Fainting Couch Feminists Episode Sixty-Eight: How to Build a Feminist City feat. Urban Geographer Lesley Kern

Interview by 
Mica Lemiski

Leslie Kern has a career you've probably never heard of but definitely need to know about! She's an urban feminist geographer and she's here to discuss why and how cities were literally not built to support women and other marginalized people. In this episode we talk about whether or not condos are feminist entities, why increased security doesn't mean increased safety, THE BATHROOM PROBLEM, and how street art affects a city's identity. Also, Mica rants briefly about her UTI and grosses everyone out. Also! Leslie's new book, Feminist City: A Field Guide, is out now and please buy it.

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