Podcast Series

Take Back the Fight

What is modern feminism and how has the digital age changed it? In this limited-series podcast, Nora Loreto will take you through feminism: from debates to campaigns, from white feminism to co-optation, from Feminist Justin Trudeau to feminist civil disobedience, and everything in between.

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  • Episode 12 - Feminist Futures

    February 10, 2022

    In this episode, Nora talks about what organizing could look like, especially as the need to confront the far right becomes more and more obvious.

  • Episode 11 - Anticapitalist, Antiracist and Decolonial Feminism

    December 30, 2021

    In this episode, Nora talks about what feminism needs to be if it truly wants to end sexist patriarchy: anticapitalist, antiracist and decolonial.

  • Episode 10 - Feminists and power

    December 23, 2021

    In this episode, Nora talks about feminism and state power: what happens when self-described feminists get into power, and what role do feminists in the streets play in changing policy?

  • Episode 9 - Leadership

    December 16, 2021

    In this episode, Nora talks about leadership: what it means for movements, what it does to individuals and what feminists can learn from the far-right leader machine.

  • Episode 8 - Ad Hoc Feminism

    December 9, 2021

    In this episode, Nora talks about ad hoc organizing: from calling a rally to a focus solely on mobilizing, ah hoc feminism can be difficult, if not impossible to turn into a more organized and permenant movement. What does that mean for the demands that ad hoc feminism puts forward?

  • Episode 7 - Knowledge

    December 2, 2021

    In this episode, Nora explores knowledge: how mainstream knowledge warps understandings of what’s possible, and how knowledge production and dissemination is key to the work of any social movement organization.

  • Episode 6 - Debates

    November 25, 2021

    In this episode, Nora talks about debates: why they’re important, how they change us and how they ready us to bring ideas to a mass audience. She also talks about avoiding toxic social media debates and what happens when debates don’t happen and people can self-declare that fascist ideology related to the gender binary is feminism.

  • Episode 5 - Social Movement Organizing

    November 18, 2021

    In this episode, Nora talks about social movements: what they are, what makes them effective and how neoliberalism has created something called the Not-For-Profit Industrial Complex.

  • Episode 4 - The Digital Age

    November 11, 2021

    In this episode, Nora talks about how feminism has been shaped by the digital age. From blogs to #metoo, she examines the drawbacks of digital organizing and how we need to avoid the pitfalls.

  • Episode 3 - Neoliberalism

    November 4, 2021

    In this episode, Nora defines neoliberalism, and how this economic, political and social force transformed community activism into individualized activists.

  • Episode 2 - History

    October 28, 2021

    In this episode, Nora talks about history and white supremacy. If these issues are not front-of-mind for mainstream feminists today, they are always present, and feminism must always wrestle with both.

  • Episode 1 - Introduction

    October 21, 2021

    From conception to complete, listen to how Take Back the Fight was written, and how feminism in this series will be defined.

  • Series Teaser

    October 7, 2021

    Listen to this new podcast from Nora Loreto, Fernwood Publishing and the Harbinger Media Network.