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  • Elizabeth shares a story about her first meeting with a Hollywood agent, and the offensive line of questioning that took place. She talks with guests about body image, body neutrality, body liberation, and more. Guests include: Jameela Jamil, Laverne Cox, and Lindy West.
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Liz’ voice rocks but there is so much lunacy here

The “patriarchy” did NOT invent women’s beauty standards such as “threading” or “arm pit lifts”

Men don’t care about these things. It’s women that are inventing these concepts. Please stop being silly about blaming everything on some pseudo-conspiracy of men to oppress women.

It’s time to blame the Matriarchy Liz.

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Pragmatic and powerful and necessary

Elizabeth Banks completely floored me with her openness and knowledge or at least willingness to seek out people that have the knowledge to help us explore our own sexuality and to help our children with theirs. I am sending this to my friends and it is brilliant. I wish I had this while I was growing up it probably would’ve saved me from a lot of mistakes that I made with myself, my body, and my boundaries.

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Share this with everyone you know, especially the women in your life, but probably more importantly the man

Honest and humorous, shocking and familiar, this podcast mixes fact and statistics with true stories of struggle and celebration. I immediately forwarded this episode on body, even with spicy language, to my 14-year-old daughter. we should all be outraged at how our obsessions with our bodies and self-worth are so significantly and unapologetically influenced by people and things that could care less about us. I finished this episode feeling inspired and eager to hear the next episode. Well done!

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Boobs

Now that she is old and gross she realized materialism is fucked up. Kewl.

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Horrible language

I thought this podcast had some interesting information, but the language is horrible. I do not recommend.

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Another man-bashing show

In the first 10 minutes of the first episode, the patriarchy is blamed twice. She is out to prove that men are the cause of all her body image issues.
The reality is that women are far more judgemental of other women than men are. Those casting agent she opens with? Marketing. For the same reason male porn stars have 12 inch body parts. It isn't patriarchy.
If you are a woman, you might enjoy this. It gives you a bogey man to blame for your problems: every male. He is part of a vast cabal dedicated to keeping you down, don't you know.
If you are a man, the first 10 minutes will give you a good flavor of what the rest of the show is about. The only redemption for you is to turn into a submissive celibate.

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Love!

I love this podcast and I am not even through the first episode. I love how straightforward and real it is. In my opinion, It is a truly honest show about emotions and mindsets surrounding the body, But even deeper, the systemically cultivated way of thinking about ourselves and life in general. I love it! I’m learning, laughing and air fist pumping when their is something that is said which validated how I’ve always felt but couldn’t find the words to express. Amen Sis! Thanks for this podcast and your great insight!

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Body positivity and body neutrality!

Episode 1 convinced me to keep on listening in this timely and relevant podcast. Plus, I love that the guests are all relatable and Elizabeth Banks is so good of a host.

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Perfection and SO needed!

I really struggle with personal body image issues, and a podcast like this makes me feel less alone and not CRAZY. It’s so well produced, thoughtful, and meaningful guests. Yasssss QUEEN! I can’t wait to hear every episode!

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Good but

Unnecessary to hate on white men. It’s possible to have a good podcast without vilifying millions of people that you don’t know.

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This was dumb

Not worth the time. Normal babbling about "The Patriarchy" making young women get ear lobe plasties because they've read in Vogue about how attractive their ears should be. (1) I doubt any man has ever cared what a woman's ear lobes looked like. (2) If you think men give even the slightest shit about Vogue then you're out of your mind. Most of the weird shit is women pressuring other women.

Then there's the body positivity/neutrality stuff. Lots of healthy sized women extolling the virtues of being fat and not dieting while not committing to the lifestyle themselves. Apparently men are at fault when we don't find overweight women attractive yet Banks and all her guests are dating/dated healthily built blokes. I'd believe in their body neutrality stance more if they'd dated ugly, short, balding, obese guys. Somehow I doubt that will happen.

So yeah, lot of waffle about empowerment and patriachy. No different to hanging out in a uni library and certainly no more enlightening.