an ‘unsafe’ part of Melbourne and...

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#3 Now and Then
In this episode, we’re travelling back in time to Australia in 1965. The Beatles are on the radio, the contraceptive pill isn’t available and many of the freedoms women hold dear are being fought for by the women who came before us. We’re talking to some of the inspirational women who have lived the difference as they share how far we’ve come and what’s left to do, to end sexism once and for all. Guests: Comedian Judith Lucy, Journalist Jamila Rizvi, Activist Merle Thornton + If you've enjoyed this episode ...

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#2 The Witness
Have you ever seen a woman being sexually harassed in public and not known what to do? Don’t worry, we’re all friends here. It turns our you’re not alone - women experience harassment and abuse in public spaces in broad daylight with witnesses every. single. day. And too often, nobody steps in. So what’s holding stand-up citizens like us from intervening? We’re going to explore why people don’t step up – and whether they should. If you see something going down in public - what would, should, could you do! G...

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#1 A Girl Walks Into A Bar
Have you been groped, harassed or had guys brush up against you completely unnecessarily on a night out? In this episode we explore the steps some venues are taking to crack down on bad behaviour against women. We look at public safety campaigns coming at you from the back of loo doors and how venues can design their spaces with women in mind. Turns out your local watering hole has a role to play when it comes to equality. Guests: Kate Buchanan, Dr. Bianca Fileborn, John Greene + If you've enjoyed this epis...

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Introducing Sexism and the City
For the first time in history there are more people living in cities than rural areas. And that’s cool right? More opportunities for all! But for women and girls worldwide the chance to work, learn and even just be in our cities is overshadowed by the constant fear of sexism and harassment. Join absolutely-no-BS journalist Jan Fran and our amazing line-up of guests as they explore everything you need to know about living as a girl-slash-woman in a city. Catch you there!...

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