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This is the Shrews Untamed podcast, where two old witches stir the pot and pull back the curtain on social and cultural plots.

Untamed and unashamed, join us as we talk about all the things as well having a cackle about our not so secret plan to 

eat the patriarchy

We might have gotten things wrong in this podcast which we’re not too proud to reconsider and we reserve the right to change our mind about anything as we learn and evolve. 

These are our opinions – tell us about yours. Find us here:

Jay Crisp Crow

 

Jennifer Zeven

 

Why Shrews? 

A BRIEF STORY OF SISTERHOOD

“Historically, dissenting women have been labelled unnatural, witch, man-haters, harridans, viragos…fish wives, spinsters, thorn-backs, sluts and whores, hysterical, shrill, and lest we forget – SHREWS…”

Women are still living with the hangover from hell of this misogynistic legacy. And we are not OK with that.

It’s been at least a couple of years since Jay and Jen’s friendship was forged by a mutual fiery love of feminism and the power of wordsmithery. It took a global pandemic and things generally going to hell in a handbasket for them to throw all the right ingredients into a pot and birth the Shrews Untamed podcast.

Disclaimer on historical and literary references, and views expressed on Shrews Untamed:

Unless we say otherwise, the history sources Jay and Jen mention on Shrews Untamed are from the dominant Western scholarly tradition. (That means Western history and literature was written by white men, for white men, and about white men – and a few very ‘good’ and very ‘bad’ women.) Through Feminist scholarship, the achievements, stories, and voices of women are slowly being ressurected from the past; some are lost forever. 

We acknowledge that for First Nation women and Women of Colour, the history books have been closed for much longer, and the pursuit of Herstory has not been equitable, or free of Western/colonial bias.

Unless we say otherwise, most of the literary references are made to Western literature. Western literature, poetry, and artistic tradition are all filled with the names, images, and stories of women – and of course, Western patriarchal bias which has dictated our history bleeds into literature and the arts. Whether writing based on Near-Eastern historical figures like Cleopatra, the Virgin Mary, and including Western fictional characters like our dear Kate from Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew – each were envisioned and written by white men, and shown as white women, or fetishised exotics, for a largely white male audience.

The literary, cultural and artistic traditions, as well as current views of First Nation women and Women of Colour, or any non-binary person, should be told by people who have with lived that experience and/or tradition. And they are.

As we say in the outro, all opinions on content expressed on Shrews Untamed are our own. Jay and Jen are both white, CIS-het women; we can only speak with authenticity of our own white, CIS-het experience of Western culture and our world, and we do so without apology.

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HOUSE OF SHREW

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT of COUNTRY

Jay and Jen from Shrews Untamed would like to acknowledge the land of the Karuna and Noongar people. We pay respect to elders past, present and emerging, and acknowledge the cost that has come with the uneasy sharing of this land; land which was taken. We express hope that we can move to a place of justice and equity together.

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