THE FEMALE GAZE (with Elizabeth Acevedo and Florence Given)

The Womens’ March in 2017 took place the day after President Trumps’ inauguration and was the largest single-day protest in U.S history. How have #MeToo and #TimesUp shaped the landscape of gender politics?

What does it mean to be a feminist today?

Blaine sits down with artist and influencer Florence Given to find out the answers to these questions, and learns what steps men can take towards becoming better allies within intersectional feminism.

This week’s opening thought features New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Acevedo reading her poem ‘Spear’.

At the end of this episode you will hear ‘History has it’s Eyes on You’ from Mystery Jets’ critically-acclaimed new album ‘A Billion Heartbeats’. You can buy and stream the album here.

This episode of ‘Things Worth Fighting For’ was brought to you by Acast and produced by Matthew Twaites. 

Thanks to Courtney Aiesha Mortimer at UROK for production assistance and coordination. 


Elizabeth Acevedo: ‘Spear’

Elizabeth Acevedo TEDx talk (Youtube)

Follow Elizabeth Acevedo on Twitter

Discover Elizabeth Acevedo’s books

Follow Florence Given on Instagram

Order Florence’s book ‘Women don’t owe you pretty’ (Waterstones)

40 New Feminist classics you should read (LitHub)

Dear Ijeawele: A Feminist Manifesto In Fifteen Suggestions (Amazon)

The Guilty Feminist (podcast)

A Feminist Glossary (because we didn’t all major in gender studies)

Help fight period poverty (Bloody Good Period)

Hosted on Acast. See for more information.