Pantsuit Politics

Affirmative Action, August recess, and is motherhood a sacrifice or a privilege?

August 08, 2017, 7:00 am • 1h 6m

According to the New York Times, the Department of Justice is taking on affirmative action in admissions. We discuss this controversial policy, as well as Congress's plans after the August recess. Join us in Nashville on August 15 for our very first live podcast at redpepper. Get your tickets today!  Thanks to our sponsors for this episode: Crane & Canopy is an online bedding brand that wants to give you an amazing night’s sleep with their luxurious duvet covers, quilts, and sheets. Crane & Canopy bedding combines superior quality with modern style. Their bedding collection is made from the finest cotton sateen, so it’s silky-soft and incredibly comfortable. Crane & Canopy’s bedding comes in a variety of stylish patterns and colors, making it simple to find bedding that’s perfect for you and your home.  Rent the Runway allows you to finally get the wardrobe you love. Rent the Runway’s Unlimited subscription gives you access to premium designer styles for work, weekends and everything in between – at a flat monthly price. Rent unlimited designer pieces – including tops, jackets, handbags, and jewelry – on rotation, and enjoy the thrill of new clothes without the commitment, closet space, or buyer’s remorse.  And now, our listeners can get 25% off their first month by entering the code PANTSUIT at checkout.  ModCloth is your go-to spot for fashion as unique as you. Whip up your wardrobe with quirky prints and classic silhouettes. Make every day extraordinary by going to and entering the code PANTSUIT to receive $30 off your purchase of $100 or more.  The Pearls   Congress has BIG plans for their return from August recess and we are skeptical they can get any of it accomplished.  Listener Caitlin sent us the New York Times editorial Motherhood Isn’t Sacrifice, It’s Selfishness and we talked about whether or not we agreed and what the type of impact this discussion had on those who choose not to have children. We mentioned this book by Caitlin Moran and this essay by Ayelet Waldman. We compliment Senator Alexander and Senator Murray on their bipartisan approach to health care. The Suit    We discuss the history of affirmative action and the courts' attempts to deal with it. We also discuss the underlying attitudes and assumptions that seem to fuel discussions about affirmative action. The Heels  We talk about Sarah's vacation to Canada and Beth's vacation to the beach. 

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