KICKING THE KYRIARCHY
Kicking the Kyriarchy is an intersectional feminist podcast series that challenges norms and aims to provide a platform for all voices.
We're very honest about our own privilege as creators of the podcast, which is why it's not about us. It's about you! So get involved if you're listeners, calling us in (we've a special button for that!) coming on as guests, or contributing!
Created and produced by Elena Guthrie and Sidonie Bertrand-Shelton
SO WHAT IS KYRIARCHY?
LIKE PATRIARCHY. BUT INTERSECTIONAL. LESS ABOUT MEN AND MORE ABOUT EVERYTHING ELSE THAT CAN OPPRESS A PERSON. COINED BY FIORENZA IN 1992.
EXAMPLE: If you compared the power of a black, disabled man and a white non disabled woman, patriarchy would say that the man has more power simply because he is a man. This is not the case. Kyriarchy would argue that the white woman holds more power in society as she is white and non disabled. This is more accurate.
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We turned ONE!
And to celebrate, we did a live recording in front of a studio audience and discussed the importance of creating platforms alternative to the mainstream.
Next in the kyriarchy saga is clothing, but we're not talking dressing for your shape.
This month we we talk trans to mark Trans Day of Visibility on the 31st March.
According to the Trans Mental Health Review, 84% of trans people have contemplated ending their life, and that is just not okay. To help us better understand the issues trans people face everyday, and how we can be better allies to them, we invited Bex, Sabah and Romario.
This month we focused on relationships, and more specifically, abusive ones.
2 women are killed every week in England and Wales by a current or former partner, and it's easy to ask 'why don't you just leave?'. Well, help is difficult to get, especially when you consider a fifth of refuges have closed since 2010.
Conversion therapy? Suicide and race? Forcibly sectioned? Mental health.
This month we’re joined by Chama, Carl and Nicolle who trusted us enough to tell us their journey with mental health.
TW: rape, sexual assault, child sexual abuse
Consent. It’s a given, right? You would just say no if you didn’t want to do something, ‘cause no means no, right? Wrong. Research from Edwards et al., (2014) found that a third of male university students didn’t know what rape was, and would even go so far as to rape a woman if they knew no one would find out. According to RAINN, 75% of rape and sexual assault against women goes unreported. Why? Because 35% of victims were “unclear that it was a crime or that harm was intended” (Department of Justice, 2011). So in a world where Brock Turner can get 6 months in prison for “20 minutes of action”, and Donald Trump, who has 24 individual sexual assault claims against him, is the President of the United States, we think it’s time we had a conversation about consent, and so do our guests.
Did you know that Winston Churchill was a massive eugenicist? Or that Oxford university was part funded by Cecil Rhodes, a man who left his money to further the extension of the British rule and to perfect colonisation? Neither did we. That’s why this month we asked three guests one not-so-simple question: why is my curriculum white? Or in other words, why is my curriculum male, pale and stale?
It's shark week!
This month we get the chance to have some pretty frank conversations with three out-of-this-world guests who each have their own unique experiences about what it's like when the decorators are in.
What do sex workers want? Meet Ilsa, Laura and Siobhan who will challenge everything you think you know about sex work.