39 – Rethinking Femininity: Understanding Femmephobia

When I say the word femininity, what comes to mind? What words would you use to describe femininity? Do you think things associated with femininity are less important or valid than things associated with masculinity? Have you ever thought about it before? On this episode of Do We Know Things, I interview Dr. Rhea Ashley Hoskin, a femme researcher known for her Femme Theory and her work on femmephobia, which identifies the ways society devalues and regulates femininity. I will tell my story of understanding my own internalized femmephobia and how I learned to rethink femininity. Dr. Hoskin will share knowledge and research on these topics to explain how femmephobia infiltrates our daily lives and why it is important to understand and challenge our biases about femininity.


Femininity! What do we know? Do We Know Things? Let’s find out!


Dr. Rhea Ashley Hoskin’s Website


Femme_Research on Instagram


Links mentioned in this episode


Housework from Free to Be You and Me

Nellie McClung Heritage minute https://www.historicacanada.ca/content/heritage-minutes/nellie-mcclung


Script for this episode: https://www.doweknowthings.com/episodes

Hosted by Dr. Lisa Dawn Hamilton, psychology professor and sex educator.

Music and editing Jeremy Dahl https://www.palebluedot.ca/

Script assistance by Matt Tunnacliffe


See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Share This