Today I am joined by Dr. Caroline Heldman, badass. Dr. Heldman is the unsung feminist hero. The Gloria Steinem of her generation.
A political scientist, political correspondent and professor at Occidental, Dr. Heldman has dedicated her life to social justice causes and does so because of her own experience with sexual violence and systems of power. She has authored a number of books, is the lead researcher for the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media and can be seen in documentaries Miss Representation and The Mask You Live In, amongst others.
What I love about this conversation is that Dr. Heldman gives us a glimpse into the day to day life of an activist. It is a tough calling, but one that fits her well. We talk the value of data driven arguments as women begin to ask for the pay they deserve and positions of power. We cover the influence media has on our girls and dig into the #metoo and End Rape on Campus movements.
I’m glad she is on our side.
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