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