Battle Tactics for Your Sexist Workplace

Battle Tactics for Your Sexist Workplace
Yes, your workplace is sexist. Let’s laugh/cry together while figuring out what we can do about it.

BTSW Live: Who gets to be the hero?
Nov 26 • 63 min
There’s no shortage of hero stories in our books, on TV, and in movies. And for a long time, most of our heroes, from flawed to super, had something in common: they were either white dudes or femme fatales. (Or in Superman’s case, a space alien who passed…
Patriarchy hurts men too. Liz Plank wants us to talk about that.
Nov 5 • 26 min
Liz Plank is an award-winning journalist and the author of the new book *For the Love of Men. *She talks to Jeannie Yandel about why we need to have more conversations about the patriarchy that include men’s voices.
Madam Pomfrey (Women of Harry Potter)
Oct 22 • 25 min
On this week’s podcast, we share an episode from a podcast we love, Women of Harry Potter a feminist podcast that looks at the women characters in the series. —- It’s Vanessa’s turn to bless a female character of Harry Potter, and she’s chosen to bless…
Himpathy (from Scene on Radio)
Oct 8 • 54 min
On this week’s podcast, we share an episode from a podcast we love, Scene on Radio. The episode explores the idea of ‘himpathy,’ or the disproportionate empathy that men receive compared with other groups. —- Several years after Janey was sexually…
Getting dressed for work is a minefield. So get in character instead
Sep 24 • 34 min
Dress for the job you want. Dress for success. We have all been looking for that the magic combination of clothing that projects “I’m smart yet approachable yet not looking for inappropriate attention AT ALL yet totally a team player yet absolutely a boss…
“I’m the best boss I’ve ever had”: Lessons from Celeste Headlee on freelancing
Sep 10 • 44 min
Hate your sexist boss? Ok, so why not be your own boss? This is one of the draws of pursuing freelancing as a career. While freelancing offers wonderful plus sides, it also comes with new uncertainties and pressures that many traditional jobs don’t have.…
The reason why so many IRL Michael Scotts are bosses
Aug 27 • 37 min
Have you ever wondered why so many people have had experiences with bad bosses? Eula Scott Bynoe and Jeannie Yandel talk about this with Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, who explains that while it’s a problem that there aren’t enough women in leadership…
Lean In didn’t work for her- so she tried anger instead
Aug 13 • 35 min
It’s commonly accepted at this point that the idea of leaning in is at best flawed, at worst myopic, harmful, and privileged AF. But when Jeannie and Eula explored the book Lean In further, they noticed something troubling. Leaning In is a tactic, much…
Intent doesn’t matter: how to be a real ally for other women
Jul 30 • 42 min
Maybe Madeline Albright is right that there’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women. And on BTSW we’ve leaned pretty hard into this idea that we all need to stand up and with our women co-workers. But, as evidenced by notes and…
Is quitting your sexist job really a tactic?
Jul 16 • 30 min
BTSW has shared quitting as a viable tactic on previous episodes. If you can’t change your workplace, find a new one. Eula believes in this tactic– she’s a prolific quitter. Jeannie doesn’t - she has literally never quit a job. So when is quitting a wise…
Coming Soon! BTSW Season 2
Jul 10 • 1 min
Subscribe to this feed to get new episodes of BTSW automatically. Season 2 starts July 16th.
BONUS: The Double Shift podcast
May 16 • 16 min
This episode comes to BTSW from the podcast The Doubleshift a podcast about working moms, hosted by Katherine Goldstein. Nydia Sanchez runs one of Las Vegas’ only overnight, 24-hour child care centers, serving 108 kids. Many of her clients are single moms…
BTSW Recaps Game Of Thrones: Yes, Westeros Is A Sexist Workplace
May 9 • 59 min
Hosts Jeannie Yandel and Eula Scott Bynoe are dedicated to fighting workplace sexism, but they are also pop culture nerds who see parallels in the shows they love to to the struggles they experience in the workplace. So on this very special episode,…
Unladylike: How to Slay Sexism Like a Professional
Feb 7 • 52 min
BTSW hosts Jeannie Yandel and Eula Scott Bynoe are guests on this episode of Unladylike. Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin talk to author and parenting podcaster Hillary Frank about her skirmish with the “special misogyny” that transformed her career.…
Hello and Happy 2019 from BTSW!
Jan 10 • 9 min
The holidays are definitely over and we’re all definitely back at work. So Eula and Jeannie talk about their own work resolutions and how the ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ docu-series has caused each of them to think differently about what workplace sexism can…
What Shonda Rhimes, Issa Rae and Ripley (yes, from Aliens) can teach us about sexist workplaces
Nov 27, 2018 • 27 min
What does a sci-fi thriller from the ‘80s teach us about workplace sexism? What’s surprising about how Mad Men took on workplace sexism from the ‘60s? How do we deal with films we once loved that have taken on a new meaning in the #MeToo era? Eula Scott…
Trolls, how do you decide who to harass online? Wait, Taylor Lorenz already knows
Nov 14, 2018 • 25 min
If you talked to Taylor Lorenz (@TaylorLorenz) even three years ago, she would have defended the rights of trolls to say whatever to whomever. But that was before the 2016 election. That was when Taylor started seeing a change online - trolls were…
If you’re a sexist internet troll, Celeste Ng might tell your mom
Nov 13, 2018 • 28 min
For the last four years, two things have happened to novelist Celeste Ng (@pronounced_ing) while using social media. She’s gained more and more followers, and online harassers have repeatedly targeted her. She says the constant harassment feels like being…
Everyone gets mad at work. Guess who gets penalized for it
Oct 30, 2018 • 25 min
Did you know the character The Incredible Hulk was inspired by a woman? A mom who lifted the back of a car off her small child? Turns out it was a smart move to turn the Hulk’s alter ego into a white dude - research shows white men actually see their…
The danger of bringing cupcakes to work
Oct 16, 2018 • 22 min
Office housework is the undervalued, cleanup work that isn’t officially part of the job. According to scholars who study office housework, women are socialized and pressured to do it. Eula Scott Bynoe and Jeannie Yandel explore the various types of…
The problem no workplace has fixed
Oct 2, 2018 • 29 min
Sarah Schacht wanted to make a career out of using the internet to make democracy stronger. She joined the Howard Dean presidential campaign in an effort to do that. During Sarah’s time there, something happened that would follow her for the next 15…
The workplace was not designed for moms
Sep 18, 2018 • 32 min
The challenges of pumping breast milk at work, juggling work life and home life and the absurd cost of childcare all tell us one thing: it’s really hard to be a working mom in the United States. Eula Scott Bynoe and Jeannie Yandel explore this problem and…
Breakroom episode: Your questions answered
Sep 4, 2018 • 25 min
Workplace sexism manifests itself in all sorts of tricky situations. So this week, hosts Eula Scott Bynoe and Jeannie Yandel answer your questions with the help of Keita Williams, the Founder and Chief Strategist of Success Bully. They tackle everything…
Men: You have more power than you realize. Here’s how to use it
Aug 21, 2018 • 30 min
The #metoo era has helped unleash perspectives that have long been overlooked. This has left a lot of men feeling confused about how to act around their women colleagues. Jeannie Yandel and Eula Scott Bynoe explore allyship and share tactics men can use…
Empowerment is a journey. Just ask Beyoncé
Aug 7, 2018 • 20 min
Beyoncé Knowles-Carter has built an epic career that shows no signs of slowing down; but, even the Queen Bey has had to overcome obstacles in the workplace and in her personal life. Hosts Eula Scott Bynoe and Jeannie Yandel talk with writer Ginger…
How the patriarchy makes you feel like an imposter
Jul 24, 2018 • 26 min
Nearly everybody has grappled with imposter syndrome, the feeling that you’re a fraud or that you don’t belong. But feeling that way has consequences, and for women and people of color those consequences are more severe. Hosts Eula Scott Bynoe and Jeannie…
Jul 10, 2018 • 21 min
Interrupting someone is rude. We all know that. But that doesn’t stop it from happening. Overall, men tend to interrupt women more. Hosts Eula Scott Bynoe and Jeannie Yandel explore why manterruption happens and look at strategies to get your ideas heard.
Want a Raise? First call your cable company
Jun 26, 2018 • 23 min
Hosts Eula Scott Bynoe and Jeannie Yandel explore the gender wage gap. It’s bigger and more complex than you think. They also explore tactics that will help you and your coworkers constructively discuss and fight the gender wage gap at work. Talk. About.…
May 29, 2018 • 3 min
Jeannie Yandel and Eula Scott Bynoe break down how sexism works in the modern workplace. And with help from some badass experts, they bring you real tactics you can use to fight back.