Joanne Bagshaw, PhD, is  an award-winning professor of psychology and women’s studies at Montgomery College.

She is also an AASECT-certified sex therapist with a private practice in Maryland, and she is the author of “The Feminist Handbook: Practical Tools to Resist Sexism and Dismantle the Patriarchy“ and writes the popular feminist blog, “The Third Wave,” for Psychology Today.

Before respecializing as a sex and relationship therapist, Joanne was a trauma therapist, working primarily with rape and sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and adults who were abused as children. Joanne brings her nearly two decades of experience as a therapist to help clients transform their relationships and lead happier and healthier lives. 

In this episode-Feminist:

  • Joanne shares why she wrote this book after almost twenty years in the psychology field
  • The common theme she has heard from her client work
  • What is a patricial society?
  • Women are over represented in mental health diagnoses of PTSD due to these specific traumas
  • What is gaslighting
  • Sexual harassment in the workplace
  • Statistics of women being sexually assaulted and raped
  • No longer dismissing the sexism behaviors and why women fear it
  • What are microaggressions-“death by a thousand cuts”
  • The question Joanne asks in her Women’s Study class and its impact on women vs men
  • How laws are to prevent discrimination yet they are still broken
  • Nicole shares why this book could benefit adolescent girls
  • Joanne’s definition of feminism and the myths around it
  • Major flaw in the feminism movement by white women
  • All women coming together
  • What does priviledge mean
  • Self-Care is an act of resistance
  • Self-care is not necessarily a facial mask
  • Are your needs being met? Are you having fun?
  • Household chore gap, what is that? Is it impacting your sex life?
  • Finding your voice to state your needs
  • Difference between same sex and heterosexual relationships and household chores
  • Steps to disrupt the microaggressions
  • Choices you can do with toxic people
  • References and resources in the book for you to get involved
  • Joann shares who has influenced and inspired her
  • Final words of wisdom from Joanne

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