#100!! A Kryptonite Medallion

*Trigger warning: if you’ve recently lost a loved one, the first seven minutes might be challenging.*
In this episode, Sam and Annie come back after a month to reflect on the episode that never was — a recording fail, but also a raw, challenging conversation — and share their fresh takes on what it’s like to have open and honest conversations about gender. Sam also speaks directly to our male audience members. This concludes the man box season, the Fall season, the third year of Unraveling Pink, and takes us to episode 100. Enjoy!

#96 Time For Some New Voices

In this episode, Sam and Annie explore the Patriarchy – what it really is (which may not be what you think), why it’s so pervasive, and what we might be able to do to change it.

Resources in this episode:

Philippe Leonard Fradet, “7 Reasons Why Patriarchy Is Bad (and Feminism is Good) for Men

Charlotte Higgins, “The age of patriarchy: how an unfashionable idea became a rallying cry for feminism today

Drew Serres, “Why Patriarchy Persists (and How We Can Change It)

Shannon Ridgway, “Patriarchy and How It Shows Up for Everyone

Miki Kashtan, Ph.D., “Why Patriarchy Is Not About Men

#86 Can Masculinity Be Redefined?


This week’s episode looks at the harm both men and women suffer from traditional definitions of masculinity – that is, the “man box” – and the ways both men and women would benefit from redefining masculinity. Times have changed, can our collective expectations of masculinity change as well? It’s not clear that seismic change will happen any time soon, but younger generations are providing hope for incremental change, that eventually will provide men with access to a fuller version of masculinity.

Resources in this episode: