episode 5. Birth Control: The Seventh Wonder

Part 1:  Before modern medicine, what lengths would you resort to in an attempt to not get pregnant? Well men and women throughout history pushed the limits on what qualified as birth control. In Part 1 of this episode we laugh and joke as we learn the methods of birth control used by people acrossContinue reading “episode 5. Birth Control: The Seventh Wonder”

episode 4. Anarcha, Betsey and Lucy: Remember Their Names

Human experimentation has had a long, dark history in the practice of medicine, with people of color being the subjects far too often. This week, we discuss the lives of Anarcha, Betsey and Lucy, three of the ten enslaved Black women subjected to the gynecological experiments of Dr. J. Marion Sims, an Antebellum physician. LearnContinue reading “episode 4. Anarcha, Betsey and Lucy: Remember Their Names”

episode 3. Freudian ideas of women: The Riddle

If you have ever taken an introduction to psychology class or read an obscure psych article on a blog, you may have heard of Sigmund Freud. Freud is known as the Father of Psychology. His various theories have impacted society throughout the past century and his theories and ideas about women are no different. InContinue reading “episode 3. Freudian ideas of women: The Riddle”