Male allies and voter laws on The Gist for Oct. 16, 2014.

Amanda Hess on When Male Feminism is Unwelcome

Amanda Hess on When Male Feminism is Unwelcome

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Oct. 16 2014 7:51 PM

Thanks Bro, Now Get the Hell Out of Feminism

Slate’s Amanda Hess explains why male allies are sometimes important, and sometimes the worst.

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Is now the time for more men to come out as feminists?

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Listen to Episode 116 of Slate’s The Gist:

This election season has been full of court fights over voter access laws. Wendy Weiser, director of the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center, explains why the problem has more to do with a partisan divide in the judiciary than voter fraud. Also on The Gist, Slate’s Amanda Hess explains why male allies like Aziz Ansari are confusing for feminism. For the Spiel, U-S-Aaahhhh a mouse!

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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.