• Masculinity, Sexuality & Mental Health

    To round up our last few sessions, our exec have a quick chat about what we've learned recently. We chat about Scotland's history, toxic masculinity and how mental health and illness is talked about with men.

    S2E8 - 25m - Mar 7, 2021
  • Women and Girls in STEM

    In this week’s podcast, Kayleigh speaks to Aurora and Ester who are both STEM students at Edinburgh Napier. They chat about their interest in their subjects, gender bias and representation in science, and what educational institutions can do better to support Women in STEM.

    If you want to follow us or get in touch in any way you can find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter: 


    S2E8 - 43m - Feb 11, 2021
  • EcoFeminism and Intersectional Environmentalism

    In the first episode of 2021, our President Ester talks about deep ecology vs. Ecofeminism, the need for intersectional environmentalism, and more! Our session on Climate Justice was a collaboration with Napier’s Sustainable Soc. To find out more information about them you can visit their social media pages listed below:

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edinapiersustainablesociety

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/napier.sustainablesociety/

    If you want to comment on, chat about, or get involved in our podcast in anyway please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We are on all social media platforms @FemSocNapier

    S2E6 - 41m - Jan 25, 2021
  • Invisible Disabilities & Diagnosis Difficulties

    In this week’s episode we are joined by our lovely member Grace who is a first year social sciences student. Aurora and Kayleigh have a chat with Grace about invisible disabilities and the difficulties in obtaining a diagnosis. The triple D title is inspired by Grace who likes to joke that she got 3 for 2 on learning difficulties in having dyslexia, dyscalculia and dyspraxia. Aurora also chats about her recent ADHD diagnosis and the barriers she found within healthcare.

    Grace’s Instagram: @stargazinganddreaming

    Kayleigh’s Instagram: @KayFergOne

    You can follow Fem Soc on all platforms @FemSocNapier

    41m - Nov 21, 2020
  • Disability Representation, Activism & ‘Inspiration Porn’ (featuring Ellen Blunsdon)

    In this episode Ellen Blunsdon joins two members of our exec to discuss disability activism as students, disability representation, and inspiration porn. Massive thank you to Callum for interviewing and letting Ellen and Kayleigh get all their feelings out! Ellen is a former student of Edinburgh University, and was their Disabled Students Officer in 2019/2020. She is now the Students with Disabilities Officer at the University of Law which she is currently studying remotely. Kayleigh O’Neill is on the FemSoc committee, is a recent graduate of Edinburgh Napier University and was their Equality & Diversity Officer in 2019/2020.

    Follow Ellen on Instagram & Twitter: @EllenBlunsdon

    Follow Kayleigh on Instagram & Twitter: @KayFergOne

    And you can follow Edinburgh Napier Feminist Society on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter: @FemSocNapier

    S2E4 - 1h 1m - Nov 7, 2020
  • Race Equality, Activism & Education (featuring Tré Ventour)

    In this week’s episode our President Ester speaks to anti-racist educator Tré Ventour who visited us in Edinburgh to give a seminar on Black History, Erasure & Misogynoir. They speak about being a social justice activist in academia, the inaccessibility of race education and the reliance on individuals to self-educate.

    If you want to join the conversation you can contact us via our social media channels. All @FemSocNapier

    (All parties adhered to the COVID-19 guidelines that were in place at time of recording and the seminar was over Zoom.)

    33m - Oct 29, 2020
  • Scottish Identity & Difference

    In this episode our exec team talk about Scottishness - stereotypes, representations, politics and culture. As it is Black History Month our recent sessions have looked at how race is treated and represented in Scotland. We talk about our experiences of difference and on the importance of education.

    S2E2 - 46m - Oct 18, 2020
  • Intersectionality

    In our first podcast episode of the series our exec have a virtual chat about Intersectionality. We talk about our own experiences and what we have learned over the past few weeks.

    A Podcast of One's Own comes from Edinburgh Napier's Feminist Society. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @FemSocNapier.

    S2E1 - 44m - Oct 3, 2020
  • Disability and Feminism

    Today our member Kayleigh O'Neill will be introducing the relationship and issues between disability activism and feminism to us. We will talk about the history of disability and how we, as feminists, can and should keep our activism accessible. Prepare to get angry and inspired!

    S1E13 - 40m - Mar 13, 2020
  • Gender and poverty

    Globally, about 60 percent of people who go hungry are female, but the link between gender and poverty is still overlooked. Today we will look at why sustainable development cannot take place without solving the issue of gender inequality, focusing on how this issues are related in the UK and Globally, and why climate change needs to be part of the discussion too.

    30m - Mar 6, 2020
  • Virginity as a social construct

    Today we are talking about the construct of virginity and how it works in favour of the patriarchy by commodifying women as something to be won or conquered and shaming men who haven’t slept with a woman yet. The idea of virginity as something women can ‘lose’ to or that can be ‘taken’ by men has proven to be a problematic concept beyond the physical myths, which takes the power away from women and denies the existence of non-heterosexual bodies and experiences.

    S1E12 - 35m - Feb 26, 2020
  • The Health Gap: Gender Bias in Medicine

    This week we’re looking into gender bias in medicine and how it affects diagnosis and treatment. We’ll also explore the lack of research funding.

    S1E11 - 33m - Feb 13, 2020
  • Body Autonomy - My Body, my Choice?

    This week we'll be discussing body autonomy and what exactly it means. We'll have a look at the legal situation in the US in light of the Alabama abortion ban and break down the 'pro-choice' vs 'pro-life' debate for you. We'll explain why we believe that abortion should be fully decriminalised.

    S1E10 - 36m - Feb 9, 2020
  • The Capitalist Drive behind the Patriarchy

    It’s the new trimester and we‘re starting off with breaking down the fundamentals of capitalism, and clarifying the ways in which capitalist structures perpetuate the patriarchy and how the two are intrinsically linked together and shape and reinforce one another. We will discuss how capitalism and feminism is a difficult if not impossible match.

    S1E9 - 36m - Feb 2, 2020
  • Self-love and Self-care

    ‘Love yourself!’ Easier said than done. In today’s podcast we talk about the profitability of the self-care industry, how self-care is marketed and the difficulties of truly loving yourself in a system that profits from telling us that we are not good enough.

    S1E8 - 39m - Jan 14, 2020
  • Men's Rights Activism

    Who are the enemies of feminism and who are we told they are? In today’s episode we’ll talk about the Men’s Rights Movement and take a closer look at social issues that men are affected by, such as reproductive rights, domestic violence, family law and male suicide. Is there such a thing as discrimination against men, or are MRAs lashing out at feminism due to their male privilege?

    S1E7 - 34m - Nov 30, 2019
  • Feminism and Art

    Today we are looking at how gender has influenced art throughout history, how it determines the experience and prospects of being an artist, what it does to creative expression, and how gender is portrayed in different art forms.

    S1E6 - 25m - Nov 14, 2019
  • Classic Role Models

    Today we will look at how women were historically viewed by society, how their role developed in time and how it has found its place in the 21st Century, with a specific focus on how feminism views traditional roles.

    S1E5 - 22m - Nov 9, 2019
  • How to support the Feminist Movement

    Engaging in activism can be quite daunting, especially when it comes to fighting for gender equality. Explaining over and over why it’s not a ‘mission accomplished’ is frustrating and makes you question whether you have the strength to continue the struggle. That is why we decided to share some life hacks that have helped us to keep our heads above water.

    How do we resolve intergenerational conflicts, discuss feminism with people from different cultures without coming across as insensitive, and protect our mental health in the meantime?

    S1E4 - 44m - Oct 26, 2019
  • #MeToo - Impact, Backlash and Future

    Two years on, we reflect on #MeToo and its tangible impacts: How did those two small words evolve into a sustaining movement and have they transformed collective trauma into meaningful change? We’ll talk about the power of stories, the backlash and how much of it is justified, and whether #MeToo has made dating women impossible…

    S1E3 - 37m - Oct 5, 2019
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