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Beth Newell and Sarah Pap­palardo talk fem­i­nism, run­ning in heels and be­ing a woman in the Trump era. They think we’re still burn­ing bras or some­thing, when in re­al­ity, I never owned a bra to be­gin with. But I guess fem­i­nism does need a facelift in a way. The ‘Is it fem­i­nist?’ chart in the book lists all sorts of things, in­clud­ing books, movies and ‘fat­free pop­corn’. So here’s a cul­tural ques­tion: Is Bryce Dal­las Howard keep­ing her heels on through­out Juras­sic World fem­i­nist or not? Sarah Heels are, at least in our book, the most fem­i­nist thing you can wear be­cause they’re so em­pow­er­ing. Beth It’s all rel­a­tive to what you think the state of the world is right now. Sarah If you want to wear a bikini in the apoc­a­lypse, just do you! Beth If I had a di­nosaur chas­ing me, I might take off the heels. Sarah Yeah, but that’s just your opin­ion. Beth I guess I’m just not fem­i­nist enough. What does Don­ald Trump’s pres­i­dency mean for women? Beth We were very up­set that he won the elec­tion, but I think ev­ery­one in our com­mu­nity is more de­ter­mined than ever to fight this force of hate. Sarah I think we’re see­ing a trend in the world that’s lean­ing to­wards xeno­pho­bia, iso­la­tion­ism and na­tion­al­ism. It’s scary beyond the US and Don­ald Trump is just one part of it all. I hope that 20 years from now we’ll be like, “Boy, that was a weird blip on the radar and I’m glad we’re not there any­more.”

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