I’d like to think that all women want to be treated equally to men. But then what comes with this can be the fear of losing any of those things we enjoy as females – the right to wear make-up, enjoying a flirty text, going to the gym, wearing pretty clothes, having a white wine spritzer rather than a pint, and, dammit, taking maternity leave to have children. If we call ourselves feminists, there’s a certain guilt which comes with these things sometimes.
Danish comedian Sofie Hagen and Australian Deborah Frances-White know this. They’ve been there. They are there. Their hilarious new podcast The Guilty Feminist explores the ‘feminist ideals we hold and the insecurities and hypocrisies that undermine them.’ I went to see them record their latest podcast recording on exercise, with guest Jessamyn Stanley.