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The Guilty Feminist

Ever felt like you should be better at feminism?

Join comedian Deborah Frances-White and her special guests for their new comedy podcast, recorded in front of a live audience. Each week they discuss topics "all 21st century feminists agree on" while confessing their insecurities, hypocrisies and fears that undermine their lofty principles.

“Very funny… pure, guilt-free pleasure” – The Guardian

Deborah Frances-White is the 2016 Writers' Guild Award Winner for Best Radio Comedy for her hit BBC Radio 4 series Deborah Frances-White Rolls the Dice. She is an Edinburgh Fringe regular, a screenwriter and is in high demand for her corporate seminars.

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May 30, 2016

The Guilty Feminist
Presented by Sofie Hagen and Deborah Frances-White

Episode 11: Femininity
with special guest Hannah Gadsby

Recorded 15 April 2016 at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Released 30 May 2016.

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four and a half years ago

Dear Sofie...
Wow I felt awful after listening to you describe what happened for your feminine challenge (totally sounds like a tampon advert) and what you considered to be feminine. It actually made me well-up as I consider myself a femme lesbian feminist (and a guilty one obviously cause I'm Irish and I was brought up catholic so we feel guilty about everything). I wear dresses all the time, love makeup, painting my nails and styling my hair. But the first part with the description you gave of being feminine as 'trying to sound stupid a lot', 'being helpless' and a 'ditsy clutz' and then the second part of you sweating and being awkward .... it all mad me feel shit! The first part made me angry but also concerned that that is how people see me but the sweating and awkwardness, well that really is me so it upset me to hear you consider that as failing at being feminine. Basically it all really made me feel like shit about the fact that I've always been proud to be feminine. I genuinely don't how to process that. Did I miss the point you were trying to make??