Women's Spaces Radio Show of 6⧸17⧸2024

Harriet Fraad shares her expertise on Women's Spaces Radio about the intersection of personal life with economic and political life, issues surrounding women's labor, and the societal implications of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). Dr. Fraad discusses the occupational segregation that undervalues women's traditional roles and the impact this has on wages and recognition of women's work. The conversation highlights the decline in birth rates, the shift in family structures, and the political motivations behind the opposition to abortion rights. Dr. Fraad advises the importance of unity across social movements to advocate for collective rights and the necessity of forming alliances to tackle issues like the ERA and workplace equality. Throughout the interview, there is a strong call to acknowledge and leverage the solidarity among diverse groups for achieving progress in women's rights.

Read more
1 reaction Share

Capitalism Hits Home: Voluntary Childlessness Is A Worldwide Trend. Why?

Women with access to birth control are increasingly opting out of bearing children worldwide. Women are now economically forced into labor outside of the home. Thanks to persistent male chauvinism women are then expected to perform a "second shift" of housework and childcare.

Read more
1 reaction Share

Capitalism Hits Home: Women’s Traditional Labor, Skills and Strengths Are Learned Behaviors

What are the Skills and Strengths Learned In Performing Women’s Traditional Labor of Caring
for Vulnerable Lives , and Creating Order and Cleanliness? Why Are These Knowledges
Unknown, No Less Uncelebrated? Ignoring these strengths and skills devalues women, devalues
caring, devalues life itself and perpetuates callousness towards others, a callousness that allows employers to exploit employees.

Read more
1 reaction Share

Capitalism Hits Home: The United Nation World Happiness Report

The United States has lost its position in the top 10 happiest nations? We have lost on every marker of life satisfaction. How do we regain our joy and hope?

Read more
Add your reaction Share

Class, Gender, and Society: Origins and Future of the nuclear family with Dr. Harriet Fraad

Dr. Harriet Fraad shares insights on the Superdatic Club podcast today by discussing the evolution of the feminist movement and how it was influenced and partly diverted by external forces such as the CIA and FBI. She highlights the relationship between economic systems, gender, and family structures, noting the impact of class stratification on these aspects of society. Fraad also addresses the transformation and challenges of the nuclear family in contemporary times, pointing out the lack of supportive social structures for families in the United States. Moreover, she mentions how the decline of unions and rise of class consciousness are leading to a resurgence in union activity and a reevaluation of gender and race issues within a broader economic context. Lastly, Fraad's positive view on the increasing involvement of men in child-rearing suggests a hopeful shift towards greater gender equality in parenting.

Read more
1 reaction Share