Shrews Untamed
What’s In A Name? Is Taking Your Husband’s Last Name Unfeminist?

What’s In A Name? Is Taking Your Husband’s Last Name Unfeminist?

May 29, 2020

Yes, we know Unfeminist isn't a word. We're breaking the rules.

We're also showing you a little of what it's really like to record a podcast when kids - young and old - are home due to COVID-19. Water bottles are stolen, and a 19-year-olds are stopped from making life-saving coffee. 

In between, we're discussing why we change our last names when we marry. How it started, why we do it, and how it's all the bloody patriarchy.

Unspeakable - The C Word and The M Word

Unspeakable - The C Word and The M Word

May 6, 2020

Disruption is as easy as lock, stock and three smoking syllables.

Make sure your earphones are on for this dangerous episode. Jen is unleashing the 'worst word in the world', digging into the patriarchal foundations to uncover why the C word is the most offensive utterance someone can slang, and how women can reclaim it and Jay is demystifying the M word, why it's taboo for women to want it, why we need it, and why we might be afraid to claim it. 

Mother’s Day (And Its ‘Firebrand Feminist’ Roots) + The Emotional Load

Mother’s Day (And Its ‘Firebrand Feminist’ Roots) + The Emotional Load

April 26, 2020

Welcome to the House of Shrew. It is Mother's Day on May 10 so we thought we’d give the celebration the Shrews Untamed treatment and see how it looks after a bit of pot-stirring. Wait until you hear about the 'feminist firebrand' involved in Mother's Day as we (somewhat) know it now!

And we couldn't tackle Mother's Day without discussing the concept of the Emotional Load. Prepare your ears, Shrews. 

All Eyes On COVID-19 - What Does It Mean For Women?

All Eyes On COVID-19 - What Does It Mean For Women?

April 9, 2020

Here in the House of Shrew, we believe the crisis management of the coronavirus is highly gendered. Right now, women are affected by the repercussions of isolation, job loss, school closures, not to mention domestic and financial abuse.

With such strong focus on the virus, staying home, and social distancing, we found ourselves asking about the elephant in the room: what this means for women. 

 

 

Meet The Shrews

Meet The Shrews

April 9, 2020

We are Jay Crisp Crow and Jennifer Zeven - Shrews Untamed and this is episode 1 of the Shrews Untamed Podcast – welcome, welcome, welcome to the House of Shrew. 

Over the course of our season we will be actively stirring the pot and talking about issues which affect women today; just saying it now - some of them may challenge you. But we hope we can cover all of our topics with a sense of fun, if not a sense of sensibility and sensitivity.